How many think a Folding at Home forum section would be good

Hello :hello:

Folding @ Home is a distributed computing project that helps scientists by utilizing home user computers during non-use to fold proteins so scientists can hopefully find answers and cures for diseases like cancer,leukemia,diabetes etc

This is important to me since my Fiance has stage 4 incurable lymph node cancer and was given only 13 months to live by her oncology doctor

Hopefully what has happened to her can be prevented in the future.

Currently our Toms F@H team only has a single thread for this topic and needs our support


Thank you for reading this
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  1. I'm with you 100% king smp. Thanks for starting this.
  2. Glad to help
    If it needs editing let me know
  3. So sorry to hear about your Fiancee! You guys are in my prayers.

    How many 'yes' votes will convince Administration to place a Distributed Computing Section in the Forum? Would love to hear from a Moderator, Joe P, or an Administrator themselves.
  4. Hopefully they approve
    It is for a great cause
    There is no ulterior motive other than trying to help scientists fight diseases
  5. Sorry to hear about your Fiancee, king smp! Thanks a lot for starting this poll, hopefully it will get the folding team some needed recognition!
  6. Jack Naylor is pissed at me. Rightfully so!
  7. Who is Jack Naylor?
  8. He is a moderator.
  9. Pretty sure he's a forum regular, forum name is JackNaylorPE if memory serves correct.

    EDIT: Guess he's more than just a forum regular, haha.
  10. Correct...and I got on his 'good' side here recently...

    dumb dogman! :pfff:
  11. I have tied to spread the message across 1/2 of the forum. No one has really take it in I guess? :/
  12. Not getting much of a response, I take it?
  13. maybe traffic is slow today
    lets hope the word of the poll spreads tomorrow morning USA Eastern TIme
  14. Pacific should be active.
  15. Well dont forget the UK side! They come to these forums as well. (beanoslim for example)
  16. Have bean send out messages as well!
  17. Start threads in the Cpu and components, graphics, and overclocking sections.
  18. I have. I cannot tell if Moderators have been deleting them!
  19. Folding stresses the gpu and cpu to 100% right?

    EDIT:

    Post in overclocking section about how it can test your system for stability!

    Well IDK beanoslim said it might not be stable in FAH! :O
  20. king smp, as others have said, sorry to hear about your fiancée.

    Everyone fold for different reasons, we all donate our time and money towards this and more than one thread would be great to help new and current folders.

    Please help us out.
  21. I voted no. Mainly because I disapprove of the massive cross-posting used to promote this project. That's enough to turn me off without reading further.

    I suspect that only people who care will vote, so you will get an overwhelming, but irrelevant, "yes" vote.
  22. How else are we to get the message across?
    Sorry to hear that you won't be joining us. We still welcome all to join 40051.
    We were not forcing you to read the threads.
  23. Thanx for this thread, excellent idea!


  24. Ijack said:
    I voted no. Mainly because I disapprove of the massive cross-posting used to promote this project. That's enough to turn me off without reading further.

    I suspect that only people who care will vote, so you will get an overwhelming, but irrelevant, "yes" vote.



    So if you don't care why did you vote?

    How is it irrelevant when it means a lot to people as they feel it can make a differance to peoples and loved ones lives.

    Your attitude towards this is enough to turn me off, hopefully I won't have to read any more of your irrelavant disapproving posts..
  25. dogman_1234 said:
    I have tied to spread the message across 1/2 of the forum. No one has really take it in I guess? :/


    Spamming the forum with links to a thread is not a brilliant idea, even though your intentions and heart may be in the right place it does tend to nark people off.
  26. amuffin said:
    Folding stresses the gpu and cpu to 100% right?

    EDIT:

    Post in overclocking section about how it can test your system for stability!

    Well IDK beanoslim said it might not be stable in FAH! :O



    F@H stresses other parts that standard stress tests cannot reach.

    A fully stable machine should be able to handle anything you chuck at it but sometimes I have found machines to be stable in stress tests but not Folding.

    This is taking to the extreme we are talking about crashing after 3-4 days of solid Folding, not just say a 1hr crunch test.
  27. Mousemonkey said:
    Spamming the forum with links to a thread is not a brilliant idea, even though your intentions and heart may be in the right place it does tend to nark people off.

