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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Tour de Primes 2020 (Message 137861)
Posted 227 days ago by Profile UBT - Timbo
People change teams, so this would be difficult. This is one of the reasons this is not a team competition.

Hi Michael

Understood...but the team that a member is associated with, is surely stored with the name of the member, so it is a "fixed" piece of data that is "collected" on each stats update (even if it changes day to day, if a member changes teams).

Agreed this is not a "team competition" but for some teams, it is useful info to see how well supported a challenge is by each team.

Just my 2c ;-)

Founder, UK BOINC Team
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Tour de Primes 2020 (Message 137834)
Posted 228 days ago by Profile UBT - Timbo

I like being able to tweek and adjust and plan and strategize. It's the competition that's fun.
It replaces the fun of the competition with (yet more) complaints about the server not being fair.

Hi Michael

Am loving the individual stats to show how well I'm doing (or not as the case may be).

What might be nice though is if on the following page

where you have the "scoring list" at the bottom, whether you could also list the team that each cruncher is a member this could help increase the competition if one could easily see which team of crunchers was finding the most Primes?

3) Message boards : Number crunching : New PrimeGrid Policy - Monetization of BOINC credit (Message 121907)
Posted 693 days ago by Profile UBT - Timbo
Well done to the PrimeGrid admins.

I used to wonder how GRC built up such a big team so quickly...and it's fairly obvious why - lots of members jumping on board the "let's make money out of this", instead of supporting one (or more) projects, just for the science.

After all, BOINC was built up on the basis on using "spare CPU cycles" to do some opposed to 24/7/365 operation just to earn some $$$.

Monetising might have got more people interested in crunching some projects...but jumping on a band wagon for that sole reason doesn't seem right.

Personally, I like the various Challenges, pitting member vs member and team vs team...but it seems to be a waste of time when a team set up to earn money for members always (it seems) gets the #1 placing.

Just my 2c

4) Message boards : UK BOINC Team message board (Message 90473)
Posted 1747 days ago by Profile UBT - Timbo
I never knew this forum section existed....

But now I do, I will link to it for any UBT members that wish to pop in and say hello :)

Founder, UK BOINC Team
5) Message boards : Number crunching : World Animal Day Challenge (Message 69718)
Posted 2547 days ago by Profile UBT - Timbo

Thanks for the info.

OK, so I can understand why not allowing WU's downloaded before the challenge might not be acceptable - coz a few might build up a big cache and hence could improve their position to a higher level by uploading results during the challenge period. :-(

It's just a shame that in my case, I don't have broadband or dial up available 24/7, so all I can do is to download WU's when I *do* have access and then resume/suspend specific projects when such challenges come up.

I won't abort all the WU's I have as they still need to be crunched plus it's now the 7th Oct and for any new WU's I download now, my 2 PC's (that take 24 hrs+ and 48hrs+ to complete each WU), may not have finished in time so they may not count towards the challenge total by the time the deadline is reached on the 9th.

Shame, but there you go.

Thanks again
6) Message boards : Number crunching : World Animal Day Challenge (Message 69706)
Posted 2548 days ago by Profile UBT - Timbo
Hi all,

Not sure if this is a "big" problem - but I've been crunching some TRP LLR WU's for the challenge, but I don't appear in the list of participants here:

is this an oversight/error and maybe more crunchers are involved and more credits are being generated than is actually being shown ?

regards and bests

UBT - Timbo
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