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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 2 mega primesFound 1 prime in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2019 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2020 Tour de PrimesFound 2 primes in the 2021 Tour de PrimesFound 2 primes in the 2022 Tour de PrimesFound 1 mega prime in the 2022 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2022 Tour de Primes Mountain Stage321 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (6,638,389)Cullen LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,038,114)ESP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (6,177,890)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,094,541)PPS LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (23,642,050)PSP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,956,186)SoB LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (36,067,618)SR5 LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (12,645,567)SGS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,037,630)TRP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,084,329)Woodall LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,032,821)321 Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,061,196)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 (22,885,121)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 (10,902,645)GFN Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (92,455,703)WW Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (65,888,000)PSA Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (12,445,029)
Message 75128 - Posted: 4 Apr 2014 | 13:31:51 UTC

As you know, badges for subprojects are awarded at certain levels. There's one set of thresholds for LLR projects, and another for everything else.

I had to ask Rytis about the origin of the level difference because it predates my involvement with PrimeGrid. Originally, the sieves had higher thresholds because they had 64 bit apps and LLR was 32 bits, so you needed more credit to get badges with the faster 64 bit sieve projects. Since badges and credit are incentives to crunch, it's desirable to not run out of new badges to achieve. It used to be that getting gold was analogous to completing the game. It made sense for projects that accumulated credit faster to have a higher "finish line".

AP26 and GFN were presumably put into the "high" category because they had GPU apps, and were also faster.

That's history. In today's world, we've got 64 bit apps for everything, and the big difference is AVX rather than 64 bits. Furthermore, GPUS, not CPU architecture, provides for the real difference in speed.

Finally, we have a lot more badge levels than the original bronze, silver, and gold. Nobody is likely to max out the badges any time soon, no matter how much hardware they have, or how fast it is.

The differing badge levels no longer accurately represent the difference in speed between projects. While it might make sense for PPS-Sieve to have a higher badge level because of its efficient GPU app, it makes no sense for TRP-Sieve to also be at the same level. Worse yet, as apps come and go, the differences in speed are going to change over and over again.

My opinion is that all the projects should have the same requirements for each badge. I'm thinking of lowering the levels for PPS-Sieve, TRP-Sieve, and GFN to the same levels as LLR.

The levels for AP26 and the other (suspended) sieves would also retroactively be lowered. In some cases, this would mean that you might go up one badge in one of the old projects, but not in all cases. Undoubtedly there's also some people with between 10K and 20K credits in one of the old projects who would therefore retroactively be granted a bronze badge. (It is not out of the question that one or more of the sieves might be restarted at some point.)

I think this would be a better system moving forward. What do you think?
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Discovered 1 mega primeFound 1 prime in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2019 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2022 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2022 Tour de Primes Mountain Stage321 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,358,912)Cullen LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,124,261)ESP LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,003,255)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (50,883,977)PPS LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (32,283,847)PSP LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (37,386,303)SoB LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (21,323,435)SR5 LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (33,251,738)SGS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,000,408)TRP LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (12,199,250)Woodall LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (8,842,877)321 Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (8,012,059)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (27,921,016)PPS Sieve Double Gold: Earned 500,000,000 credits (598,726,681)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,990,608)TRP Sieve (suspended) Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,217,057)AP 26/27 Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,572,539)GFN Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (39,512,578)WW Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (13,440,000)PSA Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (420,586,383)
Message 75129 - Posted: 4 Apr 2014 | 13:42:15 UTC

Lowering the levels to the same would be good, would you do the same for PSA?
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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 2 mega primesFound 1 prime in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2019 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2020 Tour de PrimesFound 2 primes in the 2021 Tour de PrimesFound 2 primes in the 2022 Tour de PrimesFound 1 mega prime in the 2022 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2022 Tour de Primes Mountain Stage321 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (6,638,389)Cullen LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,038,114)ESP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (6,177,890)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,094,541)PPS LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (23,642,050)PSP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,956,186)SoB LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (36,067,618)SR5 LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (12,645,567)SGS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,037,630)TRP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,084,329)Woodall LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,032,821)321 Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,061,196)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 (22,885,121)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 (10,902,645)GFN Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (92,455,703)WW Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (65,888,000)PSA Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (12,445,029)
Message 75131 - Posted: 4 Apr 2014 | 13:48:32 UTC - in response to Message 75129.

Lowering the levels to the same would be good, would you do the same for PSA?


Yeah, I forgot PSA. Yes, all badge levels would be the same, including PSA.
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Message 75132 - Posted: 4 Apr 2014 | 13:57:14 UTC - in response to Message 75129.
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An interesting explanation. In my ignorance, I always thought that we got more credits for Sieves to compensate for the fact that with Sieves you can't find primes (the ultimate reward for crunching at PrimeGrid). So with Sieves the reward was higher credit rate. And since we got more credit, badge levels were higher. That made sense to me, but now it seems none of it is true.

In that case, I'm all for equalising badge requirements, including PSA. Unless there is some reason not to include PSA; I can't imagine Michael just "forgetting" PSA. (edit: I typed this at the same time Michael was typing his reply...)

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Message 75135 - Posted: 4 Apr 2014 | 15:09:04 UTC

Would be easier to calculate and remember the badge levels with a single set of rules. I like the idea and welcome it.

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Message 75136 - Posted: 4 Apr 2014 | 15:23:51 UTC

TheDawgz take no issue with the proposed change ... all the badges are shades of gray to us anyway <g>
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Discovered 10 mega primesEliminated 4 conjecture "k"sFound 2 primes in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2018 Tour de Primes Mountain Stage2019 Tour de Primes largest primeFound 4 primes in the 2019 Tour de PrimesFound 1 mega prime in the 2019 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2019 Tour de Primes Mountain StageFound 1 prime in the 2020 Tour de PrimesFound 4 primes in the 2021 Tour de PrimesFound 1 mega prime in the 2021 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2021 Tour de Primes Mountain StageFound 2 primes in the 2022 Tour de PrimesFound 1 mega prime in the 2022 Tour de Primes321 LLR Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (105,242,843)Cullen LLR Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (101,538,484)ESP LLR Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (100,642,296)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (106,956,296)PPS LLR Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (244,274,968)PSP LLR Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (101,484,952)SoB LLR Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (113,220,736)SR5 LLR Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (169,155,000)SGS LLR Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (100,409,432)TPS LLR (retired) Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (43,033)TRP LLR Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (100,338,924)Woodall LLR Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (101,172,892)321 Sieve (suspended) Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (115,948,450)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,142,109)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (50,504,945)PPS Sieve Double Gold: Earned 500,000,000 credits (513,057,580)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,288,222)TRP Sieve (suspended) Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,149,354)AP 26/27 Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (240,277,097)GFN Double Gold: Earned 500,000,000 credits (866,294,638)WW Double Ruby: Earned 2,000,000,000 credits (2,000,124,000)PSA Double Gold: Earned 500,000,000 credits (535,232,795)
Message 75137 - Posted: 4 Apr 2014 | 15:34:53 UTC - in response to Message 75128.

It made sense for projects that accumulated credit faster to have a higher "finish line".
AP26 and GFN were presumably put into the "high" category because they had GPU apps, and were also faster.
That's history. In today's world...


