I would have to disagree. This contest is based around how many more people each team can basically recruit to start folding. Even though we are larger, that doesn't exactly mean that we can recruit less(Honestly we should be recruiting more). I actually like how this Chimp Challenge is set up, because it's a bigger accomplishment to get more people to start folding for the future than it is to have the highest total folding points in a 10 day period.
I do understand where you're getting at though, with us need 1mil for a CP and them needing 200k. It like OCN having to recruit 5:1 more to make that difference up.
Yes, it is largely around recruitment, and OCN does have to recruit a lot more members to make up the difference
But here is a quick stat
Your forum ratio is also 16:1, a MUCH larger pool that the 5:1 recruitment ratio for the CC. So for every 1 potential member we try and recruit, Overclock.net has 16 potential members
Basically this means that we (HWC) needs 100% recruit success (every person we ask must join) in order to equal OC.net's 32% recruit success (every 1 in 3 people you ask joins).
This of course is based on the idea that the per capita PPD is similar. Obviously there are to many variations to count here.Edited by FIXT - 5/6/11 at 10:54am