Gridcoin poll: Have you experienced the following forms of hostility within the BOINC community due to the mandatory team membership? (vote until January 20)

in gridcoin •  2 years ago


Until 20th January, 2017 Gridcoin users can vote in this poll:


     Have you experienced the following forms of hostility within the BOINC community due to the mandatory team membership?


Results so far (A), on:



You can see other ongoing polls here.


Further info:



You can vote like this:




Windows users:


  • If your wallet is encrypted, fully unlock the wallet (not just for 'staking only').
  • Click "Advanced", then click "Voting" to launch the voting menu.
  • Right-click on "Have you experienced the following forms of hostility within the BOINC community due to the mandatory team membership?"
  • Click "vote".
  • You can vote with: Censorship, Banned, Thread locked or deleted, Harrassed or I haven't had negative experiences with word of mouth marketing



Linux users (QT Wallet/daemon):


  • Fully unlock your wallet.
  • Navigate to the Debug Console (Help - Debug Window - Console (tab) )
  • Enter one of the following commands:
  • You can vote with: Censorship, Banned, Thread locked or deleted, Harrassed or I haven't had negative experiences with word of mouth marketing
  • Vote with Censorship: execute vote casual_poll_:_have_you_experienced_hostility_within_the_boinc_community_due_to_the_mandatory_team_membership? Censorship
  • Vote with Banned: execute vote casual_poll_:_have_you_experienced_hostility_within_the_boinc_community_due_to_the_mandatory_team_membership? Banned
  • Vote with "Thread locked or deleted": execute vote casual_poll_:_have_you_experienced_hostility_within_the_boinc_community_due_to_the_mandatory_team_membership? Thread_locked_or_deleted
  • Vote with Harrassed: execute vote casual_poll_:_have_you_experienced_hostility_within_the_boinc_community_due_to_the_mandatory_team_membership? Harrassed
  • Vote with "I haven't had negative experiences with word of mouth marketing": execute vote casual_poll_:_have_you_experienced_hostility_within_the_boinc_community_due_to_the_mandatory_team_membership? I_have_not_had_negative_experiences_with_word_of_mouth_marketing


notes:

  • (A): Poll results on Gridcoin Research Corp are still calculated by the old formula when magnitude and balance was 50%/50%. GridcoinStats displays poll results by the new formula that was voted new ca. a month ago.
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The vote ended and more of the voters/shares did "Not Had Negative Experiences With Word Of Mouth Marketing"

The largest forms were:

  • Threads Locked Or Deleted
  • Harrassed

Hostility is a harsh word, not fully relevant in this context. Generally, things aren't that bad (thankfully). But check it for yourself: How many BOINC projects mention Gridcoin on their front page (or any other page)? How many BOINC projects which are accepting donations, accept GRC? Is Gridcoin mentioned anywhere, except on Top Teams page? Where is this "word of mouth marketing" (mentioned in the poll) actually happening?

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How many BOINC projects mention Gridcoin on their front page (or any other page)?

Very few, only [email protected] at the moment (in their notice page, so it'll drop from the front page eventually).

How many BOINC projects which are accepting donations, accept GRC?

Again, very few, maybe 3?

Is Gridcoin mentioned anywhere, except on Top Teams page?

In the project forums by gridcoin users, yes, otherwise no.

Where is this "word of mouth marketing" (mentioned in the poll) actually happening?

In project forums, team forums (including non-boinc forums which have a team), reddit, IRC.

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The poll is painting it a bit too rosy, I am afraid. 10 users voted they had no problems with 'word of mouth marketing', yet I would be hard-pressed to provide a single URL where such marketing is actually happening now (within the BOINC community, excluding crypto-related websites and forums).

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Perhaps the poll should have included "I have not tried word-of-mouth marketing within the BOINC community" then?

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That would be a good idea, yes. I browse three or four BOINC forums regularly, Gridcoin is mentioned sporadically (maybe once or twice a year). At that level, it's true - we aren't received with hostility. So I guess, one is quick to select "I've had no negative experiences". But in the threads where we were more active (like 4th generation BOINC credit system), we were greeted with some hostilities rather quickly, so things are probably not so rosy in the end.