Yes, historically that was the case. Back in times when no GPU apps were available and CPU sieve was giving more credit per hour then CPU LLR.
Badge levels for LLR and sieves were similarly difficult to archieve in terms of computing time needed.

Since we haven't adjusted badge levels for example when GFN GPU came, it looks convenient to have one set of thresholds for all subprojects.

Personally, I don't mind either way - stick to the history (being an old-timer) or go the new way.
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Message 75139 - Posted: 4 Apr 2014 | 16:22:05 UTC

I'm fine with this. Everything you stated in your first post definitely rings true.
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Message 75140 - Posted: 4 Apr 2014 | 17:00:11 UTC


The old conditions have definitely changed greatly since I started here (Whoa!...have I really been at this for almost nine years?). In any case, the circumstances that led to a tiered badge system given the old LLR credit system (which often penalized faster machines by using the default BOINC crediting system) and higher credit CPU sieves no longer applies. As such, the current system definitely disadvantages the TRP sieve (and much of PSA) considerably.

Thus, I am all for the change.

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321 LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (186,168)Cullen LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (189,022)ESP LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (128,326)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (115,730)PPS LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,950,250)PSP LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (132,546)SoB LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (433,700)SR5 LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (155,859)SGS LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (167,333)TRP LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (100,020)Woodall LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (103,446)321 Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,006,012)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,740,001)PPS Sieve Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,282,493)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (119,708)TRP Sieve (suspended) Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (527,925)AP 26/27 Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,664,419)GFN Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,752,547)WW Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,124,000)
Message 75144 - Posted: 4 Apr 2014 | 18:52:49 UTC

After reading through the what Michael and others have posted so far, I am in agreement that a change is now due for these categories to bring them in alignment with the other badge awards.
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321 LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (143,713)Cullen LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (138,103)PPS LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (502,784)PSP LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (102,497)SoB LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (284,581)SR5 LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (70,835)SGS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (8,961,360)TRP LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (3,125,636)Woodall LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (148,137)321 Sieve (suspended) Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (116,747)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (44,749,048)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (12,238,236)PPS Sieve Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (116,071,554)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (9,389,756)TRP Sieve (suspended) Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (24,791,259)GFN Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,027,552)WW Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (24,000)PSA Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (411,000,181)
Message 75153 - Posted: 4 Apr 2014 | 22:43:09 UTC

+1 for the change

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Eliminated 1 conjecture "k"Found 1 prime in the 2018 Tour de Primes321 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,698,294)Cullen LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (6,655,866)ESP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (8,198,062)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,817,032)PPS LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,016,096)PSP LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,891,779)SoB LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (11,111,741)SR5 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,278,494)SGS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,457,856)TRP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,714,186)Woodall LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,726,778)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,094,130)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (11,628,594)PPS Sieve Double Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000,000 credits (1,040,865,445)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,235,150)TRP Sieve (suspended) Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,376,844)AP 26/27 Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (11,615,539)GFN Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (427,593,017)PSA Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (125,462,363)
Message 75165 - Posted: 5 Apr 2014 | 9:51:19 UTC

I'm all for this change.

Another thing that should be readdressed is the UNeven steps in the credit needed for each progression in badges. I think a more linear progression once 1,000,000 is passed makes more sense as well. I know, Mike, this was discussed back when new badges were added awhile back but I think you need to revisit this. Anyone elses thoughts on this issue?


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321 LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,263,014)Cullen LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,187,962)ESP LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,208,070)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,048,291)PPS LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,000,100)PSP LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,539,061)SoB LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,268,727)SR5 LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,239,948)SGS LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,009,752)TRP LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,037,870)Woodall LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,466,446)321 Sieve (suspended) Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (12,787)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (34,485)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,664,063)PPS Sieve Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (13,679,328)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,013,318)TRP Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (3,171,136)AP 26/27 Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,350,968)GFN Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (66,436,566)WW Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (3,792,000)PSA Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,045,658)
Message 75171 - Posted: 5 Apr 2014 | 14:41:55 UTC

Sounds great! Bring it on.

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Found 2 primes in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2020 Tour de Primes321 LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,087,388)Cullen LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,317,185)ESP LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,172,211)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,209,354)PPS LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,660,163)PSP LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,201,555)SoB LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,760,496)SR5 LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (11,015,905)SGS LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,046,746)TRP LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,101,369)Woodall LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,353,360)321 Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,003,334)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (268,250)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,000,502)PPS Sieve Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (310,223,017)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,000,133)TRP Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,000,970)AP 26/27 Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (206,395,150)GFN Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (204,159,637)WW Double Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000,000 credits (1,049,660,000)PSA Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (200,000,001)
Message 75175 - Posted: 5 Apr 2014 | 15:43:14 UTC
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Yes it sounds simpler to have 1 level for sieve + LLR. Makes it easier to try & explain to people as well.

As long as it doesn't bugger up my spreadsheet... ;)

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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 2 mega primesFound 1 prime in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2019 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2020 Tour de PrimesFound 2 primes in the 2021 Tour de PrimesFound 2 primes in the 2022 Tour de PrimesFound 1 mega prime in the 2022 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2022 Tour de Primes Mountain Stage321 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (6,638,389)Cullen LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,038,114)ESP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (6,177,890)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,094,541)PPS LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (23,642,050)PSP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,956,186)SoB LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (36,067,618)SR5 LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (12,645,567)SGS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,037,630)TRP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,084,329)Woodall LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,032,821)321 Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,061,196)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 (22,885,121)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 (10,902,645)GFN Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (92,455,703)WW Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (65,888,000)PSA Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (12,445,029)
Message 75176 - Posted: 5 Apr 2014 | 15:44:56 UTC - in response to Message 75175.

Yes it sounds simpler to have 1 level for sieve + LLR. Makes it easier to try & explain to people as well.

As long as it doesn't bugger up my spreadsheet... ;)


Spreadsheet buggery is virtually guaranteed, I'm afraid. :)
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Message 75180 - Posted: 5 Apr 2014 | 17:10:50 UTC - in response to Message 75165.

Another thing that should be readdressed is the UNeven steps in the credit needed for each progression in badges. I think a more linear progression once 1,000,000 is passed makes more sense as well. I know, Mike, this was discussed back when new badges were added awhile back but I think you need to revisit this. Anyone elses thoughts on this issue?


Just to be clear, you want the progression to be more linear and less exponential, correct?

I currently have it set up so every 3 levels increases the required credit by a factor of 10. That's intentional to allow for future growth in both the number of machines/cores available as well as the speed of individual cores or GPUs. While 50 billion credits seems like a lot, there's already some people with a few billion credits.

20 and 50 billion might seem out of reach right now, but 5 and 10 billion certainly don't. If the sieve levels are lowered, 50 billion would be the highest badge. I see the 20 and 50 billion levels as future headroom allowing for growth so we don't have to add more badges for a while.

If you have a better idea, I'm listening.
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Message 75181 - Posted: 5 Apr 2014 | 18:02:23 UTC

Think the highest badge currently attained by anyone is a double ruby isn't it, which means to hit double emerald they'd have to do (at most) 25 times as much processing as they've already done.

