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Message 25208 - Posted: 5 Jun 2009, 2:48:00 UTC
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It appears that some projects can require a certain RAC before users are allowed to post, such as SETI. I assume this is to prevent accounts from being created just for spamming purposes. This can be a problem for me though just because I run a large list of projects, and to cut down on the # of active projects I set NNT mode for some of them resulting in near zero RAC for projects like SETI. Even if I didn't set NNT, I might still have a very low RAC for projects just because of the high ratio of attached projects to available crunching power.

I am sure there are other reasons why legit users might have low RAC--those who became inactive but want to visit the forums again, for example.

I propose to add another constraint, which is to also allow people above a certain, configurable post count threshold to post. So you can post if either you have the required RAC OR you are above the post count threshold. I think this would make it easier for people who participate in large numbers of projects to also go into forums regularly even though they might not have enough RAC in their machines to go around.
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Message 27818 - Posted: 7 Oct 2009, 0:13:03 UTC - in response to Message 25208.  

OR, to have a certain total credit.
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Message 27820 - Posted: 7 Oct 2009, 5:06:48 UTC

Neither is a BOINC imposed thing, this is up to the leisure of the project to set. So any of these proposals should be made in the Wish List forum (or similar) in the freely accessible Help Desk forum of the affected project.
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