Its great to have folks like yourself aboard Afterlifw,,
To answer your question about fakes...
The fakes we used to speak of on WinMX and other p2p networks were actally more like incorrect files.. but for lack of better terms were deemed fakes... ie. wrong file name.mp3 .... :roll:
The fakes we talk about now are "Fakes" in the truest sense of the word.
These are actually bogus bits of data generated from programs run on High speed servers. They are usually un-downloadable or you get about 2700 bytes and it stops and causes a file mismatch error. These Fakes can also not be qued for.
These bits of data are generated for pre-decided searches. So they choose what artists/titles they want thier programs to respond to. When a search is made for one of these it sends out soo many fake results that it also causes primary connections its running through to be dropped, a over load of that part of the network.
This is the reason many poeple are experiencing connection problems even though they are NOT searching, downloading or even uploading.
So, these fakes that your hearing about now are "fakes".. there is no file, or its a part of a file with corrupted end.
Hope this helps ya a bit to understand em.. and other users as well.