When making a thread requesting help it is in your interest to list all of the following things so people who answer know as much as possible to begin with; answer as many of these as you possible can:Volvogga here... cleaning house and I ran across this buried in... damn, must have been page 3 or 4 considering I've killed about 80 threads tonight. I was thinking of making one of these as I read through the threads, but looks like CN has done one already. Anyway, I'm changing it a bit though. Some of it I don't agree with. Good job CN!
I'm also adding a post to this, addressing a few concerns I've had reading the threads, so don't forget to check for that.
1.) What IRC/BT client you are using. (Probably mIRC for IRC, but for BT clients it is still important to list.)
2.) What OS you are using. (Windows XP? ME? 2000? Mac OS X? Linux Distribution?)
3.) If you are using a firewall, what firewall you are using. (You may have one you didn't even know about if you are using Windows XP SP2 or Norton Antivirus.)
4.) If you are using a router (sometimes built into your cable/DSL modems), what router you are using. (Look on the underside or the back of the router to find out.)
5.) If you are accessing from some sort of private network or from home. (For instance, a College Dorm. As long as it's a network you have no control over. A workplace would also be an example.)
6a.) For IRC; what server you are trying to connect to. (Rizon? IRChighway?)
6b.) For BT; what is the status of the tracker (OK, Error, DHT, etc.). (For Azureus, you can even tell us about your smiley face. Give full errors and tell us about your connections, IE if you have few, none, or a lot of seeds AND peers.)
7.) The error you are getting that prevents you from getting the file. (Can't connect to the IRC server? Bittorrent going really slow? Can't get files off of IRC bots? Can't connect to the Torrent tracker?)
Once you've included this information in your thread, it will be easier for us to try to figure out the problem. The more you know about a problem the more quickly it can be fixed. Only when you are willing to help yourself can anyone else truly help you.
Cold-NiTe of the Holy Sentinels.
Thanks to SooSeh for the inspiration for this thread.