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I was wondering if we could simply post a new topic in every forums with a catchy title and describe what folding is and the benefits of joining our team.
Here is a sample I made

The benefits of joining our team are varied. First, you get to use your computer to help find cures for many different diseases. (The program runs in the background so you can surf the web or play a game while loaning your extra CPU power to Folding@Home (Stanford University Research) to find cures for diseases such as Alzheimer's, Mad Cow (BSE), CJD, ALS, Huntington's, Parkinson's disease, and many cancers and cancer-related syndromes.) The second is we offer a cash prize to the top 5 folders each month and one random folder gets cash too. You can also join the team competetion and if your team wins all members will recieve a prize.The third thing is, in addition to helping other people, you will find yourself caught up in the fun of competing with other teams, and other team members. I myself, find it almost addicting, I keep adding machines to my folding farm trying to get our team to move up in the ranks, and in the process moving myself up in the ranks of the team. The third benefit is, you will meet many new friends here in the Forum. How do you join our team? It's simple, and EVERYONE IS WELCOME! First thing you do is download the software http://folding.stanford.edu/download.html. And here http://folding.stanford.edu/faq.html are some Illustrated Instructions. The console version seems to be the version of choice for stability, the GUI version is easier to configure. I run both versions on different machines in my farm and I don't see any stability problems on the GUI version unless you leave the screen saver up while it's downloading or trying to send a packet or (WU). Although some people have reported problems running certain games while folding. You can simply shut F@H down while playing these games, and resume when you are finished. Next thing to do is configure it by putting in our Team number 37726 and creating a username. If you need help with any additional setting just post on our Forum Page and someone will be happy to help you. Stanford provides us with scores and updates for our team http://folding.extremeoverclocking.c...php?s=&t=37726. If you would like a little more info on what Folding@Home is all about go to the Folding@Home Home Page. So come on and join us and put your computer to better use then it has ever been used before!
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I was wondering if we could simply post a new topic in every forums with a catchy title and describe what folding is and the benefits of joining our team.
Here is a sample I made

The benefits of joining our team are varied. First, you get to use your computer to help find cures for many different diseases. (The program runs in the background so you can surf the web or play a game while loaning your extra CPU power to Folding@Home (Stanford University Research) to find cures for diseases such as Alzheimer's, Mad Cow (BSE), CJD, ALS, Huntington's, Parkinson's disease, and many cancers and cancer-related syndromes.) The second is we offer a cash prize to the top 5 folders each month and one random folder gets cash too. You can also join the team competetion and if your team wins all members will recieve a prize.The third thing is, in addition to helping other people, you will find yourself caught up in the fun of competing with other teams, and other team members. I myself, find it almost addicting, I keep adding machines to my folding farm trying to get our team to move up in the ranks, and in the process moving myself up in the ranks of the team. The third benefit is, you will meet many new friends here in the Forum. How do you join our team? It's simple, and EVERYONE IS WELCOME! First thing you do is download the software http://folding.stanford.edu/download.html. And here http://folding.stanford.edu/faq.html are some Illustrated Instructions. The console version seems to be the version of choice for stability, the GUI version is easier to configure. I run both versions on different machines in my farm and I don't see any stability problems on the GUI version unless you leave the screen saver up while it's downloading or trying to send a packet or (WU). Although some people have reported problems running certain games while folding. You can simply shut F@H down while playing these games, and resume when you are finished. Next thing to do is configure it by putting in our Team number 37726 and creating a username. If you need help with any additional setting just post on our Forum Page and someone will be happy to help you. Stanford provides us with scores and updates for our team http://folding.extremeoverclocking.c...php?s=&t=37726. If you would like a little more info on what Folding@Home is all about go to the Folding@Home Home Page. So come on and join us and put your computer to better use then it has ever been used before!
We have this sort of thing in alot of posts in the Folding Section. But it is a good Idea as its a Type of guid you could make this a post atleast in the Folding section.
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Yah but alot of people on these forums dont even know what folding is. If you look over 800 users visit the forum everyday yet only 200 fold. I was just thinking if its alright with the admins and mods to go through to all the AMD and intel forums and software forums and post a new topic like the sample i did trying to recruit new folders.
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Well it can be posted up as a Sticky in the main sections of Ech forums to let people know about it as such. Then again this site isnt dedicated to Folding but see what the Admin says..Send Him a PM with your proposal.
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Folding is a great thing to do, which is why our folding forum is prominently located very near the top of the main page. The main business of this site, however, is overclocking, so pushing folding in all of the forums would take away from the focus of the site. Additionally, just about everything you listed in your post is included in the folding FAQ that's stickied in the folding section, and I think that FAQ is formatted so it's a bit easier to read. While I appreciate your initiative, I don't think this is a viable way to raise folding awareness on the site at this time.
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