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Message 14479 - Posted: 24 Dec 2007, 0:17:52 UTC

Have a look at the SETI Forum Index. Those aren't avatars - they're thumbnails of the user profile image. They've appeared, like a rash, without warning, sometime in the last hour. People are reporting them on the statistics pages too.

As an absolute, unarguable BUG:
They don't respect the Community preference for 'Hide Avatars' or 'Show images as links'. They need an 'off' switch, for dial-up users if nobody else: either one of the existing ones, or a new one of their own.

But who the **** implemented this on the Sunday leading into an extended holiday, when the SETI servers happen to be under a particularly severe stress load? I'm sure it's the last thing the project staff would have wanted or chosen to implement. Has it been foisted on them by a remote control BOINC stealth attack?
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Message 14480 - Posted: 24 Dec 2007, 1:32:41 UTC
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As well as the thumbnail images, they've also implemented a 'Friends' scheme. Once you've been offered friendship by another user, and accepted, that fact is shown on both the respective account pages, for all and sundry to see.

For ever, as far as we've been able to determine in brief testing.

Where was that on the core client v6.00 roadmap?
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Message 14485 - Posted: 24 Dec 2007, 3:52:26 UTC - in response to Message 14479.  
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Have a look at the SETI Forum Index. Those aren't avatars - they're thumbnails of the user profile image. They've appeared, like a rash, without warning, sometime in the last hour. People are reporting them on the statistics pages too.

As an absolute, unarguable BUG:
They don't respect the Community preference for 'Hide Avatars' or 'Show images as links'. They need an 'off' switch, for dial-up users if nobody else: either one of the existing ones, or a new one of their own.

I have cablemodem 600kbps. I don't care about the loading time. They look ugly, annoying, make the page hard to read. Yet another stupid feature with no way to turn it off, and no single bit of discussion before implementing. It just appeared.

But who the **** implemented this on the Sunday leading into an extended holiday, when the SETI servers happen to be under a particularly severe stress load? I'm sure it's the last thing the project staff would have wanted or chosen to implement. Has it been foisted on them by a remote control BOINC stealth attack?

David Anderson, the BDFL of BOINC. See [trac]changeset:14438[/trac].
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Message 14490 - Posted: 24 Dec 2007, 10:06:19 UTC - in response to Message 14485.  

David Anderson, the BDFL of BOINC. See [trac]changeset:14438[/trac].

Trac [trac]#525[/trac]
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Message 14492 - Posted: 24 Dec 2007, 12:06:13 UTC - in response to Message 14490.  

David Anderson, the BDFL of BOINC. See [trac]changeset:14438[/trac].

Trac [trac]#525[/trac]

Reasonably worded. I hope he doesn't implement it here as I'll be less friendly and more eloquent when he does. ;-)
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Message 14496 - Posted: 24 Dec 2007, 15:34:05 UTC
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The images have now been removed from the main SETI project.

However, you can still see then on the SETI Beta forums for the time being, if you want a preview of what DA has in store for you in the future.
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Message 14505 - Posted: 24 Dec 2007, 20:43:30 UTC - in response to Message 14496.  
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Gosh, it's a nice read over there. Fuzzy really doesn't like me, huh? Needing to flame me again, without any of the other moderators stepping in and giving her a kick. Figures.

If you'd post so denigratory about her, you'd be seeing a ban notice in your email in minutes. That she doesn't see one says enough. Above the law.

In keeping with the Christmas spirit: Fuzzy, I know you're reading this thread here. I am a project administrator so I can ban spammers without needing to go through loops to ask others to kick the person. Or without having to vote on it... (grin).
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Message 14506 - Posted: 24 Dec 2007, 20:58:08 UTC - in response to Message 14480.  

I think it's related... show_user.php is now requiring login.

What?

I can't see how many credits somebody has without logging in? WHY?
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Message 14509 - Posted: 24 Dec 2007, 22:54:04 UTC - in response to Message 14506.  
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I think it's related... show_user.php is now requiring login.

What?

I can't see how many credits somebody has without logging in? WHY?

So you can't see who their friends are?

Actually, I'm finding I can see the abbreviated form of the account pages without being logged in. It may have changed again. Where exactly did you have the problem?
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Message 14519 - Posted: 25 Dec 2007, 15:57:01 UTC - in response to Message 14509.  

I think it's related... show_user.php is now requiring login.

What?

I can't see how many credits somebody has without logging in? WHY?

So you can't see who their friends are?

Actually, I'm finding I can see the abbreviated form of the account pages without being logged in. It may have changed again. Where exactly did you have the problem?

I saw it on SETI, but now it was changed.
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Message 14596 - Posted: 1 Jan 2008, 12:32:05 UTC

The images have gone from the forum index pages, but they've popped up again for 'Friends'. If you're not on dialup, have a look at Misfit's account page.

Good thing SETI has lots of bandwidth to spare, eh? ;-)
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Message 14597 - Posted: 1 Jan 2008, 12:39:41 UTC - in response to Message 14596.  

Adblock http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/user_profile/images/
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