Yes, ChristopherBoyce continues to Fold for Team MacResource. The team is a shadow of its former self. We bounce around between 5 to 10 active folders. Apparently, in the past, there was a schism at Team MacResource. The split produced the Mac Folders@Macresource.com
team as the spinoff. They became the “majority” Team and currently have ~20 active folders, including ChristopherBoyce(he folds for both teams). Team MacResource, itself, is definitely not in a comeback. The total MacResource effort is probably healthy.
I have asked in the MacResource Forum for someone to share some history for the split. It must have been BLOODY because no-one wants to talk about it. They even do not seem to want to discuss F@H in the Forum. No-one wants to touch the “still steaming” body.....
That being the case is why I ended up in the Team MacOSX Forums. This is the best place to discuss F@H Mac issues without feeling you might offend some PG member by being blunt. As a Super Mod in the ff.org forum, I am sure you know whereof I speak.
As to point production in F@H. Yes I do have a passkey. LUCKILY, was able to complete my required 10 WUs before PG introduced v2.17 A3core, so during the “low” period on the graph I was eligible for Bonus Points.
I believe the rapid down trend in the chart is based on several things.
#1. Temporary, recurring, WU shortages on the Stanford Servers in excess of what is normally experienced.
#2. The onset of “Early Fail” WUs, seemingly associated with OSX10.6.3/a3corev2.17 interactions. Resulted in MEGA lost folding time and points (maybe that should be GIGA).
#3. Lower points due to the 10 WU requirement to receive the Bonus Points in the SMP program. You have to have the 10 completed to even come close to what could be earned previously.
I believe that PG must have expected the #3 item. However, the “folding gods” threw in items 1 & 2 to make things more noticeable.
I have to believe that the trend shown in the graph probably reflects the experience of the broader MacOSX Folding “sub-set”. PG should have data to support or destroy that statement but I have absolutely no expectation that they would discuss it openly with the “rank and file” Folders. I do find that “Academic Arrogance” to be an enthusiasm deflater. However, it is a burden that was expected when I started into F@H and we must continue through rain, snow, lightning and ash fallout from nervous volcanos......
What is past is prolog.