I’ve been doing support for the µTorrent client, in their IRC channel, for a few years now. I don’t get paid, and I don’t have any official position, but I’ve been doing it a while, and I know my way around things.
Today, I had perhaps one of the most bizzare support questions ever.
[16:48.00] * BB_ ([email protected]) has joined #utorrent
Is something wrong with utorrent. Every time I search I am coming up with no searches.
Can someone help me please?
where are you searching?
[16:52.07] * Topic is ‘http://www.mininova.org/ | Hosting 1234 torrents [This is part of the topic in the Mininova IRC channel]
what is wrong with the other one?
what other one?
why isn’t it coming up with anything?
those are both to do with mininiova
read the torrentfreak link
so this means we can’t use utorrent anymore?
I read it.
says that all copyright materials were taken off.
except those uploaded and certified to be uploaded by the rightsholders
so that means there is nothing to download from utorrent then.
utorrent is a client, mininova is a site, they’re not related
so how do you get searches using utorrent then?
it’s like saying ‘google is down, there’s nothing to use with Internet explorer
you never DID use utorrent to search
all it did was pass the search straight onto a website
theres hundreds of torrent websites
and in fact, google is the biggest
what do I need to do to get a search using utorrent?
but beyond that, I can’t say, because of the ‘no content’ rule
don’t use utorrent to search, most people don’t
just use your browser
ok thanks for the answer.
guess I should remove utorrent then since it’s no longer useful.
[17:01.34] * BB_ ([email protected]) Quit (Quit: I shall return!!!)
Utterly bizarre, and a little worrisome. Despite all the documentation out there – the sites, guides, videos, etc – he still didn’t understand the very basics of how a torrent works. Next time you go to get some support with your client, remember, the guy asking for help before you, may have had this sort of question.