Vectrexer wrote:taichi135 wrote:It may be viewed 'unfair' if contributor's are given entries based on points - given the obvious financial restraints (nice video card(s), electricity costs) and/or resources involved (getting a friend(s) with nice hardware to contribute and/or workplace resources).
Given the nature of the rules of this competitions I would have to disagree with you.Apoptosis wrote:Almost anything is fair game, from adding rigs, to overclocks, whatever you want. If you get someone else to fold, and its not under your name, post it, so we can keep them on the standby list in case someone quits, breaks down or something like that.
If the OP is going to decide to award entries based on points then I think the effort expended on getting points by recruiting, expenditures on nice video cards, etc, should also be considered. I can tell you from personal experience that laying out the cash for nice video cards and the system to support them is no trivial affair. At least not for me it isn't.
If the rules were stated otherwise I would be defending them as staunchly too.
Of course the way the other CPUs are going to be awarded is up to the site admins. I'll back their decisions 100% no matter
what is decided.
Just saying it "could" be viewed as unfair. Otherwise it's pretty much a competition of how much spare cash you got and/or how many people you know & convince to fold for you. Which kind of defeats the purpose of the prize - but not the purpose of the competition. I mean, if I had really,really wanted to, I could have ran out and bought a couple GTX295's, which would serve no purpose other than to fold - why not just spend the cash on a Phenom II 965? The nature of the remainder/random draw prizes seemed to imply a competition for all, not necessarily for the person with the best connections/resources. The free for all rule seemed to apply for the team effort competition, but the latter random draw of prizes was to reward some individuals who are/were not as fortunate in resources to fold.
Correct me if I'm wrong in saying this - I can't find the post atm. I believe Apoptosis indicated 41 in the competition said something to the effect of a 1 in 41 chance of winning one of the remaining processors - this was shortly after all the QQ'ing early in the thread. (1/35, if they remove the winning team from the final draw) Although not explicitly stated, this kind of hinted toward a random draw at the end.
That's all I have to say. Not attempting to change anyone's view or feelings on this. I'm not really bent on any way it goes - not my competition or processors to give away.
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