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Message 68290 - Posted: 20 Mar 2019, 17:46:50 UTC

Hey Everyone,

I have implemented a fix for workunits not assigning credit. Hopefully all newly validated workunits will award credit properly. If you notice anywhere that this is not the case, please let me know.

As for the previously validated workunits which assigned zero credit, I am not sure there is a good way for me to assign credit for them. This would probably require me writing a script to actually alter your credit values based on the number of unrewarded returned results. I am pretty uncomfortable altering credit like this. Please use this thread to discuss and offer your input on this problem.

Thank you all for your patience.

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Message 68297 - Posted: 20 Mar 2019, 19:21:31 UTC - in response to Message 68290.  
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I think better to just let it be as it is. As far i can see not much WU was affected before fix kick-in, so not big deal.

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Site works much better now! It was so SLOW and laggy before upgrade.
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Message 68300 - Posted: 20 Mar 2019, 19:48:36 UTC

Hi Mad_Max,

Thanks for the feedback. I'm glad the site is running better for you. There were a lot of reasons we decided to upgrade, and the SLOW and laggy server was definitely one of them. We were running on 8 year old hardware and a pretty old version of the BOINC server. We are now almost caught up on BOINC server versions and running on brand new hardware. The only reason that we aren't running the newest BOINC server version is that is was released as I was building the new server software. Upgrading again in the future should be much easier now though.

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Message 68316 - Posted: 21 Mar 2019, 1:52:20 UTC

I agree, no big deal. Not worth opening a potential can of worms by altering something with the credit. Glad it got fixed fast and everything gets updated!
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Message 68318 - Posted: 21 Mar 2019, 3:24:43 UTC - in response to Message 68290.  

Not happy about it as what little I turn in for the project means the 40 tasks not credited will impact me more than someone who crunches full time for the project. But I agree just let it be so no more issues with the website and project can creep in.
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Message 68319 - Posted: 21 Mar 2019, 4:38:44 UTC

But fix the amount of credit for the future, as it seems to be lower than before. Maybe you can give out a badge for people affected with a loss. Its like we donated cpu/gpu power to science and all we got was some badge :)
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Message 68324 - Posted: 21 Mar 2019, 11:16:37 UTC

I see no need for fixing the 0credits wus. As always after a server upgrade anything can happen so we shpuld be carefull with the first WUs after an update and watch 'em closly.
more important was the fast fix for the problem, so everything is fine :)
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Message 68326 - Posted: 21 Mar 2019, 14:27:07 UTC

The amount of credits is lower. Either this is a reevaluation (people won't be happy) or it is another glitch to be corrected in the future. But in any case, make an official annoucement !
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Message 68327 - Posted: 21 Mar 2019, 17:01:06 UTC - in response to Message 68290.  

Coming from Denmark and not participating full time I am doing it for fun, so credits doesn't mean that much to me.
So I am happy with the new fix, but I do understand those who really put in some work are a bit sad.
But keep up the good work.
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Message 68368 - Posted: 23 Mar 2019, 17:54:07 UTC

Thank you for the annoucement. It is now fixed.
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Message 68381 - Posted: 24 Mar 2019, 17:39:58 UTC - in response to Message 68290.  

Hi
Since the server change i get no credits on BOINCstats fpr milkyway WU. What can i do ?
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Message 68382 - Posted: 24 Mar 2019, 18:20:07 UTC - in response to Message 68381.  

Hi
Since the server change i get no credits on BOINCstats fpr milkyway WU. What can i do ?


I just checked your account and it seems your last tasks are credited correctly.
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Message 68383 - Posted: 24 Mar 2019, 18:46:05 UTC - in response to Message 68382.  
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hi,

yes, on milkyway.cs i get credits, but not in BOINCstats (https://boincstats.com/de/stats/-1/user/detail/1507744/projectList) or other overviews (https://boinc.netsoft-online.com/e107_plugins/boinc/get_user.php?cpid=30cc727823c543f8ad996b37e441ed52) maybe it's a problem with the other websites. :-(
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Message 68413 - Posted: 27 Mar 2019, 8:48:01 UTC - in response to Message 68383.  

Problem is fixed.
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Message 68414 - Posted: 27 Mar 2019, 8:48:07 UTC - in response to Message 68383.  

Problem is fixed.
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