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Game Manual Archive Dead?

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I wouldn't be suprised if it's dead and gone - especially since the scanner/leecher ratio was probably somethin' like 0.0000001/1000000000000. It's quite possible the said scanners got tired of doing the hard work for people who didn't want to give anything back. And without scanners, the webmaster possibly pulled the plug on the project.

Of course, I'm speculating.

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Yes, private trackers are a good way to ensure longevity in a torrent. The Nintendo Power collection that this site released last summer died long ago on the public trackers but is still alive and well (if a bit slow) on google's tracker. From a seeder's perspective, upload bandwidth isn't cheap (I pay about $60/month for my 768 kbps up cable service) and it's nice to get credit for uploading, even if it's in an imaginary economic system.

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People who scan vs people who leech is what I was talking about. It's those who download off the site and give nothing back being a larger number than those who do. It's the same concept in application in torrenting files, but the context you took my post in is a bit wrong.

If The Game Manual Archive was my site and I was paying to keep it up and running, I'd be very annoyed to the point of wanting to just pull the plug everytime I saw all those hundreds (maybe thousands) of different IPs downloading the content and only 2 or 3 contributing anything, per month.

If people give nothin' to keep a site like that alive, they've only themselves, as a collective, to blame for it dying off so quickly.

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