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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. Radical_Edward

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    Agreed. When I got the $50 gift card last year from Second place it bought me my awesome Gigabyte mouse. :D
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  2. Chicken Patty

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    ION has a really good point. Brainstorming as a team definitely helps!
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    My idea can be modified so that those donating don't have to be WCG members- this would be a way to get more donations. Downside of course is that the winner of the raffle prize wouldn't be a guaranteed WCG member, not as big a deal since all entrants would be putting in work.
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  4. Norton

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    Anyone have a link to any of the past contests?

    As far as ideas- how about a rig build out to THE community and a contest/raffle out to our TPU community?

    Entrance fee can be a donation of cash or a piece for the rig.

    Thinking that the rig donation would give us some exposure/send out some goodwill to someone in need (and expose our effort to a larger audience) and the contest/raffle to keep interest here @ TPU and enlist the aid of members in our crunching efforts. :)
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  5. Chicken Patty

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    I'd say we should go this route with onedubs plan, or something like it.

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    would you make a min donation ? one entry per person? or for example for every $5 ONE ENTRY?
  7. ThE_MaD_ShOt

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    Now I don't think the crunching will work to well as you can look at the top 20 tonight and see who will get what. Now a raffle would work those who donate cash or a part of at least a certain value would be entered. You can buy as many "tickets" as you want. The more the better. We can build the rig and try to keep the price down on it and donate all the rest of the proceedings from the raffle to a children's hospital or something like that. We put a certain value like $5 on the tickets. The thing to do would be buy a roll of the raffel tickets and mail the stub or stubs to each person who donates that or email them there numbers on the stub and who is taking care of the roll writes the person name on the tickets so they do not get mixed up in any kind of way. Then put all the tickets in a box and take that to the Childrens hospital when the donation is made and someone record a vid of one of the staff members of said hospital drawing the winning ticket out of the box.
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  8. Chicken Patty

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    Well the way that the contests work is that there is a minimum amount of points you need to get before the deadline to enter the raffle for the prizes. So it's not really unfair. For those who have very little crunching power, that is also a bit of motiviation to try and raise their output to enter the drawing.

    As far as raffle, KieX always handled the contests for me and he used to use a website I think that you enter all the names and then it would do the raffle for you. Not sure exactly which site that was.
  9. ThE_MaD_ShOt

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    Cool. Let me know exactly how the crunching contest works so I might be able to understand it better. Also would a crunching contest kinda limit the amount of people who would enter and donate? I was thinking try to get as many people to donate as much as possible and either donate the cash or like was said earlier a game console to a children's hospital.
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    For a crunching contest everyone starts at zero points. Those who have massive amounts of CPU power available will vie for the top prize, but in reality the people who have that much firepower are either the ones donating the parts/$$$ or choose to sit out of the contest (or are only interested in the raffle).

    By starting at zero you also allow for new members to join up and crunch with the hope that they stick around after the contest is over (we can win them over :laugh:)

    On the flip side, the raffle entries for those who donated parts or money is completely random so anyone can win as long as they made their donation. We could have a <$25 donation pool, a >$25 pool, and a donated parts pool. No limit to how much you can donate, but only one entry per person.
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  11. Chicken Patty

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    Well usually when we have contests I think members that are top 20 in points at the beginning can't be in the raffle, this way someone who has already had their fair share of crunching power doesn't get even more and gives the smaller crunchers a shot. But that's just how previous contests have been.
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    If thats the way this goes then I agree. I don't want to be in a contest because I would feel like I cheated all the crunchers below me that don't get as many ppd.
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    Yeah that's how the contests go. But we've had many good ideas posted in here, doesn't have to be a contest.
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    Absolutely, lets hear more ideas. I really would like to get a game console with the WCG and TPU logos painted on it donated to a hospital though- maybe an Xbox w/ Kinect would work best. Even if we go another direction, I would love to see if we can't still get that done.
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    I say a console to a hospital is the stronger suggestion. Maybe a Wii as well. Fun console that kids love.
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    I have found (as I have 4 kids) that the Wii goes better for younger kids.
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    But can it play Crysis?

    Sorry- I had to do it! :laugh: :roll: [/end ridiculous comment]
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    It sure can , proceeds to hit sis with said console and chants Cry sis
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    Hey guys, been busy this weekend so I haven't been on not have I gotten to reading new posts yet. However I did call Miami Children's Hospital yesterday morning and after speaking to a few employees they gave me the contact info of the person responsible for donations etc. they said to try back tomorrow after 9am. So I will do so and keep you guys posted! :toast:
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    Awesome, keep us updated! :rockout:
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    I have been extremely busy as well with my military stuff this weekend. TMS, can you add ALL parts needed / Already donated to the OP so we do not have to sift through the thread :)

    I NEED to go through my closet soon if I get time cause I need to find pieces to the cooler I am going to install on my I7 920. If I can find all the pieces I will donate the Coolit Domino ALC Water cooler to this project (only AMD/775/1366 Mounting) If that helps and whatever else is needed that I find in the closet.
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    Nothing has been donated yet but we will start excepting soon once we figure which way we are going to go. I have a ideal that I just need to iron out.


    Cp let me know what you find out as that is part of the ideal I have in mind.
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    Will do bud :toast:
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    No luck string in touch with the person they told me to speak to. Not in yet. Will keep you guys posted
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    UPDATE



    Ok guys and gals. We are going to do another build for now and see what else we end up with to donate. So those who want to to donate to the build pm Norton or I and we will give you the details and where to send your donation/s to.
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