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Discovered 1 mega prime2012 Tour de Primes highest prime scoreFound 2 primes in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2020 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2021 Tour de Primes321 LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (14,210,751)Cullen LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,665,899)ESP LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (3,683,178)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,224,238)PPS LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (13,978,486)PSP LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,789,338)SoB LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,391,412)SR5 LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,827,525)SGS LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,396,774)TRP LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,112,658)Woodall LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,664,441)321 Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,106,124)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,449,019)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,388,253)PPS Sieve Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (437,484,062)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,072,601)TRP Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,441,257)AP 26/27 Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (21,528,975)GFN Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (61,509,962)WW Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (33,760,000)PSA Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (79,952,619)
Message 75182 - Posted: 5 Apr 2014 | 18:43:10 UTC

I suggest lowering bronze to 1 credit or so (meaning that anyone with at least one WU done in a given subproject would get it). It would help newcomers (and some old ones too) to try every different subproject.

Other than that, I agree with the proposal in the first post and I don't think that the LLR thresholds for the other badges should be changed.

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Message 75183 - Posted: 5 Apr 2014 | 18:56:13 UTC - in response to Message 75182.

I suggest lowering bronze to 1 credit or so (meaning that anyone with at least one WU done in a given subproject would get it). It would help newcomers (and some old ones too) to try every different subproject.

Other than that, I agree with the proposal in the first post and I don't think that the LLR thresholds for the other badges should be changed.


A similar idea has come up in the past, and the reaction then was "we shouldn't have a badge merely for participating."

I think that sentiment is still valid, and probably more so now than in the past. Back then, 10,000 credits was a fair amount of crunching. Today, many computers can do that easily in single day on the CPU, and much more than that on a GPU. Four of the projects (SoB, PSP-LLR, GFN-Short, GFN-WR) grant 10,000 or more credits for a single task. If anything, I think an argument could be made for the bronze badge being too low rather than too high. (No, I'm not considering raising it.)
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Eliminated 1 conjecture "k"Found 1 prime in the 2018 Tour de Primes321 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,698,294)Cullen LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (6,655,866)ESP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (8,198,062)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,817,032)PPS LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,016,096)PSP LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,891,779)SoB LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (11,111,741)SR5 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,278,494)SGS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,457,856)TRP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,714,186)Woodall LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,726,778)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,094,130)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (11,628,594)PPS Sieve Double Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000,000 credits (1,040,865,445)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,235,150)TRP Sieve (suspended) Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,376,844)AP 26/27 Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (11,615,539)GFN Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (427,593,017)PSA Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (125,462,363)
Message 75186 - Posted: 5 Apr 2014 | 21:53:29 UTC - in response to Message 75180.

Another thing that should be readdressed is the UNeven steps in the credit needed for each progression in badges. I think a more linear progression once 1,000,000 is passed makes more sense as well. I know, Mike, this was discussed back when new badges were added awhile back but I think you need to revisit this. Anyone elses thoughts on this issue?


Just to be clear, you want the progression to be more linear and less exponential, correct?

I currently have it set up so every 3 levels increases the required credit by a factor of 10. That's intentional to allow for future growth in both the number of machines/cores available as well as the speed of individual cores or GPUs. While 50 billion credits seems like a lot, there's already some people with a few billion credits.

20 and 50 billion might seem out of reach right now, but 5 and 10 billion certainly don't. If the sieve levels are lowered, 50 billion would be the highest badge. I see the 20 and 50 billion levels as future headroom allowing for growth so we don't have to add more badges for a while.

If you have a better idea, I'm listening.

A simple doubling starting from 1M (i.e. 1-2-4-8-16-32M etc.) instead of the current 1-2-5-10-20-50M where you need that extra credit to achieve every 3rd badge.



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Found 2 primes in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2020 Tour de Primes321 LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,087,388)Cullen LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,317,185)ESP LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,172,211)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,209,354)PPS LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,660,163)PSP LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,201,555)SoB LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,760,496)SR5 LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (11,015,905)SGS LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,046,746)TRP LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,101,369)Woodall LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,353,360)321 Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,003,334)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (268,250)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,000,502)PPS Sieve Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (310,223,017)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,000,133)TRP Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,000,970)AP 26/27 Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (206,395,150)GFN Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (204,159,637)WW Double Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000,000 credits (1,049,660,000)PSA Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (200,000,001)
Message 75187 - Posted: 5 Apr 2014 | 22:17:40 UTC - in response to Message 75186.

A simple doubling starting from 1M (i.e. 1-2-4-8-16-32M etc.) instead of the current 1-2-5-10-20-50M where you need that extra credit to achieve every 3rd badge.


Nice to stick to 2^n scale but you drift further & further away from nice powers of 10.

Talking of powers of 2 I've just had a 6 hour game on 2048 on Twitchplayswebgames...

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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 2 mega primesFound 1 prime in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2019 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2020 Tour de PrimesFound 2 primes in the 2021 Tour de PrimesFound 2 primes in the 2022 Tour de PrimesFound 1 mega prime in the 2022 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2022 Tour de Primes Mountain Stage321 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (6,638,389)Cullen LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,038,114)ESP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (6,177,890)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,094,541)PPS LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (23,642,050)PSP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,956,186)SoB LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (36,067,618)SR5 LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (12,645,567)SGS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,037,630)TRP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,084,329)Woodall LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,032,821)321 Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,061,196)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 (22,885,121)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 (10,902,645)GFN Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (92,455,703)WW Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (65,888,000)PSA Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (12,445,029)
Message 75202 - Posted: 6 Apr 2014 | 12:54:30 UTC - in response to Message 75186.


A simple doubling starting from 1M (i.e. 1-2-4-8-16-32M etc.) instead of the current 1-2-5-10-20-50M where you need that extra credit to achieve every 3rd badge.


badge current NeoMetal* bronze 10,000 10,000 silver 100,000 100,000 gold 500,000 500,000 amethyst 1,000,000 1,000,000 ruby 2,000,000 2,000,000 turquoise 5,000,000 4,000,000 jade 10,000,000 8,000,000 sapphire 20,000,000 16,000,000 emerald 50,000,000 32,000,000 double bronze 100,000,000 64,000,000 double silver 200,000,000 128,000,000 double gold 500,000,000 256,000,000 double amethyst 1,000,000,000 512,000,000 double ruby 2,000,000,000 1,024,000,000 double turquoise 5,000,000,000 2,048,000,000 double jade 10,000,000,000 4,096,000,000 double sapphire 20,000,000,000 8,192,000,000 double emerald 50,000,000,000 16,384,000,000


Those are the two options. The old numbers seem to be easier to remember. NeoMetal's suggestion increases more smoothly.

NeoMetal*'s suggestion awards badges at lower levels, which is both good and bad. On the one hand, badges are easier to attain, which makes it more fun. On the other hand, People will run out of goals/badges years sooner, which would necessitate yet another change to the system.

I'm not sure I've ever seen any badge system or milestone system that worked in binary. We're taught to think in base 10, and it's more natural to most people. If we change from increasing by a factor of 10 every three levels to a factor of 8 every three levels, I think it will be more confusing for a lot of people.

I was originally inclined to essentially put this up to a vote and see what everyone preferred, but the more I think about it, the more it seems this will cause more problems than it will solve (I tend to think of things in terms of "how frequently is someone going to have to answer questions about this on the forums?") However, while I'm not thrilled with this idea, if there's overwhelming support for it, I'll reconsider.

So what does everyone think?

