How do you know we have deserters? The ~12% of our points that are non-OCNChimpin are annoying (but at least some are understandable - I have a ~1500ppd client that I can't switch until tonight hopefully, because it's not at my house & I don't have remote access), but I can't see anything that points to deserters...
Still we're how many days into the competition and people are still Folding under their names? In some instances I can understand it. But not everybody is away from their Folding Rig. IMHO most people still Folding under their names are only doing so for one reason. To gain spots while others are working in team competition.
If half of the people who are Folding as themselves had taken part in this Team Competition this would be a much tighter race. We've lost out on an average of 1.2 million PPD as a direct result of this issue. Half of that is 600k PPD. Where do you think we'd be with another 600 or more PPD a day.