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Old 2009-01-07, 22:40   #1
Freightyard
 
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Default Dropping old CPUs - good/bad? (lose credit?)

With my recent machine upgrade, my account now shows my old CPU with no activity. If I drop it will the credit be lost? Or, do I keep it indefinitely?

OR-- Do I merge it with my new machine (which has a different name/model/etc.)?
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Old 2009-01-08, 01:59   #2
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You will not lose your CPU credit if you drop the computer.

Do not merge the computers. It is kinda nice (for tracking error-prone computers).

Personally, I'd leave the computer dangling. I've thought about an option for the web page to not display computers that are inactive.
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Old 2009-01-08, 03:15   #3
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Personally, I'd leave the computer dangling. I've thought about an option for the web page to not display computers that are inactive.
Actually, that was my inclination--except that it affects the CPU results percentages. I noticed it says, "*At least one CPU is 15 days or more unreported." Maybe this (or a 30 day inactivity) could put it into a separate "inactive" state or list where it is no longer considered part of the results?

Sure, all you need is another programming task, right? THANKS AGAIN!
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Old 2009-01-11, 12:20   #4
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I partially agree with the "inactive" state after 30 unreported days: Set it to "probably inactive" and add an option to manually set it to inactive. (and also add an option to set a v4 computer to inactive and / or drop it)

BTW: What do the symbols in the "status" column mean? I suppose "T" is trusted, "U" is untrusted? Are there more possible symbols? (feature request: add a list that explains these abbreviations)

BTW2: Is my "v4 computer" "U" (untrusted?) because it is v4 (p95 version 24, but this one is no longer active) and not v5, or does the "u" indicate that it might be error-prone?
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