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Discovered 3 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 PrimesFound 2 primes in the 2021 Tour de PrimesFound 1 mega prime in the 2021 Tour de Primes321 LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,244,909)Cullen LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,194,451)ESP LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,735,017)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,216,354)PPS LLR Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (73,178,392)PSP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,151,448)SoB LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,045,557)SR5 LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (14,871,275)SGS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,860,522)TRP LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (11,130,742)Woodall LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,419,909)321 Sieve (suspended) Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (101,538,236)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 (2,840,173,136)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 (349,277,565)WW Double Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000,000 credits (1,431,508,000)PSA Double Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000,000 credits (1,370,700,486)
Message 75204 - Posted: 6 Apr 2014 | 13:27:06 UTC
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I kind of like Neo's method. As for running out of badges, you have laid a great base already and just need to add more levels as needed. We have squares and shields so now add stars or circles or some other shape keeping the colors intact.

Post a note with all levels, lock it and sticky it. Plus we also now have the wonderful pending credits to review at will on the the badge link which also shows the next level.


My 2 cents.

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Discovered 1 mega primeFound 2 primes in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 3 primes in the 2019 Tour de PrimesFound 2 primes in the 2020 Tour de PrimesFound 2 primes in the 2021 Tour de PrimesFound 3 primes in the 2022 Tour de Primes321 LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (11,864,134)Cullen LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,012,652)ESP LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,724,918)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,022,217)PPS LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (35,283,765)PSP LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,092,383)SoB LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,008,825)SR5 LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,007,778)SGS LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (12,721,406)TRP LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,077,940)Woodall LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,011,525)321 Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,120,432)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,004,494)PPS Sieve Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (200,105,931)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,002,980)TRP Sieve (suspended) Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,010,755)AP 26/27 Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (200,427,682)GFN Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (204,941,309)WW Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (320,576,000)PSA Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,033,845)
Message 75208 - Posted: 6 Apr 2014 | 14:47:49 UTC - in response to Message 75204.

We have squares and shields so now add stars or circles or some other shape keeping the colors intact.


But would anyone want to move beyond all gold stars?

In the binary counting the higher badge levels do become much easier to attain. Adding more and more levels to compensate will lessen the importance and sense of accomplishment that each level brings.
There must be a way to have a smoother transition on a base 10 counting system without doing just a straight jump to the next factor of 10 as that would make double emerald need 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 credits...seems a little silly.

At the end of the day I think keeping the current achievement levels is fine and changing it can be re-examined as people start achieving double emerald.

As for the thresholds for LLR vs Sieve... To me it initially made sense to have different thresholds because GPUs running sieve projects can rack up credits significantly faster than a CPU running LLR tasks can. I wouldn't think we'd want people hitting the end of the badges too quickly. However, that left TRP sieve as a bit of a confusing one since it is a CPU only project but follows the scoring of GPU based projects.
After reading this thread I know my interpretation of what I observed was, shall we say, a little off.
Flattening the scale for consistency is fine. Leaving it as it is for PPS sieve and GFN, but moving TRP sieve to a flat scale is also fine.

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Message 75209 - Posted: 6 Apr 2014 | 15:01:07 UTC - in response to Message 75202.
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You should also consider the users expectation of badge Levels - what are thy used from other Projects like yoyo, Asteroids, NumberFields, NFS and so on.

I'm always a bit confused on as there it's not the common 10k, 100k, 500k, 1M steps - they have an additional 50k silve badge and the higher Levels are then also not the colour one is used to.

Thus my personal vote: stay with the current steps on LLR.
(Lowering sieve requirements would result in three higher Level bagdes for me, but why change the rules during the race? I don't see the huge benefit.)
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Message 75211 - Posted: 6 Apr 2014 | 16:48:56 UTC

I too am happy with the current levels for LLR.

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Message 75214 - Posted: 6 Apr 2014 | 17:54:04 UTC

I like the idea of moving to one set of badge levels. There were reasons it made sense at the time but as has been stated most of those reasons don't exist anymore and having one set of levels would remove some user confusion.

I would also keep the current badge steps. While the progression steps are not consistent within each three levels you have the nice clean power of 10 increase between any 3 levels which people can understand/see easier than an 8 times increase.
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Message 75222 - Posted: 6 Apr 2014 | 20:15:39 UTC - in response to Message 75128.
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I agree with the change concerning the badge level adjustment LLR <-> Sieve;
concerning the badge level adjustment to a more linear and less expotential increase I suggest to have this topic discussed in / moved to a seperate thread.

(i.e. make small simple steps towards change)
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Discovered 2 mega primesEliminated 1 conjecture "k"Discovered 1 twin prime2022 Tour de Primes largest primeFound 1 prime in the 2022 Tour de PrimesFound 1 mega prime in the 2022 Tour de Primes321 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,709,103)Cullen LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,681,452)ESP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,421,149)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,267,839)PPS LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (24,198,975)PSP LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (12,783,817)SoB LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (13,332,361)SR5 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,248,659)SGS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (6,878,856)TRP LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (11,153,506)Woodall LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (9,224,032)321 Sieve (suspended) Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,000,576)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,000,977)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (6,843,367)PPS Sieve Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (80,503,891)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (6,473,750)TRP Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (8,243,608)AP 26/27 Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (12,741,619)GFN Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (496,939,186)WW Double Gold: Earned 500,000,000 credits (728,708,000)PSA Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,042,125)
Message 75223 - Posted: 6 Apr 2014 | 20:17:06 UTC

In my opinion keep the current levels, just make them the same (LLR style) all the way across. The quicker badge thresholds just make it feel like your just giving in to allowing people to badge up a lot quicker. Those steps every 3rd is the "hump" that you need to get over and is kind of a nice idea. There are some projects that badges are starting to feel worthless because they keep adding tons of new ones every few weeks and then you have so many you are unsure what they are or why.

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Discovered 1 mega prime321 LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,893,273)Cullen LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,440,687)ESP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,738,876)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (6,292,626)PPS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (9,648,951)PSP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,653,927)SoB LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,558,341)SR5 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,748,705)SGS LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (3,335,713)TRP LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (12,602,818)Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,282,622)321 Sieve (suspended) Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (740,566)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (59,788,598)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,143,068)PPS Sieve Double Gold: Earned 500,000,000 credits (524,673,938)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,130,821)TRP Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,074,710)AP 26/27 Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (43,842,888)GFN Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (224,648,943)PSA Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (62,378,755)
Message 75225 - Posted: 6 Apr 2014 | 22:21:05 UTC

Keep the LLR badge levels as they are.

Sieve/GFN/PSA: no strong opinion. Consistency/simplicity is generally good, but given that the credit per hour is generally far higher on those (due to GPU power, mostly) maybe higher thresholds are warranted. I like to think of the badges as an indicator of the level of personal commitment, not just raw crunching power; we already have the credit score for that. I realize others may disagree and that's fine; just my view.
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Eliminated 1 conjecture "k"Found 1 prime in the 2018 Tour de Primes321 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,698,294)Cullen LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (6,655,866)ESP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (8,198,062)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,817,032)PPS LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,016,096)PSP LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,891,779)SoB LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (11,111,741)SR5 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,278,494)SGS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,457,856)TRP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,714,186)Woodall LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,726,778)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,094,130)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (11,628,594)PPS Sieve Double Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000,000 credits (1,040,865,445)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,235,150)TRP Sieve (suspended) Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,376,844)AP 26/27 Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (11,615,539)GFN Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (427,593,017)PSA Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (125,462,363)
Message 75232 - Posted: 7 Apr 2014 | 3:55:28 UTC

It seems the consensus is heading for sieves and LLR to be aligned while keeping the badge credit levels at the current LLR levels.

