PLEASE READ FIRST - Forum Membership and Usernames

This is the section where non-members can find out about joining the forum of the UK's #1 BOINC Team. We have plenty of experience amongst our illustrious membership, who've got the answers to any queries you might have :-) So, why not JOIN ? (It's free !!)

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PLEASE READ FIRST - Forum Membership and Usernames

Post by UBT - Timbo » Tue May 09, 2006 11:48 am

Hi and WELCOME to our Forum

Some notes about Forum Membership

This forum was set up in 2006, to serve as a portal of information about (what was then) the new fangled BOINC program, that could harness the power of thousands of PC's to crunch datasets from many and various projects, but all using a common "program manager" to control what programs were being run.

The concept of BOINC has caught on in the intervening years and there are many projects that you can join in with...and as such, you may have questions about how to operate your computer in the best way, so as to maximise your efforts efficiently.

Of course, most BOINC projects have their own forums, but having a team forum allows for a wider range of topics to be discussed....and of course, other allied topics can be discussed too...which makes this more like a club, rather than a "haven for techy bods".

So, please join in - we have a long-standing group of people who keep a regular eye on the forum, so any topics that require assistance are usually answered quite quickly.

Joining the UBT Forum

If you are thinking of joining this Forum, please use your BOINC USERNAME when you REGISTER on this Forum.

This is VERY IMPORTANT, as otherwise, your forum membership will NOT be activated.

Please note: This forum is open to ANY BOINC cruncher, but UBT members obtain special privileges.

We will run a verification check that you are "crunching" for at least ONE of the BOINC projects before your account is activated. (This is because we have sometimes been plagued by spammers and hence we only want to activate forum accounts for REAL people).

Our Team "check" uses our own stats website here:

http://ubtstats.co.uk/ubt/UBT.php?cs=1& ... oject=comb

as well as checking the UBT team membership listing on BOINCstats.com here:

https://boincstats.com/en/stats/-1/user/list/0/0/214/0

If you are not already joined to UBT on any project then we will check and verify your username here:

https://boincstats.com/en/stats/-1/user/list/


Old memberships/forgotten passwords etc

If you have previously registered and have either changed email addresses or you've forgotten your old forum password, then please email me at: founder at uk boinc team dot org dot uk (replacing the relevant at, dot and spaces accordingly ;) )

As of November 2015, the forum registration process has been repaired, as we now have a brand new, shiny version of forum software running (and with very grateful thanks to Janos for his help with the database migration and set-up). :D

Forum Registration

To register, just fill in the form and an admin will activate your account, in due course (usually within a day or so)...

Once your account is activated, please post a "HELLO" message in one of the forums, so we know you are "REAL". Otherwise, if your account is not used, then we will mark it as a dormant account, which may then be deleted.

This forum, like others, sometimes receives fictitious "registrations" from spambots - and it is our intention to keep this forum spam-free, in support of our Team effort to generate results for the various projects and to provide members with help, if they require it.

Please note that as a Newly Registered Member, your account name will be shown IN RED and initially, your account will be limited, as we want to ensure that only people "with an interest in BOINC" register....our forum has been online for a long time and for some reason, we seem to attract people posting links to websites where you can buy cheap sunglasses, blue pills or view dating profiles :o

If you register and do not subsequently log in to your account within 1 month, the account may be deactivated, without notice.

Likewise, the admins reserve the right to delete inactive memberships, or any links to non UBT or BOINC related websites, in order to keep our Forum software running smoothly.

Benefits of joining

If you register with us (as mentioned, using your BOINC username) and contribute regularly to the forum, it will give us the opportunity to recognise your contribution in the BOINC rankings and hence we can then upgrade your membership to include access to the UBT Team Chat Area - which is ONLY accessible to UBT crunchers who are currently crunching for the Team on one (or more) of the projects. A minimum of 5 acceptable postings onto the forum is a pre-requisite for this upgrade.

Note: If you have already registered on the Forum and want to CHANGE your username, then please use the PM button and the admins can then modify your account settings accordingly. We will only change a username once in any calendar month... :D

Further notes:

There are occasions when genuine BOINC crunchers join up and then don't re-visit the forum (for whatever reason) after they have joined up.

As such it is possible that when we purge the Memberlist of recently joined "names" (esp. ones that are obviously spambots) that we may delete a genuine BOINC crunchers membership.

It is very much regretted if this happens, but we do ask that you post a message in the Forum as soon as your Forum Membership has been activated so we know you are not a spambot......

If you have joined and your account HAS been deleted, please re-join and we'll ensure your account stays live, as long as you post a message soon after the account is activated....!

Please note: We reserve the right to delete unused, inactive and/or dormant accounts - these will be removed as part of our general "house-keeping" to keep our forum database "tidy".

Likewise, if URL links are added to accounts where NO posts have been made, then these links may be deleted at our discretion.


regards,
Tim, Admin of UBT Forum
(last updated: May 2018)

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Re: PLEASE READ FIRST - Forum Membership and Usernames

Post by Woodles » Sun Nov 29, 2015 9:48 pm

Is it just me or is the team chat area missing?

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Re: PLEASE READ FIRST - Forum Membership and Usernames

Post by UBT - Timbo » Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:13 am

Woodles wrote:Is it just me or is the team chat area missing?
Not missing - it is still here...but I need to sort out the user permissions for some sections (which is a whole minefield in itself - so, bear with me a bit as I get to grips with all the new admin stuff).

UPDATE: See if you can see it/post in it now and let me know please :)

regards
Tim

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Re: PLEASE READ FIRST - Forum Membership and Usernames

Post by Woodles » Mon Nov 30, 2015 5:25 pm

Hi Tim,

I can now see it and post in it :)

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Re: PLEASE READ FIRST - Forum Membership and Usernames

Post by UBT - Timbo » Mon Nov 30, 2015 6:16 pm

Woodles wrote:Hi Tim,

I can now see it and post in it :)
Hi Mark

Excellent - that proves to me that the tweak I made is working.

regards
Tim

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