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Message 8344 - Posted: 5 Feb 2009 | 16:33:33 UTC
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The other day, I saw the need to reverify my email. No problem. I clicked through, clicked the button, got the email and clicked the link in the email. I was informed that my email was indeed verified. Cool beans.

I look at my account tonight and I see I need to reverify my email. Hmmm, ok. I click the link, click the button, get the link in the email and click it. I'm told my email is verified. I go back to my account page and I'm told that I need to reverify my email.

I'm using gmail's web interface and FF 3.0.5.

[edit]Eric, I'll hang onto the reverification email. I can forward it to you if you need it.[/edit]
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Message 8345 - Posted: 5 Feb 2009 | 19:33:38 UTC

I think you are okay, and I've goofed.

From the pop-up box under your avatar I see that your e-mail is in fact verified.

Do you get a notice in the status box over the front page news saying you need to verify your e-mail address? I don't think so, if you have a green date of joining under your avatar.

So the only indication is that there is a [re-verify] link in your account page (home.php). But right now that is always there, even if your e-mail has been verified. I probably should adjust that.

Have I guessed correctly, or is there some other indication that your address has not been verified?

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Message 8346 - Posted: 5 Feb 2009 | 20:49:21 UTC

You're right on the money.
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Message 8347 - Posted: 5 Feb 2009 | 21:01:22 UTC - in response to Message 8346.

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You're right on the money.

Well, maybe on what happened, but not on good interface design.

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Message 8363 - Posted: 7 Feb 2009 | 10:14:24 UTC

So what's the difference between (re)verifying and validating?

My email address, when I changed it to the one I am currently using, was validated at the time. Why the need to re-verify? Does it need to be done every so many times? What do you care what my email address is? What will happen if I never re-verify my email address?
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Message 8364 - Posted: 7 Feb 2009 | 10:30:45 UTC - in response to Message 8363.

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What will happen if I never re-verify my email address?


Eric'll ban you?

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Message 8365 - Posted: 7 Feb 2009 | 11:26:38 UTC

Oh, if nothing worse... I thought we'd be sent viruses then, or the server would explode.
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Message 8367 - Posted: 7 Feb 2009 | 13:14:49 UTC - in response to Message 8363.

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So what's the difference between (re)verifying and validating?
The source code for BOINC is ambigious on this. "Validating" in one place means checking that it has the valid form of an e-mail address (eg. has @ in it, and a domain after that). But in other places it's used as "verifying that it works". I've changed the user interface here to use "verify" that way, and I've added a timestamp to the database to track when the address was verified.

My email address, when I changed it to the one I am currently using, was validated at the time. Why the need to re-verify?

How long ago was that? If it's been a long time then we may not be sure that the address still works, or more importantly, that you still control it.

Does it need to be done every so many times? What do you care what my email address is?
Projects would be able to require verification, or re-verification, within a given period, and would choose the period. You might want to make sure that the address was verified within the past year. Or two? Or 6 months. It would be up to the projects.

What will happen if I never re-verify my email address?

You might not get work. The run we had started, and then interrupted, was a test of a scheduler modification which would only give work to hosts owned by someone who had verified his/her e-mail address.
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Message 8368 - Posted: 7 Feb 2009 | 13:29:48 UTC - in response to Message 8367.

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You might not get work. The run we had started, and then interrupted, was a test of a scheduler modification which would only give work to hosts owned by someone who had verified his/her e-mail address.

I can tell you that didn't work then as I did get work.
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Message 8369 - Posted: 7 Feb 2009 | 13:36:56 UTC - in response to Message 8367.

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My email address, when I changed it to the one I am currently using, was validated at the time. Why the need to re-verify?

How long ago was that? If it's been a long time then we may not be sure that the address still works, or more importantly, that you still control it.

Doing this one separately.

Time-frame was December 2007. I changed all my projects to that new email address then. It's a throw-away address, needed for BOINC Wide Teams. But so far, no spam on it and no one has emailed to it. ;-)

Needing to re-verify my email every so many months on projects is only going to be bothersome, especially with the many amounts of projects out there. If I don't want work from your project, I'll set it to No New Tasks. Many of the projects in my BOINC are set to NNT, only still there so my cross-project ID doesn't go wandering off again.
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Message 8370 - Posted: 7 Feb 2009 | 14:38:41 UTC - in response to Message 8369.

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Needing to re-verify my email every so many months on projects is only going to be bothersome, especially with the many amounts of projects out there.
Projects would decide how to use this, and would have to weight the benefits. Scheduling is not the only place this could be used. You might get work, but not be able to alter your profile or post to the forums unless you've verified your e-mail in the past year.

