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Profile Michael GoetzProject donor
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The "Shut up already!" badge:  This loud mouth has mansplained on the forums over 10 thousand times!  Sheesh!!!Discovered the World's First GFN-19 prime!!!Discovered 1 mega primeFound 1 prime in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2019 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2020 Tour de Primes321 LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,822,730)Cullen LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,005,249)ESP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,009,577)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,145,754)PPS LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (12,841,928)PSP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,197,957)SoB LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (34,291,181)SR5 LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,004,590)SGS LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,276,011)TRP LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,737,347)Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,195,123)321 Sieve Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (9,387,883)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,170,256)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,059,304)PPS Sieve Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,114,159)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,035,522)TRP Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,051,121)AP 26/27 Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,114,260)GFN Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (72,383,585)PSA Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (12,404,447)
Message 53063 - Posted: 15 Apr 2012 | 17:24:45 UTC

I've added a few descriptions of the various forums to the main forum page. There were many situations where it was unclear which forum was best suited for a specific topic. Hopefully those descriptions will help make choosing the proper forum less ambiguous. The better organized the forums are, the more likely someone is to get a helpful answer, and the more likely it is that someone will find a previous answer to their problem.

I based those descriptions upon how the majority of people have been using the forums. For example, most (but not all) discussions about PPS, 321, SoB/PSP and CW sieving have been done in the individual subproject forums rather than the "Sieving" forum, so the description for the Sieving forum says that it's for PSA manual sieving and not BOINC sieving.

To provide guidance for some of the more ambiguous situations, here's where things belong best:

1) If the topic is specific to a particular subproject, it goes in that subproject's forum.
2) If it's about Manual Sieving in the PSA, it goes in the Sieving forum.
3) If it's about PRPNet or PRPNet subprojects, it goes in the Project Staging Area forum.
4) If it affects more than one subproject but has anything to do with hardware, software, etc., it goes in "Number Crunching", unless it's better suited to one of the forums in 1, 2, or 3 above.
5) Anything else related to PrimeGrid (such as discussions about the forums) belongs here in General Discussion. Topics not directly related to PrimeGrid also belong here.
6) Generally speaking, I don't really think Problems and Help is that useful as a distinct forum -- except that someone new to PrimeGrid won't have a clue where they should ask for help. This forum is for them. :)

I didn't mention the news category because only a few people can start new topics there. BOINC challenges will normally be discussed in the News forum.
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Eliminated 1 conjecture "k"321 LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (29,468)PPS LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,246,304)SoB LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (20,043)SR5 LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (110,771)SGS LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,043,897)TRP LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (55,195)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,537,753)PPS Sieve Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,486,801)TRP Sieve (suspended) Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (282,153)GFN Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (3,914,059)PSA Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (8,091,160)
Message 53097 - Posted: 16 Apr 2012 | 13:41:20 UTC

It does make things quite a bit clearer and more pleasant to the eyes, since it took me two months to figure out that "Problems and Help" was an actual category and not just a heading for those sub projects below.
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Discovered 2 mega primesFound 2 primes in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 2 primes in the 2019 Tour de PrimesFound 12 primes in the 2020 Tour de Primes321 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,076,824)Cullen LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,287,148)ESP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,174,327)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,028,260)PPS LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (38,620,190)PSP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,151,448)SoB LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,014,268)SR5 LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (14,871,275)SGS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,860,522)TRP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (6,568,836)Woodall LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,036,418)321 Sieve Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (92,753,452)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (127,922,665)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (30,984,158)PPS Sieve Double Ruby: Earned 2,000,000,000 credits (2,761,079,363)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (8,134,964)TRP Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,013,696)AP 26/27 Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (276,723,135)GFN Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (242,830,964)PSA Double Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000,000 credits (1,370,700,486)
Message 53105 - Posted: 16 Apr 2012 | 16:24:00 UTC

And here I thought I was going a little bonkers. Nice job there Mike !

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