I do have one last suggestion though. What about changing only 1 of each group of 3 badges to at least smooth out the steps a little to 1-2.5-5-10-25-50-100-250-500M etc. We keep the base 10 progression for the most part and lessens the difference in every 3rd step jump. I do realize that some may actually drop a badge level initially if caught at the right (wrong?) credit level if this change would happen, but thereafter it be more fair and sensible.


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Message 75234 - Posted: 7 Apr 2014 | 4:25:47 UTC

For me, the 1,2,5 progression is more intuitive. I do, however, have a more radical suggestion regarding the color assignment to the levels.

For me, color is a more indicative factor in level progression than shape. Hence double bronze is logically a progression from bronze than from a previous color. With that, I'd like to propose the following color assignments.

..........single..double..triple bronze......10k.....20k......50k silver.....100k....200k.....500k gold.........1m......2m.......5m amethyst....10m.....20m......50m ruby.......100m....200m.....500m turquoise....1b......2b.......5b jade........10b.....20b......50b sapphire...100b....200b.....500b emerald......1t......2t.......5t

Each order-of-magnitude is covered by one color. Within a color, the shape indicates progression. Shapes could be square, circle, shield (or some such). Note that using the current colors, you can go up to a ridiculous 10 trillion points. It also adds some missing levels at the lower end without needing new colors.

Anyways, something to think about...

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Message 75235 - Posted: 7 Apr 2014 | 4:49:38 UTC - in response to Message 75232.

I do realize that some may actually drop a badge level initially if caught at the right (wrong?) credit level if this change would happen, but thereafter it be more fair and sensible.


Anything that raises badge levels will tend to upset people who lose a badge level. This will be far worse when that badge is in a project that's no longer running. For that reason, this can't be done. I'm allergic to angry mobs with pitchforks. :)
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Message 75236 - Posted: 7 Apr 2014 | 4:51:40 UTC - in response to Message 75234.

For me, the 1,2,5 progression is more intuitive. I do, however, have a more radical suggestion regarding the color assignment to the levels.

For me, color is a more indicative factor in level progression than shape. Hence double bronze is logically a progression from bronze than from a previous color. With that, I'd like to propose the following color assignments.

..........single..double..triple bronze......10k.....20k......50k silver.....100k....200k.....500k gold.........1m......2m.......5m amethyst....10m.....20m......50m ruby.......100m....200m.....500m turquoise....1b......2b.......5b jade........10b.....20b......50b sapphire...100b....200b.....500b emerald......1t......2t.......5t

Each order-of-magnitude is covered by one color. Within a color, the shape indicates progression. Shapes could be square, circle, shield (or some such). Note that using the current colors, you can go up to a ridiculous 10 trillion points. It also adds some missing levels at the lower end without needing new colors.

Anyways, something to think about...


Interesting. As always, I'd like to hear what people think of this.
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Message 75241 - Posted: 7 Apr 2014 | 5:44:04 UTC - in response to Message 75236.

Interesting. As always, I'd like to hear what people think of this.

I don't like it because it would mean that some people would drop down a level (color). Most of my amethyst badges would revert to gold under the system, a lot of people's golds will revert to silver, etc.

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Message 75253 - Posted: 7 Apr 2014 | 11:42:17 UTC - in response to Message 75241.
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Interesting. As always, I'd like to hear what people think of this.

I don't like it because it would mean that some people would drop down a level (color). Most of my amethyst badges would revert to gold under the system, a lot of people's golds will revert to silver, etc.


Not if they 'grandfathered' you. That's what they do in companies when they make changes, the existing people get 'grandfathered' into their existing position/pay/whatever until they get to the next level in the new system. All the new people must do things the new way.

I too kind of like the newest chart in Axn's post. When you progress thru Bronze you move into the Silver ones, after you progress thru those you move into the Gold etc. I think this will give people an incentive to move upwards, but also reward them along their path thru the different colors. Those of us who are at least slightly color blind would appreciate the different designs too.

Adding stones at the bottom of the chart, Diamond for example, would give you 10t, 20t and 30t goals which are WAAAY beyond any current cruncher, but perhaps not beyond future crunchers. People are putting 4 LARGE capacity gpu's in their machines now, who knows how far they can go eventually. What if some of the bitcoin folks came over, some of those MULTI gpu machines could crank out some credits.

I personally do not care for the logical mathematical progression of 2, 4, 6, 8 etc as that is not how most people think. I UNDERSTAND it, but think the base 10 ideas are better.

As for combining all the sub projects into a single credit system, that makes ALOT of sense to me. The reason for having different ones is no longer valid, as explained earlier, and would make for fewer questions from those earning the different badges. ie why do I get a badge after 10 credits of this kind but I need to get 100 of those credits to get the same badge?

Oh and those of us who are at least slightly color blind would appreciate the different designs too.

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Message 75254 - Posted: 7 Apr 2014 | 12:09:50 UTC - in response to Message 75253.

Not if they 'grandfathered' you. That's what they do in companies when they make changes, the existing people get 'grandfathered' into their existing position/pay/whatever until they get to the next level in the new system. All the new people must do things the new way.


Unfortunately, grandfathering isn't an option. It adds a lot of unnecessary complexity to the system, and creates all sort of issues going forward about why some people have badges at different levels than others.

Oh and those of us who are at least slightly color blind would appreciate the different designs too.


Different designs definitely require help. The current "double color" design, if you remember, was the result of about a month's effort. We're extremely challenged artistically, I'm afraid.
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Message 75282 - Posted: 8 Apr 2014 | 2:22:18 UTC - in response to Message 75144.

After reading through the what Michael and others have posted so far, I am in agreement that a change is now due for these categories to bring them in alignment with the other badge awards.


I second that.

