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1) Message boards : Number crunching : How to commit suicide ? How to destroy his own project ? How to loose support ? (Message 494)
Posted 499 days ago by davidBAM
Please take this thread down
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Hi - FB Sprint (Message 476)
Posted 500 days ago by davidBAM
1. The wanless project has a history of losing work even running open outside of challenges. Why? Bearnol's 'trusty server' isn't trusty at all & has been known to have downtime in excess of his own 48hr deadline.

2. Bearnol got no advance notice of being selected for the Sprint. Very shoddy from Seb. Had he been asked, I would hope he would have declined as he would have known that challenges attract competitive crunchers and that means bunkering. Larger projects know better how to govern that to suit their capabilities.

3. To enable server processing of completed results now would simply mean that 157,000 results will be past deadline. To extend the deadlines as a one-off would mean that some of them would count but, with the Transitioner Backlog now showing 36hrs and only 32hrs remaining on the challenge, I suspect even that would render this Sprint null and void.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Hi - FB Sprint (Message 460)
Posted 500 days ago by davidBAM
yup - I figure it would only take a single SQL statement to add 5 days to all extant WU
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Hi - FB Sprint (Message 457)
Posted 500 days ago by davidBAM
so I actually prefer a quick turnaround


I've given you a quick turnaround 15711 completed WU in the 48hrs since the sprint was announced. They are uploaded and ready to report. Same as they were the last two times your server lost my work (outside challenges)

And you are about to flush them down the toilet as soon as you turn on your server processing !!
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Hi - FB Sprint (Message 447)
Posted 500 days ago by davidBAM
Frustration, not hate, Steve. Two other occasions where project server downtime exceeded their own WU deadline were outwith any kind of a challenge. Extending the deadline IS under project admin control I believe.

And, yes as I said earlier, for FB to select a project without giving prior warning is outrageous
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Hi - FB Sprint (Message 441)
Posted 500 days ago by davidBAM
I do believe that I have LOST more points than I have ever earned on this project and all down to stupidly short deadlines which your own server cannot meet. Everything crunched in good time and yet still points lost at your end. I suggested on these forums back in January that 48hrs was not good.

There is no delicate way to say this but you are currently sitting on 15,000 completed WU from me & I will be less-than-chuffed if you flush these down the toilet. If they are not credited, I doubt very much if I will return to this project

All are still within deadline - indeed most were uploaded with 24hrs or more of deadline time remaining.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Hi - FB Sprint (Message 435)
Posted 500 days ago by davidBAM
Please, please extend the deadlines (on all extant work if possible) as 48hrs seems unfairly low when server downtime can account for 24-36hrs of this entire period.


PS. Poor show that you don't get advanced notice of being selected for an FB sprint though
8) Message boards : News : Project stopped (hopefully temporarily) (Message 403)
Posted 644 days ago by davidBAM
Please, please extend the deadline times so that we stand a better chance of getting credits for completed WU when your server won't allow uploads




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