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  1. 2 points
    I finally reached the rank of Marshall after after almost 9 years since this system was added to bitcomet. Ranks yet to achieve are Generalissimo, and Sovereign. I know many others have reached these ranks long ago and even though I've been running these support forums for almost as long as BitComet has existed it doesn't mean I'm a huge downloader, in fact most of my activity is centered around sharing fan produced science fiction, so virtually all my activity is uploads for new releases, so growth has been sporadic. It will be interesting to see what rank everyone else is at.
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    Hi. For a few hours now I'm trying to login to my CometID in the Bitcomet client and it keeps saying "CometID not exists" I've seeded with that account for more than six years. Why would this happen? Also, I don't have access to the e-mail account it was ascociated with. What can I do?
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    Guys, we know it's down and it has been reported. The people who operate the server don't work at qweekends so nothing will be donew until they get a chance to look at it
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    My goodness - My Guinness LOL
  5. 1 point
    The issue with 1.53 has already been reported to the devs
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    I use BitComet from november 01 2007. In 10 years and 357 days I've reached the TOP score. Level 62 - Score 457653 - Ranking 17 I'm a private user and I started with the first versions, (now 1.52) and I never had big problems. It always worked well. Thanks to all the staff.
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    Can I just ask everyone a huge favour please? Those of you who are planning to put Christmas lights around the outside of your houses, garden walls etc. please will you avoid anything blue and flashing? Every time I drive past I think it’s the police and have a mild panic attack. I have to remove my foot from the accelerator, apply the brakes, put my seat belt on, throw my phone on the floor and hide my beer. It’s extra drama I really don’t need! I appreciate your cooperation and understanding and hope I’ve given you all plenty of notice.
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    It will be in %appdata% (C:\Users\<name>\Roaming\BitComet\torrents
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    On the first day after his divorce, he sadly packed his belongings into boxes, crates and suitcases. On the second day, he had the movers come and collect his things. On the third day, he sat down for the last time at their beautiful dining-room table, by candle-light; he put on some soft background music, and feasted on a pound of shrimp, a jar of caviar, a bottle of spring-water, 3 cans of sardines. When he'd finished, he went into each and every room and deposited a few half-eaten shrimps dipped in caviar, and some sardines into the hollow center of the curtain rods. He then cleaned up the kitchen and left. On the fourth day, the wife came back with her new boyfriend, and at first all was bliss. Then, slowly, the house began to smell. They tried everything; cleaning, mopping, and airing-out the place. Vents were checked for dead rodents, and carpets were steam cleaned. Air fresheners were hung everywhere. Exterminators were brought in to set off gas canisters, during which time the two had to move out for a few days, and in the end they even paid to replace the expensive wool carpeting. Nothing worked!...People stopped coming over to visit. Repairmen refused to work in the house...The maid quit. Finally, they couldn't take the stench any longer, and decided they had to move, but a month later - even though they'd cut their price in half - they couldn't find a buyer for such a stinky house. Word got out, and eventually even the local realtors refused to return their calls. Finally, unable to wait any longer for a purchaser, they had to borrow a huge sum of money from the bank to purchase a new place. Then the ex called the woman and asked how things were going. She told him the saga of the rotting house. He listened politely and said that he missed his old home terribly and would be willing to reduce his divorce settlement in exchange for having the house. Knowing he could have no idea how bad the smell really was, she agreed on a price that was only 1/10 nth of what the house had been worth ... but only if he would sign the papers that very day. He agreed, and within two hours her lawyers delivered the completed paperwork. A week later the woman and her boyfriend stood smiling as they watched the moving company pack everything to take to their new home and to spite the ex-husband... they even took the curtain rods!
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    The only 'reward' is the ability to kick spammers LOL
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    Hi I have been using bitcomet for years without problem but since upgrading to 1.51 my D/L speeds are ridiculously low and it is difficult to do anything on my pc whilst downloading. Is 1.51 defective? I have uninstalled and reinstalled with no difference. please help
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    Hello and welcome! Wow, what a refreshing change from the usual complaint/hi-I've-got-a-problem/fix-this-ASAP introduction!! :)
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    I don't think there's a 'tip jar'. You could send an email to support@bitcomet.com and ask there. Funding (as far as I know) comes with the 'add-on' app when you install the program (the one that has the hupersensitive people screaming about a 'trojan' LOL)
  14. 1 point
    Would this be why the movie 'Christopher Robin has been banned in China? ?
