1) Forums : Announcements : Update from the project (Message 9739)
Posted 11 Dec 2011 by Profile Saenger
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I answered this elsewhere on the forums. Briefly, what happened in 2009: those accounts got hacked, and spammed. They then included material that violated the proper use rules of the university against profanity etc. If we hadn't shut them down immediately we would have had to take down the whole site, ie all of C@H. We did not have the resources to go through all these accounts individually, re-open them and "re-imburse" the participant's lost credit. On the whole I think we have been extremely fair with credit, but this was a case where criminal activity took us to a situation where we did not have full control and we had to act quickly.

Do with it what you will, but it's done, it's in the past and I hope we can close this topic and move on now to focus on the future, the science and what C@H is about for the majority of the participants.

Best,
Ben

Why didn't you bother to answer any questions about this for far over a year (Message 8851 - Posted 28 Jan 2010 13:50:20 UTC ), but instead left this forum and your volunteers for such a long time?

I simply don't believe you, you've treat your crunchers with utter contempt and then fabricate this fairy tale about hacking of accounts and profanity. If they were indeed hacked, they would have been hacked in all BOINC projects, as the participants usually use the same password in all projects. As this didn't happen, you were just extremely trigger happy in deleting unsuspecting accounts.
2) Forums : Announcements : Update from the project (Message 9479)
Posted 21 Aug 2011 by Profile Saenger
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If you would dare to be bothered to answer to people who got their accounts here deleted without having done anything wrong, and have complained to you for over a year, I would take your words as a good sign.

But as you still refuse to care about your crunchers, I take it as a piece of crap posted to sedate the crunchers.

Post something valuable in this threads:
URGENT PROBLEMS THREAD (2009 and after)
deleted Account

The problem is known to the project at least since 28 Jan 2010 13:50:20 UTC, but they arrogantly refuse to answer to it's participants, to which they have done harm.
They messed it up, they slapped some of their participants in their face with all might, and they refuse to act on their deeds.
3) Forums : Technical Support : URGENT PROBLEMS THREAD (2009 and after) (Message 9443)
Posted 17 Jul 2011 by Profile Saenger
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a year passed since my account has been deleted. No one gives a shit. No admin runs this project. Why are they sending WU's?

I would like to know on what hardware the project is running, it's quite reliable stuff running so long without any admin caring about it.
4) Forums : General Topics : Error while editing User-Profile (Message 9442)
Posted 17 Jul 2011 by Profile Saenger
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There is no admin here, it's a ghost project, somebody simply forgot to turn it off once it was abandoned.
5) Forums : Technical Support : Seti is 10 times faster with Cuda, why not Cosmologyathome ? (Message 9417)
Posted 10 Jun 2011 by Profile Saenger
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Seti is 10 times faster with Cuda, why not Cosmologyathome ?

Because this is a dead project, with no administration, no one giving a shit about it, it's just running because someone forgot to switch it off.
6) Forums : Technical Support : URGENT PROBLEMS THREAD (2009 and after) (Message 9315)
Posted 2 Feb 2011 by Profile Saenger
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So is anybody interested in giving me back my account with my 27230 points?

I don't think anybody is interested in anything at all, this project is plain dead.
7) Forums : Technical Support : Allprojectstats.com needs updated. (Message 9314)
Posted 1 Feb 2011 by Profile Saenger
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My points have not updated to my team in a long time. Please look into this.
Mark Patton

Nobody here looks after anything, this project is just dead.
8) Forums : General Topics : Stats XML export is messed up. (Message 9313)
Posted 1 Feb 2011 by Profile Saenger
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This project is obviously dying.

It's already dead!

It's a zombie, and nobody her does any science any more. It's a complete waste of electricity and time.
9) Forums : Announcements : Beware of this project! (at least for now) (Message 9312)
Posted 1 Feb 2011 by Profile Saenger
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Ben gets resultrs out of the thing which he will use sometime in the unspecified future.

I very much doubt that anyone gets anything from this project besides the electricity companies of the users who still crunch here.

This project is just a zombie without any use.
10) Forums : Announcements : Changes to Cosmology@Home (Message 9311)
Posted 1 Feb 2011 by Profile Saenger
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This project is obviously dying.

I would say it's already a zombie.

Anybody who crunches here is probably just wasting his machines and electricity for absolutely nothing.
11) Forums : Technical Support : URGENT PROBLEMS THREAD (2009 and after) (Message 8910)
Posted 5 Mar 2010 by Profile Saenger
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Hmm maybe now is not the best time to come back. Saenger, did you ever get back the missing credits? And I don't follow when Ben said the account had inappropriate information. Can anyone elaborate on that?

I never lost my credits, just the poor fellows that got their account deleted without any reason.
And no, they didn't get their credit back, the project team doesn't care about it's crunchers.

There was nothing inappropriate in their profiles, but they got deleted nevertheless by some ruthless bot or jerk in care of this random deletion spree. They didn't get a warning, they didn't get an explanation, they didn't do anything wrong, they got just kicked in their ass.
12) Forums : Announcements : Beware of this project! (at least for now) (Message 8887)
Posted 23 Feb 2010 by Profile Saenger
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This project deletes random accounts of valid crunchers, doesn't do anything for this crunchers to retrieve those accounts, and obviously doesn't even bother to answer those crunchers who were unjustified fdeleted.