    I see. :??:
  28. Mousemonkey said:
    Spamming the forum with links to a thread is not a brilliant idea, even though your intentions and heart may be in the right place it does tend to nark people off.


    I'm with you on that.

    i think the better way to approach this is to PM active people that are on this forum with a link to this thread instead of spamming forums about F@H.


    Although that is a time consuming Task.......
  29. I was thinking. Guess that did not work out for me! :/
  30. dogman_1234 said:
    I was thinking. Guess that did not work out for me! :/


    Some plans work, some don't.

    Never really know though until you put it into action. ;)
  31. "The best laid schemes of mice and men...often go awry..."
  32. beanoslim said:
    So if you don't care why did you vote?

    How is it irrelevant when it means a lot to people as they feel it can make a differance to peoples and loved ones lives.

    Your attitude towards this is enough to turn me off, hopefully I won't have to read any more of your irrelavant disapproving posts..
    Why vote if I am not going to vote the way you want me to? Good question!

    Supplemental question. Why have two options if the only acceptable answer is option 1?
  33. I think beano is more concerned about your original post.
  34. You have my vote, good luck! Once I get my system up to snuff I will see about joining the team.
  35. Ijack said:
    Why vote if I am not going to vote the way you want me to? Good question!

    Supplemental question. Why have two options if the only acceptable answer is option 1?

    Why do u disapprove of the massive cross-posting used to promote this project?
  36. johnsonma said:
    You have my vote, good luck! Once I get my system up to snuff I will see about joining the team.

    Cool! Love to have you on board!

    Team # is 40051.
  37. Ijack said:
    Why vote if I am not going to vote the way you want me to? Good question!

    Supplemental question. Why have two options if the only acceptable answer is option 1?



    Not at all... you are perfectly entitled to vote whichever way you please but when voting on something you usually do it with an informed opinion not just because you didn't like the cross posting which actually has nothing to do with the root cause of this post.

    If you didn't like the way this was being spread across the forum you should have commented on that as that was your issue.

    F@H represents a lot of good and to just dismiss it the way you have without looking into it a bit further shows that you don't care.

    So back to your original post if you don't care why vote?
  38. nikorr said:
    Why do u disapprove of the massive cross-posting used to promote this project?

    Forums have rules against cross-posting for a good reason. Perhaps I should have used the word spamming, rather than cross-posting, as this is what this flood of posts really amounts to. And I don't think that the ends justify the means. I don't really think that any topic warrants misusing the forums in this manner.

    Now, before everyone continues on their moral high horse, please note that I am only voting on the question asked - whether this particular topic should have its own section. Personally I don't think that it should and I'm not going to be blackmailed into saying it should because someone decides to spam all the forums to promote their view. That the question is promoted in that way does little to reassure me that a separate section is a good idea.

    This is an entirely separate question from that of folding@home itself which is an admirable project that people decide to join either as individuals or as part of a team; some people like to feel part of a team, some are happier on their own. But it's not that big a subject, or one that is likely to generate that amount of discussion of general interest, to warrant its own section IMO.
  39. If you feel I have violated THG ToS, please report me to a Moderator. I will be happy to explain what has happened.
  40. beanoslim said:

    F@H represents a lot of good and to just dismiss it the way you have without looking into it a bit further shows that you don't care.

    So back to your original post if you don't care why vote?
    You are overreacting to something that I never said. Until my previous post I made no comment on the folding@home project itself. What I did comment on was the subject that I was being asked to vote on.

    I do care about whether this particular subject deserves its own section. I don't wish to see an unnecessary proliferation of sections in the forums. If people want to discuss folding@home as part of a TH team then fine, but I don't think it needs a separate section for such a narrow topic. And, frankly, I'm not impressed with the actions of those trying to promote this cause or the aggressive stance taken against those who disagree.

    As I said elsewhere, this is nothing to do with the folding@home project itself (which I prefer to support on an individual basis rather than as part of a team) but on a suggestion regarding these forums. As a user of the forums I have as much interest in them, and as much right to comment on them, as any other member.

