Originally Posted by DarkRyder
we should talk to nvidia as well as intel and see if they would like to donate something. If we ever did get some donations like this, then we would have to have some stringent guidelines that we would have to have posted that people would have to meet in order to be eligible for said prizes. Especially since anyone that would donate to us like that, would want to make sure we have guidelines in place, and strict requirements to get there for eligible contestants.
strict guidelines, that state you have to have been actively crunching for the last 30 days in order to be eligible to win? Or perhaps a %, as some people don't leave their machines on all day, you must have crunched at least 45 of the last 60 days in order to be eligible? And then for people who have been crunching for awhile, possible set a point total? Example, my machines have been off-line the last 3-4 days, with some equipment malfunctions. But because I've been actively crunching for the last year and have 30 mill credits, I'm exempt from the minimum amount of crunching time required?
Just a couple quick thoughts as it pertains to guidelines, obviously not set in concrete...these are spur of the moment thoughts...
 You must have been crunching for a minimum of 10 consecutive days prior to the month's current BGB in order to be eligible for any prizes.
 If you do not meet the above requirement, you must have crunched a minimum of 20 days within the past 30 days in order to be eligible for any prizes.
 If you do not meet 1&2 for hardware related issues (RMA, WC leaks, etc...) you must be an active member of the OCN BOINC team for the past 3 months and have participated in at least 2 of the last 3 BGBs.
 If your BOINCing name is DarkRyder, you are automatically DQ'd as a result of having too many points and too much hardware for anyone to compete with you
Alright, i keed i keed about the last one. But off the top of my head, those three requirements seem pretty darn fair in my eyes, especially if we get some corporate sponsors that will be donating some nice prizes. I mean, 10 consecutive days isn't that much right? And it makes allowances for people that have any sort of issues within the 10 days prior to the start of a BGB? And hopefully, it should also encourage more people to get involved with BOINC for more than a two day stretch. Corrections/suggestions are obviously welcome, thoughts?Edited by b3machi7ke - 2/23/12 at 8:02am