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Message 56493 - Posted: 7 Oct 2014, 20:24:39 UTC - in response to Message 55059.  

Probably a bit off topic... but I gave up on cosmology at home because I got tired of talking to myself... it's okay for awhile but got a bit boring to be honest... haven't been back there for ages... wonder if anything has changed...



Nope, the word link has been taken over ages ago although I post there from time to time:)
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Message 56516 - Posted: 7 Oct 2014, 23:37:48 UTC - in response to Message 56489.  

Chris S wrote:
Jord wrote:
No, for the moderating he has a dedicated team.

Partly right Jord. Dr A is the Project Director of Boinc.
We were talking about the BOINC forums.

Knut wrote:
Most likely Dr. David Anderson is not around at BOINC doing the business of moderating user posts as well as dealing with user spam.
So for the BOINC forums, David has a dedicated moderating team: Chris B, Kath and me.
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Message 56996 - Posted: 23 Oct 2014, 3:10:13 UTC - in response to Message 56342.  

I have repeatedly asked the admin of DrugDiscovery@home to enable a minimum RAC requirement including code I was given from Ageless to do so. He has not done so and I'm fighting an unending battle against the spammers.

I will no longer put forth as much effort to keep the forums clean if he won't help me by enabling that code.

Sorry friends


I believe spam controls may have finally been enabled on Drug Discovery. I'm still cleaning it up when I can but I think progress has been made.
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Message 57111 - Posted: 28 Oct 2014, 15:23:00 UTC - in response to Message 57106.  

You're fighting a losing battle Blurf. BOINC is a VOLUNTEER project run by VOLUNTEER admins that do it in their spare time and are not paid for it. All Dr. Anderson has done is to prove that volunteer distributed computing is TECHNICALLY feasible, which is correct. But people like him have their head in the clouds as they cannot see how to translate that into real day to day life outside of a Uni environment.

Well, you could implement a donation for the ability to post .....
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Message 57140 - Posted: 28 Oct 2014, 17:43:09 UTC - in response to Message 57128.  

Well, you could implement a donation for the ability to post .....

My current donations to Seti over the years total $750. Care to say how much you have given?

So now we have another Seti Mark donations person. Good to know. Especially when the subject was projects EXCEPT Seti. OBW isn't that why he can only post here? And just how much have you given to each of those projects in the list in your signature?

Many of those super small projects only have one person to run the project and the boards with a zero budget, depending on "stealing" bandwidth and electricity form a generous "employer." A donation, of any size, might go a long way to being able to despam their forum boards.
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Message 57164 - Posted: 28 Oct 2014, 19:19:17 UTC - in response to Message 57158.  

In the meantime, are you going to answer the question?

My donations are set public, look it up when the project comes back online.
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Message 57171 - Posted: 28 Oct 2014, 20:25:37 UTC

I don't believe it is anybodies business, how much one donates to a charity.
Pluto will always be a planet to me.
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Message 57174 - Posted: 28 Oct 2014, 20:37:04 UTC - in response to Message 57171.  

I don't believe it is anybodies business, how much one donates to a charity.

Well, it may be a tax agency's business, otherwise you are correct.
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Message 57177 - Posted: 28 Oct 2014, 20:52:49 UTC - in response to Message 57171.  

I don't believe it is anybodies business, how much one donates to a charity.


+1, one reason why one can hide his or her donation.
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Message 57181 - Posted: 28 Oct 2014, 21:18:33 UTC - in response to Message 57171.  

I don't believe it is anybodies business, how much one donates to a charity.


But we also dont have to be embarrassed about it.
No matter how small it is.
So why hide it at all.
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Message 57183 - Posted: 28 Oct 2014, 21:59:30 UTC - in response to Message 57106.  

You're fighting a losing battle Blurf. BOINC is a VOLUNTEER project run by VOLUNTEER admins that do it in their spare time and are not paid for it. All Dr. Anderson has done is to prove that volunteer distributed computing is TECHNICALLY feasible, which is correct. But people like him have their head in the clouds as they cannot see how to translate that into real day to day life outside of a Uni environment.


Guess you didn't see my followup post Chris-the issue is resolved.
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Message 57184 - Posted: 28 Oct 2014, 22:12:55 UTC - in response to Message 57173.  

It shouldn't be Uli, I do absolutely agree, but when one gets challenged to justify ones self, you have to step up to the plate and be counted. I have done that although I would rather not have had to do so. Other people have given 10 times what I have or only a smaller amount, but every single $ counts and is gratefully received.

You weren't challenged, I suspect you didn't see Blurf's message where he mentioned RAC > 0 and I followed on with DONATION > 0 all in reference to shoestring projects.
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Message 57190 - Posted: 28 Oct 2014, 23:11:36 UTC - in response to Message 57171.  

I don't believe it is anybodies business, how much one donates to a charity.


I completely agree here.
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