I doubt most projects would care about this. I'm more interested in this for use with students. You'd have to re-verify your e-mail address each year to continue participating in the on-line component of the project.
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Message 8371 - Posted: 7 Feb 2009 | 14:57:00 UTC - in response to Message 8370.
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You'd have to re-verify your e-mail address each year to continue participating in the on-line component of the project.

Also when you're an admin or moderator?

For that matter, why is yours orange? Are you in between verifications, or just a non-decider? ;-)

Finally, is there a deadline attached to needing to click the link in the email? Or does it never time out?
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Message 8372 - Posted: 7 Feb 2009 | 16:56:23 UTC - in response to Message 8371.

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Finally, is there a deadline attached to needing to click the link in the email? Or does it never time out?

Good point. The way BOINC does it, it never times out. You could probably re-play one from last year to verify an e-mail account that you actually don't control anymore.

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Message 8373 - Posted: 7 Feb 2009 | 16:58:12 UTC

Suggestion is to have the status of your e-mail (color?) on Your Account match the status of the verification.

So, green is verified within the time limit, yellow/orange is getting close to need, red is in need?

Maybe also put the dates on Your Account, verified xx/xx/xx, next verification needed at xx/xx/xx.

Just some ideas.

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Message 8374 - Posted: 7 Feb 2009 | 18:56:28 UTC - in response to Message 8372.

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You could probably re-play one from last year to verify an e-mail account that you actually don't control anymore.

I have been reading this sentence a couple of times now and I hit upon the problem of, how do I use a link in an email sent to me at that time if I no longer can control said email address? If I can't get into that email address, I can't get at the email... or can I? ;-)
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I have been reading this sentence a couple of times now and I hit upon the problem of, how do I use a link in an email sent to me at that time if I no longer can control said email address? If I can't get into that email address, I can't get at the email... or can I? ;-)

You would have to have a copy of the message, but saved somewhere else (if you can't get to the actual e-mail account). So this is not a likely scenario.

So it's not clear to me why there should be a timeout for the verification. You get the message, but don't click the link for 6 months, during which time your addresss is not verified. You click the link, and it's verified. No problem.
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I had hoped my suggestion to at least change the color on the Account page to match the status of your verify would be done. The last verified and next verify dates would also be a nice addition.


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Message 8419 - Posted: 14 Feb 2009 | 16:25:37 UTC

Both the account page and pull-down in forums are color coded. Red means the e-mail address has not been verified. Green means it has been verified recently. Orange means it was once verified, but not recently (where "recent" is configurable by the project).
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Both the account page and ...

Then why is mine yellow on the Account page, and Green everywhere else?
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Both the account page and ...

Then why is mine yellow on the Account page, and Green everywhere else?


Mine is green on the forums and orange on my account page.

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Strange. Is it still orange on your account page now?

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Strange. Is it still orange on your account page now?


Yes.

I'll try logging out and logging back in.

[edit]No change. Still orange.[/edit]


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Strange. Is it still orange on your account page now?

Yes.

Yours should be orange/yellow as you have not verified in a while. Please verify yourself and see what colors yours is.

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<tr><td class='fieldname' width='25%'>Email address<br></td><td class=fieldvalue><font color='ORANGE'>


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Still orange. Any update?

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Still orange. Any update?

Nope. I haven't changed anything further yet.

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Should I try verifying yet again to see if that turns it green?
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Should I try verifying yet again to see if that turns it green?

Thanks, but not yet. I've not had time to track down what I think will fix it, so we'll save you for when it's time to test whatever I change.

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I is still orange )-:

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I is still orange )-:

This is still making me blue

Love the work though!

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I is still orange )-:

Twas hoping this would have been checked out by now.
I can continue to dream.

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I finally got a chance to look at the code. It should now be the same color in your personal account page as it is in the forums pop-up. I think the problem was one missing line of code. Please verify that it works now (or doesn't).


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Message 8624 - Posted: 16 Jun 2009 | 3:21:12 UTC - in response to Message 8623.

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I finally got a chance to look at the code. It should now be the same color in your personal account page as it is in the forums pop-up. I think the problem was one missing line of code. Please verify that it works now (or doesn't).



Sadly, I'm still orange on my account page and green on the forum popup.
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Message 8625 - Posted: 16 Jun 2009 | 6:23:03 UTC - in response to Message 8624.

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Sadly, I'm still orange on my account page and green on the forum popup.

I concur.

Eric,

The page in question is: http://pirates.spy-hill.net/home.php
When you go there, what color is your e-mail address?

