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Message 2580 - Posted: 8 Sep 2007, 14:41:36 UTC

There is a feature in the later versions of the server SW that allows users to "Mark all threads as read". Very hany. I thought is came in the same version as PM feature, but maybe I'm wrong. I see that this forum has PM, but no "Mark all threads as read".
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Message 2594 - Posted: 9 Sep 2007, 10:23:06 UTC

Oh boy is Scott good....


And "Mark all as read" was added a few weeks (?) after the PM system. But anyone who grabs the code from SVN now will have them both.
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Message 2595 - Posted: 9 Sep 2007, 10:29:34 UTC

I'm confused by your response. How do we get "Mark all threads as read"?
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Message 2598 - Posted: 9 Sep 2007, 13:22:39 UTC - in response to Message 2595.  

I'm confused by your response. How do we get "Mark all threads as read"?

Look in the upper right corner of the page, under the Cosmo logo.
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Message 2600 - Posted: 9 Sep 2007, 17:31:06 UTC

That was fast! Thanks!
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Message 3176 - Posted: 9 Oct 2007, 2:02:02 UTC
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Eliminate PM function. It's annoying and subject to spamming by unscrupulous team cheerleaders (spammers).

If it's not fit to post on the forum, it needn't be said.

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Message 3177 - Posted: 9 Oct 2007, 5:06:53 UTC - in response to Message 3176.  

Eliminate PM function. It's annoying and subject to spamming by unscrupulous team cheerleaders (spammers).

If it's not fit to post on the forum, it needn't be said.

I disagree- the PM function is a good way to pass along information that someone wants/needs, but is not of use or interest to the general public. It also can keep forums from being clogged with inane information.
An "Opt Out" feature would be nice however for anyone who is annoyed by it, or feels they have nothing to gain from PMs.



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Message 3182 - Posted: 9 Oct 2007, 18:07:52 UTC - in response to Message 3177.  

Eliminate PM function. It's annoying and subject to spamming by unscrupulous team cheerleaders (spammers).

If it's not fit to post on the forum, it needn't be said.

I disagree- the PM function is a good way to pass along information that someone wants/needs, but is not of use or interest to the general public. It also can keep forums from being clogged with inane information.
An "Opt Out" feature would be nice however for anyone who is annoyed by it, or feels they have nothing to gain from PMs.


In addition, warnings and such from mods will be communicated via PM, since it's clearly not a public matter.
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Message 3183 - Posted: 9 Oct 2007, 18:45:10 UTC
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All mod activity should be public, to prevent abuse of powers.

We got along fine without PMs for years.
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Message 3201 - Posted: 11 Oct 2007, 2:30:00 UTC
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For those that cannot or will not read signatures:

I WILL NOT OPEN, READ OR RESPOND TO ANY PRIVATE MESSAGES!

I have an annoying notification at the top of the forums that I have two unread private messages. They can rot there. They will never be opened. I'm not even curious to know who they are from.

I am totally against PMs, and in particular the BOINC implementation which has no opt-out or opt-in option.

If someone is trying to reach me, they can ask Scott to email me. As admin, he has access to all user emails. Otherwise, post it here. In public. In plain sight.

EDIT for clarification: I am not expecting Scott to release my email to others, since that would be a violation of privacy. I also am not expecting Scott to act as my personal messenger, so I guess your only option is to post to my attention in open forum.
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Message 3202 - Posted: 11 Oct 2007, 3:38:52 UTC - in response to Message 3201.  
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For those that cannot or will not read signatures:

I WILL NOT OPEN, READ OR RESPOND TO ANY PRIVATE MESSAGES!

I have an annoying notification at the top of the forums that I have two unread private messages. They can rot there. They will never be opened. I'm not even curious to know who they are from.

I am totally against PMs, and in particular the BOINC implementation which has no opt-out or opt-in option.

If someone is trying to reach me, they can ask Scott to email me. As admin, he has access to all user emails. Otherwise, post it here. In public. In plain sight.

EDIT for clarification: I am not expecting Scott to release my email to others, since that would be a violation of privacy. I also am not expecting Scott to act as my personal messenger, so I guess your only option is to post to my attention in open forum.

Well, since you won't read PMs, I'll post this publicly, but this and your post will be deleted and this thread closed/deleted soon, since it is no longer of any use.

This is information that should be listed in your profile or signature or on some social networking site; it is not something that has any business being posted in a thread about the "mark all threads as read" function, and it certainly does not deserve a thread of its own. If you do not like the PM system and want an "opt out" function, then the appropriate place to express that would be on the BOINC forums, since I clearly will not be removing the PM system on this project.

Furthermore, do not pollute threads with off-topic discussion. Consider this your last warning.
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Message 3203 - Posted: 11 Oct 2007, 5:02:00 UTC - in response to Message 3202.  
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This is information that should be listed in your profile or signature or on some social networking site;


It is and has always been clearly posted in my forum signature. You only need to read it.

Your and your mods' opinion of off-topic is clearly a different standard than anywhere else on BOINC. If you review all the deleted posts, you will find many that are clearly in context and on topic, but were deleted because your mods will not allow a normal to and fro discussion of a topic to flourish. I only resorted to off-topic when pushed there by your mods.

If someone makes an statement of opinion on a topic, and they are asked to support or defend that opinion, how is that off-topic?
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Message 3205 - Posted: 11 Oct 2007, 7:50:36 UTC - in response to Message 3202.  
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If you do not like the PM system and want an "opt out" function, then the appropriate place to express that would be on the BOINC forums, since I clearly will not be removing the PM system on this project.

Actually, everyone who doesn't want it should write about that in this Trac ticket, so the developer of the BOINC forums software can see how much this lives with people. BOINC Trac requires a separate registered account.
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Message 3207 - Posted: 12 Oct 2007, 2:07:05 UTC - in response to Message 3203.  


It is and has always been clearly posted in my forum signature. You only need to read it.

It doesn't make it OK for you to post your feelings about PMs (in a completely unrelated thread, no less) just because your signature is ignored.

Your and your mods' opinion of off-topic is clearly a different standard than anywhere else on BOINC. If you review all the deleted posts, you will find many that are clearly in context and on topic, but were deleted because your mods will not allow a normal to and fro discussion of a topic to flourish. I only resorted to off-topic when pushed there by your mods.

"normal to and fro discussion" is allowed to occur, but not when it strays away from the original topic of the thread (within reason, of course). The topic of credit at C@H went off-track (partly my fault, since I participated in it), but after we asked the discussion to stop (and made a new thread with the explicit purpose of discussing C@H credit), you kept it going.

If someone makes an statement of opinion on a topic, and they are asked to support or defend that opinion, how is that off-topic?

It doesn't matter if someone baited you into going off-topic, it's still off-topic.
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