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Message 120447 - Posted: 8 Jun 2005, 3:51:04 UTC

The old site was so complete yet concise and easy to navigate. Now when I attempt to post a question or concern on a message board all I get is "Unable To Handle Request - In order to create a new thread in Cafe SETI, [etc.] you must have a certain amount of credit. This is to prevent and protect against abuse of the system."

After contributing nearly three years, 1,284 WU's and 15,358 CPU hours am I now locked-out. I never even got a notice of the new site design, site functions, or Account Key much less what it is for or how/when/where to apply it.

Have a great day.

In the dark.


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Message 120769 - Posted: 8 Jun 2005, 19:41:42 UTC

This is new to me. At least you can post here, so you need to attach to a project and get some credit......

There is no notification system...

You should have receieved an email with the url and acct code/pw....
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Message 120925 - Posted: 9 Jun 2005, 2:46:40 UTC

Oh and the message tell you why, just read until you comprehend it...
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Message 120955 - Posted: 9 Jun 2005, 3:56:40 UTC
Last modified: 9 Jun 2005, 3:57:48 UTC

We had a couple of really obnoxous people that aattempted to wreck the boards. However, the one thing that they had in common was that they never crunched any work. Therefore, until you have some credit granted, you are prevented from joining the discussions in the fora. Given a reasonably fast machine, you should have some credit in a few days.

[PS] you have to attach your computer to S@H in order for it to do any work. You do not have any computers in your list yet.
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Message 120974 - Posted: 9 Jun 2005, 4:49:27 UTC - in response to Message 120955.

Thanks for repling. Sorry I was a bit short last night. Couldn't figure out what the deal was. And still not sure. Never found that manual you mentioned. Or at least I didn't recognize it as such.

Last night I was expecting to get the oringinal SETI@Home site but mabe that server was down as I went right to it just now.

I think I'm probably still very confused. Perhaps I was trying to access boards dedicated to BOINC. From the original SETI@Home site I was able to access my stats and found they are much higher than I mentioned in my first post. I'm still using SETI Driver and don't belong to any team and was not aware that BOINC had come fully on-line. I guess it's still alright to keep doing the old SETI@Home deal for a while as it's still working and turning in 50+ WU's a week.

BTW, any idea how long I have to swith over to BOINC?

Thanks

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