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What's the problem? That wasn't some new requirement. It has been posted there since before the CC began.
Actually it was the same last year, which is why I didn't get a 2010 CC badge (was out of town)
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What's the problem? That wasn't some new requirement. It has been posted there since before the CC began.
It requires you to be around in the middle of a work unit. On top of that, it's no indicator that you ever finished even one, so only serves as a nuisance. I sent in the logs since I still have them, but I still don't see who's going to fake participation in a folding event of all things.
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It requires you to be around in the middle of a work unit. On top of that, it's no indicator that you ever finished even one, so only serves as a nuisance. I sent in the logs since I still have them, but I still don't see who's going to fake participation in a folding event of all things.
There are prizes involved which were donated by kind folks who wanted them to go to people who were actually participating in the event. It would be easy for anyone on OCN to say "oh hey look I was folding during the CC, just take my word for it" just to cash in on the prizes.

I, for one, did not fold for prizes. But that doesn't mean that some unscrupulous folks wouldn't try and cash in on something if no proof was required. I have a lot of faith in the OCN community, but something like that would just be too easy to pass up for some people.
    
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There are prizes involved which were donated by kind folks who wanted them to go to people who were actually participating in the event. It would be easy for anyone on OCN to say "oh hey look I was folding during the CC, just take my word for it" just to cash in on the prizes.

I, for one, did not fold for prizes. But that doesn't mean that some unscrupulous folks wouldn't try and cash in on something if no proof was required. I have a lot of faith in the OCN community, but something like that would just be too easy to pass up for some people.
Ok, I do remember coming across something concerning prizes in this forum, but didn't bother reading it. If that's the case, then fair enough. I did it in the spirit of helping research because I plan on being a university researcher myself. Wasn't thinking of free games or anything when this contest finally pushed me to install F@H.
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It requires you to be around in the middle of a work unit. On top of that, it's no indicator that you ever finished even one, so only serves as a nuisance. I sent in the logs since I still have them, but I still don't see who's going to fake participation in a folding event of all things.
Actually, you only have to be around at some time during the second half of the wu. So you have a 50/50 chance of being "in the zone" anytime you sat down at your PC.

I know of at least one person who signed up but never changed their clients over to OCNChimpin so it isn't completely useless.

Also, if you think it is a nuisance for you think about how Zodac feels, he has to check all, what, 800+ screenshots. Better you than me, Z!
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Ok, I do remember coming across something concerning prizes in this forum, but didn't bother reading it. If that's the case, then fair enough. I did it in the spirit of helping research because I plan on being a university researcher myself. Wasn't thinking of free games or anything when this contest finally pushed me to install F@H.
Good, I am glad to hear that. I think the prizes weren't meant as a form of bribery, just as a form of appreciation... a "thank you" for participating in the cause. I would have folded regardless... Point remains, though. Glad you see where they are coming from.
    
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Oh no! I would NOT want to be slightly inconvenienced by something that is completely optional...
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Ok, I do remember coming across something concerning prizes in this forum, but didn't bother reading it. If that's the case, then fair enough. I did it in the spirit of helping research because I plan on being a university researcher myself. Wasn't thinking of free games or anything when this contest finally pushed me to install F@H.
OK, gotcha.

Yeah, it is since prizes are on the line that some type of verification was required as you just outlined.
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3rd is not bad, good job OCN! next year we will do even better im sure of it!

win or no Either way the human race wins.
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