myshortpencil, lets correct a few things before you get too heated.Based on what I have read in this subtopic, I deduce that Donate@Home was crunching, even though it was mining, because it didn't use ASICs. More absurdities. An ASIC can be developed for any project.
One, Donate@home was also set up for testing AMD GPU's for potential future use at GPUGrid as it was stated on the projects main page as an addition to $$$ generation. So, to be fair it had more to do with crunching and science than BU currently does.
Two, If anyone mentions the ASICs at BU are not doing any science is because that is true. The ASICs at BU only mine cryptos. So, lets make that clear up front shall we? As you stated above, ASICs can be made for other uses. Phil should edit his statement.
Three, I would also prefer that money generating projects not be added. It is a personal preference and not a rule of thumb. I think that the BOINC community consists mostly of volunteers doing this as a donation and contribution directly to the science rather than making a project money by hosting a mining operation. I have no ill will against BU, so please do not assume I have anything against the project. I just think that it should not be part of this challenge. Again, just my preference.
Last, as far as projects to be withdrawn. I agree with removing AlmereGrid as they rarely have their points scoring working right. It makes it very tough to have an appropriate challenge when you aren't getting proper scoring. They also have no communication to the volunteers. Volpex on the other hand has work in spurts through the year. It may not be the typical BOINC project, but it does at least function. I think as long as it meets the other requirements, it should continue to be added. I also still think that projects like QCN, WUProp, and Radioactive should be added. I don't believe that they should be excluded simply because they don't have the same mentality of crunching work units. They are still BOINC projects that are using the BOINC platform. All teams can still generate more points by adding more devices just like any other project and none of them are money generation sites.