  15. 1 point
    No, can you tell us what reason it gave for blocking the install? No. ¿Nos puedes decir qué razón dio [el Malwarebites] para bloquear la instalación?
  16. 1 point
    Wife texts husband at work on a cold winter's morning; "Windows frozen, won't open." Husband texts back; "Gently pour some lukewarm water over it." Wife texts back 5 minutes later; "Computer really knackered now."
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    you can manually edit your "downloads.xml" file, it contains the dates for all tasks, but I'd backup the file first as any mistake could create unpredictable issues with bitcomet. With default install windows should save this file in your %appdata% folder under "bitcomet"
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    I also never suggest you using free VPN. Because free VPN only access you to restriction sites but never keep you anonymous and also compromise your internet speed. That's why I will prefer you to use paid VPN. I will suggest you use xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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    We are proud to announce a new forum staff member Rhubarbfian, who has joined the team to serve as a moderator after demonstrating a willingness to help others and share his knowledge. Such is the spirit of sharing, the very heart and soul of P2P. Please make him feel welcome.
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    Our Development team has been making much needed forum upgrades, so it will be a while before the site returns to being stable as we iron out the kinks. Thanks for your patience.
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    I'm sorry but CometBird hasn't been actively developed recently. It like BitComet is a freeware product developed by volunteers and was based on Mozilla Firefox source code, however the firefox developers made it very difficult to continue by releasing even minor updates as a major version number that required redoing all the work each time. Historically the major version numbers were released once every year or two but suddenly firefox began doing this every few weeks and I believe there just wasn't enough free time for the developers to continue. Of course microsoft could have easily made their msn page backwards compatible, but failed to do so... so the only thing I can suggest is you use a different home page or use a different browser. If you like cometbird then I'd go with firefox as they are very similar. ps. The developers have assured me they do have future plans for cometbird, but at the moment it's not being actively developed.
  23. 1 point
    We aren't aware of any issues involving password resetting in CometID. Normally this could be resolved within one business day by someone in development, but they are on Vacation, celebrating a national Chinese holiday. Please send a private message to Administrator Zerojinn, who should be able to resolve this by the end of the week, or early next week at the latest. Please include your CometID name and the email you used to register it.
  24. 1 point
    Step-by-step guides often don't take time to explain the steps, which means you just have to follow blindly. This means that you don't usually understand what you're doing and so you can't adapt if the situation changes a little. First thing you should understand is WHY you're worrying about static IP's at all. A. The built-in firewalls on most routers will not open a port to just anything that's connected to them. It's poor security to do that because those computers might not be aware that there's an open port through which they're vulnerable. So the firewall requires that you specify an IP address for which you want the port opened. Now a device connected to the router, that HAS that particular IP address, will have that port open. Other devices with other IP addresses will still have that port number closed. B. By default, when you hook Windows up to a network, it uses a protocol called DHCP to ask that an IP address be assigned to it for use in this session. The address is leased, not permanent, and can change without notice to you. This means that each time it connects, it can have a different address, and the address can suddenly change in mid-session. Most of the time, this won't affect you. If you connect directly to your ISP, Windows asks it for an IP address. But if you connect to a router, then Windows asks the router for an IP address. The router plus any computers connected to it, form a subnet. This subnet appears as a single unit to the internet. The router stands in place of a computer. If you put B (ask for an IP address) together with A (won't open a port except to a specific IP address), you can see that there will be problems. If it has to be a particular address, but my address is variable, then anytime I don't (by blind luck) get the right address, my port will be closed. If there are other machines connected to my router, and one of them happens to get assigned that one address, then it will have a vulnerable open port that it doesn't know about. Very bad news. We solve it by telling my computer NOT to ask for an IP address anymore, but instead we tell the computer the IP it must use. When it connects to the router, it tells the router that this is its IP address. (It is up to you, as the network administrator of the subnet, to