Why does my country have so few members when I know there are more?
Why am I periodically asked to log into World Community Grid again?
How do I view the website in another language?
Why are some areas of the site only available in English?
What happens if I check the box labeled 'Remember Me' when I sign into World Community Grid?
I checked the 'Remember Me' box when I signed in, but now the site is asking me to log in again.
What are Project and Recruitment Badges?
I'd like to put something about World Community Grid on my website; is there something that I can use?
What is the World Community Grid widget?
How do I find out the meaning of the messages on the Results Status Page?
What are the RSS, XML and atom buttons I see on certain World Community Grid web pages?
How do I sign up for World Community Grid's feeds?
Why do some work units remain on the Results Status page for a long period of time after they have been validated?
Forum Policy for Members
Please remember our collective goal.
What do the Member Titles, underneath the Member Name, in the forums mean?
How many characters may I use in a forum post?
What is a project timeline?
Which projects have timelines?
Where are project timelines displayed?
A high-level version of the timeline is displayed for each active project on the Research overview page. A more detailed timeline highlighting project achievements is also shown at the top of the relevant project pages, within the Research section.
What does the percentage on the timeline mean?
Why do some timelines not show end dates?
How is the projected end date calculated?
Where displayed, the end date is estimated based on the above factors. Since these factors may change from time to time, members should expect to see the end date change as well.
- The quantity of research tasks that the researchers have provided to World Community Grid for the project.
- The number of additional research tasks the researchers anticipate needing to run on World Community Grid. This is not always known and may change over time.
- The rate at which volunteers contribute to the project. This depends on the number of active projects and the level of participation in each project compared to the other active projects.
- Temporary pauses that may occur during the life of the project.
What are the dates marked along a project timeline?
How often do research projects provide updates for volunteers?
Active projects: We ask the research team for each project to provide at least two formal updates per year. We also try to provide short monthly updates in the forum thread for each project.
Completed projects: We provide updates when completed projects publish papers, start or finish major experiments, or have other big news.
Why hasn't my favorite project provided an update recently?
Active projects: Check your favorite project’s forum. If there has not been a formal update in over six months or a short monthly update in a couple of months, then post a question in the forum.
Completed projects: Your favorite completed project probably doesn’t have any news to report at this time. Keep an eye on the forum for the project.
How are project updates created?
We work closely with each research team to create project updates. Since the scientists are detail-oriented and want to provide good updates for the volunteers, they often take a few weeks to create just the first draft of updates.
World Community Grid generally adds any explanation or background to the updates to make them easier for the general public to understand, which can take additional time. Also, we often work with the scientists to create graphics, videos, presentations, or to find photos for the updates.