The key to peer-to-peer is participation and sharing. The more each individual participates and shares files, the better the experience is for everyone.
The aim is to reward people who 'integrity rate'
their files and share content they’ve created so
it can be uploaded - which makes the peer-to-peer
This can be a little hard to control since it is
up to other users to choose to download files from
you, but if you create and share interesting files
you’ll give yourself a good chance of improving your
The Levels Explained
- Low - you download
more megabytes from other users than other users
download from you. The files downloaded
from you are probably not integrity rated.
- Medium - you allow a solid
amount of megabytes to be downloaded from you,
or a healthy amount that
are integrity rated. Or you have just started
and not done much yet.
- High - you allow more megabytes
to be downloaded from you than you download
from other users. You
are really doing your bit.
When is the Participation Level Used?
The number of 'Search More's available
to you when you perform a P2P Search is directly
raelated to your Participation Level.
How 'Search More's are calculated
|Supreme Being (901-1000)
How to Improve Your Participation Level
There are two ways you can improve your level:
- Increase the amount of megabytes downloaded
from you by other users. This is hard to control
since it is up to other users to download from you,
but if you 'Kreate'
and share large and interesting files,
you will give yourself a good chance of
improving your level. An
example of a large created file could be
a home movie you made yourself.
- Accurately integrity
rate all your files. This will
double the value of every file downloaded
By reviewing and
then rating the integrity of a file
(technical quality and file data)
you are supporting
the sharing of
accurate files and you will be rewarded
for it. We also recommend that you
rate the file
named 'Kazaa' in the software section
of 'My Kazaa' View. Find out more
Important Note: The Participation Level is designed
to reward those who are practicing good peer-to-peer
behavior, not punish those who are not or cannot.
Your Participation Level is Calculated
*Non Integrity Rated files are
counted as half the size of a rated file.
Here is an example of what that might look like;
|Day Of Week
||7 Day UL
||7 Day DL
||Last 7 days PL
*Non-Integrity Rated files
are counted as half the size of a rated file.
- What if I'm a new user?
Everyone starts at the medium Participation Level
and your level can go up or down from there
- But I pay for bandwidth when other users download from me
Again, that's OK, do what you can.
- Why did my participation level go back to
medium when I upgraded to the latest version of Kazaa
and how fast will I get my normal level
Participation Levels are a
representation of your recent sharing pattern
and are not accumulated over long periods of
time. They are based on the ratio between your
recent uploads and downloads. If you habitually
share then your Participation Level will rise
again in a short period of time. When you upgrade
to a new version of Kazaa your
Participation Level is reset to ‘medium’.
It will return to its normal level over
a period of approximately seven days.
Promotion Through Sharing
Kazaa is a great way for you to
promote your own content. Any documents, images,
music, playlists, software or videos that you
have created and own, can be placed in your 'My
Folder' to be downloaded by others. The more
megabytes that are downloaded from you the higher
Level. For ideas about what to create, and
how to label your created content see the ‘Kreate’ page.
This is a perfect way for musicians, producers,
poets, photographers and artists to make their
work available to others. You can even distribute
it securely through the premium
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