Originally Posted by zodac
Why do we run the program, try and recruit others, and have a team thread, if not to try and increase our team's production? Besides, you're missing an important point: we didn't all start at the same time.
Obviously there are people who have accumulated 10s of millions of keys over the years - a new WPer can't compete against that. But a specific period - say a week - would show people where they stand in the team on a day-to-day basis.
Add into that a recruitment contest, and I fail to see why you would be against
Again, any time you create a competition it will encourage people to compete. That is not what Whatpulse if for. Sure, getting more people on a team is worthwhile but to actually try and get more keys just encourages people to use illegitimate means. That could be anything from just pressing a key with your finger over and over all the way to full out cheating. It skews the whole point of the program.
Are you running the program simply to 'increase production'? If so, you're doing it wrong. We have a team thread because it's fun to see how much other people type and click, not because we want to beat them. We don't care so much about 'recruiting others' as much as getting exposure so people who are interested can join up and put what they already do towards OCN. There is a subtle difference between joining a team to increase production and help us get to the top and joining the team to add and track your existing actions.
I don't really have much more to say about it so feel free to set something up but using any metric other than new team members just encourages skewing of your own results.