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Message 16969 - Posted: 23 Mar 2007, 23:00:50 UTC

Predictor@home is censoring massively at their boards and is restricting the freedom of opinion of their registered users in an inappropriate manner.
After a discussion had started about the attitude of the project administration towards a big cheating issue in this thread that thread was closed immediately to avoid any different opinion.

After that any new discussion thread and any question concerning "censorship" were "answered" with the immediate deletion of the postings/threads. Even accounts were fully blocked for posting (in my case until the year 2038!!).
In between even account creation was disabled to prevent the "bad users" from posting further questions. After that didn't help meanwhile whole IP ranges are blocked from access to the complete Predictor homepage!

I think it is not acceptable that the freedom of opinion is restricted in that way and I want to ask the BOINC community members to form an opinion about this. Try for yourself and start asking about this all at the P@H message boards!



There's an ongoing discussion over at the BOINCstats forum, where also the beginning of this whole mess is to be found. See: Trojan boinc installation by rogue member
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Message 16977 - Posted: 24 Mar 2007, 0:07:19 UTC - in response to Message 16969.  

I know in the past I've thought of driving over there and having a face to face chat with them.... ;)

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Message 16981 - Posted: 24 Mar 2007, 0:44:59 UTC

Did they behave that strange before?

And would you drive over to them for me?! :-)
Man, I'm so p/o'ed by that stuff I could tell Mr. admin a few words... but it's a way too long trip for me. *LOL*
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Message 16984 - Posted: 24 Mar 2007, 0:56:22 UTC - in response to Message 16981.  

Did they behave that strange before?

This David Braun isn't a scientist or anything. He isn't in the Molecular Biology faculty directory either. If you take a liberal read of his title he's basically in charge of their I/T dept. So he isn't gonna care about the "science" and loss of crunchers. Here he is!


"You are banned for life!"

But if people feel strongly enough about it they can take the issue to his boss.
And would you drive over to them for me?! :-)
Man, I'm so p/o'ed by that stuff I could tell Mr. admin a few words... but it's a way too long trip for me. *LOL*

Gas is 3.12/gal. and I'm clear across the county. Maybe some weekend I'll take a pic of his office door with a post-it that says, "Misfit was here"
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Message 16987 - Posted: 24 Mar 2007, 1:39:36 UTC - in response to Message 16984.  
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... Gas is 3.12/gal. and I'm clear across the county. Maybe some weekend I'll take a pic of his office door with a post-it that says, "Misfit was here"

*LOL* At least you don't have to swim over the pond like me. *grin*
And send him the pic of his door with an email. :-DDD
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Message 17002 - Posted: 24 Mar 2007, 11:41:34 UTC

Luckily I don't crunch Predictor. It screwed up my electronic dictionary, and I need that more than they need my processor power.

And as you tell this, I'm happy I haven't crunched more for them than I have.


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Message 17012 - Posted: 24 Mar 2007, 15:33:46 UTC - in response to Message 16969.  

Predictor@home is censoring massively at their boards and is restricting the freedom of opinion of their registered users in an inappropriate manner.

Sorry to hear that Cori. I never bother with Predictor much because they never seem to have any WUs. Perhaps I'll bother and get myself banned - just to keep up my banned score ;)


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Message 17021 - Posted: 24 Mar 2007, 16:37:42 UTC - in response to Message 17012.  

... Perhaps I'll bother and get myself banned - just to keep up my banned score ;)

Hehe... if you get banned you may use this as sig for your next account:



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Message 17048 - Posted: 25 Mar 2007, 0:05:34 UTC

All I can Say is.......UP THEIR NOSES WITH RUBBER HOSES!!

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Message 17050 - Posted: 25 Mar 2007, 0:12:00 UTC - in response to Message 17048.  

All I can Say is.......UP THEIR NOSES WITH RUBBER HOSES!!

That's the spirit!
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Message 17052 - Posted: 25 Mar 2007, 0:27:32 UTC - in response to Message 17050.  

All I can Say is.......UP THEIR NOSES WITH RUBBER HOSES!!

That's the spirit!

MAY THE BIRD OF PARADISE FLY UP YOUR NOSE!!

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Message 17088 - Posted: 25 Mar 2007, 15:30:36 UTC
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Team Calm Chaos officially joins the ban on Predictor@Home!


In support of Teams BOINC Synergy and BOINC@Heidelberg, (and others affected by being banned at Predictor by Predictor@Home's obviously lame and tainted "management"), Team Calm Chaos is stepping up and joining the BOYCOTT and ban of the Predictor Project. I have taken liberty of posting this, (see below), in a couple of Threads in Number Crunching at SETI@Home, our Team Recruitment Thread at SETI@Home, a Thread in the SETI@Home Cafe, and now here in this Thread:


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OK - This really REALLY ticks me off!!!


The Admins/Mods at Predictor are actively banning ANYONE who speaks out against Wate, (the hacker/criminal element that used a Trojan to blindly install BOINC on computers without the owners of the computers knowledge; nor consent), in any way shape or form. According to Saenger, this blatant heavy handedness occurred today. See the following:


Members banned at Predictor.

Trojan boinc installation by rogue member.



I highly suggest that any Calm Chaos Teammates presently crunching for Predictor cease and desist crunching for that Project until they lift the ban on the 20+ Boinc Synergy crunchers, as well as others whom are presently banned for only utilizing the First Amendment, "Free Speech". Wate is the proven criminal and hacker, and Predictor and Staff need to zero out Wate's credits and ban him/her, not the innocent people lodging an honest complaint!


