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Posted 31 Jan 2011 by BILL
Here's some shocking news for you. You are never going to see a Boinc project die because all the crunchers up and quit because they didn't get the "stroking" they thought deserved. Most crunchers don't care if there is an outage as long as it gets fixed and repeated reports saying "We're working on it." aren't necessary. There are crunchers out there that don't even know their machines are still running Boinc projects.
The project managers are fully aware that it's only a small vocal percentage that complain about not having their hands held and their leaving would not be a problem. There are a few that would probably wish the complainers bon voyage because the number that they do have is straining the equipment/system to the point of repeated failures. Milkyway@home comes to mind.
So don't trot out that "if we don't get what we want we'll all quit" argument. The project admins know it's not going to happen, it's childish, and you're just embarrassing yourself.
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