February 4th, 2005, 11:45 AM #1
[FAD] question about green/red/yellow balls
A member, who shall go unnamed, has a red ball next to his name indicating he is "inactive". Is this what the "Red Ball" means?
I don't believe this guy is inactive!Obama: The rich have the Federal Reserve and the poor have Harry Reid... LOL. Life really is unfair!
February 4th, 2005, 12:20 PM #2
red, yellow and green on the fad site indicate certain time periods/completion levels for events and projects. so against a members stats, green means recent results returned, yellow is a little while since results were returned, and red means the member is probably not ruunning fad at the current time. one of the site faqs has the time periods listed, i think. it's a while since i read about that, so i'm not sure quite where the info was located. it may be that the person has a very long job or has been hoarding results for a big dump. imo, the second thing is not a good practice.
February 4th, 2005, 12:23 PM #3
or the other possibilities are that he's registered under another name or as a duplicate name, ie xxxxxxxx;1.
February 4th, 2005, 07:02 PM #4Originally Posted by paul9
And that's a good comment about hoarding results Paul. Until results are returned FaD clocks the job as unfinished, and downloads the job again to somebody else. That's called redundancy. Not good for our and the Project's efficiency. I hate the thought of doing a job unnecessarily because some idiot has deliberately been hoarding it just to dazzle us all with an impressive dump.
February 4th, 2005, 07:18 PM #5
I posted that new guys should be told the problem behind hoarding, points are points and the holding of jobs means you are no longer doing anything for FAD but trying to impress people. Hoarders will be shot, stomped on and given no respect.
February 4th, 2005, 07:23 PM #6
There is nothing bad about hording.. I have a couple of computers that I can't get to all the time and thus upload so they may be seen as hording.. but once I get to them I upload and they contribute...
so who cares if they hoard or not as long as they upload as some point???
February 4th, 2005, 07:29 PM #7Originally Posted by Sixpac_XP
Post a new thread with what you just said in FADs Forum and see the response
Last edited by pphalan; February 4th, 2005 at 07:33 PM.
February 4th, 2005, 07:32 PM #8
Your not hoarding sixpac because you upload in a reasonable time
February 4th, 2005, 07:53 PM #9Originally Posted by Sixpac_XP
Hoarding to me is the deliberate withholding of uploads solely to get a nice impressive dump. I believe there are certain characters around FaD who on occasion have hoarded a couple of million points (!) for tactical reasons as part of some warped overtaking strategy !!! Crunch away and get 'em in as fast as you reasonably can, and everybody's happy.
February 5th, 2005, 10:47 AM #10
points are accrued at the same rate, whether or not you hoard them for a big dump. why go for a stupid big dump when it means you are returning old results which have been rturned a week or two ago by another member? surely it makes more sense to each be doing unique jobs, instead of repeated ones? if you can only upload once a week from your non networked pcs, then that is definately not hoarding, that is validly contributing, instead of gumming up the system.
February 5th, 2005, 06:11 PM #11
Now I have a really silly question. One of my machines is a very old P2 233 mhz machine. It has a rating of 13 to 16 at the most. It has been crunching the last job off and on since Jan. 24th. Using the hoarding logic, isn't it likely that this job has been reassigned? Is there a point of no return? I would think that any crunching is better than none but is this really helping in any big way?
February 5th, 2005, 06:25 PM #12
you are probably right, but checking with keith would be a good idea.
/edit the fad site seems to be down at my end....
you would be looking for username 'think' on the fad forum, i forget what his timo username is, as he doesn't have the spare time to visit here very often
Last edited by paul9; February 5th, 2005 at 06:29 PM.
February 5th, 2005, 06:32 PM #13
Paul9, you must have been reading my mind. I went to quote you in a new message and when the quote showed up, so did your edit which wasn't there when I started.... I'll go and check the FAD forum.....
February 5th, 2005, 06:37 PM #14
well i was about to post keith the link to this thread to see what he thought, as i believe you may well be right, but no fad forum for me. probably just as well, as i can't remember my fad forum password, once again.
February 5th, 2005, 06:42 PM #15
February 5th, 2005, 07:17 PM #16Originally Posted by jrsweger
On the other hand, if I possessed ONLY a 166/233 I would definitely crunch with it but just for what it represented, if you get my meaning.
February 5th, 2005, 07:52 PM #17
so does anyone really know the point where diminishing returns make it no longer worthwhile to run fad on older hardware? not counting electricity costs, as i am a philanthropist and don't mind lashing out a little on the cost of juice
Last edited by paul9; February 6th, 2005 at 04:38 AM.
February 5th, 2005, 08:21 PM #18Originally Posted by paul9
to score 1! Going for a record, are we?
February 5th, 2005, 08:27 PM #19Originally Posted by Twinkletoes
The following is the reply I got from Keith. I mentioned this thread although I did not put a link to it in my note.
Start quote from Keith:
I don't see any advantage or disadvantage in using faster or slower computers (apart from the electricity costs etc).
We do close queries to results with at least 28 days notice after the query reaches 100%.
End quote from Keith.
So I guess that if it's put food on the table or run an old old machine for FAD, it's put food on the table, otherwise it doesn't seem to matter a whole lot.
February 5th, 2005, 08:56 PM #20Originally Posted by jrsweger
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