Originally Posted by relliot
When onfire posted the vegas 84 video everybody of course jumped on immediately. When this happens, the seed is divided amongst all leechers, correct? Is there a way for one or two leechers to finish downloading and provide more strength to the seed before everybody else climbs on-board?
Leechers are helping to "strengthen the seed" by uploading while they are downloading. Leechers share with each other too, say there is one seed & 10 leeches. The seeder might actually only be connected to 5 leeches, but those 5 leeches are passing the already downloaded file fragments to other leeches. The seed can disapear & the leeches will still continue to leech off of each other until all leeches have all of what was provided by the seed. I have seeded a few shows where I have uploaded more than the entire torrent, however no one particular leech has totally finished.