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Message 1971863 - Posted: 24 Dec 2018, 20:00:49 UTC

Because of the Christmas and New Years Day holidays, our weekly outage will be on Wednesday rather than the normal Tuesday both this week and next.
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Message 1971910 - Posted: 25 Dec 2018, 4:36:35 UTC - in response to Message 1971863.  

OK, you are about the third "Jeff Cobb" I know. (OK, maybe I don't really know you.. ) :)
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Message 1971912 - Posted: 25 Dec 2018, 4:50:22 UTC - in response to Message 1971910.  

Thanks for the warning :)

OK, you are about the third "Jeff Cobb" I know. (OK, maybe I don't really know you.. ) :)
Ahem... Thomas, meet Jeff. (okay, posted for the benefit of those who _really_ haven't heard about Mr Cobb :)
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Message 1971916 - Posted: 25 Dec 2018, 5:19:20 UTC

And where of course the famous Cobblestones measurement comes from!
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Message 1973375 - Posted: 4 Jan 2019, 11:48:29 UTC

Doesn't anyone in the management think that it would be proper to notify the Users of seti@home regarding the unscheduled maintenance operations which end up in total (as in scheduled maintenance) or partial (as in "Task View" is not available since longer than 24 hours as of now) shutdown(s) with explanation(s) and/or expected return period(s) to normal operation(s)... ??? It may be that most of the users will not be able to understand the technicality that lies beneath, but they will definitely feel that they are being thought of and informed... Hope I make a small point here...
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Message 1973528 - Posted: 5 Jan 2019, 2:26:52 UTC - in response to Message 1973375.  
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The personal stats appear to be presently accessible (users have pointed out that the Carolyn server has apparently been the source of the stats' inaccessibility), and the other issues you're talking about (and more) are discussed here. Considering this happened during holidays, methink the staff can be forgiven for not taking the time to explain the apparently minor technical intricacies involved (even if some of us understandably want to *know* lol) and is imo to be commended for the short duration of this slightly more prolonged outage ^^

Doesn't anyone in the management think that it would be proper to notify the Users of seti@home regarding the unscheduled maintenance operations which end up in total (as in scheduled maintenance) or partial (as in "Task View" is not available since longer than 24 hours as of now) shutdown(s) with explanation(s) and/or expected return period(s) to normal operation(s)... ??? It may be that most of the users will not be able to understand the technicality that lies beneath, but they will definitely feel that they are being thought of and informed... Hope I make a small point here...

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Message 1973563 - Posted: 5 Jan 2019, 7:43:52 UTC

Doesn't anyone in the management think that it would be proper to notify the Users of seti@home regarding the unscheduled maintenance operations

Time was when Matt used to write a weekly technical report covering the details of what had gone on during the previous 7 days. He doesn't do that any more, and the others don't have the time. It must also be realised that the project here is run on minimal support with not enough staff or funding. Also those that are in the lab don't spend 100% of their time on Seti matters. They all have other University Space Science projects to support as well.

The nitty gritty fact is that out of 92,000 active users only a handful bother to post on the boards. Of those even less make any complaints. Therefore it is unlikely that the lab will re-arrange their workloads to accommodate 1/2 a dozen people. Yes it is irritating when servers go down without warning, as much to them as well as us, but it is the nature of the project, and if you crunch for it you accept it as it is.

That they manage to do as well as they do in the circumstances is gratefully acknowledged.
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