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1) Message boards : Pirate Talk : *LAST PIRATE TO POST HERE GETS THE GOLD* (Message 6905)
Posted 4868 days ago by Profile m4rtyn
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2) Message boards : Announcements : Welcome aboard to the mechanical turk (Message 6778)
Posted 4905 days ago by Profile m4rtyn
I afraid that I just don't get the "devalues BOINC credit argument." At such a low credit value per unit, one would have to spend hours if not days at the task to significantly impact BOINC credits at a project level (even on here Pirates@home where normal crunching work is intermittent).


Hi Scott
On it's own, as you say MT credits will have little affect overall (allthough some have managed to achieve scores in the thousands. On this project that makes a big difference) What I was refering to was the possibillity that should awarding Boinc credit for non Boinc tasks become commonplace and accepted in the wider comunity then who knows where it will lead? Boinc credit for the cutest cat picture in the seti forum maybe or even boinc credit for advertising car insurance or personal loans. Okay maybe I'm Exagerating a bit (I hope) but allowing boinc credit out side boinc is a risky bussiness.
3) Message boards : Announcements : Welcome aboard to the mechanical turk (Message 6776)
Posted 4905 days ago by Profile m4rtyn
HI

I suspect that the decision whether or not to give boinc credit for MT depends somewhat on how important you consider the MT work is. I would imagine that the amount of effort the crew put into it will almost certainly be greatly reduced if it is rewarded by a separate credit system.

My own opinion is to let the credit already earned stand, also if possible credit teams with what all that has been earned to date. With regard to the future I feel that after a date announced on the recapcha page boinc credit should stop to prevent this being the first step on a slippery slope that may ultimately devalue all boinc credits.
4) Message boards : Announcements : Welcome aboard to the mechanical turk (Message 6764)
Posted 4906 days ago by Profile m4rtyn
Hi
Is there a reason why MT credit is not being passed on to my team. Over the last week I have had around 20 - 25 credits added to my account but none have gone to my team(UK Boinc Team)

Edit: Just found this
Then the question is what to do with credit already awarded. Since we have the separate total I could take it away from the BOINC credit, for a clean separation, or I can just leave it as it is but not award future credit.

I realized that the first option would not work if we also awarded credit to teams, so I decided not to award team credit, pending a decision.


If this is the reason then you should really change the MT web page to reflect this at the momment after each compleated task it claims your team has recieved 0.1 credits.

For what it's worth I believe it would be wrong to take back or alter in any way credits ALREADY EARNED through MT
5) Message boards : Announcements : Welcome aboard to the mechanical turk (Message 6690)
Posted 4919 days ago by Profile m4rtyn
HI

I've just been cheecking out the reCaptcha gizzmo and after a while I noticed that more often than not it fails to detect misstakes. In fact you can quite often get away with some very obvious delibrate miss entries.

Maybe I am missing something here but it seems to me that this would be a bit of a weakness to say the least.


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