My tuppence (as if;)) - cheating has happened - those who cheat can have the extra points as far as I am concerned. It happened in Seti, and eventually they flushed out a load of double unit pushers. Now the new D2OL developer may spot a way to flush them, even though Charles has said it can’t be done.
Simply put, remember the goals here, stats are one thing that pushes competition, BUT your machine is the one doing the work, if you don’t cheat then it’s not a problem is it. Your machine is helping the cause YOU chose before all these events happened. Cheating from what I understand of reporting duplicate results in D2OL may actually hurt the science stats if not filtered. I would not be worried about the stats as most are it would seem, but the validity of the project science. I note no-one has actually asked that question of D2OL admin yet. For me that’s the first thing that comes to mind - is the project hurt by the cheats? For them not to do something about this for such a long time with a “known” bug, I would say if they answer “yes”, I would expect all D2OL contributors to seriously think about the time you have donated to the cause, that could be scientifically flawed by design.
Cheats - yeah, old news. But if no safety net is in place for the science, then that provokes some serious validity issues with the science of the project.