Recurring issues with grayed out remove option "they don't seem to care about. Best ask at their site"

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tkojar

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Message 108700 - Posted: 26 Jun 2022, 1:15:54 UTC
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Some projects seem to have disabled the option for removal. (They say added by account manager). So I went to online account to "exclude" them.

But from what I read this is a recurring issue cause by the project-managers exploiting the "Account manager" privileges:

1)https://boinc.berkeley.edu/dev/forum_thread.php?id=12244#84352

2)https://boinc.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=14161#102895

"We do not make the GRCPool account manager, nor do we support it. As far as I can figure from the complaints we get about it, they've taken the concept of the account manager and removed parts of it so it works as they want. That it then breaks conventional rules of how the thing should do things, they don't seem to care about. Best ask at their site."

I am not sure about the structure of the Boinc project, but I would hope there is some moderator/admin who can halt this behaviour.

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Message 108702 - Posted: 26 Jun 2022, 7:23:46 UTC - in response to Message 108700.  

I am not sure about the structure of the Boinc project, but I would hope there is some moderator/admin who can halt this behaviour.
BOINC has no control over what the various account managers do. I briefly tried GRC and didn't like it so got rid of it. GRC-pool is probably the worst offender in this regard after SU. If you want full control over what projects you run I wouldn't use GRC or SU. There are a number of projects where you may not want to run all the different task types they have. With account managers you lose control over this.

Moderators and admins here have no control over this.
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Message 108724 - Posted: 26 Jun 2022, 17:53:33 UTC

You can't remove a project that's been added via account manager.
You either log off from account manager, and then remove the project, or go to the project website, and remove it there from the account manager page.

Don't use an account manager, if you plan on changing your setup frequently.
Boinc BAM is easy to add or remove.
After you update the website, just update the project page on the client/manager, and the removed projects will remove from your client.
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Message 108727 - Posted: 26 Jun 2022, 19:18:36 UTC - in response to Message 108724.  

Prodigit wrote:
You can't remove a project that's been added via account manager.
You either log off from account manager, and then remove the project, or go to the project website, and remove it there from the account manager page..
A project added via an account manager can only be removed via the account manager. Not via BOINC Manager - also not after logging off from the account manager, AFAIK. And certainly not via the project's website.

tjokar wrote:
I am not sure about the structure of the Boinc project, but I would hope there is some moderator/admin who can halt this behaviour.
BOINC is open source. Anyone can change anything he or she wants under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation, therefore the BOINC developers cannot dictate what any project or account manager or external developer can and cannot do with the manager, client and server software.
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Message 108734 - Posted: 27 Jun 2022, 0:48:50 UTC - in response to Message 108727.  

Prodigit wrote:
You can't remove a project that's been added via account manager.
You either log off from account manager, and then remove the project, or go to the project website, and remove it there from the account manager page..
A project added via an account manager can only be removed via the account manager. Not via BOINC Manager - also not after logging off from the account manager, AFAIK.
Addendum: When you stop using an account manager and sync that decision to BOINC Manager, all projects you added via the account manager will disappear from BOINC Manager. Technically they may be seen as removed.
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