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For how many years (minimum) have you actively returned WUs?

0+
5
14%
1
0
No votes
2
5
14%
4
12
34%
8+
13
37%
 
Total votes : 35

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Postby Napoleon » Sat Jan 05, 2013 3:08 am

Nice to see this new forum section. One thing that leaped to my mind: how persistent have you folks been at folding? Obviously, you can change your vote as time goes by, if you're that persistent... :wink:
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Re: Momentum

Postby Zagen30 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:47 am

I assume that last option was supposed to be 5+? Otherwise you're leaving out everyone who has contributed between 5 and 7 years. :wink:
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Re: Momentum

Postby ford316 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:05 am

I just started about 4 days ago with only 2 real good folding days. "had crashing problems and windows kept freezing up but all fixed now :D "
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Re: Momentum

Postby Napoleon » Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:07 pm

Zagen30 wrote:I assume that last option was supposed to be 5+? Otherwise you're leaving out everyone who has contributed between 5 and 7 years. :wink:

Well, no. Since FAH has been running some 10+ years now, I wanted to give the veterans a chance to distinguish themselves a bit. Hence the exponential choices, 0+ for newcomers and 8+ for the die-hard folders. Apply "at least x years" logic if you vote, please. :wink:

Actually, I can't quite remember when I started myself. I wonder if it's possible for a mod to check when the very first successful return happened for Napoleon / team 0 (the default team). I recall contributing completely anonymously for a little while before that, but that would be outright impossible to track down, I suppose. Nowadays I'm a one man "team", namely 191980.
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Re: Momentum

Postby bollix47 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:33 pm

EOC statistics were around more than 8 years ago (05.01.04) and it shows the date of your First Record which should be good enough for this poll even though it may not reflect when you actually started folding if your start date predates EOC stats.

e.g. The earliest date I see for a Napoleon is 07.29.04 so it would be 8+ if that's you.
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Re: Momentum

Postby mmonnin » Sat Jan 05, 2013 3:02 pm

Poll doesn't show persistentcy. Someone could have quit for 2 years and still be able to select the 8+. I had stopped for 3 so I don't meet the 8+ but 4 undercuts it by a lot.

Except EOC wasn't around from the beginning. Earliest mine shows is from 2004 but I know I started before that. And if you go down the userIDs starting from 1, those were the overall points leaders early on in the project.
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Re: Momentum

Postby Napoleon » Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:02 pm

The question was phrased as "actively returned WUs", so I'm talking about, well, active years. Not like "I folded about ½ a year back in 2004 or so, then quit. But what the heck, 8+ it is." :wink:

I figured that whoever is willing to participate in the poll is best suited to estimate the grand total of his/her active years, pauses or no pauses. Admittedly, I phrased my idea behind this poll rather poorly, but I hope I've managed to convey my idea by now. One can adjust the vote at will, BTW.
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Re: Momentum

Postby P5-133XL » Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:08 pm

I suggest that if you want to detect dates for the first folders, you'll have to go to their teams forums for their records. The 3rd party stats didn't exist really early and our forums have been reset at least twice to my memory. I know my team has a forum that still has the messages with the setting up of its F@H team and it pre-dates EOC by a couple of years: My first post concerning F@H was on 5/24/2002 (the client was v2.19).
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Re: Momentum

Postby alancabler » Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:16 pm

bollix47 wrote:EOC statistics were around more than 8 years ago (05.01.04) and it shows the date of your First Record which should be good enough for this poll even though it may not reflect when you actually started folding if your start date predates EOC stats.

e.g. The earliest date I see for a Napoleon is 07.29.04 so it would be 8+ if that's you.
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Re: Momentum

Postby Napoleon » Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:50 pm

bollix47 wrote:EOC statistics were around more than 8 years ago (05.01.04) and it shows the date of your First Record which should be good enough for this poll even though it may not reflect when you actually started folding if your start date predates EOC stats.

Thanks, I hadn't actually noticed/paid attention to the "First Record" thing earlier.

bollix47 wrote:e.g. The earliest date I see for a Napoleon is 07.29.04 so it would be 8+ if that's you.

Nope, not me. Actually, I don't find Napoleon / team 0 at all in either EOC or Kakao Stats. I suppose about 471000 points just isn't enough to be listed there, since I stopped folding with that particular username/team combo around August 2010. I wish I could boast 8+, but I think 4 years might be close.

EDIT: Free-DC shows 250000 milestone for Napoleon / team 0 to be Friday, 30 January 2009. Considering that it took about 1½ years to get close to ~471000 from there should give me some ballpark estimate.
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Re: Momentum

Postby bollix47 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:00 am

There is an entry for you on Kakao if you change the search to include inactive:

http://kakaostats.com/dm.php?u=370776

Looks like at least 6+.
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Re: Momentum

Postby JimboPalmer » Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:04 am

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Re: Momentum

Postby Napoleon » Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:14 am

bollix47 wrote:There is an entry for you on Kakao if you change the search to include inactive:
http://kakaostats.com/dm.php?u=370776
Looks like at least 6+.

100000 points milestone on July 6th 2006?! How the time flies, considering that it was accomplished with 2x classic clients at about 300PPD (or maybe just 1 classic client initially, can't remember for sure). I must actually be getting very close to 8+ active years, if not there already! About 6.5 years + 100000 / 300PPD / 365 days == 7.4 years. Some references regarding my estimate, recalling that I started with Tyan Thunder K8W dual socket Opteron board, "Sledgehammer" Opteron CPU(s) & 64bit WinXP. (Yep, my forum avatar is none other than the infamous Sledge Hammer). :wink:

  1. Re: Uniprocessor vs SMP on 2 single-core Opteron CPUs? (the 300PPD estimate)
  2. March 2007 We have released a version of the SMP client for 32-bit Windows
  3. The second-generation GPU core, aka GPU2, for ATI hardware (April 2008)

Maybe I'll switch my own vote to 8+ years next summer to celebrate my birthday, provided that this poll isn't already long forgotten by then. :lol:
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Re: Momentum

Postby uncle fuzzy » Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:54 am

I had to vote 4, but it's actually been almost 6 years that I have been folding- continuously. I don't think there have been more than 2 or 3 times when I went even one day without folding something.

I started with a uniprocessor, then 2 of them on a dual core (SMP scared me). Once I overcame my fears, it was SMP all the way. I bought an X1950 Pro to try GPU folding, but could never get it to work. The SMP moved on to a quad core.

Once the nVidia GPU could fold, I built multiple quad SMP/2x NV GPU rigs. Now it's multiple i7/GPU boxes, and I'm still looking at building a 4P.
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