HiIcecold-TAAT wrote: ↑Sun Nov 14, 2021 9:28 amIt's an idea I've had before, and had posted about before, but I think it would be fairly difficult to contact most league 3 teams. I had looked into it before since I thought a grassroots effort to make sure teams were aware of what they're competing in(and maybe prompt them to actually compete) would be a good idea, but half the team websites listed for those teams go nowhere, and the ones that do go somewhere often have very limited or no information. Gay USA for example goes to a Facebook page where there hasn't been a post since SETI was cancelled, and the last post before that is somebody asking if it's even the correct team they thought they were crunching under.UBT - Timbo wrote: ↑Sun Nov 14, 2021 12:42 am Of course the question should be asked: Do these teams actually know about each Sprint? Or are the credits shown, just based on a teams "regular" support for each project?
Maybe we need to send a request to each team BEFORE each Sprint to see if they WANT to be included?
Those teams that do NOT respond can then be excluded? And then we can have a "real" competition between fully active teams.
"seti-teamartbell.com is parked free, courtesy of GoDaddy.com." etc. You could contact one of their top producers on a project website and hope to connect, I suppose, but it seemed pretty daunting to me.
Thanks for your input.
Firstly, there is nothing to stop FB creating a "team founders" section on this forum...to which any team founder could be admitted. Then it would be easy to get feedback and pass on messages to each active and inactive team.
Also, one can connect to team founders on each of the projects website, via PM...so that is also possible. And finally, if is also possible to request team founders to provide an email address that can be used....
So, making (and continuing) contact is easy. Just takes a week or two to set it up.
I would not consider banning any team - simply excluding them from specific Sprints, if they are not willing to be included...a bit like entering a horse or an F1 car in a race and then not starting it...you simply get NULL points !Icecold-TAAT wrote: ↑Sun Nov 14, 2021 9:28 am Trimming the leagues of teams that don't want to compete would be beneficial. No need to ban them, just trim them out, and if they want added in the following year add them back in. Even if you ended up with only 15 teams or something overall, the current standings are confusing because of how many teams that are just in there by default. Once you figure out what teams want to compete it would make the league reorganization make more sense. I don't think most league 2 and 3 teams are even trying to compete(though Crunching@EVGA and OCN are killing it in league 2 this year - shout out to them!), a single person with a couple 5950x machines each paired with a 3070 could probably win League 3 at this point. That seems against the spirit of the competition if a single person could win an entire league just by having a decent PC or two and running it all year?
I'm not sure if Aurum is still around these forums but his team In Science We Trust probably should have been added to this year's competition as well. Maybe it can be added next year if they're still interested in competing? The shortage in teams wanting to compete seems to be the biggest hurdle currently.
And it would be nice to open up FB so that ANY team can join in, without registering at the beginning of the year, as I think that just stifles interest.
So, more rapid promotion and relegation and perhaps more teams joining throughout the year, would increase competition and generate more interest?