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Message 8862 - Posted: 16 Jul 2004, 23:02:28 UTC

Can an admin remove that thread with forum ID 1653? Not only does it serve no purpose other than to harass a user, but the user name chosen by the individual creating that thread is impossibly and exists solely for harassment.


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Message 8879 - Posted: 16 Jul 2004, 23:52:13 UTC

I agree, they should track the IP Address back and Ban the user & Computer from BOINC ...

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Message 8903 - Posted: 17 Jul 2004, 1:02:25 UTC - in response to Message 8879.

> I agree, they should track the IP Address back and Ban the user & Computer
> from BOINC ...
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A better fix, might to just limit the length of a user's name to a reasonable size (30 chars?).

They can ban the user/IP, but with a dialup, IP isn't a constant, and they can just create a new acct.

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Message 8905 - Posted: 17 Jul 2004, 1:12:49 UTC
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They can ban the user/IP, but with a dialup, IP isn't a constant, and they can just create a new acct.
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Yes I know but at least they would make him do some work & maybe he would think about it the next time ... If he has to create a new account then he has to start over for Credits I would think, so if people know if they get banned they have to start over they would think twice about something like that that ...

Obviously this is all a moot point anyway, the person created that account for the express purpose of posting what he did, so I doubt banning the Account would have any effect on the person what so ever ...

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Message 8907 - Posted: 17 Jul 2004, 1:26:13 UTC - in response to Message 8905.

> They can ban the user/IP, but with a dialup, IP isn't a constant, and they can
> just create a new acct.
> ==========
> Yes I know but at least they would make him do some work & maybe he would
> think about it the next time ... If he has to create a new account then he has
> to start over for Credits I would think, so if people know if they get banned
> they have to start over they would think twice about something like that that
> ...
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> Obviously this is all a moot point anyway, the person created that account for
> the express purpose of posting what he did, so I doubt banning the Account
> would have any effect on the person what so ever ...
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Limiting "name length" might still be a good idea though. Let's say that someone intentionally adds a real name that's long... That would mess up the formating, but would still be valid! (didn't this guido guy first have a real (and long) name?)

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Message 8910 - Posted: 17 Jul 2004, 1:31:41 UTC

(didn't this guido guy first have a real (and long) name?)
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Yes he did, a few people aske him if he could shorten it up a bit & he did ...

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Message 8912 - Posted: 17 Jul 2004, 1:36:57 UTC
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Guido may annoy some people, but no one thinks he is being malicious. The owner of that username and author of that thread has no intention of contributing to the Seti project; he/she is only interested in bashing someone.

No doubt this person probably runs Seti under a different account; clearly they weren't up to the challenge of facing the heat for their posts - otherwise they would have used their real account nickname.

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Message 8921 - Posted: 17 Jul 2004, 2:10:58 UTC - in response to Message 8910.
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> (didn't this guido guy first have a real (and long) name?)
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> Yes he did, a few people aske him if he could shorten it up a bit & he did
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All I'm saying is that if the project made the name length a "reasonable" size, you wouldn't have a "user mistake" (like guido when he started) or a bozo (like the poster in question with the Longggggggggggg name that started this thread) use a name that screws up the formating. Not doing so will also ripple through to the various "stats" sites too!

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Message 8923 - Posted: 17 Jul 2004, 2:16:22 UTC

We know what you are saying Woody, and it would be a good idea also to limit the name size ... IMO

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Message 8964 - Posted: 17 Jul 2004, 6:49:20 UTC
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Message 8966 - Posted: 17 Jul 2004, 7:06:10 UTC

Here's another one for Guido -



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Message 8976 - Posted: 17 Jul 2004, 8:07:07 UTC - in response to Message 8921.
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> Not doing so will also ripple through to the various "stats" sites too!

Nah! I have a limit in my database on all of the text fields. Won't mess me up, will just hack their name off - 'tis water off my back :)


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Message 9109 - Posted: 17 Jul 2004, 20:12:55 UTC

A cap on pic size would be nice, seeing how everyone has gone picture crazy.
Some of these threads take over 3 minutes to load with a 56K modem.
It was bad when it was just Guido, now he has his own cult of followers.

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Message 9113 - Posted: 17 Jul 2004, 20:19:41 UTC

Oi, SETI gave us the abbility to post pics so let people post pics, so what if people like Guido abuse them :D (I like them, they dont bother me). If you cant load the page because its too big there probably nothing useful on there, unless you know there is a pic to rant about, lol.
Have fun and guido carry on posting pics, no one can stop you Muhahaha!

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Message 9114 - Posted: 17 Jul 2004, 20:22:54 UTC

Say Whaaaaaaat!


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Message 9115 - Posted: 17 Jul 2004, 20:27:22 UTC - in response to Message 9114.
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We love big pics!

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Message 9119 - Posted: 17 Jul 2004, 20:34:23 UTC

Show people ignorance, then it just multiplies.

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Message 9120 - Posted: 17 Jul 2004, 20:34:58 UTC
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Message 9123 - Posted: 17 Jul 2004, 20:37:33 UTC

It follows the inverse square law:
To get 4 times the pictures
you only have to complian twice as much


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Message 9126 - Posted: 17 Jul 2004, 20:59:51 UTC

mine didn't work, im gona cry for a while :D

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