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In response to my above posting; our Team's Co-Founder, (and resident SETI Moderator), Knightmare has detached from Predictor. Other Team Calm Chaos Members are "suspending", "No New Work"-setting, or otherwise "detaching" from Predictor; as well.

Let's all join together in banning Predictor until their "management" wakes up and smells the First Amendment rights of the United States of America, (and other Countries' Free Speech laws), and rescinds the ban of the BOINC Synergy, (et. al.), Members at Predictor @Home; further, realizing that they need ban Wate, and zero out Wate's credits at Predictor, (like other Projects already have), in the name of justice!!!

(OK, so I may be on a Soap Box here; however, I really hate what I'm reading about Predictor@Home's actions.) In doing what they've done, the "management" at Predictor is truly sanctioning Wate and Wate's actions; which are ILLEGAL and have, (as posted in other Threads), already negatively affected BOINC Projects everywhere, publicly in print!!! Call to arms, unify together, detach from Predictor NOW!!!


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Message 17099 - Posted: 25 Mar 2007, 18:09:59 UTC
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I can't post there cuz they added a credit requirement (even in Help). So in effect many of us have just been added to the banned list. I've changed my profile and sig for this special occasion.

Click here to vote for my profile! :-)
Vote recommend and vote often!

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Message 17115 - Posted: 25 Mar 2007, 22:25:44 UTC - in response to Message 17099.  

I can't post there cuz they added a credit requirement (even in Help). So in effect many of us have just been added to the banned list. I've changed my profile and sig for this special occasion.

Click here to vote for my profile! :-)
Vote recommend and vote often!

Join the Banned for Life team!


Done.

And vote for my profile: Click here

No, I can't post anything over there, my RAC is too low.


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Message 17127 - Posted: 26 Mar 2007, 0:27:57 UTC
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I made this for my profile pic over there, feel free to use it (not from my Photobucket though!)




And thanks to NA for that plonk pic, it's a piece of art. I know you're lurking here.


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Message 17129 - Posted: 26 Mar 2007, 0:40:05 UTC - in response to Message 17127.  

I made this for my profile pic over there, feel free to use it (not from my Photobucket though!)

Especially from her photobucket!
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Message 18448 - Posted: 7 Apr 2007, 0:54:18 UTC
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What do you think would happen if Wate called Predictor admin about a Windows problem? Listen in!

Adult language warning! Adult language warning!

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Message 20527 - Posted: 25 Apr 2007, 4:47:16 UTC
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Predictor@Home notification:

This email is sent to inform you that one of your posts in the forum has been affected by moderation in Predictor@Home:
Thread: Let's say Good bye
Link: /forum_thread.php?id=2550

The moderator gave this explanation to why your post was moderated:
None given

This was the contents of your post:
Not being content with just deleting posts at CPDN,
Mo.v moves over here demanding posts be removed,
and poof: 3 posts disappear, including the (evidence) post demanding removal;
all because Mo.v considers "u 2 need 2 get a clue" to be "intimidating"--
amazing.

Even more amazing my comment had nothing to do with Mo.v or David Braun.

From Braun down to Jordless down to Moo. The brown nose gravy train.
And I insist everyone picture the visual.

I think it lasted... maybe a minute?

You may not post or rate messages until Jan 19, 2038

Ah.. I'm a true member now.
Joke's on them. I rated before I posted.
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Message 20535 - Posted: 25 Apr 2007, 6:45:16 UTC - in response to Message 20527.  

Predictor@Home notification:

This email is sent to inform you that one of your posts in the forum has been affected by moderation in Predictor@Home:
Thread: Let's say Good bye
Link: /forum_thread.php?id=2550

The moderator gave this explanation to why your post was moderated:
None given

This was the contents of your post:
Not being content with just deleting posts at CPDN,
Mo.v moves over here demanding posts be removed,
and poof: 3 posts disappear, including the (evidence) post demanding removal;
all because Mo.v considers "u 2 need 2 get a clue" to be "intimidating"--
amazing.

Even more amazing my comment had nothing to do with Mo.v or David Braun.

From Braun down to Jordless down to Moo. The brown nose gravy train.
And I insist everyone picture the visual.

I think it lasted... maybe a minute?

You may not post or rate messages until Jan 19, 2038

Ah.. I'm a true member now.
Joke's on them. I rated before I posted.


Yes, it seems you are now a true member of the "jordless' banned for nothing society". We are a special group. :-)


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Message 20553 - Posted: 25 Apr 2007, 11:06:45 UTC - in response to Message 20527.  

Predictor@Home notification:

This email is sent to inform you that one of your posts in the forum has been affected by moderation in Predictor@Home:
Thread: Let's say Good bye
Link: /forum_thread.php?id=2550

The moderator gave this explanation to why your post was moderated:
None given

This was the contents of your post:
Not being content with just deleting posts at CPDN,
Mo.v moves over here demanding posts be removed,
and poof: 3 posts disappear, including the (evidence) post demanding removal;
all because Mo.v considers "u 2 need 2 get a clue" to be "intimidating"--
amazing.

Even more amazing my comment had nothing to do with Mo.v or David Braun.

From Braun down to Jordless down to Moo. The brown nose gravy train.
And I insist everyone picture the visual.

I think it lasted... maybe a minute?

You may not post or rate messages until Jan 19, 2038

Ah.. I'm a true member now.
Joke's on them. I rated before I posted.



Ahhhh, the next bad guy. Shame on you Misfit. LOL
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