We are an archive site, which means that old torrents are not deleted. This has the consequence that many torrents are without seeders and they seem dead. However, a seed for these torrents is just a few clicks away. If you see the text 'Click here to request a reseed' on a torrent without seeds that you want - simply click it and automatically a message is sent to the last 10 snatchers & the uploader. If this same torrent recieves additional reseed requests, each subsequent requests will message the next 5 snatchers. You can see all the open reseed requests on the following page which can be found under the Torrents menu - http://www.themixingbowl.org/torrent/reseedrequests/
There is a ratio bonus for anyone who seeds a 'reseed requested' torrent, it's calculated as an additional 25% of the uploaded amount for each reseed requestor, e.g. if 2 people have requested a reseed on a torrent then ratio is x1.5, 4 requests means double ratio. The bonus is applied after the fact which means that there will be a delay before the bonus is applied.
Torrents which are sucssesfully reseeded will be 'bumped' to the top of the main torrent view, this is win-win situation as the original reseeder gets a upload bonus and by showing the seeder on the front page will attract more downloaders.
A reseed can be requested on any torrent which has not had a seeder for at least 14 days. You will see a link to request a reseed on the torrent thread and torrent details pages. There is no penalty to request a reseed but not everyone is able to send them.
The requirements to request a reseed are to have download minimum of 1.5GB and a ratio at least 0.75. Requesting reseeds is limited to 1 per day for users & uploaders, everyone else gets unlimited - please don't abuse it!