If there are no sharers within a day or so for some old posted item, make sure to use the "Request selected files" button or post in the thread to request a reshare. Don't give up on it right away.
I understand. I try to not get too paranoid because I figure that I am an uninteresting target. "They" should spy instead on someone with money or political power or outrageously criminal activities.I got more privacy & security concerned in recent years when I learnt more about how much is being tracked, spied on, logged etc.
Nowadays Google Search does that, did you know? I remember back in the days when it would take half an hour to download a single deceptively-named .gif, and it turned out to be a trolling image along the lines of Goatse.I remember for example the old Usenext Tangysoft Client (Usenet) automatically showed previews of images when you did an image search.
My totally unscientific impression is that aMule is primarily for Linux and Mac users. If Windows is the majority in the world then likely it is also on FLM, and eMule would be the majority choice here too. You use Linux and can handle that, so I am sure you can figure out aMule. If you have the time and motivation you can ALSO try eMule in Windows and compare the results.Should I just try aMule myself? The majority of people on FLM uses eMule ?
The idea of Linux is appealing to me and I used it briefly as a secondary OS, but I am just not clever enough to keep it running right. It required too much knowledgeable maintenance for me. Someone with the abilities of mimzy, for example, is perfect for it.