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Message 1999 - Posted: 17 Feb 2014, 2:57:14 UTC

Hey Guys,
The current POGS challenge is flying along with SETI.USA way out in the lead. Pushing theSkyNet POGS up to a total of 62.76 TFLOPS! Amazing!

I've finally got a prototype of theSkyNet challenge system up and running. Incorporating the feedback I received from users in December. This week and next week I’ll be trialling it alongside the 2 running and upcoming challenges on BOINC Stats. Then after that I will open it up for everyone to create and join challenges.

I’m testing out too new challenge type, Peak RAC and total credit handicapped by number of users.
You can see the new challenges feature at http://www.theskynet.org/challenges

Main features:


  • Challenges for both teams and individuals
  • Challenges on a variety of stats including, Total Credit, RAC, change in leader board position and more.
  • Handicap systems to give the little guys a better shot, including handicap by * RAC and number of members.
  • Graphing and stats tracking of all challenges.



Planned but not yet implemented features:


  • Choose which project a challenge runs on.
  • More options for challenge type and handicap.



It is important that this new feature is actually useful to our members so I will appreciate any and all feedback you guys have.

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Message 2000 - Posted: 17 Feb 2014, 12:48:38 UTC
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I will be looking forward to this in-house challenge system.

I am the founder of my team and I have a BAM account with BoincStats but have never been able to work out how to join any challenges. I can't use my actual username as it says it is already in use.
My e-mail does seem to link myself with projects even though it is the same for all projects that I have joined.
In order to change my project listing I have to have at least one project listed under my account, but I can't add/change projects as BAM can't find any projects to the username I had to come up with to create my account.
So I can't do anything with my BAM account meaning it is now not used although I think I can post with it, but I just don't bother with it any more.

So this is at least one reason I am not in your current challenge, plus the fact I did not know it was on, and as it is BoincStats listed then I can't join it anyway.

I await the POGS challenge solution.

So a big plus from me for this initiative and I like what you have included and given the chance for us little guys to get to a more level pegging with the people with higher outputs.

Excellent work.

Conan
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Message 2025 - Posted: 28 Feb 2014, 7:08:12 UTC - in response to Message 2000.

Hey Conan,

I'm not sure if you've got BOINC stats figured out.
However I've added you theSkyNet version of the upcoming challenge.
Check out https://www.theskynet.org/challenges for more details.

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