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Message 71309 - Posted: 5 Nov 2021, 14:36:22 UTC

Hi Everyone,

I will be taking the server down at 5PM today in order to delete the millions(!) of spam accounts. This shouldn't take too long, but the server may be turned off for a couple of hours.

Thanks for your help, and your patience.

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Message 71310 - Posted: 5 Nov 2021, 23:17:44 UTC

The server is back up, but I think I'll have to take it down again next week at some point.
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Message 71311 - Posted: 6 Nov 2021, 0:41:17 UTC - in response to Message 71309.  

Thats Great :) Less junk to clog up the system. When can we hope to see graphics with this setup like when I did the @home board?
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Message 71316 - Posted: 6 Nov 2021, 13:03:08 UTC - in response to Message 71310.  

Hello Tom,
Shutting down to clear spam accounts takes priority over clearing our current ongoing error problem???????????????????????????????????????????????????????
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Message 71317 - Posted: 6 Nov 2021, 13:23:48 UTC - in response to Message 71316.  

Hello Tom,
Shutting down to clear spam accounts takes priority over clearing our current ongoing error problem???????????????????????????????????????????????????????


It's certainly a whole lot easier
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Message 71318 - Posted: 6 Nov 2021, 15:21:26 UTC - in response to Message 71317.  

Easier Really
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Message 71319 - Posted: 6 Nov 2021, 15:51:16 UTC - in response to Message 71310.  

Your tasks have been hanging at about 12% for about 2 weeks now. The last job estimated 3 weeks to completion.
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Message 71324 - Posted: 6 Nov 2021, 19:03:54 UTC - in response to Message 71309.  

Well, nice done. WTFIGO?!?
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Message 71330 - Posted: 8 Nov 2021, 16:14:19 UTC

I will be taking the server down for a very short time to clear out some 7 batch WUs.
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Message 71331 - Posted: 8 Nov 2021, 16:16:39 UTC

Things are back up.
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Message 71335 - Posted: 9 Nov 2021, 9:54:52 UTC - in response to Message 71309.  

Are these accounts that sign up but don't process any work units?
I'm just trying to comprehend the reasoning behind creating so many spam accounts.
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Message 71336 - Posted: 9 Nov 2021, 15:55:34 UTC

Yes, they just sign up, don't perform any work, and link to sketchy unsavory sites.
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Message 71337 - Posted: 9 Nov 2021, 18:29:30 UTC - in response to Message 71309.  

Most excellent, just moved to my new apartment, and just got my Internet installed. Glad to see that I made the cut!!!

Looking forward to contributing lots more computer time. Hopefully I will be able to set up another computer or so!!!

Cheers,
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Message 71369 - Posted: 17 Nov 2021, 22:24:37 UTC - in response to Message 71309.  

Spam accounts??? Who would have a spam account on a BOINC site and why? It's not like you can send or receive anything from them.

Then again ... if a spammer is donating CPU and GPU cycles, more power to you?

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Message 71370 - Posted: 18 Nov 2021, 11:47:36 UTC - in response to Message 71369.  

Spam accounts??? Who would have a spam account on a BOINC site and why? It's not like you can send or receive anything from them.

Then again ... if a spammer is donating CPU and GPU cycles, more power to you?

Nick.


If they can get you to click on a link then they have you no matter how they entice you
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