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1) Message boards : News : Users Auto-Aborting Work Units (Message 60085)
Posted 2 Oct 2013 by aginghippie
I think the root problem lies in the points awarded for data crunching. If the same credit is given for a chunk of data that takes 50 minutes to crunch as a chunk of data that takes 24 hours to crunch, people looking for max points will do whatever they need to do in order to maximize their point production.

Sure, they may employ inelegant solutions to stop certain types of data, but not everyone knows the ins and outs of configuration. I'm also willing to bet a lot of people don't even know how to access the message boards to find out that they're doing something wrong.

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