posted on Jan, 26 2004 @ 08:46 AM
I'm sure you're correct to say that Simon has the "editorial" rights to the ATS SETI@home Stats board and is the only person empowered to "Remove
inactive members"? Certainly, it would help if we could "remove" the people who haven't produced any WU's at all, as it gives an unneccessarily
distorted picture of how many people are in the team (and, any resultant mean averaging we might want to do would be skewed ie we'd be dividing the
total number of WU's by an incorect number of people).
Presently, for example, 62 138/ 232 (stated members) = 268 average WU per member
whereas, in reality, we have 62 138/ 198 (actual members) = 314 average WU's per member.
My own line of reasoning works something like this:
Remove the people who haven't contributed any WU's (at least those who have signed up over, say, one month ago, and haven't returned WU's at all:
even running SETI@home as a screensaver ought to have returned 1 WU after a month, I would think?) If I'm wrong, please tell me!! There would be
nothing to stop people re-activating their accounts if they decided to return to SETI@home in the future, as far as I know?
As for those people who *have* contributed WU's but are no longer active - like TCAB (3251WU's) and djastram (2519WU's) - then *don't* remove
them, but hold their points in abeyance as for when they show who they are on the Discussion board itself. They've done the work for the team - and
SETI@home - and I think it would be quite wrong to simply "Remove" them for being "inactive", having contributed so much. They may well
decide to return to the ATS Team - or run SETI@home again - they may even have "graduated" to BOINC or a similar networked suite of programs, like
Climateprediction?? And, please don't worry Paradigm: how *could* we delete you!!
As for the rest of us "Active" members - well, hopefully the database will be ready shortly (no rush!!) and we can start to administer the points
Thanx for all comments - duly noted!!
[Edited on 26-1-2004 by Genya]