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Message 8626 - Posted: 16 Jun 2009 | 11:23:18 UTC - in response to Message 8625.

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The page in question is: http://pirates.spy-hill.net/home.php
When you go there, what color is your e-mail address?

Right now it's orange, but I've turned it red and green by changing the timetstamp
in the database for e-mail verification. It worked for me. Do the dates of verification match between forum and home.php?

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Right now it's orange, but I've turned it red and green by changing the timetstamp
in the database for e-mail verification. It worked for me. Do the dates of verification match between forum and home.php?

Mine is orange, but my e-mail verification is green.

My verified dates do not match. On the home page I show 13 March 2008, on the forums I show Feb 7, 2009.

Is this the issue? Why two different dates?

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Message 8628 - Posted: 17 Jun 2009 | 2:47:46 UTC - in response to Message 8627.

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My verified dates do not match. On the home page I show 13 March 2008, on the forums I show Feb 7, 2009.

Is this the issue? Why two different dates?

That is the issue. I don't know how you get two different dates, but 13 March 2008 is old enough to get the orange, while the other date is new enough for green. So that part is working, and now I know where to look for the problem. Thanks.

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Message 8629 - Posted: 17 Jun 2009 | 11:46:33 UTC

I think your hint helped me find the problem. Please check it now.

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Message 8630 - Posted: 17 Jun 2009 | 21:36:26 UTC - in response to Message 8629.

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I think your hint helped me find the problem. Please check it now.

Perfect!

So, two different counters that were not merged correctly?

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Perfect!

So, two different counters that were not merged correctly?

Not quite, but something similar.

There are two different user data objects in the BOINC forum code. When Pirates@Home started there was only one. The properties of that object correspond directly to the columns in the user table, or a join between the user table and forum preferences table. Then a new User object was introduced which adds an abstraction layer to access the database, which in principle would allow the use of another database system, such as PostgreSQL, in place of MySQL. Good idea. Instead of just object properties, the new User object has accessor methods to get the values of the properties.

So I've even been trying to use the new User object when I make changes to the site. But as a result there is a mixture of new and old, not just on Pirates@Home but still in the current BOINC code. So when I see "$user" in the code, is it the new style object or the old? In this case the same code in two places produced different results, because it should have used the old user object in one place and the newer User object in the other.

As an interesting aside, it looks like the incorrect usage might have resulted in your getting the email verification date of user #1 -- which is me. I last verified my e-mail address on Thu, 13 Mar 2008 21:43:02 EDT, so that's why you got March 13th. Strange thing is, my verification date in the forums was showing as 14 March. Turns out one place was using local time for the server, the other GMT time, hence the difference of a day. That's also been corrected.

Thank you, Mad Tom, for reminding me so many times that this puzzle needed to be solved.
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I'm not getting the verification email. I've tried a couple times over the few days. It's going to a gmail address. It's not showing up in spam. I shouldn't have a problem with the domain. :)
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Message 8919 - Posted: 24 Sep 2010 | 2:01:07 UTC

It seems that all e-mail is broken now. I'll take a look at it...

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Message 8921 - Posted: 24 Sep 2010 | 8:48:58 UTC - in response to Message 8919.

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It seems that all e-mail is broken now. I'll take a look at it...


Yup, because I'm subscribed to this thread and I didn't get a notification of your post.

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Message 8922 - Posted: 24 Sep 2010 | 20:47:52 UTC

He's not the only one. The verification mail to my gmail account never arrived

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Message 8923 - Posted: 25 Sep 2010 | 2:34:57 UTC

Mail seems to be working now. Got the notice of the new post in the thread and the email verification email. And, the verification worked. :-)

ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR! Very good capt'n! Care to share what you broke?

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Mail seems to be working now. Got the notice of the new post in the thread and the email verification email. And, the verification worked. :-)

ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR! Very good capt'n! Care to share what you broke?

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The e-mail system on the whole server was not set up properly after the system upgrade.

I'm glad to hear that it works again now. But I may break it again. I will change it over from sendmail to postfix. Hopefully nobody will notice...

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Message 8931 - Posted: 26 Sep 2010 | 7:36:29 UTC - in response to Message 8925.

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Mail seems to be working now. Got the notice of the new post in the thread and the email verification email. And, the verification worked. :-)

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The e-mail system on the whole server was not set up properly after the system upgrade.

I'm glad to hear that it works again now. But I may break it again. I will change it over from sendmail to postfix. Hopefully nobody will notice...


I think you broke it again. I didn't get the mail about your post in this thread.
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