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Message 1075114 - Posted: 7 Feb 2011, 19:36:33 UTC - in response to Message 1075064.

Ive been following this to see how its going. There are good points on both sides. But I do believe in the mantra, If it aint broke dont fix it.

There is an abundance of side knowledge that gets disseminated during thread drifts. Some OP's hate drift some do not care. I am one who does not care about thread drift.

Maybe it should be up to who started the thread to police it.

Perhaps an OP who doesn't care about drift ought to periodically change the thread title to match whatever is actually being discussed. Or maybe it's best to originate threads with very general topics so almost anything fits.

For those of us who read everything posted here, drift is just that; gradual changes. For someone who tries to keep up by visiting once a week or so and sampling what seems pertinent, it must be difficult.
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Message 1075117 - Posted: 7 Feb 2011, 19:42:00 UTC - in response to Message 1075078.
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If the current forum software supports it I think some sub sections under Number crunching might be a good idea. If not perhaps new boards like
Number crunching - General
Number crunching - GPU's
Number crunching - Overclocking
Number crunching - Optimized 3rd party Apps Software
I am sure there are plenty of ways things could be subdivided, but I think most of the threads in Number crunching are appropriate.


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I was late and I missed some posts.............


Hi, community, took me an hour, to read this thread, interresting though.

Don't think it's handy to split, Number Crunching into 4 sub-parts.
Ofcoarse, you can do a search, if you want something specific.

And ofcoarse flaming, sometimes I can be a little loud, but not insulting.
And 'it' should not happen.
Disagreing, is something else, ofcoarse, but sometimes ends in flaming and that shouldn't happen. Were all 'grown up' so lets act that way :)
I think Number Crunching does well, Questions and Answers also has it's use, although far less used as N.C.
BOINC-wide, the SETI FOUMs are the most, readed and writed.(IMO);-)

And I totally forgot, the very usefull information, messages, links to other
related sites. Especially the LUNATICs
have an art about optimizing CPU and the developing in CUDA/CAL/OpenCL app.'s
But most updated info is also on N.C. forum.
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Message 1075122 - Posted: 7 Feb 2011, 19:52:44 UTC

I try to read this board every day if time permits but don't post much because there are many more knowledgeable people here then myself. Needless to say, I have gained much useful information here as a result of some discussions possibly getting side-tracked. Typically it appears most discussions stay on point and the main issues are addressed. As for the few discussion that may spin out of control at times: wouldn't it be unfortunate to negate all quasi-relevant (and interesting) discussions for the sake of strictness? Maybe the degree by which some appreciate (or disapprove) of this flexibility varies more greatly than expected. If it turns out a stricter technical area is started, I'll just try to keep up with both then. In any event, thanks to all for the good information and advice posted here.
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Message 1075132 - Posted: 7 Feb 2011, 20:13:18 UTC
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I sagree with this petition. I can agree to some discussions getting sidetracked (and sometimes by quite a bit) the main topic of any given thread is usually followed and the relevant discussion can be found to be quite enlightening. Sometimes it is even possible that you learn tidbits of information here and there when the discussions get sidetracked.

I think the main draw of this number crunching forum is the sheer amount of knowledge disposable to those who are willing to ask the questions, or who purely enjoy sharing their information for the benefit of others. Furthermore, I think it is the ability to openly discuss (and sometimes wander away) from the main topic that gives this particular forum its vitality.

Moderators moderating in moderation :D (albeit somewhat painstaking), is in my opinion sufficient at this time.

A strict "NC - No seriously" would be a good way to be able to have a no bull, strictly technical forum.
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Message 1075136 - Posted: 7 Feb 2011, 20:20:48 UTC

I think things are fine as they are
The mods don't need more groups to watch
A little more restraint keeping to topic would be a definite help
less Flaming ... kill the messenger
would go a long way

Are not we all here for the same purpose ?

Just my 2 cents
(from the guy everyone loves to hate)
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Message 1075155 - Posted: 7 Feb 2011, 21:06:30 UTC - in response to Message 1075136.

I think things are fine as they are
The mods don't need more groups to watch
A little more restraint keeping to topic would be a definite help
less Flaming ... kill the messenger
would go a long way

Are not we all here for the same purpose ?

Just my 2 cents
(from the guy everyone loves to hate)

I prefer earnestly disagree with... hate is a very strong word. Though I agree that theres nothing really broke here
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