The rules look unclear as they are stating :
To receive any points for a project, the project must have awarded at least 3,000,000 credits in the year.
The reference, at least to know whether or not a project will be granting FB points, seems to be the beginning of the year, not the integration date.
Moreover, during the discussions about 2010 rules here viewtopic.php?f=5&t=7&sid=4c2fa35a83493 ... 44fd604cd1
the words"or since it integration if project is added during the year"
was removed at the very last moment making things more confusing.
I don't know what can be done for this year nor what may be the technical implications of the different options but it would be better to clarify this at least for 2011.
Projects are added to FB only after they have awarded at least 1M credits ( it's 1M not 3M as below). The point is to know whether this initial million of credits is lost for FB ranking or if the part generated during the current year should be taken into account when the project is integrated.
Not taking into account the credits generated before the integration, as highlighted by Sysadm, discourages crunching on projects that are not yet integrated and the ones who contributed having it integrated may feel frustrated to see the benefit of their efforts going to other teams who started crunching only after the integration.
Taking them into account will probably make things more difficult to the admins as it probably implies keeping statistics on all running projects and not only on the ones above 1M .
Above all, this also encourages teams crunching on small projects not yet integrated with ther risk of big movements on and them and the associated risks of wus shortage and servers unstability which may really hurt the less mature ones.
This is in contradiction with FB willing to let the admins of the alpha projects choose whether or not they want to participate to the FB race before integrating them.
Whatever is chosen, better to clarify the rule in the presentation page to avoid misunderstandings and frustration.