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Message 80573 - Posted: 30 Aug 2017, 13:56:43 UTC

Malariacontrol.net's project page should reflect that there are no more WU's, the project is currently in limbo and even the website itself is 404.
The last announcement on the homepage was they are getting their needs met from private resources (from archive.org, Oct 2016)
For all intents and purposes, it is a retired project.

I went to update the Wiki and my user account is gone.
Were all Wiki accounts purged on inactivity basis?

Anyway, I only updated the Wiki when noticing a glaring mistaek so someone with a working account needs to update the page for Malariacontrol.net.
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Message 80578 - Posted: 30 Aug 2017, 15:57:36 UTC - in response to Message 80573.  

As far as I know, the BOINC Wikis don't purge accounts based on inactivity. You can't even make an account there, that always has to run via David due to spammers.
We also don't actively link to any projects from the user manual wiki, that's all done via the BOINC front page and the add-project wizard. Those pages may still be there, but if all is well, you cannot get there from a link in the index of https://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/User_manual or any of its sub-links.
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Message 80581 - Posted: 30 Aug 2017, 16:33:42 UTC - in response to Message 80578.  
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As far as I know, the BOINC Wikis don't purge accounts based on inactivity. You can't even make an account there, that always has to run via David due to spammers.
We also don't actively link to any projects from the user manual wiki, that's all done via the BOINC front page and the add-project wizard. Those pages may still be there, but if all is well, you cannot get there from a link in the index of https://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/User_manual or any of its sub-links.


So this article is then a defunct project page that is no longer linked by the project page:
http://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Malariacontrol.net
It could be categorized under retired projects, if the category exists, as this Wiki article still shows up from Google search hits when searching for information on the project.

What happened to my account and how can I get it back?
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Message 80584 - Posted: 30 Aug 2017, 17:04:56 UTC - in response to Message 80581.  

What happened to my account and how can I get it back?
That depends, what do you think the user name is? It isn't marmot, I checked that already, there is no such name. And seeing that all accounts starting from 2011 onwards are still there, yours -if you had one- must still be there as well. Try different email addresses.
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Message 80586 - Posted: 30 Aug 2017, 17:08:00 UTC - in response to Message 80584.  

As an aside, if Malariacontrol.net is no more it seems strange that it is one of the few projects on the recently announced BOINC@TOKYO site !
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Message 80588 - Posted: 30 Aug 2017, 17:13:40 UTC - in response to Message 80586.  

Since they're a third party web site, you best report that to them. There's not much I can do about that.
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Message 80589 - Posted: 30 Aug 2017, 17:18:33 UTC - in response to Message 80581.  

It could be categorized under retired projects, if the category exists, as this Wiki article still shows up from Google search hits when searching for information on the project.?
Whether I set it to a separate page about it being retired or not, that won't matter in this as Google will still be able to find it and all of the other project pages in there. I'll send an email to the PMC to ask them what they want to do with these pages, delete or just easier put a link back into the visible pages and have people add to/adapt these pages.
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Message 80593 - Posted: 30 Aug 2017, 17:26:28 UTC - in response to Message 80588.  

Since they're a third party web site, you best report that to them. There's not much I can do about that.

I'll happily send them an email once I see it reported here that the Wiki has been updated to reflect its status so I can refer to that.
Their site doesn't have an English setting (unless it is in Japanese) so apart from seeing the project names not a lot of it makes sense to me.
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Message 80600 - Posted: 30 Aug 2017, 17:42:02 UTC - in response to Message 80586.  

As an aside, if Malariacontrol.net is no more it seems strange that it is one of the few projects on the recently announced BOINC@TOKYO site !


Have you tried visiting malariacontrol.net?
It's a dead link.
http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/malariacontrol.net

Archive.org hasn't been able to archive it since October 2016 and I already linked for you above their closing comments on the site about not using BOINC and getting all their needs from private orgs.
Click the link to the archived post.
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Message 80602 - Posted: 30 Aug 2017, 17:46:39 UTC - in response to Message 80600.  

As an aside, if Malariacontrol.net is no more it seems strange that it is one of the few projects on the recently announced BOINC@TOKYO site !


Have you tried visiting malariacontrol.net? Yes
It's a dead link. Yes
http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/malariacontrol.net I imagine it is

Archive.org hasn't been able to archive it since October 2016 and I already linked for you above their closing comments on the site about not using BOINC and getting all their needs from private orgs.
Click the link to the archived post.


I assumed you were trying to retrieve your account in order to update the Wiki, I could then point them at that :)
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Message 80605 - Posted: 30 Aug 2017, 17:52:51 UTC - in response to Message 80589.  

It could be categorized under retired projects, if the category exists, as this Wiki article still shows up from Google search hits when searching for information on the project.?
Whether I set it to a separate page about it being retired or not, that won't matter in this as Google will still be able to find it and all of the other project pages in there. I'll send an email to the PMC to ask them what they want to do with these pages, delete or just easier put a link back into the visible pages and have people add to/adapt these pages.


But if the project is categorized as retired (Like Poem) then a Google hit to the page will show the reader that the project is defunct.
Information on that page would be about a past project and the reader would see this from the category or info on the page.
I'd be against deleting old project pages as history of the BOINC projects should not be lost to future generations, especially historians documenting our efforts.
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Message 80606 - Posted: 30 Aug 2017, 17:58:11 UTC - in response to Message 80584.  
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What happened to my account and how can I get it back?
That depends, what do you think the user name is? It isn't marmot, I checked that already, there is no such name. And seeing that all accounts starting from 2011 onwards are still there, yours -if you had one- must still be there as well. Try different email addresses.


I tried the usual email accts for Wikipedia and BOINC and the two handles in my password manager.
My password manager has an entry for the BOINC Wiki with an account handle and a password and a link to the webpage and I seem to remember making a couple of edits (my memory isn't as reliable as it once was in my 20's).

Further details of my attempts to recover should be handled in PM's with the appropriate wiki manager.
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Message 80612 - Posted: 30 Aug 2017, 20:44:09 UTC - in response to Message 80606.  

Further details of my attempts to recover should be handled in PM's with the appropriate wiki manager.
In that case, PM me. To check if you have an account there, I require an email or IP address. If there wasn't an account to begin with, I can make one for you. Please make sure that you're talking about the correct Wiki, we have two.
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Message 80638 - Posted: 1 Sep 2017, 2:20:45 UTC - in response to Message 80612.  

Further details of my attempts to recover should be handled in PM's with the appropriate wiki manager.
In that case, PM me. To check if you have an account there, I require an email or IP address. If there wasn't an account to begin with, I can make one for you. Please make sure that you're talking about the correct Wiki, we have two.


By looking at the advanced properties of my password manager I found the record creation date and cross referenced to the email account and the confirmation email on that date is for an attempt at a Wikimedia foundation global password across all platforms.

That week there were protests in our city and I never made use of that global account and obviously linked the wrong website in the password manager.
Sorry for the mixup -- correcting the password entry after this post.

What is the procedure to actually open up a Wiki account for BOINC given that the regular procedure is spam-locked?
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Message 80653 - Posted: 1 Sep 2017, 15:54:52 UTC - in response to Message 80638.  
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You can ask me to make one. It looks as if I can make accounts, can test it for you.
I'd need a nickname and email address
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