[email protected] returned wu's could fit onto a single DVD and the results could be examined for instances of duplicates on a simple SQL PC. I can't see what's so sacred about the results that someone at Berkeley couldn't burn some teams results to settle any allegations of cheating. It's like drug testing in sports.
oh but they are too 'busy'....someone needs to actually take a DAY and catch EVERYONE that cheats using the above method... sure people will be ****ed, but how can they complain? also [email protected] will have all VALID results. looks like a win/win to me...
Kallium- That's a bummer. Seti has been a great project and having it end in controversy is a shame.
That's the problem limited resources creates. Everyone knows about cheating but taking resources away from the science is a hard thing to do. From past experience, people will complain a lot but when the collection plate is passed they all disappear.
There was a cheater here at OCSeti.com and I believe that the account was canceled and all wu's removed. I hope that happens some more.
[email protected] director David Anderson announced [email protected] would do its best to investigate users returning suspiciously high amounts of work and delete their accounts if it uncovered solid evidence of cheating.
The announcement comes after over 800 of the project’s keenest contributors signed a petition demanding that [email protected] administrators act to curb the rorts.
When asked why [email protected] had decided to act on the problem now Anderson said that he just had found some "spare time" to work on it.
Anderson said last month that [email protected]’s project designers were in the midst of finalinsing a deal to secure new funding.
People are starting to see the results of cheaters being removed from the [email protected] stats. One person claims they've noticed a reduction of 3 million WUs overall because of cheaters being removed.