make sure no other device has that same IP.) By doing this, your computer has a static and unchanging IP address on the subnet. So now we can confidently tell the router's firewall to open the port to that IP, knowing that the port will be open for the right computer, and closed to all the other wrong computers. The router assigns IP addresses to devices that ask it to do so (via DHCP), by taking those IP addresses out of a pool of IP addresses that it has designated for the purpose. Most routers set up this pool with either a start and end address, or a start address and a range. It's a good idea to change that so there are only as many assignable addresses as you will actually need, allowing for a couple of extras, and then picking an IP address for your computer that is outside of the pool of assignable addresses. For example, let's say we have the router's address, 192.168.0.1, and we have a netmask of 255.255.255.0 This means that all the addresses of all devices on the subnet need to have the same first three octets: 192.168.0, and we need only worry about the last octet, which can have any value from 0 through 255 inclusive. We won't use 0 because it makes people nervous, though it's perfectly valid. 1 is used by the router, and we can't have more than one device with any given IP, on a network. Let's make the start address for our DHCP pool begin at 2, and end at 4 which gives us a range of three assignable addresses, for three other devices. That leaves us with all the other addresses from 5 through 255 in that octet, that haven't been assigned and are not in the pool so they won't get assigned by the router. We can pick any one of those, and no one is any different or better than any other. So let's pick 5 because it's next and that makes things clean and neat. Wait, we hate clean and neat, so let's pick 42 instead, just to be ornery. Ok, our computer's IP will be 192.168.0.42 and all the others, 5 through 41 and 43 through 255 won't be used at all. 192.168.0.42 is the IP address we'll set in the computer network properties, and that's the address we'll tell the router's firewall to open the port for. (This is the missing step that's probably giving you grief.) For the rest of our network settings, it's really obvious. The default gateway is also the only gateway, the only thing we're connected to, which is the router, and we know it's address: 192.168.0.1 For the DNS server, the same logic applies: we're only connected to one thing, the router. Same address. (The router doesn't actually do DNS decoding, it passes the task onwards, but we don't need to care about that here.) This is how you properly get through the router's firewall. But BitComet's yellow light means that your listen port is being blocked by A firewall. It doesn't say WHICH firewall. So if you've got more than one, and one of them is still blocking the port, then the port will be blocked no matter how the others are set. Many firewalls are software, running on your computer. The built-in Windows XP firewall is one of those. Many other programs include firewalls but aren't always obvious about it. Most internet "security" programs include a firewall. So do some mainboard utilities. Having multiple firewalls doesn't make you more secure, but it does give you problems trying to manage all of them. If you open a port on one, you have to open it on all of them to be effective. So I don't recommend having more than one. But you do, definitely, need that one. You're very vulnerable without it. As to these other firewalls, you have to find them and either configure or eliminate them. It is your responsibility to know what's running on your computer, nobody else can do that for you. You should bring up Task Manager, and look at the list of processes (not applications). They will be indentified by their file names. You should use Google to look up each filename, in order to understand what each one is and does. In that process you will probably discover a lot of things that you didn't know were running, and that you don't want to have running since they just waste your resources. Most people do. In this case, you'll need to find out how to keep them from automatically starting up. Google will also help you with this. Some firewalls are entirely external - your network connection can itself be behind a firewall. this is often the case where the internet connection is supplied by the building - often the case in businesses, dormitories, and motels. Most wireless connections of all types are also firewalled liek this. In such a case, where you are behind a firewall you don't control, you'll either have to have it configured for you, or just use BitComet's 'no-listen" mode, which will be much slower, but will still work.
  25. 1 point
    Thank you for this information; unfortunatey I am having trouble getting to that website, but no worry, I will keep trying, and if everything else fails I will try a proxy. I am in China, so sometimes new websites are difficult to reach. Anyway thank you, I have wanted to upload to show my appreciation for the work so many of you do for us novices, but the explanations so far have been for those that actually understand who I would think don't need instructions anyway. I will certainly come back and comment once I have had a chance to actually try this Thank you again.
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