Welcome, ThePrankMonkey, to the ATS SETI@home and BOINC team forum!!
Thanx to ILP and pantha for the responses to date, and to pantha's link to the "SETI team managers" post, which SO posted.
Our own discussions about "Points for Work Units" (we shorten work units to "WU's") was discussed
As regards "how many points" would be "awarded", I think a figure of 20 points per WU was floated. This seemed reasonable, as WU's take quite a
lot of time to complete eg a 233Mhz P3 took around 35 hours to complete 1WU, whilst a 2.6Ghz P4 takes around 4 hours, etc.
The idea was floated, as you'll read, by members in an attempt to get some sort of "recognition" for their efforts: just as writers, scholars,
fighters gain "extra" points for their posts, it was thought that SETI@home (and now BOINC) members might also have some additional "reward":
ideas ranginged from "status " tags ("Seeker" was suggested, that members could have under their user names) and/ or "points", as mentioned
above. It was also felt that such an incentive might bring "new" people to the team, as well as retain those who had joined in the past (at present,
only 81 members of ATS SETI@home are active, out of 293 listed members, so our retention rate isn't ideal).
The thing is that ATS SETI@home team can be an "advert" for the ATS Discussion board: I "discovered" ATS through joining the team initially,
rather than finding ATS and then joining SETI@home, so the team *does* do useful work (IMO) in promoting ATS itself, as well as "simply crunching"
SETI@home WU's (or processing BOINC data). Therefore, we feel that a "strong", vibrant team, working under the aegis of ATS, is a "good thing"
and ought, perhaps, to gain recognition in some concrete, tangible way (via points and/or status bars)??
So far, there haven't been any developments that I'm aware of ie as regards points for WU's and/ or "status" bars, or, indeed, SETI managers
(although with having Mod status myself, I can "look after" the forum).
As you'll know, I have asked this question again in DISC recently here
, although it
might be that this post has been overlooked by other members who have access to DISC? (ILP *has* replied incidentally - thanx!)
Anyway, I hope that helps answer some of your questions TPM, but please don't hesitate to ask if you have any further questions or comments!!
Thank you for your interest and support!!
Let's go ATS SETI@home and BOINC teams!!