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Discovered the World's First base 25 Generalized Cullen prime!!!Discovered the World's First base 73 Generalized Cullen prime!!!Discovered 61 mega primesEliminated 2 conjecture "k"sDiscovered 2 AP26sDiscovered 1 twin primeDiscovered 1 Fermat divisor2017 Tour de Primes highest prime count2017 Tour de Primes most Mountain Stage primes2018 Tour de Primes most Mountain Stage primesFound 4 primes in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 1 mega prime in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 4 primes in the 2018 Tour de Primes Mountain StageFound 1 mega prime in the 2018 Tour de Primes Mountain StageFound 1 prime in the 2019 Tour de PrimesFound 1 mega prime in the 2019 Tour de Primes2020 Tour de Primes largest primeFound 3 primes in the 2020 Tour de PrimesFound 2 mega primes in the 2020 Tour de Primes2021 Tour de Primes most Mountain Stage primesFound 9 primes in the 2021 Tour de PrimesFound 6 mega primes in the 2021 Tour de PrimesFound 3 primes in the 2021 Tour de Primes Mountain StageFound 1 mega prime  in the 2021 Tour de Primes Mountain Stage2022 Tour de Primes highest prime count2022 Tour de Primes highest prime scoreFound 37 primes in the 2022 Tour de PrimesFound 12 mega primes in the 2022 Tour de Primes321 LLR Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (222,001,200)Cullen LLR Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (216,721,917)ESP LLR Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (205,475,046)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (229,385,187)PPS LLR Double Gold: Earned 500,000,000 credits (814,138,871)PSP LLR Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (213,316,202)SoB LLR Double Gold: Earned 500,000,000 credits (502,015,345)SR5 LLR Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (219,372,760)SGS LLR Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (216,955,283)TRP LLR Double Gold: Earned 500,000,000 credits (544,259,079)Woodall LLR Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (215,944,047)321 Sieve (suspended) Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (134,986,204)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (30,879,764)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (100,428,955)PPS Sieve Double Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000,000 credits (5,158,446,403)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (101,857,516)TRP Sieve (suspended) Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (50,936,081)AP 26/27 Double Ruby: Earned 2,000,000,000 credits (2,304,700,021)GFN Double Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000,000 credits (7,636,032,293)WW Double Jade: Earned 10,000,000,000 credits (15,342,352,000)PSA Double Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000,000 credits (6,244,536,362)
Message 75283 - Posted: 8 Apr 2014 | 2:28:50 UTC - in response to Message 75282.

After reading through the what Michael and others have posted so far, I am in agreement that a change is now due for these categories to bring them in alignment with the other badge awards.


I second that.


Concur. Do it.
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Message 75287 - Posted: 8 Apr 2014 | 11:29:21 UTC - in response to Message 75254.

Not if they 'grandfathered' you. That's what they do in companies when they make changes, the existing people get 'grandfathered' into their existing position/pay/whatever until they get to the next level in the new system. All the new people must do things the new way.


Unfortunately, grandfathering isn't an option. It adds a lot of unnecessary complexity to the system, and creates all sort of issues going forward about why some people have badges at different levels than others.


That makes sense.

Oh and those of us who are at least slightly color blind would appreciate the different designs too.


Different designs definitely require help. The current "double color" design, if you remember, was the result of about a month's effort. We're extremely challenged artistically, I'm afraid.


I am pretty sure that there are plenty of people here who would love to help if you just asked. Look how many people chimed in on this small question alone. Maybe even some local university art student could help you out. Get with them or their professor and design the future of the PG badges.

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Eliminated 1 conjecture "k"Found 1 prime in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2019 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2020 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2021 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2022 Tour de Primes321 LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (229,492)Cullen LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (110,733)PPS LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (23,633,806)PSP LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (104,385)SoB LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (106,117)SR5 LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,240,750)SGS LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,325,207)TRP LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (626,755)Woodall LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (122,944)321 Sieve (suspended) Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (104,900)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,000,599)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (515,556)PPS Sieve Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (11,889,685)TRP Sieve (suspended) Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (255,612)AP 26/27 Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,583,960)GFN Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (23,337,083)WW Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,088,000)PSA Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,522,050)
Message 75289 - Posted: 8 Apr 2014 | 11:42:39 UTC - in response to Message 75287.

Maybe, just maybe it will be better if badges are little bigger. Then we can put kind of logo, part of logo..... etc etc...
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Message 75294 - Posted: 8 Apr 2014 | 12:24:39 UTC - in response to Message 75289.

Maybe, just maybe it will be better if badges are little bigger. Then we can put kind of logo, part of logo..... etc etc...


I could do bigger, but I'd certainly like something a bit nicer than merely changing a 16x16 gold colored square into 20x20 gold colored square. Bigger would be the means to the end, i.e., a necessary step to having a nicer badge design.


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Message 75347 - Posted: 9 Apr 2014 | 11:00:45 UTC - in response to Message 75294.

Maybe, just maybe it will be better if badges are little bigger. Then we can put kind of logo, part of logo..... etc etc...


I could do bigger, but I'd certainly like something a bit nicer than merely changing a 16x16 gold colored square into 20x20 gold colored square. Bigger would be the means to the end, i.e., a necessary step to having a nicer badge design.


Printing something on them would eliminate the color blind problem, we can always buy stronger glasses. ;-))

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Message 75349 - Posted: 9 Apr 2014 | 11:57:20 UTC

Jim and I just made the level change, and all badges now use the LLR levels.

Thanks for all the thoughtful comments about the idea, and especially thanks for all the other badge ideas. Don't stop; keep them coming!
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Message 75354 - Posted: 9 Apr 2014 | 12:37:11 UTC - in response to Message 75349.

Jim and I just made the level change, and all badges now use the LLR levels.

Thanks for all the thoughtful comments about the idea, and especially thanks for all the other badge ideas. Don't stop; keep them coming!

Great! Thank's mike and jim.
Now my PSA is next level, but I still need 7 million to get it to the next badge after this. I like the sapphire color a lot better than the Jade ;)
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Message 75357 - Posted: 9 Apr 2014 | 12:44:07 UTC - in response to Message 75354.
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Jim and I just made the level change, and all badges now use the LLR levels.

Thanks for all the thoughtful comments about the idea, and especially thanks for all the other badge ideas. Don't stop; keep them coming!

Great! Thank's mike and jim.
Now my PSA is next level, but I still need 7 million to get it to the next badge after this. I like the sapphire color a lot better than the Jade ;)


I tend to agree there. My GFN and PPS-Sieve badges went from turquoise to jade, and I must say I liked turquoise better!
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Message 75358 - Posted: 9 Apr 2014 | 12:51:01 UTC
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Well, a couple of my nice 'gold' badges are now pink and much uglier IMHO.
Can I turn them all off?
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Message 75360 - Posted: 9 Apr 2014 | 14:46:22 UTC
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Great discussion, good to see a more level set up. I noticed a few of mine changed, but not sure from what as I didn't have a page open from before the change.
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"all in" turquoise is my new future
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Discovered 5 mega primesFound 1 prime in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 3 primes in the 2019 Tour de PrimesFound 3 primes in the 2022 Tour de Primes321 LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (104,786)Cullen LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (101,870)ESP LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (553,391)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (115,572)PPS LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (18,171,487)PSP LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (145,931)SoB LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (186,954)SR5 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,072,132)SGS LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (3,751,564)TRP LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,202,716)Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,156,301)321 Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (13,656,026)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (15,175,197)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,545,876)PPS Sieve Double Gold: Earned 500,000,000 credits (770,767,445)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (110,197)TRP Sieve (suspended) Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (610,529)AP 26/27 Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (100,471,721)GFN Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (211,607,660)WW Double Gold: Earned 500,000,000 credits (502,660,000)PSA Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (135,832,702)
Message 75364 - Posted: 9 Apr 2014 | 15:08:14 UTC

Sorry, but I don`t like this new BADGE List.
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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 2 mega primesFound 1 prime in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2019 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2020 Tour de PrimesFound 2 primes in the 2021 Tour de PrimesFound 2 primes in the 2022 Tour de PrimesFound 1 mega prime in the 2022 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2022 Tour de Primes Mountain Stage321 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (6,638,389)Cullen LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,038,114)ESP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (6,177,890)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,094,541)PPS LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (23,642,050)PSP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,956,186)SoB LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (36,067,618)SR5 LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (12,645,567)SGS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,037,630)TRP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,084,329)Woodall LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,032,821)321 Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,061,196)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 (22,885,121)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 (10,902,645)GFN Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (92,455,703)WW Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (65,888,000)PSA Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (12,445,029)
Message 75365 - Posted: 9 Apr 2014 | 15:18:55 UTC - in response to Message 75364.

