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Thread: Folding Idea of Uber Importance!
October 20th, 2008, 08:19 PM #1
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Folding Idea of Uber Importance!
Why dont we have a community donation paypal account that we can use to better folders computer to fold faster and stronger. And im not saying everyone throws in 20 bucks or something but just whatever there willing to donate.
But ofcorse with that kind of money sitting around... its gotta be someone we can all trust like none other and have no doubt in our mind that its safe with.
So basically we donate what we want to paypal. We look at peoples rigs or people that have space for a new rig to dedicate to fold. Then we either buy the parts and donate to them for the purpose of folding or donate parts we have lieing around ( the part im sure we already do )
Or for another usage. Say someone who folds a lot's processor takes a crap on them and they dont have the money. We take a vote or something along those lines to weather or not we buy them a new one to keep our rank up strong and help that person out... Just a thought =]*New* Corsair Obsidian, Core I7 920 stock, Foxconn Bloodrage, 9800GX2 1gb, 6GB DDR3 1600 Patriot "Gamer Series" Swiftech H20-220 w/ Apogee GTZ
October 20th, 2008, 08:24 PM #2
I would be down to throw in a little money. And I would nominate Nunya as the first to receive anything. That poor guy has been folding forever, and just keeps getting passed by us new "high tech" folders.
Anywho, I'd donate what I can dig up here for parts, and some $.
BTW Merv here joined up today, again..
October 20th, 2008, 08:30 PM #3
$ donations is probably a bad idea. Nice thought, but I can just see it going wrong.
As it is there is a bit of donating done here and there, Ive given and received parts. (received more than given.)
Lord knows I need a new Computer, and with a few parts could get something with at least a PCI-E Vid card running, but I can wait.
October 21st, 2008, 11:01 PM #4
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so... this is it one response? how are we supposed to get a community together stronger when no one talks about it?*New* Corsair Obsidian, Core I7 920 stock, Foxconn Bloodrage, 9800GX2 1gb, 6GB DDR3 1600 Patriot "Gamer Series" Swiftech H20-220 w/ Apogee GTZ
October 21st, 2008, 11:25 PM #5
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XPC contest . . .
Donations are sent to Kev and he runs the contest. They've sent parts and new computers to England, Canada, The Netherlands, Australia, and all over the U.S. (Free shipping)
October 22nd, 2008, 05:17 PM #6
I like the Contest Idea. (That way you won't be sending me new parts every month, at least until I figure out how to rig the contest. I'M KIDDING!)
Obviously they would have to be members to qualify. I would suggest some sort of rule as to how long they have to be members to qualify. That rule could be played both ways, New member contest from time to time as well as one open to longer term members only.
October 22nd, 2008, 05:26 PM #7
Don't get me wrong, I would be thrilled if tons of people started joining the folding team, but at the same time, I want it to be for the right reasons, not just to get free stuff.
So here's my idea for this.
We have folder team members nominate who they think should get the free stuff/whatver. (nomination period of 1 week)
And the start of each month, we choose our winner.
1st place gets the hardware/$/whatever
2nd place gets points donated to his name
So every month (if need be of course, and if we have something to give away) we have a member that gets something that will help them fold, and another member that receives extra points every month.
As far as who donates, well that's up to every one.
I myself am down to throw in some $, or if I have a piece of hardware that can be useful, I'll give that up.
As far as the points, I can donate some GPU time to someone, once I get my main rig all sorted out.
November 10th, 2008, 10:45 PM #8
After what has happened for Me this really needs to happen. It does not have to be Monthly, It does not have to be parts. Although parts are really nice when they are unexpected.
I kinda like the idea of "The Slower than Nunya Award." Willing members would give X # of PPD or a few days worth of folding on a CPU or GPU to some unsuspecting member of the Team just to lend them a hand. (that and make them wonder WTF is going on.)
On the parts side of things, I like the idea of giving back to the team. Doesn't have to be new, doesn't have to be a whole Computer, it could be anything. A Newegg giftcard? some memory, a CPU, whatever we happen to have.
To paraphrase JFK.
Ask not what your Team has Done for you, ask what have you done for your Team?
November 10th, 2008, 10:52 PM #9
Glad you bumped this nunya!
I still think we should have some kind of contest setup. Giveaways, PPD, whatever. I don't really think it matters what/who, mainly just the why part.
Anyways, I'll throw myself out there. I got some hardware I'll donate to the cause. I'll give up a little $ too.
Who's with me?
November 10th, 2008, 11:30 PM #10
November 10th, 2008, 11:31 PM #11
November 11th, 2008, 01:50 AM #12
If nothing else i can do PPD, on the other hand You never know what will show up in the dumpster.
I can think of a couple slower but usable parts some one could use. We could see what we could do in folders trading folders. Do you have an almost complete computer but lack X part. Maybe we could do a little giving to help out. We all have parts laying around, lets help build the team. I know i have some Sdram, and DDR, heck I even have some DDR2 memory laying about. (Might want to hang on to the DDR2) I should have a P4 2.8 socket 775, a 2.8 socket 462, and other odds and ends that need to go someplace else besides my house.
If you are anything like me (PACKRAT) you have stuff sitting around you will never use. Why not pass it on to somebody that needs it. If you can sell it and make money go for it, but i am here to tell you there is no better feeling than giving just because you can.
I really Wish You guys could have been here to see my reaction when Karma first mentioned sending me a video card that At the time I thought that was all i needed to get me over the hump in my upgrade. (I wish) I couldn't afford it, yet here is somebody i have never met telling me I have your Back, and I'm going to help you out. My mind went blank for a bit trying to process what he just said. I was like a CD skipping walking around the house just saying "Dude" repeatedly.
Think about that for a bit, A video card, A PCI-e video card. that in and of itself may not be a huge deal to some people, but if that is the one thing holding you back its HUGE.
I turned out that I needed more than a Video card, and Karma with the Help of Engracio, and 2 Monsters made it happen. Thank You again guys You went way above and beyond what i ever expected anybody to do for me.
I need to wrap this up I'M rambling.
Long story short. (o god every time somebody says that they go on forever.lol)
It feels good to give stuff away. Give somebody a computer, or fix theirs and tell them no charge, (charge the asshats, give one to someone that needs it.) look at the reaction. you get. People are so used to getting bent over and screwed anymore they don't know what to say when you do something nice for them. (you will know who to help, and who to charge.)
got a part you don't need give it away.
Karma happens. I've done good things in My life and I've done bad things in my life. The Bad will haunt you and come back. the good may not always come back, but you feel better about it, and if it does come back you will appreciate more.
Ok we have what 4 of us in on this so what i posted is preaching to the choir. lets make something happen.
( Somebody may want to send me a PM tomorrow reminding me that i was drunk and need to edit/delete this post. lol. )
Last edited by nunyadam; November 11th, 2008 at 08:52 AM.
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