Joined: 29 Aug 05
I am sure Richard or Jord among others could say why it is -1 rather than 0 which to my mind would make more sense.
Because 0 is set when you set No New Tasks, or don't choose to run that application's tasks, or some other reason. It's the value set in the database. By setting it to -1 the server knows this is an outlier and to ignore the host when it asks for work. The user, seeing -1 should find this such a weird number that he approaches helpers on forums. Who will then tell him his errant ways.
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