what is a credit

jithesh
jithesh
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Topic 189924

sorry i am asking that but i have joined recently .
what does this credit mean. what i mean to ask is that if i have 100 credits what does it mean. is there any monetary benefit or will this be redemable in any other form. plz do let me know

Ocean Archer
Ocean Archer
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what is a credit

There is a wonderful document (BOINC-WIKI) that explains your question fully. It can be reached at:

http://boinc-doc.net/boinc-wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page


If I've lived this long - I gotta be that old!

Paul D. Buck
Paul D. Buck
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If you only want the

If you only want the definition for a specific term,

http://boinc-doc.net/boinc-wiki/index.php?title=credit
http://boinc-doc.net/boinc-wiki/index.php?title=claimed_credit

and so on ...

You can also go from the main page to the BOINC FAQ which has a whole section on credit...

If it is still unclear after all of that, ask again ... :)

jithesh
jithesh
Joined: 19 Sep 05
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now i understood what the

now i understood what the total credit , grated credit and pending credit is but still my question is there. i do some work i get some credit then i work more then i get more credit . then wht????. the credits which i get can i use them somewhere else or its just increasing the credits indefinitely .

Gary Roberts
Gary Roberts
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You can convert them into

You can convert them into Shopping Rupees at Harrods of Mumbai :).

Cheers,
Gary.

Paul D. Buck
Paul D. Buck
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RE: now i understood what

Message 17299 in response to message 17297

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now i understood what the total credit , grated credit and pending credit is but still my question is there. i do some work i get some credit then i work more then i get more credit . then wht????. the credits which i get can i use them somewhere else or its just increasing the credits indefinitely .


It is just creating credit without end. :)

This is just a way to keep score for those of us that have a competitive streak in ourselves. As an example, I generally do not join a team. But I "compete" with myself in the standings...

But the most important thing for me is to know that I have made contributions to science resarch. Again, for example, my personal interest tends to be with things in Physics vs. bio science. But, with BOINC I can do both, and regulate the contribution for each.

If you look at my "signature" provided by Willy, you can see that the project I take least seriously is SETI@Home. How can you tell that? Look at the "Rank" column and see my world position, um, stinks. But, that is because SETI@Home is a low order probability exploration and not really science at all (it USES science to do the exploration, but is not really doing useful research - it will not tell us anything that will improve world conditions).

So, in the mechanics, it is credit stacked on credit without end. But, most importantly, it is contribution stacked on contribution without end also ...

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