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Message 100983 - Posted: 7 Oct 2020, 19:35:14 UTC

We made the BOINC web site smaller and simpler. Material for scientists and developers was moved down a level. Volunteers are directed to Science United in order to encourage new projects.
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Message 100988 - Posted: 7 Oct 2020, 20:50:19 UTC - in response to Message 100983.  

Have you made it possible for Science United volunteers to interact with projects - preferences, message boards, friends, private messages - yet?
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Message 100997 - Posted: 8 Oct 2020, 12:00:55 UTC

For those who like control over their computer, here is where to get BOINC without signing up to Science United.
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Message 101001 - Posted: 8 Oct 2020, 13:53:55 UTC

Apparently BOINC has been killed. Time to turn off the computers.
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Message 101029 - Posted: 9 Oct 2020, 16:11:28 UTC - in response to Message 101001.  

Apparently BOINC has been killed.

?? The link to boinc client is still on home page. And Science United uses Boinc client.
So, why turn off our computers?
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Message 101030 - Posted: 9 Oct 2020, 16:52:18 UTC - in response to Message 101029.  
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At first glance you will think you're on the Science United website, because that's the main item here. Instead it is the BOINC front page, but the download link to the actual program is a small link, almost as an afterthought. This while the big button is for Science United which has its own website and front page.

I would expect to find a big download BOINC button on the BOINC front page, just as it used to be. Go to any other website which is for its own (named, brand) product, will you find when you get there that it advertises a completely different thing with a small link to the actual product? No. So why that need here?

Everyone should use Science United apparently. Wouldn't surprise me one bit if both pages will be combined in a near future.
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Message 101031 - Posted: 9 Oct 2020, 21:30:10 UTC

If this "pushing SU" continues here on the BOINC site, I'll uninstall the normal BOINC client, and install the WCG BOINC client instead.
Why, oh why, try to fix something that isn't broken???
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Message 101034 - Posted: 10 Oct 2020, 9:57:36 UTC - in response to Message 101030.  

I would expect to find a big download BOINC button on the BOINC front page, just as it used to be. Go to any other website which is for its own (named, brand) product, will you find when you get there that it advertises a completely different thing with a small link to the actual product? No. So why that need here?

I agree. The link to boinc client is too small.
But, if i'm not wrong, i remember that SU receives funds from NSA....
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Message 101035 - Posted: 10 Oct 2020, 10:03:22 UTC - in response to Message 101034.  

But, if i'm not wrong, i remember that SU receives funds from NSA....
I think that was presented as NSF, but you may be right.
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Message 101062 - Posted: 11 Oct 2020, 19:27:45 UTC - in response to Message 101035.  

But, if i'm not wrong, i remember that SU receives funds from NSA....
I think that was presented as NSF, but you may be right.

Maybe you're right. But the point is: "follow the money" and money is for SU and not for Boinc.
But please, reintroduce the button for download boinc client.
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