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Crunchers Helping Crunchers : The New Project

Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by ThE_MaD_ShOt, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. ThE_MaD_ShOt

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    Okay guys I am making a dedicated thread for this. First we need an Ideal of what we are going to do this time around. The system build went great last time. :toast: to the team for that. Now this doesn't absolutely need to be a member of the team. I can be someone from the Community that is less fortunate then us and just needs a small helping hand. And as Norton suggested which is a great ideal, if we do another system build and it goes to a non member, the systems will get a Decal on the side Saying something like Team Tpu WCG Crunchers or something like that. The team can decide the decal phrase. I would like to also add that if it goes out into the community the system should at least have to crunch for a length of time. And the receiving party will be made aware of What we do for Wcg.


    Now let the brainstorming begin team. What are we going to do to help someone less fortunate this time? Also we need to find out who the person is going to be or how to pick a person.

    :toast:


    Also Cp can you fix my spelling error in the title please :D
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  2. Chicken Patty

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    Title fixed/thread stickied.

    ...and as I said before, I'll pitch in money to buy something that's needed since I don't have hardware laying around.
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  3. ThE_MaD_ShOt

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    Thanks Capt. :toast:

    I am going to see where we go with it before I decide what my donation will be this time. Not sure if I am going to donate parts again or donate money to get parts. Just need to see what way we go and what we have to start with. If it comes down to it I WILL donate a whole system from my crunching farm just to make this happen again. :toast:
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Suggestion: If we do the build those that contribute all get put "in the hat" and someone gets picked for a nice treat.

    I'm thinking a video card, psu, or something like that :)

    What do you think????

    ***EDIT- added a suggestion list for the Thank You prize ***

    Cruncher's Helping Crunchers Project Thank You suggestions:
    - Video card
    - PSU
    - Gift card (area specific)
    - Water cooling setup
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  5. ThE_MaD_ShOt

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    Sounds good Norton. :toast:
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    That would be awesome, would we find someone to contribute a part, or how would this go?
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    WOW bro :respect: but yeah, please keep me posted, I want to contribute this time around.

    That would be nice. :toast:
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  8. ThE_MaD_ShOt

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    What we could do is take the donations and if there is money left over after the rig is built or whatever we do, we buy the part with it. How much is left dictates what is bought. I also have some goodies still in packages I might be able to spice the gift basket up with. I would consider myself out on the drawing. My gift in all this is helping someone which for some reason I fell compelled to do at this time. I have be talking with Norton about this for a few days. I really need to find something to do to help more as I feel I am not doing enough yet. These helping builds and such give me that.
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    I feel the same way bro, just that I haven't been in the situation to help more. Now things are starting to look better so maybe soon I'll do something of my own. :D
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    That would be ideal if we could get someone from the community to donate something really cool or we can take up a small collection and provide a gift card?

    This is just brainstorming- throw some ideas out there!
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    brainstorming is a must, the more ideas we have the better it will turn out. :)

    You thinking Newegg gift card?
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    Well, that wouldn't work so well for European TPU'ers, although it would work for American and Canadian (Newegg.ca) ones....perhaps we could get a gift card to a store that operates in the location of the winner?

    Donating parts has the advantage that then members can give out parts they aren't using. which could be cheaper for the same result :)
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    We need to come up with the project also and who is the deserving person, or we can take donations and then donate that to something related to one of the projects we crunch on. Like for example a child that needs a rig for school or a donation to a organization related to Childhood Cancer or both.

    Also Ion is right we need to decide the prize once the winner is selected. Some areas might be a little costly to ship something to where a gift card or such would be fine.
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    Very good observation guys, I think that's something we should definitely pick after we know who the winner is. I think we should first pick a person, then what we will build.

    As far as the contributors, we can worry about that afterwards. The priority is getting this underway and done! :rockout:
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    Yes the project is the most important. Norton and I will worry about the treat in the background.

    So Team lets find a deserving person or Organization.
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    How about to Make a Wish? My sister works there- I can check with her to see if there is something she can do (help us donate to a sick kid or something like that)?
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    Maybe I'm crazy, but I like that idea a lot!
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    Now where talking. There is also a Childhood Cancer organization that caught my eye that is trying to grow. Clicky

    Or it could still be a build for a needy family or child. The team will decide which way we go.
    Just throwing out ideas right now.
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    That also seems like a good idea. Would be nice to give it to someone who's in absolute need. Maybe some sort of foundation like the ones just mentioned or to a child that has like a serious illness or decease. I had an illness when I was little and the Miami Children's Hospital donated game consoles, games, and a whole bunch of things for me. Would be nice to see something like this happen.
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    Cool we need to look into some of the foundations and see if they except rigs as donations and if we could be part of the giving process. We would also need a list of team members that would like to be involved into the process of going to the organization, doing the donation and being there when it is presented to the deserving child to get some pics for us.
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    Then I guess we better get busy, I don't know of any down here off the top of my head. But I'm sure a quick Google search and that should be sorted out.
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    Cool Cp. I officially nominate out team Capt. to do the honors of presenting the donation of whatever we do to a organization or family or whoever of his choosing. Don't worry Cp it won't hurt much LOL. Is that good Norton? :toast:
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    Couldn't hurt to wait for more members of the team to see this and add their input. I think only 4 or 5 members have posted in here right now- to make a decision now wouldn't be too fair.

    Just my .02
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    Oh Dub you are absolutely right. This is going to be a team decision on what happens. We are just brainstorming right now while we wait for more ideals and input. After we get a list we will do a poll or something to come up with what we do.


    Also I haven't forgot you dub and hat. I have you on the list. :toast:
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    I'll just wait and see how this goes, but I'm game if the right people get a rig.
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