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Message 16607 - Posted: 23 Mar 2007, 22:50:45 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!!).

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!

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!

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 16609 - Posted: 24 Mar 2007, 3:22:25 UTC - in response to Message 16607.  

OK - as requested, I have formed an opinion on this.
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Message 16612 - Posted: 24 Mar 2007, 19:17:05 UTC
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I want to ask the BOINC community members to form an opinion about this.

After investigating the issue, I have found the accusations against P@H to be valid. I have disconnected from the project. Thanks to ThEfT for the post, and good luck on your quest; the cause you pursue is just.

As for me, I have spoken by taking my CPU cycles elsewhere.



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Message 16617 - Posted: 25 Mar 2007, 13:25:15 UTC

new Members cant get help at Predictor anymore - they cant post - you need an minimum of credit - but it says not how much

I think they dont need any supporters beside Wate
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Message 16622 - Posted: 25 Mar 2007, 22:35:21 UTC

Click here to vote for my Predictor profile! :-)
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Message 17140 - Posted: 28 Jun 2007, 1:00:04 UTC

For all who may not be aware...

To all interested in the current censoring issues at Predictor, an online petition has been created for user’s who do not agree with the censorship. The letter is available to read before signing and will be presented to staff at the Scripps Institute to express the feelings of the Boinc community who feel the censorship is wrong and should be addressed.

We need as much support as possible, thank you.

Link to online petition.

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Message 17244 - Posted: 4 Jul 2007, 13:45:53 UTC - in response to Message 17140.  

why not just leave and take your cpu cycles somewhere where they will be appreciated?
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Message 17344 - Posted: 13 Jul 2007, 4:37:10 UTC

I agree. I am not a member, nor will I now be, but I would have withdrawn from the project alltogether.
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Message 17349 - Posted: 13 Jul 2007, 12:32:43 UTC

I was a member of P@H, but after 331 days of donating cycles to the cause and finally finishing my W/U, my results were never credited and the BOINC message panel informed me that the W/U was corrupt. That was enough to just chuck the project and donate my cycles to projects which would actually work. I shall immediately go to the petition page and look it over. If I am allowed to do so, I shall sign it. Censorship of the kind described is intolerable. We're helping with science, not politics!
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Message 17376 - Posted: 17 Jul 2007, 13:54:53 UTC - in response to Message 17244.  

why not just leave and take your cpu cycles somewhere where they will be appreciated?


I agree! Why fight to be allowed back into a place that is so bad? Why constantly expose yourself to the attack when all you have to do is never return to the project and never have to worry about loss of credits or censorship on this level?
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Message 17552 - Posted: 25 Jul 2007, 22:34:25 UTC

WOW ... impressed by the petition setup ... my sig now there. Surprised to only see 42 sig.s there - more than that many people have commented on single threads?! I agree with comments above and just stopped crunching for them.

My freedom, my choice, their loss.

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Message 20496 - Posted: 22 Sep 2008, 20:59:27 UTC

Wow !

In the words of the wise sage Carlos Castaneda..
Petty Tyrants !
Insie-wincie tiny-weenie miniscule self-absorbed tyrants.
I blame it all on that 9/11 nonsense :)

Live long and prosper.



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Message 20497 - Posted: 22 Sep 2008, 21:05:54 UTC

..another thing..
Check out when the last person submitted anything on their boards - 26 days ago.
That says it all really - sweet F.A user participation.

The Floggings will continue until morale improves
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