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Suspected bad ed2k hash

Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2006 4:45 am
by belgabor

I want to ask how to proceed if you suspect that the original ed2k hash of a file is bad (ie the submitter had a bad file). I'm currently transferring my collection from cdr to dvd and in the process adding it to mylist. While doing Angelic Layer I came across fid 18873 which I think might have a bad hash.
It has 47 users but no CRC is in AniDB. Unfortunately I can't see how many users added is with a failed CRC...
Currently I just want to know if there is an established way to handle such cases (eg. a serial message to all people who have it), as I don't know which file is bad...


Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 5:11 pm
by belgabor
Same goes for Trouble Chocolate. There are even some eps(eg 13, 14, 15) where people have added the same file twice with different hashes...

Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 5:32 pm
by suppy
if there is no official CRC or other hash listed, you cannot be certain whether it is your file or their file that is correct, so in this case, I would add the "correct" file (meaning the one that is already in the db) to my mylist with the mylist-type-flag set to "corrupted version/invalid crc"

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 10:46 pm
by belgabor
That's what I did :)
I just think it's a bit dissatisfying to have wrong hashes in the database (independent of whether this is the case with these files...). Maybe an admin could send something like a system message to ask everybody who has it for their hash and thereby cast a majority vote (backed up by the database)...