The higher your participation level, the better your KMD's downloading performance will be.
The more of your integrity rated files (measured in megabytes) you share, the higher your participation level.
In order to support the philosophy and principles upon which peer-to-peer technology is based, Kazaa Media Desktop now includes a Participation Level. This is a title or index assigned to each user based on the way in which they use the software. Basically, the more integrity rated files you share, the better your downloading performance will be.
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 it used?
When you request a file from another user and someone else has already requested it, then the user with the highest Participation Level will receive priority. So if you are the only one after a file, then you will not be impacted by a lower priority. The aim is to reward people who 'Integrity rate' their files and share their own content - which makes the peer-to-peer world work.
This is hard to control since it is up to other users to choose to download files from you, but if you share interesting files you will give yourself a good chance of improving your level.
How to improve your level?
There are two main 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 share your large and interesting files, you will give yourself a good chance of improving your level.
Accurately integrity rate all your files. This will double the value of every file downloaded from you. 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. Learn more about integrity rating.
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.
Non mi andava di tradurlo, ma in pratica più avete il livello di partecipazione alto, più è performante kazaa...non so per quanto riguarda kazaalite...