Originally Posted by 2010rig
Just to clarify what my postbit proposal was...
Delay the prize giveaway 10-14 days, to give the NEW folders a chance to get their postbit after the CC ends. This way they can qualify for higher tier prizes too.
50K points in 10-14 days is doable no? This encourages ongoing folding, not just 1 time folding during the CC.
Isn't the goal of the CC to bring new folders in, that can potentially fold long term?
The structure now is proof of 1 WU past 50%.
Sure that's easy enough, and I wonder how many people only did that 1 WU to qualify for prizes? No way to prove it, but I'm sure it happened.
2 weeks is not nearly long enough for some - when I started folding I only had an e2160, an Athlon II x2 245 and a T9400 to fold on. The units required to start to earn bonus points took me 4 days or so, and even then I was only getting ~5k per day.
Not everyone games, and not everyone owns a quad etc. And personally I think the effort is more important than the output - if someone folds 24/7 and does what they can, that (to me) is more important than someone dropping a single bigadv on their monster gaming rig.
After all, if you can afford the hardware to get your postbit in a few days, do you need
a prize? An older GPU or similar could make a huge difference to a folder just starting on crappy hardware, but wouldn't even get used by someone with a rig capable of high ppd.