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post #21 of 35
I didn't contribute to the BGB this month (but I finally got my new GPU so count me in for the next one!), but I'll still say my thoughts.

About prizes, what about an OCN lanyard (if you're talking stickers), or a prize that has both?

As for prize tiers, not everyone has a GPU that they can crunch with right? What about having two separate tiers, one that's obviously only attainable with a GPU and one that would be more geared towards those just with a CPU. The downside to this is more tiers=more prizes. Unless you just put the requirements for the highest tier considerably higher than a previous one.
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post #22 of 35
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Originally Posted by kurt1288 View Post
About prizes, what about an OCN lanyard (if you're talking stickers), or a prize that has both?
Lanyards sounds good. I could see if we can do a lanyard & Applique pack for next BGB.

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Originally Posted by kurt1288 View Post
As for prize tiers, not everyone has a GPU that they can crunch with right? What about having two separate tiers, one that's obviously only attainable with a GPU and one that would be more geared towards those just with a CPU. The downside to this is more tiers=more prizes. Unless you just put the requirements for the highest tier considerably higher than a previous one.
The idea going into future BGBs is that everyone has a GPU that is capable (even if it is an older one, and not much better than a CPU in the project ie. My Radeon 3100 in a laptop on Collatz is no better than a CPU task of it on an Intel Q8200).

Also, more tiers could work in the future, but we are not at that level where we can start dividing this up into GPU and CPU sections. We struggle to even get 2 prizes per BGB sometimes. It is something that will be considered more in depth as the team matures.
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post #23 of 35
A couple of insights:

1) Since part of the issue is the small sign up numbers, why not allow people an extra entry into the prize draw for every additional member they get signed up? Just add a "referral" option to the sign up form. It should get more people in, allowing for a better spread of prizes, but still gives the person getting more BOINCers in a good chance for prizes.

2) I think there should at least be entry level prizes for participants; maybe the lanyards, if you get them, could be for all members, regardless of how many points they get. It gives people who might not be able to BOINC to a very high standard a reason to still take part.
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post #24 of 35
I think it's easy to get all too complicated too fast!

This is a fun "SPURT" of activity, short duration, that gives OCN BOINC team a blip up in points. It isn't an all month thing, it's a 2 day per month thing.

Making it overcomplicated with incentives, bringing in friends, all of that is IMHO not required or necessary. Everyone on the OCN BOINC team can read the updates in the forum and choose to participate or not. It makes no difference if they choose to join the contest or not. In point of fact, all OCN BOINC members are participating already in the projects or their choice!

There is no need to try to coerce anyone to compete in the 2 day fun run! It's voluntary in all aspects and should remain that way with no explanations required. Those that donate prizes just add to the fun, and I would do it prize or not!

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Doesn't really matter much to me, my machines give 100%, 100% of the time.
    
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post #26 of 35
I donate too

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good deal man
    
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post #28 of 35
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Testing it out this month. I will be imposing that great idea of referring other members to the event in order to get an extra entry into the prize draw.

As well, I will be testing out the new tiered system.
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Dont forget to add me as your referral. Since I am king
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