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Hello, I have recently received 2 Private Messages for donating prizes. I decided to decline them. You might be thinking to yourself, why the in the world would you do that Mr. BOINC editor? The reason is rather simple, currently we have a low sign-up count. I'm still deciding what would be an appropriate member: prize ratio. I'm currently running under 8 members:1 prize (so there is a 12.5% chance per member, assuming no members won a prize last time). The reason I want to do this is due to the lack of prizes that we get some months (see BGB6), I would like an even spread.

I open this up to the community, what do you think of the idea of member: prize ratio? So far, the 2 members that I spoke to about this agreed with and liked the idea.

Also, regarding prizes and winning them. we had a thread that has now died (see here) regarding a tiered system for prizes. From what I read, we never got a proper setting for this, so I am sparking up the discussion on this thread again.

From what I see, we do need a tiered system, because some prizes are higher valued than others. eg. a case fan costs significantly less than a 4GB dual channel DDR3 kit. Currently, the following are the eligibility requirements
- minimum of 1,000 credit crunched during the event period
- ineligible to win a prize if you won in the last BGB.

What do you think we should do for prize requirements? I was thinking:
Prize value $0-$25: at least 1,000 credits
$25-$50: at least 5,000 credits
$50-$100: at least 20,000 credits

There are some things that should be considered and discussed as well regarding the tiered system (if we do decide to choose it)
- Should we assume that everyone would be crunching with a GPU? If so, then credit requirements can be raised higher.
- Should there be a limit to the value of prize? (ie. nothing over $200)
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sounds like a good idea to me. smile.gif
    
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Well, to tell the truth, NOBODY has a chance with my new overclock!

http://i.imgur.com/Gt74a.jpg

Eat your hearts out! 42.2GHz!!! (bwaahahahahaha)

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LOL!

OTOH, I prefer the % of participation thing and a longer stretch between being able to win a prize. 2 prizes per year out of a possible 12 or something like that.

I always felt and still feel that handicaped competition is always best... otherwise it's always the same folks winning. I also like the idea of the more there are, the bigger and better the prize. I would rather see prizes ranked by participation. 10 folks = $10 prize, 25 folks = $50 prize, 50 folks = $100 prize and nobody can win a prize 2 months in a row or more than twice per year...

OR SOMETHING like that if ya'll get my idea's...

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post #4 of 35
im not really for a prize ratio because some times we dont get hardly any donated for boinc so when people want to donate i say acept them more the better and even tho its not for prizes only when people see more prizes listed more will sign up. Im for a tier setup but problem with that is so many people would be in same tier it wouldnt really work and some times we dont have enugh prizes to fill all the tiers. I looked at todays work and the 5000 tier only has 9 people the 1000 and 20000 are pretty good but for a boinc event we might have tons more all in one tier.

todays output
1000 =18 people
5000 =9 people
20000=20 people
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i'd like to see OCN stickers or appliques in the prize list.
    
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more prizes in anything little or big will bring in more users look at folding alot of users started folding for prizes then liked doing it and kept on folding.
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Welp, whatever... not sure I understand the tier thing... but I do agree that the prize itself is probably not as important as quantity... lol!

I remember waiting weeks to get the Trix Rabbit in cereal the box... lol!

And now all ya get is a stupid piece of paper in Cracker Jacks... lol!

Sheesh, more prizes the better, but really need to dish out the higher dollar ones sparingly I think...

And DarkRyder, how about some online gift certificates... $1 to $10 or something... whatever... Stickers, Emblems... old sandpaper... whatever... lol!

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toilet paper?
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DarkRyder;13776638 
toilet paper?

Crappy idea.
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lol
    
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