    So, can everyone just climbdown off their high horse for a moment and consider the question asked.
  41. dogman_1234 said:
    If you feel I have violated THG ToS, please report me to a Moderator. I will be happy to explain what has happened.

    i'm sure the mods are more than able to consider your actions without any help from myself. You seemed to take a delight earlier in this thread that you had annoyed one moderator, and another has commented in this thread. It hardly needs me to raise the subject.
  42. johnsonma said:
    You have my vote, good luck! Once I get my system up to snuff I will see about joining the team.


    Well, if you need a link to the team for right now, the image in my sig is clickable that leads to the thread.

    Although you'll need to click page 91(or beyond) of the thread to to see where were at. F@H has drastically changed from 2009 so a lot of the guides that were once helpful are now severely outdated.


    This is one of the reasons why we need our own Sub-forum.
    '
    To be able to remove guides that are out dated and put new one in that relevant to current times. We cant always expect the OP of the thread to update there post to keep things relevant. In our case, Cunninglinguist who is the OP of the current F@H thread, hasn't been on since Feb. of 2011....

    Also another good reason will be able any to give any news the F@H would have.

    I've never like giving news on the same thread we're having a discussion on but because we only have that thread...... I dont have any other choice.
  43. Ijack said:
    This is an entirely separate question from that of folding@home itself which is an admirable project that people decide to join either as individuals or as part of a team; some people like to feel part of a team, some are happier on their own. But it's not that big a subject, or one that is likely to generate that amount of discussion of general interest, to warrant its own section IMO.


    I disagree. I have seen the F@H thread grow 60 pages since I joined and there is a lot of good information in there that is essentially lost. As of right now we have no recourse but to repost the same information every 5-10 pages. If we had a section to post in it would be easier to keep pertinent information accessible to those that want to contribute.
  44. Ijack said:
    You seemed to take a delight earlier in this thread that you had annoyed one moderator, and another has commented in this thread. It hardly needs me to raise the subject.

    What the heck is you problem?
    I did not take delight in pissing him off. I apologized due to a 404 error that resulted in a multi-post issue!
    I do not like trolling at all. I joke, but not on malicious terms like you describe. Ask anyone how I conduct myself!
  45. Ijack said:

    This is an entirely separate question from that of folding@home itself which is an admirable project that people decide to join either as individuals or as part of a team; some people like to feel part of a team, some are happier on their own. But it's not that big a subject, or one that is likely to generate that amount of discussion of general interest, to warrant its own section IMO.


    Well, i respect your decision and i can somewhat see the reason if you base it on this forum.

    Although I say other wise to what you think. I think that we could generate the discussion as F@H can be a lot bigger than some notice.

    Take these teams for example:

    Hardcoop:
    http://hardforum.com/forumdisplay.php?f=32

    EVGA:
    http://www.evga.com/forums/tt.aspx?forumid=28

    Overclockers:
    http://www.overclockers.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=21

    they can generate a lot of discussions in a quick about of time and one of those teams is a lot younger than us (EVGA).
  46. I'll add my whole hearted support to the measured comments of iJack. I also voted NO. My reasons are simple, 91 pages in the active thread since 2009 is hardly indicative of something gaining interest from many people. Hell we used to get more than that in a week back in the days of the 'Other' and that got killed thanks to Riser and his lack of humour.

    You should get a sticky in Software -> Applications -> Other. It's the right place for a piece of application software.
  47. Actually even better would be:

    Tom's Hardware > Forum > Applications > Distributed Computing

    It's certainly there from the UK site and should be from the US .com version.
  48. warmon6 said:
    In our case, Cunninglinguist who is the OP of the current F@H thread, hasn't been on since Feb. of 2011....


    The OP can be changed. If someone is interested in taking over the OP they can PM me. Cunninglinguist is not particularly active, possibly because F@H hasn't traditionally been a hot topic here (in the last year or two it has ramped up more interest though). In fact the only reason he posted again back in 2009 is because I unstickied the original F@H thread.
  49. Is it possible just to have one GPU running FAH? While having another GPU playing a game or doing a different task?
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