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Profile geoff
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Message 27524 - Posted: 22 Sep 2009, 5:41:27 UTC

BOINC HAS AN AWFUL WAY TO EXCLUDE BOTS.

IF YOU GOOF UP WITH THOSE STUPID ARTFUL WORDS AT THE BOTTOM IT WILL ERASE EVERYTHING YOU HAVE WRITTEN AND FORCE YOU TO BEGIN AGAIN.

THOSE WORDS ARE HARD TO READ AND THE WHOLE THING WAS OBVIOUSLY NOT DONE BY A SCIENTIST.

IT IS THE VERY WORST THING ABOUT BOINC as well as the REST of the INTERNET. ( STUPID ARTFUL SCIENTISTS I MEAN )
If THe Universal Temp is 3 deg Kelvin then why not simply pressure expanding the Universe into a big nothing nothing. Entropy is the seeking of equilibrium and the driving force behind the universe, ENTROPY is what you call GOD or DEVIL.
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Message 27525 - Posted: 22 Sep 2009, 6:10:47 UTC
Last modified: 22 Sep 2009, 6:13:46 UTC

Talking about hard to read. Posting your rant in all CAPS is hard to read and considered as rude on the internet. It's as if you are shouting.

As for your complaint, I assume you're talking about the reCaptcha security setup. This is a security measure to stop spammers from making literally thousands of profiles a minute. That database space can be used for better things. The reCaptcha are supposed to be hard to read, so that bots can't just scan them in and solve them. They are words from actual books. Read this page to learn more about them.

If you are using a script blocking add-on in your browser (like NoScript) and haven't allowed the domain through yet, or are not allowing cookies to be set for the page you're on, then you get the problem you describe. But that's hardly BOINC's fault.

The security is here to stay. You can always write your profile in Notepad and just copy it over.
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Message 28081 - Posted: 18 Oct 2009, 2:35:44 UTC - in response to Message 27525.  

... You can always write your profile in Notepad and just copy it over.


The clipboard can help too.
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