Posts by ChristianVirtual

1) Message boards : News : Web site changes (Message 88009)
Posted 10 Sep 2018 by ChristianVirtual
I would appreciate more transparency visually direct below both options of SU and Boinc indicating the incompatibility between both user/credit system in order to avoid trouble later once a new joiner in SU want to transition to a more self-controlled way of contribution and might join a team.
They would need to understand that their previous (anonymous) contributions are “lost” and not be carried over.

It should not be hidden in some linked text in a linked text no one is reading (like TOS).

Without such transparency there will be more noise in the future and lots bad emotions towards BOINC. The donor/team/credit system is not to be underestimated and a main motivational driver to compensate for the monetary expenses associated with VC.
2) Message boards : Web interfaces : Frequency of BOINC status (Message 85785)
Posted 7 Apr 2018 by ChristianVirtual
please allow me a follow-up question:

the use of WebRPC API (e.g. show_user.php or team_email_list.php) as XML-format would be rated as unfriendly ? For the server stats it says: no faster then 10min; but other requests there is no limit given.
If I would once per hour grab that XML from my team and some "competitors" -> do you think that would be acceptable ?

Sure I can try to contact the project admins each by each and get their feedback; but from the general point ... whats your thoughts ?
3) Message boards : Web interfaces : Frequency of BOINC status (Message 85784)
Posted 7 Apr 2018 by ChristianVirtual
Thanks both,

Because I see it not only with Seti@Germany for WOW but also other non-signup challenges. So I hoped there is an official way and a better answer like "please contact the admin and use the challenge-API" ;-)

Beside disliking unfriendly scraping of websites I'm actually even too lazy for. And with the number of different ways to present those data on their sites its also quite cumbersome.
4) Message boards : Web interfaces : Frequency of BOINC status (Message 85775)
Posted 7 Apr 2018 by ChristianVirtual
I understand how to download from stats the regular statistics with user.xml, hosts.xml and team.xml.

For my own statistics (and to support my team) I have my own database collecting those for the projects we are interested in.
Now I see often enough that during challenges the update frequency is much faster as the "official" stats file.

Is there a different way to get more update-to-date statistics ? Is that project specific or how can e.g. for SETI happen an hourly update while the regular stats-files come every 24hours ?

Thanks for any hint !
5) Message boards : Projects : Re-establishing Quake-Catcher Network (QCN) Elsewhere (Message 80205)
Posted 15 Aug 2017 by ChristianVirtual
Hello Carl,
Dropped you a mail ...

Thanks Coleslaw for the hint.


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