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Old May 6, 2009, 09:11 AM
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Who cares. They folded for Science, which is what counts in the end.

I'm sure we will loose folding team members once the contest is over - but some will stay.
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Old May 6, 2009, 09:21 AM
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Who cares. They folded for Science, which is what counts in the end.

I'm sure we will loose folding team members once the contest is over - but some will stay.
Those who leave folded for greed not science.
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I guess it'll come down to how many of those who folded strictly for prize or for reason will be shown.

This I would like stats on after.
Do you fold ?
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Old May 6, 2009, 09:22 AM
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Do you fold ?
I used to but I don't anymore. I had no reason for it.

I was doing it simply for points which is what I feel is the wrong reason and what I find most people fold for.
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Old May 6, 2009, 09:28 AM
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Those who leave folded for greed not science.
Why greed? In order to be part of the contest, they still needed to fold 15k points. Thus they had to give WUs in return.

Standford had a few WUs folded.
Asus did some marketing, and may have won new buyers.
HWC has new members.
A member won a new card.

Everybody won.

That's how I see it.
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Those who leave folded for greed not science.

No, not really.
I would wager that 70% of the people who saw the contest were already folding for another team, and just switched over , which is fine by me.
Considering The sponsership I recieve for my Runs/Rally's etc, its all the same.
15% didn't know what it was till we had a big splash page , and have since joined.

Maybe the last few percentage have joined just for the contest, but in the end it doesn't matter, we are a Team, for one purpose. I think that is enough, in the end, I don't Care how one gets to finding cures and the likes, I only care that We Do Eventually get there.

As for your reasons for quitting folding, why don't you join in the Folding for pscout then? That is an unselfish reason if there were ever to be one.

The points are cool and all, and I think justified for some friendly competition.

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I can only speak for myself, but the banner of the contest on the home page is what made me aware of the F@H project. The last time I looked at DC projects (10+ years ago) SETI was it and I wasn't wasting electricity looking for little green men

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Personally i like the points system, it lets you see just how much youve contributed and can make you feel good about what youve done, whether its for a contest or doing it just to help research. I really dont see the need to post on nearly every folding topic complaining about the contests and how its all about greed and its wrong. If you think its wrong fine, thats why YOU dont fold, it gets annoying seeing complaints about a folding contest whenever we actually accomplish something through it.
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Those who leave folded for greed not science.
I don't think people who (hopefully) this research helps out one day care if it was done because of "greed" or not.

Also what is the point of posting this on a thread that is celebrating an accomplishment? Do it somewhere else.

Anyways guys Congrats! I was made aware of the folding team because of the contest and it is one of the reasons why I switched back to Nvidia. I have 2 gtx 275s on the way and plan on folding long after it's over. What can I say GREED made me do it!
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