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STICKY: Why I'm using FrostWire 5
There are a lot of torrent programs out there and I've used many of them. So, why am I using FrostWire? It is relatively new and under development. It lacks some of the bells and whistles that I'd like to see, but, very simply, it is my primary torrent program, now.
The program that I used to keep going back to, finally ungraded itself into oblivion. The latest release blows!!!! The forum for that product is hosted and moderated by total autocrats and egomaniacs. Most requests for help get an arrogant RTFM followed by a link that is far less than helpful. In fact, every one of those responses I got, I had read the Rd the Fing M and it had not helped. THAT'S why I was on the freaking board to start with. Don't insult my intelligence with your ignorance is a message their mods did not get!
Have you noticed that when you post and ask a question, here, someone actually tries to help you without trying to make you feel stupid or belittle you? Have you noticed that reported errors get fixed?
The fact that there are indexing sites that offer reviews and user comments about torrents is valuable is suppressing bad data and virus loaded torrents. Sometimes you may want to check some of those reviews before you start a long, complicated download. It can be worth the effort.
To the developers: You don't have the absolutely best product out there – YET! But your sure do have some of the best support going and a very decent product for being so new. It works!!!! It works well enough to have replaced the other ones. Keep up the good work.
Those of you interested in some of the torrent buzz may find these of interest:
About DHT and PEXs
http://torrentfreak.com/bittorrents-fut ... ed-091120/
More about DHT and PEX
http://torrentfreak.com/frostwire-kills ... nt-110627/
Gnutella bye bye
http://torrentfreak.com/the-pirate-bay- ... es-111130/
Censorship is real