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Originally Posted by the_beast;13607025 
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.

I was just editing my post, to address this, 'cuz I wholeheartedly agree, so I might as well reply instead.

For those who can't get their postbits due to lower end rigs, how about simply showing the effort to continue folding?

Having points recorded in multiple days after the CC ends would also qualify you, as you are making the effort to continue folding.

Take me for example:
http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/user_summary.php?s=&u=558322

(I didn't know that I needed 10 SMP WU's before qualifying for bonus points, and finished my 1st bigadv yesterday.)

So if we were looking at that, it would show I was making an effort to continue folding, and therefore would qualify me to the higher tier prizes too.

I think all we're saying is that we need to find a way to encourage ongoing folding, not just 1 time folding, 'cuz isn't that the whole point of the CC?
Edited by 2010rig - 5/23/11 at 8:24am
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I thought it went well. Hanging out in the ghetto OCN2 chat wasn't that bad. smile.gif Didn't win anything, but that is nothing new.

As far as splitting tiers into the elite folders and the rabble, I'm a good case and motherboard away from setting up a couple 460s as a folding rig. One of the two cases that were available would have gone a long way toward getting that done. If you really want new folders, as opposed to disposable people that are used just to do better in the challenge, giving them a chance at hardware makes more more sense than games.
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I'll throw in my two pence...

Everyone was given a clear indication of the requirements to qualify as a participant, and therefore get their name into the prize draw. This happens to be proof of one WU @ > 50% during the CC.

To me, that's enough. Even if the person who wins the superdooper awesome top prize only completed one GPU unit, they've still contributed. It's not a contest to see who is the most leet folder. It's a team competition, and those who participate should be in the running to be rewarded.

A tiny point; the draw itself was fine, aside from the obvious coding omissions wink.gif - however moar moderation / organisation of the chat maybe next time, and have a dedicated member relaying the winners info to that chat, and Steam chat, and here? Would streamline it a bit and not be ninja central. And we wouldn't have the random redraws (Portal wink.gif ) due to little code errors and no-one paying attention to the results biggrin.gif
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also, grand prize should have been date with Z imo.

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post #135 of 187
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I can go to EVGA and get $120 every year but I rather stay here and drive zodac and Chris crazy.

Yup, right into my sig lachen.gif

While we're at it, while I b*tched and moaned about not getting Portal 2, I have zero problems with how things were handled. They are what they are, and I had a blast either way. "Rapture" posting in chat, and watching the "lol's" stream in when Chris had issues were more than worth the price of admission for me. The ONLY reason I didn't donate anything this year is I'm going thru a divorce...next year will be a different story
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I'm going to laugh my ass of when/if Z comes out and states its gender and it is a dude...all the guys that are like I want a date with Z etc etc will be like, wow...I didn't know that about myself... tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by wahrheitoderpflicht;13608262 
I'm going to laugh my ass of when/if Z comes out and states its gender and it is a dude...all the guys that are like I want a date with Z etc etc will be like, wow...I didn't know that about myself... tongue.gif

I know, right?

Silly OCN Folders... so gullible...
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Shh!
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I said eek.gif

That's about as quiet as I get

Unless I talk like this sneaky.gif
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