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Message 92195 - Posted: 16 Jul 2019, 16:40:10 UTC

Normally I use "newest post first" settings. Recently I noticed on gpugrid that occasionally some words or phrases that show up in the 'preview" are missing after being posted. Depending on whether I used google chrome or edge the number of words or their location changes. I discovered that if I restore the setting to default "oldest post first" that the preview always matches the posted article.

I was wondering if this artifact is a problem on my computer or with the web site and if anyone else has seen this behavior before.

thanks for looking
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Message 92209 - Posted: 17 Jul 2019, 15:17:35 UTC
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Follow-up on previous post. I did not want to leave incorrect or misleading information when find out I was wrong.

The problem also occurs with "oldest post first". When I restored to "oldest" I saw my post no longer had missing words and assumed that was the problem. Much later on, I made a second post and noticed that a few words were missing and I was in the default "oldest post first" setting so the problem is not with the sort mechanism.

I post quite a bit and learned long ago to use notepad and make a copy of large posts before clicking the "submit". I also check carefully before (the preview) and after (the submit). AFAICT none of the BOINC website offer a "delete" option so I am especially careful to check out my post before submitting. GPUgrid is the only site where I have noticed words or phrases missing. I have tried Edge and Chrome, both up-to-date, and Windows 10 with latest patches and McAfee subscription.

I am thinking this is a problem with my system but I cannot account for why I don't see it here, at seti, at milkyway, or Einstein nor at askubuntu nor at answers.microsoft, nor at any market site (paypal,ebay, etc) nor social "comments" NYTimes, JPost, Facebook, etc.

Here is an example of the problem

This worked under bash in 18.04 Ubuntu and I am not sure about
Also, that login screen I saw was just the screensaver lockout.


The word "others." is missing after the word about.

I hit refresh several times but it does not show up.
I select "edit" and its there. I still paste my text back into the box, Check preview and the word "others." is there, but when I save my edits it is gone.

I come back hours later or a day later and nothing is missing.

This worked under bash in 18.04 Ubuntu and I am not sure about others.
Also, that login screen I saw was just the screensaver lockout.
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Message 92214 - Posted: 17 Jul 2019, 19:23:31 UTC

What do they say about this at GPUGrid's forums? Do others have the same problem, or is it just you?
Could it be they have an over-zealous anti-spam function doing checks for nefarious words?
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Message 92216 - Posted: 18 Jul 2019, 11:38:26 UTC
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I believe that CPDN used to have something on the server side checking keywords on their messages in order to thwart the spammers. GPUgrid are running an old version of the BOINC server software so it’s possibly still in their version. Best to ask one of their project staff to see if they know about it.
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