Apologies for not being around the last few days... and sorry, but it'll continue. I've got some time today, but don't expect me back again until Wednesday.
So, let's get some updates and contentious issues out of the way:
1) Congratz to Mr.Steve (-bigadv), Blitz6084 (Non-bigadv) and advanceagent (Sub<5k) for winning their categories for Ten[Fold]!
2) Since I wasn't around, I have no idea who finished second, third, etc. I will be looking into having a counter for each member.
Hopefully, I can add that to the spreadsheet so I have something to work on if I'm not around next time. But, that means I don't have a record for this one.
If someone knows the positions for the -bigavd and non-bigadv classes, shoot me a PM so I can sort the lists.
3) Nice job on the 11mil for OCN the other day. Just looked back at the stats, and was very happy to see that.
Originally Posted by Philistine
I know this event is still running (and I will see it through to the end) but I'd like to share my opinion.
So far it seems to favor non-24/7 and partial folders (those using fewer clients than they normally would). The idea is noble, get people to fold more/increase WU production, but its lopsided against 24/7 folders. Ideally a 24/7 folder or someone folding on all their clients will take ~10 days to reach their goal. While a part time folder will get there much faster, if they start folding 24/7 for the contest.
I'm not against the contest (its really about generating more productivity in the end, not the points), but it doesn't feel like a contest to me.
Just my opinion. Take it or leave it.
Originally Posted by csm725
I agree completely. But this is a one time thing hopefully.
Originally Posted by Sethy666
Agreed. Im a non-24/7 folder and Im suprised how short a time its taken me to get where I am now. I guess if we run this type of thing again, the editors will adapt to the input given here and make the goal more suited to the individual groups of folders . BTW, I have no idea what that may look like
Yeah, that was something that was always gonna happen. We saw it with the CC this year, and it's just an inherent problem with this time of production-based target competition. It's the main reason we didn't have prizes; it wouldn't have been fair.
More to come below.
Originally Posted by the_beast
My personal feeling is that each person's target should be based on some peak measure of their PPD, not their 'normal' PPD. So we should do the next one using a target of (highest monthly points total)/3 or (highest weekly production) x 1.5 or something to give people a real incentive to beat their previous max outputs. That way we can get people who only fold 24/7 for Foldathons to compete with those who fold 24/7 normally too, as we base the finish line off their 24/7 capabilities and push to improve on them.
I actually did that for many people. I know the OP said I'd take points for a certain week, but I didn't really. I looked over the past weeks and months on EOC to try and get a fair and competitive target for everyone. The problem is, the only way to be fair would be to base targets off a person's hardware. And basing off the Foldathons won't work for a couple of reasons:
1) Who's to say people are Folding 24/7 then?
2) Not everyone has signed up for the Foldathon.
However... while non-24/7 Folders might not make up as many points as the others, they do make up the majority of our team... and while we'd love for everyone to be Folding all the time, that's not ging to happen.
But, please remember, this event was not an out and out competition. It was designed to boost the production of OCN, while having some fun. Hopefully, to get some people back into Folding after the summer months, and get us back on track. There will be plenty of more serious competitions; we should start seeing threads going up for the Folding Forum War in just over a month.
Originally Posted by gboeds
hmmm...how many 11 million point days has OCN had since the last Chimp Challenge? Seems to me this was a huge success....
This is the first one.