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Dr. Ronald C. Spencer
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Message 2874 - Posted: 7 Jan 2017, 17:15:32 UTC

As a Scientist I am surprised that Grid Republic seems to be sloppy in transference of the workers pages, teams aren't listed except on a Boinc page. There is no place on Grid Republic showing a page, to change one's email. Little, to no regard to the complaints of the volunteers.

No notice as to when future work assignments will appear. I know I'm an ole Astronomer (Planetary Scientist) with painful arthritis in both hands) Maybe that's what is making me cranky. Or maybe the volunteer's have a right to speak up since they do a large portion of the work.

BOINC was so much better, all around. I have no doubt the people running this are very fine people but please answer the people inquiries, AND ask Grid Republic to get moving and be a little more considerate of those who crunch data.

I encourage all volunteers too continue helping this worthy project even if your frustrated. It's still a very worthy cause because what we do may save lives.

Dr. Ronald C. Spencer
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Message 2875 - Posted: 9 Jan 2017, 8:31:25 UTC - in response to Message 2874.

No, it's not your arthritis. :-)

Ant Chubb
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Message 2876 - Posted: 9 Jan 2017, 15:11:37 UTC - in response to Message 2874.

Hi Ronald,

Apologies for this. The transfer of the server was supposed to be an easy affair, but clearly there are more teething problems. I've noticed major changes to the forum pages also - not sure why. I'm confident Rytis will fix this over the next few days/weeks.

Some of the delay is due to me holding up the pipeline. I'm trying to get new ligands set up and ready for crunching, but it's a slow manual process that I can only do after hours. Once the ligand libraries are ready there be LOADS of crunching available.

Thanks for your continued patience and support (and sorry to hear about the arthritis).

ciao,
Ant

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Message 2878 - Posted: 10 Jan 2017, 8:29:25 UTC

Thanks for the update Ant, but with all the problems, you need to be doing this much more often so that we know what is going on. And if you want this to be your project, then you need to take responsibility for what Grid Republic does and doesn't do - expressing confidence doesn't mean anything.

How about agreeing that you'll visit the forums twice a week and respond to any and all questions and problems that volunteers have raised?

Dr. Ronald C. Spencer
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Message 2879 - Posted: 11 Jan 2017, 21:42:45 UTC - in response to Message 2876.

Dear Ant,

I'm sorry for sounding so Judgmental. I realize you have your hands full. I'm involved in 11 research programs myself and work from 8:00am to 12:30am Monday through Saturday and Sundays after 1:00pm to about 9:00pm.

Obviously I love doing what I do as an astronomer who loves planetary Science. I did say I thought people should continue with the project as was and is worthy of all the help people can give to this research.

Actually I'm a pussycat and not the Tiger I appear. I wish you all the best.

Dr. Ronald C. Spencer

Emeritus Member of the American Astronomical Society
Member: The Division for Planetary Sciences of the AAS
Member: The American Association of Variable Star Observers
Member: The Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Member: The Planetary Society Founded by Carl Sagan.

I suspect I will be involved with all this research until my last breath.

High Regards,

Dr. Ronald C. Spencer

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Message 2880 - Posted: 11 Jan 2017, 21:51:06 UTC - in response to Message 2875.

Your right Dr. G. Hughes, Maybe it's not my arthritis, maybe distemper? :-)

Help me with a good diagnosis. :-)

Regards,

The Tiger that's really a Pussy Cat.

Dr. Spencer

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Message 2881 - Posted: 12 Jan 2017, 0:43:01 UTC - in response to Message 2876.

Some of the delay is due to me holding up the pipeline. I'm trying to get new ligands set up and ready for crunching

But that does not affect

    having a forum on GridRepublic
    having teams on GridRepublic
    connectivity of computers with GridRepublic


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Message 2887 - Posted: 12 Feb 2017, 1:58:22 UTC - in response to Message 2881.

I've said it before and I'll say it again

IF Ant was paying for this migration,he wouldn't be paying for this migration

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Message 2889 - Posted: 12 Feb 2017, 3:47:33 UTC - in response to Message 2887.

I've said it before and I'll say it again

IF Ant was paying for this migration,he wouldn't be paying for this migration

I AGREE!

  • NO / LACK OF COMMUNICATION FROM *ANY* ADMIN(S).
  • SLOPPY / MISHANDLED TRANSFER OF "DATA" FROM ONE WEB SITE TO ANOTHER.
  • USERS CAN NOT SEE WHAT TYPE OF WORK IS BEING DOWNLOADED, UPLOADED AND VALIDATED.
  • ETC.


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Message 2894 - Posted: 13 Apr 2017, 22:56:05 UTC - in response to Message 2887.

I've said it before and I'll say it again

IF Ant was paying for this migration,he wouldn't be paying for this migration


This whole migration is a downright disaster.
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