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Message 634 - Posted: 12 Dec 2016, 14:33:56 UTC

I use the plain CreditNew system for the application running on our project. Right now we are thinking about releasing a new type of application which is just a longer version of the old one (say 10-20 times longer, now it takes around one hour to complete on the fastest computers). We also would like to let users choose which one to run and give to the longer one something like a 5-10% more credit bonus (If I figure out how to modify the standard bitwise validator in order to achieve this).

- What do you think about this? Is it fair?

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Message 642 - Posted: 12 Dec 2016, 17:52:12 UTC - in response to Message 634.

I use the plain CreditNew system for the application running on our project. Right now we are thinking about releasing a new type of application which is just a longer version of the old one (say 10-20 times longer, now it takes around one hour to complete on the fastest computers). We also would like to let users choose which one to run and give to the longer one something like a 5-10% more credit bonus (If I figure out how to modify the standard bitwise validator in order to achieve this).

- What do you think about this? Is it fair?

Thanks to all


Yes it's fair as long as not everyone will get the longer units by default, some kind of choice in the settings so people can run both or either one or the other if they choose. The problems may come in if lots of people chose the shorter ones and your Server can't keep up, but as long as enough people choose the longer units it should ease the load. You may have to play with the credits to 'entice' people to run the longer units.


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