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Message 2614 - Posted: 8 Feb 2015, 17:24:52 UTC - in response to Message 2612.
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Message 2626 - Posted: 12 Feb 2015, 14:49:57 UTC

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Message 2636 - Posted: 21 Feb 2015, 9:29:38 UTC

Got all 5 Stars BLUE

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Message 2637 - Posted: 21 Feb 2015, 11:57:22 UTC - in response to Message 2636.

Got all 5 Stars BLUE


Congratulations Sabroe_SMC you are only the 5th person to achieve this feat.

(the others being STEVE [BlackOpsTeam], zombie67 [MM], Shaman, Ralfy).

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Message 2662 - Posted: 8 Mar 2015, 5:18:17 UTC

My theoretical second badge is now

So that makes mine look like
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Message 2734 - Posted: 15 Mar 2015, 9:24:37 UTC

Hi, I still haven't got a badge :/ (working on it, though:D ), but I wanted to suggest some new badges:

A total Hours badge, which is one big star, that show up next to the current badge;

and a total credit badge, so that, if you crunch on few applications, you can still get recognized on your badge signature.
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Message 2740 - Posted: 16 Mar 2015, 12:06:11 UTC - in response to Message 2734.
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While many projects do this, your Total hours is already displayed in your forum profile and in My Account:

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I can see that you have crunched for 71 apps since adding WUProp, but you are still 6 short of a first star. It will come but sometimes it takes a bit of hands-on work, to insure you are crunching for the correct apps.
When you first start crunching WUProp, you have to wait a while to get any stars, then they come thick and fast (if you crunch for many projects) but they eventually equilibrate into an exponential decay, similar to radio decay. Despite having 5 stars, and a theoretical 6th, I haven't had a badge update in 16 weeks. There may be a few more blips on the geiger counter over the next few months, but after I upgrade my existing stars the time to the next upgrade will be at least twice the previous (and that excludes dead apps and projects).

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Message 2754 - Posted: 17 Mar 2015, 17:19:16 UTC

Hi, skgiven - I know that many other projects do this, but wouldn't it be nice here, so people that only crunch for a few apps, but crunch a lot can still get recognized? And I'm nearly there now - 5 apps to go, and I am just gonna work on some that I know I can hit 100 hours on soon :D
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Message 2757 - Posted: 17 Mar 2015, 18:51:41 UTC - in response to Message 2754.

I know that many other projects do this, but wouldn't it be nice here, so people that only crunch for a few apps, but crunch a lot can still get recognized?

Regarding badges, this site is set up to accrue data for all boinc projects. It sort of defeats the purpose to accrue reams of data for a few projects and ignore the rest.
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Message 2759 - Posted: 17 Mar 2015, 19:35:23 UTC - in response to Message 2757.

I see your point, Werinbert, but some people use BOINC soley to help one or two projects (for example, SETI), so they may rack up say, 10,000 hours on SETI, but they wouldn't get recognised for their work on it - if the new badge system was intrduced, it should be similar to what it is now, but combined...
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Message 2765 - Posted: 17 Mar 2015, 23:56:27 UTC

The badges for individual projects should be offered by the individual projects in question. Some do, some don't . I think WUProp should stick to it's current format of rewarding badges based on crunching many Boinc projects as providing data across all Boinc projects is the main point of the project.
I personally would rather WUProp increased it's badge above the 5 levels currently on offer as I have ( technically )8 badges now.

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Message 2767 - Posted: 18 Mar 2015, 1:58:34 UTC - in response to Message 2759.
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I see your point, Werinbert, but some people use BOINC soley to help one or two projects (for example, SETI), so they may rack up say, 10,000 hours on SETI, but they wouldn't get recognised for their work on it - if the new badge system was intrduced, it should be similar to what it is now, but combined...


I would say in that case, convince the folks at SETI to create badges...

Until then, please make a new suggestion thread so we can get this one back on topic.
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Message 2774 - Posted: 18 Mar 2015, 16:11:57 UTC
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Even if SETI added badges, people would still want recognition on this project for their total hour crunched - it is only fair - I mean, how hard is it to create a new badge?

And ok - I'll start a new thread now...

Here is the link to it: http://wuprop.boinc-af.org/forum_thread.php?id=337#2773
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Message 2783 - Posted: 19 Mar 2015, 1:37:41 UTC
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This isn't t-ball. People should really learn to earn things. The system is what it is and really isn't that hard to acquire. Part of the system is to encourage variety which improves the usefulness of the project altogether. Rewarding people for supporting one project is ridiculous at this point. If they don't want to really contribute more than a few applications, then that is a choice.

By the way, Star four is now sapphire - And theoretical 8th star is now gold -
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Message 2793 - Posted: 19 Mar 2015, 16:08:36 UTC - in response to Message 2783.

I do see the point, Coleslaw, but certain devices CAN'T crunch on a lot of projects - e.g. the only Projects that I have found that the Raspberry Pi are Enigma@Home, Asteroids@Home and Einstein@Home - some people may not have (or be able to get) a device that can crunch more projects, so they should get some form of recognition for either total credit, or total hours.
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Message 2795 - Posted: 20 Mar 2015, 6:10:26 UTC

Back to topic...

Seventh star now bronze:

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Message 2798 - Posted: 20 Mar 2015, 22:35:23 UTC

Now I'm at

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Message 2806 - Posted: 22 Mar 2015, 12:07:15 UTC

Moved my second star to Blue (5K+). Unsure I will ever get a 3rd star as I am more of a project loyalist instead of a jumper.I would probably get the first star further than adding more stars.
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Message 2813 - Posted: 23 Mar 2015, 3:33:47 UTC

After almost 794 days (since badges were 1st started) I managed to earn 5 Stars !
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Message 2814 - Posted: 23 Mar 2015, 4:28:47 UTC - in response to Message 2813.

After almost 794 days (since badges were 1st started) I managed to earn 5 Stars !


Persistence pays off ... :)

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