The official story about this deletion, a "hacked account", is not believable, as a hacked account would give the hackers access to all accounts in every project the crunchers participate in. As no such thing happened, the account was not hacked, if anything was hacked, it was the database of this project.

The random deletion spree, the non-reaction of the admins, the disregard for volunteer crunchers, slowly develop a kind of Predictor-feeling, anybody remember the "admin" DLB of Predictor?

If this indefensible things will go on further, I think we, i.e. our team at least, will have to consider this project not valuable any more.


For further information look as well in this two threads:
http://www.cosmologyathome.org/forum_thread.php?id=758
http://www.cosmologyathome.org/forum_thread.php?id=667
13) Forums : General Topics : What's the status of the project? (Message 8875)
Posted 14 Feb 2010 by Profile Saenger
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3) The project has been under attack by spam robots, and our only practicable way of removing offensive material from the website is to remove those accounts affected.

Unfortunately this seems to have been done in a very unprofessional manner as you can see in this threads:
deleted Account
URGENT PROBLEMS THREAD (2009 and after)

At least 3 accounts of harmless users have been deleted without any reason, at least without any thinkable reason. And nothing has been done to undo this severe error within the last two weeks.
14) Forums : Technical Support : deleted Account (Message 8874)
Posted 14 Feb 2010 by Profile Saenger
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You no longer there, comrade, except here to write?

He created a new account to write here, but his credits were "stolen" with his old account, same thing that happened to diclo and Autofuzzy.

If you would have read the whole thread you would have known this of course, but that's probably too much expected ;)

Edit:
We even contacted the right persons via email, as you can see in this thread, but still no sufficient answer.
15) Forums : Technical Support : URGENT PROBLEMS THREAD (2009 and after) (Message 8869)
Posted 12 Feb 2010 by Profile Saenger
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I got my email bounced back in the first 2 attempts, both addresses seem to be wrong:
skruger_at_illinois_dot_edu got this reply from my mail provider:
<skruger@illinois.edu>: host incoming-relays.cites.uiuc.edu[128.174.4.69] said:
550 5.1.1 <skruger@illinois.edu>... User unknown (in reply to RCPT TO command)


Next try came from an address I found here, my providers reply was this:
<skruger@uiuc.edu>: host incoming-relays.cites.uiuc.edu[128.174.196.10] said:
550 5.1.1 <skruger@uiuc.edu>... User unknown (in reply to RCPT TO command)


The one that didn't com back asap (but was not granted an answer nevertheless) was this one, found in the BOINC mailing lists: skruger2_at_illinois_dot_edu
16) Forums : Technical Support : URGENT PROBLEMS THREAD (2009 and after) (Message 8857)
Posted 29 Jan 2010 by Profile Saenger
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Probably to be followed by some emails to Ben Wandelt later today or tomorrow.


Done so, and recieved an answer:
Hello Ben,
I'd like to make you aware of the deletion of some accounts from my team, SETI.Germany, as we have posted in the forum.
As I've seen only little interaction by the project team in the forum I decided to contact you by email as well.

Here is the link to the relevant thread:
http://www.cosmologyathome.org/forum_thread.php?id=758

I hope you can get the accounts back in the database.

Regards,
Uwe Herzke aka Sänger



Dear Uwe -

I looked into it and apparently your account had been hacked and contained inappropriate terms. Since we regularly clean out accounts that contain advertisements or inappropriate language your account was removed.

Would you contact Scott at skruger_at_illinois_dot_edu . To see if your credit can be restored. Please note that we are currently without an administrator (looking to hire one!) and Scott is doing this out of the goodness of his heart so we cannot guarantee efficient communications at this time.

I hope we will soon find someone who can perform the necessary day to day activities to keep cosmology@Home in good working order.

Best regards,
Ben Wandelt


Anyone interested in a new job (link is PDF)?
17) Forums : Technical Support : URGENT PROBLEMS THREAD (2009 and after) (Message 8856)
Posted 29 Jan 2010 by Profile Saenger
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There are no "admins" here anymore. The project is on auto-pilot.
[snip]
Best of luck with the wait...

That was my impression as well from the other threads here, that's the reason for this post.
Probably to be followed by some emails to Ben Wandelt later today or tomorrow.
18) Forums : Technical Support : URGENT PROBLEMS THREAD (2009 and after) (Message 8854)
Posted 29 Jan 2010 by Profile Saenger
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As there's still no answer in the thread, here's just a friendly reminder in case only this thread is monitored by the admins:
Accounts deleted
You can see quite clearly when it happened to Autofuzzy in this picture:

And no, it's no CPID-glitch.
19) Forums : Technical Support : deleted Account (Message 8852)
Posted 28 Jan 2010 by Profile Saenger
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There are more accounts deleted. From our team at least Autofuzzy
diclos old account is #3320. look @ allprojectstats: 3320 and 7529

Probaly more if you look harder.
20) Forums : Technical Support : URGENT PROBLEMS THREAD (2009 and after) (Message 8198)
Posted 22 Apr 2009 by Profile Saenger
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I got a bunch of "signal 11", for excample this one:
<core_client_version>6.4.5</core_client_version>
<![CDATA[
<message>
process got signal 11
</message>
<stderr_txt>

</stderr_txt>
]]>


Some got it after only some minutes, but some only after some hours.


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