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2014-08-11 20:53:57

I was able to join my team to the recent SIMAP Challenge. However, it is listing our team name as [H]ard|OCP which is correct at other projects. At SIMAP it is HardOCP. I am not seeing our team getting any points and wanted to know if this was a limitation of BOINCStats and how it does the teams names. It could be trying to point at [H]ard|OCP which does not exist at SIMAP. HardOCP does.
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2014-08-11 21:16:18

Coleslaw wrote:
It could be trying to point at [H]ard|OCP which does not exist at SIMAP.

Sorry, but [H]ard|OCP exists at SIMAP too
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2014-08-11 21:34:42
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It does and you will see that it had only one-two member(s) which was by error. I am not a member of that team yet I am the one who added us to the challenge. I think this is a huge flaw for team challenges if someone who isn't part of a team can sign it up. I am an admin at the correct team name of HardOCP. This is a bug in my opinion and really should be fixed.

When I said does not exist in my previous post, it was in error as I did search but it did not return it. Now I am seeing it come up. But still... my point remains. If someone is not a part of the team, they should not be adding the team to the challenges. Team founder should work different and allow the team founder to link the correct team when joining.
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2014-08-12 06:42:06

Coleslaw, I understand your concern.

As far as I understand, how Willy has set up the team challenges:
Teams are combined in the BOINC combined stats, but in theory with each project it could be a different team with the same name as you've seen now at SIMAP. Nowadays a lot of teams are directly created when a project starts, if the project administrator does everything right.
In the early SIMAP days the automatic creation of settled teams was obviously not the case.

Willy has only allowed the team founder with the most incorporates in the projects to sign up for team challenges (repeat as I understand).

Since team challenges always are in 1 project only, in my opinion it would be better to only allow the team founder in that specific project to sign in for a team challenge. Than you would have signed in with HardOCP for the SIMAP challenge and not with your BOINC combined team name.

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2014-08-12 06:42:27

The official team cpid is based on a hash of the lower case team name. This is used to get the stats from the projects. It can not guess that a team has another name in some project.

To fix this issue you should gain control of your team name. Maybe the project admins can help.
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