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Message 1522670 - Posted: 30 May 2014, 14:10:14 UTC
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What do the credits do for you???
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Message 1522674 - Posted: 30 May 2014, 14:22:32 UTC - in response to Message 1522670.  

What do the credits do for you???

If you find out, please let ME know...LOL.

Seriously though, the credits on your account simply are a marker of how much work your computers have contributed to the project. They have no real world value other than comparison to others on the project.

Unless somebody finally puts a price on that elusive Seti toaster. (A running joke amongst some who have been here a long time.)

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Message 1522687 - Posted: 30 May 2014, 15:28:18 UTC - in response to Message 1522670.  

What do the credits do for you???


You can trade them in for kudos, esteem and bragging rights. However, the exchange rate took a huge hit last year (more so for MB WUs than AP WUs) and despite a lot of complaints has not recovered since.
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Message 1522697 - Posted: 30 May 2014, 16:08:33 UTC - in response to Message 1522674.  

What do the credits do for you???

If you find out, please let ME know...LOL.

Seriously though, the credits on your account simply are a marker of how much work your computers have contributed to the project. They have no real world value other than comparison to others on the project.

Unless somebody finally puts a price on that elusive Seti toaster. (A running joke amongst some who have been here a long time.)

Welcome to the project, JOHN-117!!

I wonder if someone commissioned one of those toasters that puts an image on your toast with the SETI@Home logo & sold it with the proceeds to be donated if anyone would buy them.
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Message 1522729 - Posted: 30 May 2014, 18:02:07 UTC

Most say: "Credits means nothing". But a lot of us is running after them.
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Message 1522747 - Posted: 30 May 2014, 19:08:24 UTC - in response to Message 1522670.  

What do the credits do for you???



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Message 1522750 - Posted: 30 May 2014, 19:26:20 UTC

Then there is the toaster.......
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Message 1522821 - Posted: 30 May 2014, 22:27:48 UTC - in response to Message 1522670.  
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What do the credits do for you???

The idea is to provide a way of comparing how much work is done between people, systems, applications and projects and to show how much work you've done overall.
Unfortunately the present Credit New system is somewhat (make that extremely) screwed, so it's not much use in that regard.
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Message 1522928 - Posted: 31 May 2014, 6:29:57 UTC - in response to Message 1522750.  

Then there is the toaster.......

If Mark cant even get a toaster, I guess I never will get one:)
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Message 1522935 - Posted: 31 May 2014, 6:50:59 UTC

Answer to your question for me - I gives me a warm and fuzzy to see I have done real work for the project. I could care less what others do, way too many variables, I am just happy to use the number to track my internal progress.

Of interest, I use boinc manager local host stat screen to monitor my changes in setup. The rac stat has information factored in from 2 months ago, not so useful.

I would confirm this by showing one of my teammates not reporting since 04/04/2014 and the user still shows a "rac" - very low btw.

In any event, be happy with the work you do and if it shows your work is better than others then it is a bonus.

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Message 1522940 - Posted: 31 May 2014, 7:17:58 UTC - in response to Message 1522674.  

Welcome to the project, JOHN-117!!

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Message 1523652 - Posted: 2 Jun 2014, 16:44:26 UTC

ok thx guys. i hope there something out, cause if human are the smarted things out what a waste of space...lol
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Message 1523714 - Posted: 2 Jun 2014, 17:53:36 UTC - in response to Message 1523652.  

I'm holding out for the flying toaster, hehehe.....
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Message 1523753 - Posted: 2 Jun 2014, 18:43:31 UTC - in response to Message 1523714.  

I'm holding out for the flying toaster, hehehe.....

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Message 1523775 - Posted: 2 Jun 2014, 18:55:34 UTC - in response to Message 1523753.  

I'm holding out for the flying toaster, hehehe.....

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LOL - I want mine with the SETI logo...

Current exchange rate 1 SETI toaster = 5 Billion SETI credits.
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Message 1523880 - Posted: 2 Jun 2014, 22:43:04 UTC - in response to Message 1523753.  

I'm holding out for the flying toaster, hehehe.....

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Message 1523938 - Posted: 3 Jun 2014, 3:57:40 UTC - in response to Message 1523714.  

I'm holding out for the flying toaster, hehehe.....

Careful what you wish for .... Does Anyone Want Any Toast? - Red Dwarf
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Message 1523941 - Posted: 3 Jun 2014, 4:29:29 UTC - in response to Message 1523938.  

Hahaha....I loved Red Dwarf...Definitely one of the best comedies out there.
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Message 1526425 - Posted: 10 Jun 2014, 12:35:14 UTC - in response to Message 1523880.  

I am glad the "credits" mean nothing. I would hate to be offering my computer time for some dumb credit quest.
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Message 1526729 - Posted: 11 Jun 2014, 5:56:30 UTC - in response to Message 1526425.  
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Welcome to the board, Bill ! :)
Credits mean something different for each but their existence is still very important...
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