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Well Im doing WCG atm on other rig but lets put this event project idea on the back burner till we have some data to back it up. As for keeping active members does anyone have any ideas?

Besides the science part of crunching, the best part about BOINC are the friendly competitions. I think it would be fun to have more competitions each month. These competitions wouldn't need the hype of the BGB nor the great prizes, but just keep members interested in crunching.

It wouldn't require signups, just a selected project or subproject, thread for people to do some friendly bantering, and overclock.net member point totals over a given period of time (3 days, week long, month long)
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Not sure if that was directed at me or Sethy. I wasn't referring to this past BGB as it is obviously too early to tell.
I've always been a fan of previous BGB requirements for prizes, even if it's only participating in one prior event. Sure your first BGB might not net you a prize, at least one that everyone wants, but the subsequent ones will thumb.gif

The stupidest thing is, I've been gunning for an OCN lanyard since it was first offered as a prize. Wanted to replace the one I broke for work, and since I've been waiting so long now it's a matter of pride, I wont' buy one. One day I'll win it thumb.gif


Although I wouldn't have complained about those GPUs or Duckys wink.gif

lol me too. All I'm after is the lanyard.

Otherwise I'd buy it from the store but I refuse to pay an outrageous $37.50 shipping just for a $6 lanyard.

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Since the Pentathlon has come and gone, I think now's a good time to bump this thread so that those who have any comments/suggestions about the team can discuss them here.

Since the last message in this thread, some things have changed:
- We now have threads dedicated to past BGB information, and past Projects of the Month information
- We now have $250 in Paypal prizing being given out per BGB (1x$100, 2x$50, 2x$25)
- We now have official project-specific support threads for the more popular projects that benefit from app_info/app_config files
- We (finally) got DarkRyder and Tex1954 their official BOINC editor ranks.
- We are currently in the process of getting 2 unofficial BOINC editors (cheap plug: apply here if you're interested)

Here's signup numbers for the most recent events:
3rd BOINC Pentathlon - 59 signups
4th BOINC Pentathlon - 76 signups
BGB22 (October 2012) - 61 members
BGB23 (November) - 123 signups (the 10 bilion credits celebration)
BGB24 (December) - 76 signups
BGB25 (January) - 58 signups
BGB26 (February) - 64 signups
BGB27 (March) - 62 signups
BGB28 (April) - 67 signups (introduction of monthly $250 paypal prize)
BGB29 (June) - 47 signups (as of this message)
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Sign ups haven't been improving as much as I've hoped.

Beginning at BGB30 in July, we'll impose the following signup requirements for the paypal prizes:

$100 -at least 75 members signed up
$50 - at least 60 members signed up
$50 - at least 50 members signed up
$25 - at least 40 members signed up
$25 - at least 30 members signed up

Remember to refer others to the BGB events. That way, we can increase our popularity, credits and get more $100 prizes ^_^
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Sign ups haven't been improving as much as I've hoped.

Beginning at BGB30 in July, we'll impose the following signup requirements for the paypal prizes:

$100 -at least 75 members signed up
$50 - at least 60 members signed up
$50 - at least 50 members signed up
$25 - at least 40 members signed up
$25 - at least 30 members signed up

Remember to refer others to the BGB events. That way, we can increase our popularity, credits and get more $100 prizes ^_^
not quite sure what your trying to say but I do think instead of 100, 50, 50, 25, 25 maybe do 75, 50, 25, 25, 15, 10. Or maybe because its not just about how many credits you put out we could try 10x $25.
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not quite sure what your trying to say but I do think instead of 100, 50, 50, 25, 25 maybe do 75, 50, 25, 25, 15, 10. Or maybe because its not just about how many credits you put out we could try 10x $25.
I know it's the same $ amount, but 10 $25 prizes is a bit too many monetary prizes. Even dropping back to $100, $50, $25 would be ok in my book. I'm also completely fine with the 75 user requirement for the $100 prize. If OCN is going to stick with this monetary support, it is totally reasonable to require a lot of participation.
 
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A idea to clean up our forums is add some sub fourms sorta like folding has we need one for projects to make it easyer to find stuff if your having a problems it might been posted and fixed by others already.
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