Offline at the moment. Will come back later on this night.
No problem, things are going just fine. Two of the files (10 & 25) have finished, three of the others are between 93-97% and the one at 83% just finished downloading another chunk. At this rate, they should be finished in a few days.
Never understood this about "friends-slot", probably because I switched from "edonkey hybrid" to "emule" a week ago or so.
I've never used "friends" myself, but as I understand it, you have to make someone a "friend" first, then you can give one friend a "friend slot" which will last for that session only and which will allow that person to bypass the queue and immediately start downloading. Other than that, making someone a friend just seems to remember their IP address so that you can send them a message without them being connected to you. Normally, they have to be connected so that you can right-click and select Send Message.
I've only ever asked two sources for a friend slot, this one and a few months ago when I was trying to download an older SciFi movie and it was taking forever. Neither acknowledged me. In fact, I've only ever found one user who would reply to messages at all (in eMule). Most just ignore them. Myself, I'll usually answer them if I can, although I don't always notice when I receive a message and by the time I reply, the user is offline.