Sorry, but I don`t like this new BADGE List.


I'm always interested in everyone's opinion. What is it about the changed credit thresholds you don't like?
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321 LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,069,274)Cullen LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,017,956)ESP LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,010,693)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,167,921)PPS LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,000,222)PSP LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,018,516)SoB LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,072,587)SR5 LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,000,484)SGS LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,316,104)TRP LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,004,720)Woodall LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,013,332)321 Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,014,922)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,101,470)PPS Sieve Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (100,344,557)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (715,073)TRP Sieve (suspended) Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (630,833)AP 26/27 Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (98,180,212)GFN Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (40,687,037)WW Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (100,100,000)PSA Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,047,861)
Message 75366 - Posted: 9 Apr 2014 | 15:40:31 UTC

I was so looking forward to all silver (except that pesky PPS sieve). Alas, I now have gold among my badges.

Ahhhh, the price of progress.










(and to misquote some..."we don't need no stinking badges!")

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Discovered 3 mega primesFound 2 primes in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 4 primes in the 2019 Tour de PrimesFound 3 primes in the 2020 Tour de PrimesFound 1 mega prime in the 2020 Tour de PrimesFound 4 primes in the 2021 Tour de PrimesFound 7 primes in the 2022 Tour de PrimesFound 1 mega prime in the 2022 Tour de Primes321 LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (31,297,051)Cullen LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,754,874)ESP LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,453,074)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (50,327,156)PPS LLR Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (63,340,446)PSP LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,571,669)SoB LLR Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (50,873,282)SR5 LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (23,807,284)SGS LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (22,223,888)TRP LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,191,201)Woodall LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,376,385)321 Sieve (suspended) Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (55,630,889)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,178,073)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (56,046,594)PPS Sieve Double Gold: Earned 500,000,000 credits (521,014,891)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (9,468,384)TRP Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,076,645)AP 26/27 Double Gold: Earned 500,000,000 credits (514,996,375)GFN Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (278,220,852)WW Double Gold: Earned 500,000,000 credits (513,036,000)PSA Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (126,200,096)
Message 75368 - Posted: 9 Apr 2014 | 16:35:30 UTC

Love the new badge levels! Makes a lot more sense, and I had 3 badges increase to the next step! :-)

The only disappointment is that instead of being 4 days from a PPS sieve sapphire, I am now 4 days and 10 million points from emerald. I love watching those badges change over.
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Found 2 primes in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2020 Tour de Primes321 LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,087,388)Cullen LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,317,185)ESP LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,172,211)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,209,354)PPS LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,660,163)PSP LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,201,555)SoB LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,760,496)SR5 LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (11,015,905)SGS LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,046,746)TRP LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,101,369)Woodall LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,353,360)321 Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,003,334)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (268,250)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,000,502)PPS Sieve Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (310,223,017)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,000,133)TRP Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,000,970)AP 26/27 Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (206,395,150)GFN Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (204,159,637)WW Double Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000,000 credits (1,049,660,000)PSA Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (200,000,001)
Message 75372 - Posted: 9 Apr 2014 | 19:46:14 UTC

Thanks for the changes.

Had an interesting (positive) day myself for non-PG reasons so only just saw these changes this eve.

As a result I am turning off TRP sieve on my slower resources as it's already hit amethyst (prematurely ;)). They may slightly help w/ Cullen actually.

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321 LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,294,823)Cullen LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,112,563)ESP LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,182,696)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (607,415)PPS LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,705,178)SoB LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,000,863)SR5 LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,281,452)SGS LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,027,182)TPS LLR (retired) Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (91,882)TRP LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (500,474)Woodall LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (604,446)321 Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,525,881)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (131,607)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (3,782,364)PPS Sieve Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (139,942,611)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,007,573)TRP Sieve (suspended) Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,480,387)AP 26/27 Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,708,810)GFN Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (13,402,257)
Message 75376 - Posted: 9 Apr 2014 | 20:20:49 UTC

My gold turned to an ugly pink today on my Genefer but it'll change soon :)

I'm all good with the changes
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Discovered 1 mega primeDiscovered 1 Fermat divisor321 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,424,768)Cullen LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,256,909)ESP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,021,690)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,146,346)PPS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,082,604)PSP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,114,046)SoB LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,542,658)SR5 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,011,433)SGS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,035,742)TRP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,149,540)Woodall LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,222,602)321 Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,032,392)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (201,767)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,158,539)PPS Sieve Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (284,228,796)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (12,293,182)TRP Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,183,808)AP 26/27 Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (59,744,827)GFN Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (83,615,774)WW Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (9,228,000)PSA Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (200,004,037)
Message 75396 - Posted: 10 Apr 2014 | 8:16:34 UTC - in response to Message 75376.

I got some ugly pink too. Working to change some to fancy ruby.

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321 LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,137,410)Cullen LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,005,544)ESP LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,006,232)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,005,199)PPS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,036,498)PSP LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,065,730)SoB LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,036,592)SR5 LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,008,007)SGS LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,001,244)TRP LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,002,759)Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,105,379)321 Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,005,104)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,000,304)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,087,920)PPS Sieve Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (11,247,907)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,313,121)TRP Sieve (suspended) Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,284,804)AP 26/27 Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,001,285)GFN Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,599,058)WW Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,000,000)PSA Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (8,756,474)
Message 75401 - Posted: 10 Apr 2014 | 12:24:41 UTC
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Nobody likes ugly pink.
And it's clear - fancy ruby is up to 32 times more expensive than amethyst.
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Discovered 10 mega primesEliminated 4 conjecture "k"sFound 2 primes in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2018 Tour de Primes Mountain Stage2019 Tour de Primes largest primeFound 4 primes in the 2019 Tour de PrimesFound 1 mega prime in the 2019 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2019 Tour de Primes Mountain StageFound 1 prime in the 2020 Tour de PrimesFound 4 primes in the 2021 Tour de PrimesFound 1 mega prime in the 2021 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2021 Tour de Primes Mountain StageFound 2 primes in the 2022 Tour de PrimesFound 1 mega prime in the 2022 Tour de Primes321 LLR Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (105,242,843)Cullen LLR Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (101,538,484)ESP LLR Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (100,642,296)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (106,956,296)PPS LLR Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (244,274,968)PSP LLR Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (101,484,952)SoB LLR Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (113,220,736)SR5 LLR Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (169,155,000)SGS LLR Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (100,409,432)TPS LLR (retired) Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (43,033)TRP LLR Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (100,338,924)Woodall LLR Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (101,172,892)321 Sieve (suspended) Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (115,948,450)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,142,109)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (50,504,945)PPS Sieve Double Gold: Earned 500,000,000 credits (513,057,580)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,288,222)TRP Sieve (suspended) Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,149,354)AP 26/27 Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (240,277,097)GFN Double Gold: Earned 500,000,000 credits (866,294,638)WW Double Ruby: Earned 2,000,000,000 credits (2,000,124,000)PSA Double Gold: Earned 500,000,000 credits (535,232,795)
Message 75404 - Posted: 10 Apr 2014 | 13:22:43 UTC - in response to Message 75401.

