Originally Posted by agent00skid
Oh yeah, that's right.
Anyone know how it ended up with the 7 = 1 point difference?
Initially, WCG didn't use the BOINC manager or the BOINC point system--it had its own completely separate application. Eventually, BOINC was adopted, and a correction factor was needed:
Originally Posted by WCG Website
Why are points on the agent and the web different?
World Community Grid in the past ran two types of agents. A United Devices (UD Windows) agent and a BOINC (Windows/Linux/Mac) agent. Today, World Community Grid only runs the BOINC agent. Points contributed by both of the agents will be part of a members total on the website. However, only points contributed by BOINC agents will be shown on the BOINC agents. The points previously earned by a UD agent only appear on the website. Additionally, due to differences in how the agents computed points, BOINC points are multiplied by 7 when they are imported into the website. Thus if you earned 5 BOINC points, you will see 35 Website points.