Will I lose credit for a W/U if I pause folding?

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Will I lose credit for a W/U if I pause folding?

Postby Unclebadtouch » Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:58 pm

I notice that sometimes a W/U will complete, but fail to upload as my credit slowly dwindles. I've seen this periodically for years. Would pausing folding, then un-pausing help speed up the upload process.
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Re: Will I lose credit for a W/U if I pause folding?

Postby davidcoton » Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:51 pm

I've not tested that, but I think (as with download attempts) it will reset the retry timer. Whether that makes the upload happen any quicker is anyone's guess, and you will lose some points on the active WU.
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Re: Will I lose credit for a W/U if I pause folding?

Postby bruce » Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:58 pm

Pausing will reduce your bonus because it will take you longer to complete the WU but I'm pretty confident that is unrelated to whether an individual upload attempt will succeed or fail.

The time to complete the WU is measured from the initiation of the download to the acceptance of the upload, so the time spent retrying DOES reduce your bonus. FAH is certainly aware of that problem and the experts are working on ways to improve the situation.
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Re: Will I lose credit for a W/U if I pause folding?

Postby Unclebadtouch » Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:22 am

davidcoton wrote:I've not tested that, but I think (as with download attempts) it will reset the retry timer. Whether that makes the upload happen any quicker is anyone's guess, and you will lose some points on the active WU.


We're close to the same individual rank. :)
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Re: Will I lose credit for a W/U if I pause folding?

Postby Unclebadtouch » Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:14 am

bruce wrote:Pausing will reduce your bonus because it will take you longer to complete the WU but I'm pretty confident that is unrelated to whether an individual upload attempt will succeed or fail.

The time to complete the WU is measured from the initiation of the download to the acceptance of the upload, so the time spent retrying DOES reduce your bonus. FAH is certainly aware of that problem and the experts are working on ways to improve the situation.


The W/U has completed b/c it says 100%, but the progress bar is green, and doesn't go away. Meanwhile, my points slowly trickle downward.
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Re: Will I lose credit for a W/U if I pause folding?

Postby PantherX » Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:40 am

Unclebadtouch wrote:...The W/U has completed b/c it says 100%, but the progress bar is green, and doesn't go away. Meanwhile, my points slowly trickle downward.

While the actual details will be in your log file, it is likely that the completed WU isn't successfully sent back to the Servers. This is known and unfortunately, everyone's in the same boat :( Hopefully, this will be resolved soon but there's no ETA AFAIK.
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Re: Will I lose credit for a W/U if I pause folding?

Postby davidcoton » Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:55 pm

Unclebadtouch wrote:The W/U has completed b/c it says 100%, but the progress bar is green, and doesn't go away. Meanwhile, my points slowly trickle downward.

The client should start on another WU (if it can get one) as soon as the first is finished. It doesn't wait for the previous one to upload.
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