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Message 7646 - Posted: 16 Jul 2008 | 2:35:01 UTC

As pirates are teached to steal things, the same as elsewhere in the BOINC world happened here too. Team Alienware was pirated on 29 Dec 2007 and after all existing members (apparently just the founder Heffed remained) walked plank, the team was promptly renamed to "Sace Family" and joined the quickly rising family of kidnapped teams.

Currently the only member and "founder" of team ID=71, who takes care of Team Alienware's pirated gold, is Barbar. Please thank him for his piratery, sharks, bear with him, and give the Heffed's former teammates' treasure back to Heffed.
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Message 7650 - Posted: 16 Jul 2008 | 19:44:27 UTC

I'd be happy to do so if Heffed is still active and makes the request. Otherwise, the team may still get hijacked again, eh?

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Message 7651 - Posted: 16 Jul 2008 | 21:50:52 UTC - in response to Message 7650.
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Wormholio wrote:
I'd be happy to do so if Heffed is still active and makes the request. Otherwise, the team may still get hijacked again, eh?

Rather true such possibility, but still...

According to:
o team_id.gz from 05-Jul-2006 09:10 - "Team AlienWare" (71)'s founder was PoorBoy (746), Heffed was just a member,
o team_id.gz from 13-Aug-2007 22:45 - "Team AlienWare" (71)'s founder and the only member was Heffed.

Heffed seems not to be active anymore, PoorBoy still is.

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Message 7655 - Posted: 17 Jul 2008 | 1:50:17 UTC

Thanks. So if Poor Boy asks, I will also give it to him.

The real question is what to do to Barbar.

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Message 7656 - Posted: 17 Jul 2008 | 3:22:34 UTC - in response to Message 7655.

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The real question is what to do to Barbar.

Nothing other than no team should be done to Barbar here. Except maybe an entry into the pirates wall of fame.
Seems to me Barbar worked within what is acceptable in current BOINC code.
The ability to change team founders must exist (for many reasons) and Barbar has shown us the dark side of the ability.
"the team may still get hijacked again, eh?"
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Message 7657 - Posted: 17 Jul 2008 | 11:57:31 UTC - in response to Message 7656.

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The ability to change team founders must exist (for many reasons) and Barbar has shown us the dark side of the ability.
"the team may still get hijacked again, eh?"


Exploring the consequences of how the BOINC code works is one of the things we do here, including the dark side. So yes, I suppose here (if not on other projects) it is acceptable. Though I would have liked to have then heard about it here, instead of learning about it from other projects.

I've been thinking that the fact that dormant teams can be hijacked might be a good thing for BOINC. The whole point of teams, forums, and all the other features is to encourage participation. If everybody in a team is no longer participating or paying attention, then the team can be hijacked this way. Now that everybody knows this, maybe teams will make sure to maintain an active presence on every project.

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Message 7658 - Posted: 17 Jul 2008 | 14:34:40 UTC

PoorBoy is now the head of the recently restored Alienware team.
Anybody else care to join him?

Barbar is now a member of the Away team. Rusty is the leader, so if Barbar tries his tricks with this team then Rusty can bite him.

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Message 7659 - Posted: 17 Jul 2008 | 16:52:23 UTC

Barbar has never acquired the teams personally, each time a replacement user did the work for him. So Rusty would bite a replacement leg :-)

Thanks for the change, I'll try to notify PoorBoy.

All'n'all, if he had tell about in advance, I'd really award Barbar with one BOINC-wide doubloon, as was said, he pointed the community on the existing teams issues. Just that he's thinking differently...

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Message 7661 - Posted: 17 Jul 2008 | 18:16:24 UTC

Yes I have taken back over Team AlienWare the once #1 Team of the Pirates Project, I had no clue somebody had Pirated the Team away from Heff whom I bestowed the Team Foundership on as I moved on to other Projects.

Also since there are no original Members left on the Team other than me now I have Re-Named the Team to PoorBoyzToyz as I have done at many Projects. I've also re-attached a few Box's to the Project to try & keep in touch with it.

My Thanks go out to Eric too who Re-Instated me as the Founder ... PoorBoy

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Message 7662 - Posted: 17 Jul 2008 | 19:46:39 UTC - in response to Message 7661.

PoorBoy wrote:
I've also re-attached a few Box's to the Project to try & keep in touch with it.


Hi PoorBoy, welcome back to pirates!

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Message 7664 - Posted: 18 Jul 2008 | 2:01:54 UTC - in response to Message 7661.

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Yes I have taken back over Team AlienWare the once #1 Team of the Pirates Project

Along with Kalessin I'll extend the welcome back to you PegLeg.

This is the 2nd time you've been directly involved in Treachery amongst us and I've been wondering, does this turmoil follow you wherever you go?
And if so, can you give the rest of us some pointers in that right direction?
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Message 7665 - Posted: 18 Jul 2008 | 9:02:20 UTC - in response to Message 7664.
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Ahhh Yes, a very Dark Period in my BOINC Past & of course you had to drag it up for some Un-Godly reason. It was the main reason I drifted away from the Pirates Project & will do so again I suspect now that that's been brought to the Forefront again, Thanks, I appreciate that Contact.

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Message 7674 - Posted: 19 Jul 2008 | 2:54:10 UTC - in response to Message 7665.

My sincere apologies.
Causing harm is not my intent. It just comes naturally.

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Message 7697 - Posted: 28 Jul 2008 | 5:03:32 UTC - in response to Message 7674.

Contact wrote:
Causing harm is not my intent. It just comes naturally.

Sweet music to my ears.
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Message 7701 - Posted: 28 Jul 2008 | 23:13:16 UTC
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Barbar is back from his holiday and posted an explanation on Space Family's Czech forum.
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