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Profile Ananas

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Message 25151 - Posted: 1 Jun 2009, 0:23:08 UTC

I hope this isn't considered to be knitpicking ...

The phrases "Your account" and "My account" are used a bit randomly, in the bottom line it's "Your", on the front pages "My" and in the additional project links (BOINC manager) both can be found too.

Some of those additional BM (My or Your account) links lead to "home.php" (OK), others to "show_user.php" (which doesn't make so much sense).

Of course everyone knows that "My account" is "Your account" (well, if you have my account key that is *grin*) - but I still think it should be fixed sometimes.
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Message 25152 - Posted: 1 Jun 2009, 1:02:44 UTC - in response to Message 25151.  

I hope this isn't considered to be knitpicking ...

It is when you spell it like that. Loose the 'k'. :-)

I am nitpicking on you there... ;-)
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Message 25153 - Posted: 1 Jun 2009, 1:41:06 UTC - in response to Message 25152.  
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I hope this isn't considered to be knitpicking ...

It is when you spell it like that. Loose the 'k'. :-)

I am nitpicking on you there... ;-)


I would have spelled it like that (without the 'k') but wasn't sure - so looked on the web and found both spellings - should have asked GoogleFight instead ;-)

edit : Oh, now I see my "problem" ... I searched for "nittpicking" and it offered me : Did you mean: knitpicking
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Message 25156 - Posted: 1 Jun 2009, 9:10:36 UTC - in response to Message 25151.  

I know what you mean. I never saw a button called "My Account", but I'm only attached to four projects. The different labelling of home.php and show_user.php is between them too, though, and I find it quite annoying, but those buttons are under the control of the projects, not BOINC. So, I think there is very little that BOINC can do about the problem.

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Message 25161 - Posted: 1 Jun 2009, 17:06:38 UTC - in response to Message 25156.  
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You're right about the BOINC manager buttons (maybe some project guys will read this) - but the gui_urls.xml doc says :

    <gui_url>
        <name>Your account</name>
        <description>View your account information and credit totals</description>
        <url>http://foo.project.com/blah.php?userid=<userid></url>
    </gui_url>



Basically you're right when it comes to the project pages as well ... but ...

In "user/sample_index.php" the link to "home.php" is labeled "Your account"

In "project.sample/project.inc" the link to "home.php" is labeled "My account"

So this is where the three versions originate from and that's what all projects start with, they copy those samples, adjust what they need and soon they have "won" those inconsistencies (sp?)

As soon as the template and docs handle it consistent, at least all future projects will have a better chance to get this right.
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