Nobody likes ugly pink.
And it's clear - fancy ruby is up to 32 times more expensive than amethyst.


Yeah, and it is still a bit of way to double pink...
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321 LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,188,310)Cullen LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,186,572)ESP LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,245,673)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,781,959)PPS LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,453,146)PSP LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,247,652)SoB LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,227,089)SR5 LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,420,041)SGS LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,581,762)TRP LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,602,169)Woodall LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,030,457)321 Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (13,753,138)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,431,506)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,037,832)PPS Sieve Double Gold: Earned 500,000,000 credits (999,388,155)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,028,495)TRP Sieve (suspended) Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,203,962)AP 26/27 Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (55,914,690)GFN Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (101,603,071)WW Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (66,756,000)PSA Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,896,982)
Message 75413 - Posted: 10 Apr 2014 | 16:28:46 UTC - in response to Message 75404.

What is Pink ?


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Found 2 primes in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2020 Tour de Primes321 LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,087,388)Cullen LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,317,185)ESP LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,172,211)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,209,354)PPS LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,660,163)PSP LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,201,555)SoB LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,760,496)SR5 LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (11,015,905)SGS LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,046,746)TRP LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,101,369)Woodall LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,353,360)321 Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,003,334)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (268,250)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,000,502)PPS Sieve Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (310,223,017)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,000,133)TRP Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,000,970)AP 26/27 Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (206,395,150)GFN Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (204,159,637)WW Double Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000,000 credits (1,049,660,000)PSA Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (200,000,001)
Message 75418 - Posted: 10 Apr 2014 | 19:11:40 UTC

Quicker I gse all amethyst the quicker I can get to ruby therefore ;)...

Based on ruby being 32× value of amethyst, does that mean double ruby is 16× amethyst...

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321 LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (527,493)Cullen LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (534,979)PPS LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (228,723)PSP LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (531,301)SoB LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (108,240)SR5 LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (510,332)SGS LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (507,688)TRP LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (100,177)Woodall LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (103,860)321 Sieve (suspended) Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (214,488)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,154,158)PPS Sieve Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (100,791,449)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,705,724)TRP Sieve (suspended) Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (541,989)AP 26/27 Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (118,222)GFN Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (3,374,176)
Message 75421 - Posted: 10 Apr 2014 | 20:12:21 UTC
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nice



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321 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,062,970)Cullen LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,473,149)ESP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,222,843)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (12,077,058)PPS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,347,177)PSP LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (30,214,038)SoB LLR Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (291,008,392)SR5 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (8,431,433)SGS LLR Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (114,066,458)TRP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,803,910)Woodall LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,483,649)321 Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (6,239,124)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (6,174,701)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (13,062,265)PPS Sieve Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (26,233,788)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,734,831)TRP Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (18,451,367)AP 26/27 Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (792,428)GFN Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (117,092,606)PSA Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (12,770)
Message 75422 - Posted: 10 Apr 2014 | 20:34:42 UTC
Last modified: 10 Apr 2014 | 20:43:33 UTC

Dear friends, it seems to me, in the heat of discussion we forget why the badges are needed. After all, we already have BOINC credits that have a smooth progression and haven't the upper threshold, so we never have to upgrade credit set :-). Also, we have Credit Milestones.

If the badges will have a simple progression, they will have no differences from credits. Also if badge set will be large enough, the badges also will have no differences from credits. Simple there will be two competing sets of "credits", which will be converted to each other at a fixed rate like the currencies in real world.

I think that the badges are some awards, so the harder to get the next award, so it is more desirable. Therefore it is not necessary that all subprojects have the same levels of badges. Now, when the LLR and sieves levels are equal, it turned out that I, for example, received the next level badge absolutely for nothing, which significantly reduced its value and importance to me, and now I am not so interesting to strive for the next level.

Especially, I want to say, the equalization of badge levels that is done now actually do not equalize it, as each subproject has its own credit bonus which affect the ease of achieving badges. For example, in SoB there is easier to reach the next level by 60 % in comparison with the PPS LLR, because SoB sub-project has a 50% long job credit bonus and a 10% conjecture credit bonus, but PPS haven't it. Of course, here we consider only credits, rather than risk associated with long run-time. So the badges in this two sub-projects are not the same. There is a similar way in the case of projects that use a GPU.

Therefore, it seems to me that the change in badge levels is not only useless but harmful.

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Eliminated 1 conjecture "k"Found 1 prime in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2019 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2020 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2021 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2022 Tour de Primes321 LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (229,492)Cullen LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (110,733)PPS LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (23,633,806)PSP LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (104,385)SoB LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (106,117)SR5 LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,240,750)SGS LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,325,207)TRP LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (626,755)Woodall LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (122,944)321 Sieve (suspended) Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (104,900)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,000,599)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (515,556)PPS Sieve Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (11,889,685)TRP Sieve (suspended) Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (255,612)AP 26/27 Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,583,960)GFN Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (23,337,083)WW Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,088,000)PSA Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,522,050)
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On the end what is badge?
Badge is few colors pixel on screen. It is only reward we got from this project. It is small satisfaction for our effort, using our computers, using our electrical energy and paying all expenses from our pocket. ( or at least many of us do that). So I dont care is my badge yellow or green, to me it is only one relevant thing - that I know what badge represent. What is badge level, how long I need to get next one, it is all irrelevant thing. I know that I cannot do competition with persons that have many hundred or thousands cores in some research center. That person will always get badge before me. But my badges are my pride, and I am happy to get them. So if Mike give me next level badge I certainly have nothing against it :)

Primes are different story.....
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Message 75432 - Posted: 11 Apr 2014 | 0:16:29 UTC

Ben tiens... vous me faite croire que les gens ne viennent que pour les "médailles" comme en France...

Et pas pour la recherche...

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Remsk,

Parce que vous avez raison

in English ;

You're right


My badges are also my pride, but it is the science and the project and not the color of my pride! Previously we had only 4 colors but there is none died because of the color. Do you see the science, not just the color. We are not a painter, we are Cruncher. The new budges are good, now dont worry, be happy - lets crunch

I will find a Mega-Prime, but not a color
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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 2 mega primesFound 1 prime in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2019 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2020 Tour de PrimesFound 2 primes in the 2021 Tour de PrimesFound 2 primes in the 2022 Tour de PrimesFound 1 mega prime in the 2022 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2022 Tour de Primes Mountain Stage321 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (6,638,389)Cullen LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,038,114)ESP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (6,177,890)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,094,541)PPS LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (23,642,050)PSP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,956,186)SoB LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (36,067,618)SR5 LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (12,645,567)SGS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,037,630)TRP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,084,329)Woodall LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,032,821)321 Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,061,196)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 (22,885,121)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 (10,902,645)GFN Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (92,455,703)WW Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (65,888,000)PSA Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (12,445,029)
Message 75446 - Posted: 11 Apr 2014 | 11:30:38 UTC - in response to Message 75432.

Ben tiens... vous me faite croire que les gens ne viennent que pour les "médailles" comme en France...

Et pas pour la recherche...


People come here for lots of different reasons. Credit motivates some people. Specific, attainable goals (i.e., badges) motivate others. Some want to find prime numbers. Still others are motivated simply by wanting to support the research.

Regardless of why they want to be here, they're all welcome.
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