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Message 1255193 - Posted: 3 Jul 2012, 23:50:10 UTC

Are there advantages to being on a team? If yes,what are they?
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Message 1255203 - Posted: 4 Jul 2012, 0:17:51 UTC

Camaraderie and not much else. Your team gets a duplicate of your credits. Many teams have their own web sites.

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Message 1255205 - Posted: 4 Jul 2012, 0:18:29 UTC - in response to Message 1255193.  

Teams are for competition. When you join a team, the same number of credits you rack up are contributed to your team. When you leave the team, the credits you contributed stay with that team.

For example, if you stay with a team for two months and generate 20,000 credits, 20,000 credits are awarded to your account and your team's overall credit.

Many teams like to compete against each other, and once in a while they have a general "gauntlet" where several teams compete for a one-month period for a specific project with the winner getting bragging rights.

Also, teams can increase social interaction as many teams have their own dedicated message boards so you can meet like-minded individuals and chat online.
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