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Message 130203 - Posted: 6 Jun 2019 | 19:21:45 UTC


I am wondering if Percentile is being used here in the classic way? I am quite new yet it shows my work as the 78.2736 percentile.

The definition of Percentile would mean that I am better than 78.2736 % of all users. But I find that hard to believe... it is more likely that 78.2736 % are better than me!

So I am now sure how the word is being used here but it might be used in the opposite way of what it means.

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Found 2 primes in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2020 Tour de Primes321 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,223,516)Cullen LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,005,909)ESP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,303,526)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,202,873)PPS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,726,199)PSP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,513,728)SoB LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (8,851,996)SR5 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,000,482)SGS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,000,035)TRP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,008,328)Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,876,085)321 Sieve Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,131,361)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (268,250)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,000,502)PPS Sieve Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (300,002,145)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,000,133)TRP Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,000,970)AP 26/27 Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (125,333,000)GFN Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (127,878,767)PSA Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (200,000,001)
Message 130204 - Posted: 6 Jun 2019 | 19:24:52 UTC - in response to Message 130203.
Last modified: 6 Jun 2019 | 19:31:01 UTC

Welcome to PG.

It sounds right as you can have not a lot of credit yet be way better than most because a large proportion of new users may not be committed or not understand the site's settings or BOINC etc so only do a small amount of work before scarpering. Others may be able to elaborate more wholesomely than I I'm sure.

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Discovered 1 mega primeFound 1 prime in the 2019 Tour de PrimesFound 1 mega prime in the 2019 Tour de Primes321 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,019,377)Cullen LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,064,170)ESP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,001,303)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,094,139)PPS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (6,021,807)PSP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,085,124)SoB LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,042,051)SR5 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,077,248)SGS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,000,448)TRP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,003,404)Woodall LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,035,352)321 Sieve Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,061,436)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,012,148)PPS Sieve Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (108,556,313)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,089,865)TRP Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,297,782)AP 26/27 Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (50,153,415)GFN Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (106,065,222)PSA Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (67,666,890)
Message 130206 - Posted: 6 Jun 2019 | 21:19:09 UTC - in response to Message 130203.

Not sure where you're looking at stats but BOINC Stats shows you as 158,359th out of a total of 348,057.
Accumulating more credit than 54.50199% of all Prime Grid users.

You can find this info here: https://boincstats.com/en/stats/11/user/detail/1132353

Like Dave said, lots of people try out Boinc or specific Boinc projects only to decide not to run it after a short amount of time.

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Found 2 primes in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2019 Tour de Primes321 LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,012,503)Cullen LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,011,118)ESP LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,022,307)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,004,746)PPS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (8,561,803)PSP LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,123,300)SoB LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,113,239)SR5 LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,784,784)SGS LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,162,202)TRP LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,309,179)Woodall LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,001,901)321 Sieve Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,119,749)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,005,331)PPS Sieve Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (63,543,350)AP 26/27 Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (22,333,532)GFN Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (28,663,661)PSA Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,059,222)
Message 130209 - Posted: 7 Jun 2019 | 1:35:40 UTC - in response to Message 130206.
Last modified: 7 Jun 2019 | 1:35:56 UTC

Not sure where you're looking at stats but BOINC Stats shows you as 158,359th out of a total of 348,057.
Accumulating more credit than 54.50199% of all Prime Grid users.

You can find this info here: https://boincstats.com/en/stats/11/user/detail/1132353

Like Dave said, lots of people try out Boinc or specific Boinc projects only to decide not to run it after a short amount of time.

Free-DC also shows:
"Overall Percentile 54.50171%" of all Prime Grid users
and
"Project Rank 158,360 of 348,057"
which I consider pretty good for someone who joined just about a week ago.

Welcome to PG !
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The "Shut up already!" badge:  This loud mouth has mansplained on the forums over 10 thousand times!  Sheesh!!!Discovered the World's First GFN-19 prime!!!Discovered 1 mega primeFound 1 prime in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2019 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2020 Tour de Primes321 LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,822,730)Cullen LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,005,249)ESP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,009,577)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,145,754)PPS LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (11,938,890)PSP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,197,957)SoB LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (34,221,148)SR5 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (9,110,006)SGS LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,014,138)TRP LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,737,347)Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,195,123)321 Sieve Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,492,361)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,170,256)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,059,304)PPS Sieve Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,110,788)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,035,522)TRP Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,051,121)AP 26/27 Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,114,260)GFN Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (71,016,612)PSA Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (12,404,447)
Message 130217 - Posted: 7 Jun 2019 | 9:01:14 UTC

All BOINC projects are plagued with bogus users set up by spam bots. These multitudinous users never have any credit.

I do not know whether the statistics sites count these users or not. If they do, that by itself would push all normal users into at least the 95th percentile.

Beyond that, many users will only briefly join a project. Some want to see what the project is like, and leave if it doesn't suit their needs. Others stay long enough to get the first badge. Others stay just long enough to get 100 hours for a WUProp star. And an infinite number of other reasons.

The bottom line is that most of the users don't have a lot of credit at any given project.
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321 LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,406,341)Cullen LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,049,559)ESP LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,562,829)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,001,883)PPS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (6,038,960)PSP LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (3,038,477)SoB LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,023,559)SR5 LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,298,384)SGS LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,360,686)TPS LLR (retired) Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (103,523)TRP LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,457,903)Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,048,906)321 Sieve Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (18,518,363)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,119,699)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,278,995)PPS Sieve Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (24,141,349)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,080,177)TRP Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,221,054)AP 26/27 Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,414,576)GFN Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (17,597,790)PSA Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (34,211,039)
Message 130224 - Posted: 7 Jun 2019 | 11:50:54 UTC

Thankfully, Free-DC stats don't show zero credit users.

I don't know about the other sites.
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Discovered 2 mega primesFound 1 prime in the 2018 Tour de Primes321 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,477,467)Cullen LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (776,297)ESP LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (3,120,351)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,056,207)PPS LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (14,504,046)PSP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,027,818)SoB LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,302,727)SR5 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,978,312)SGS LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,940,587)TRP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,025,303)Woodall LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,693,614)321 Sieve Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (26,722,417)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,571,178)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (50,009,610)PPS Sieve Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (257,922,573)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,165,888)TRP Sieve (suspended) Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,071,454)AP 26/27 Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (6,616,128)GFN Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (52,339,642)PSA Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (102,762,384)
Message 130239 - Posted: 8 Jun 2019 | 8:52:29 UTC - in response to Message 130204.

Welcome to PG.

It sounds right as you can have not a lot of credit yet be way better than most because a large proportion of new users may not be committed or not understand the site's settings or BOINC etc so only do a small amount of work before scarpering. Others may be able to elaborate more wholesomely than I I'm sure.

Now there's a word with regional usage. It looks like a typo but it isn't.

scarpering definition: 1. present participle of scarper 2. to leave very quickly, often to avoid getting into trouble (dictionary.cambridge.org)

Thanks to you, I've learned another word today. I might have used scram, skedaddle, or vamoose. This forum is all about trouble.

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Discovered 1 mega prime321 LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,071,031)Cullen LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,165,737)ESP LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,021,868)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,046,510)PPS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,090,575)PSP LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,291,823)SoB LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,043,824)SR5 LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,000,984)SGS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,095,282)TRP LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,033,808)Woodall LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,088,488)321 Sieve Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,607,662)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (944,431)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,813,253)PPS Sieve Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (338,610,289)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,446,797)AP 26/27 Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (33,136,428)GFN Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (26,158,890)PSA Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,457,430)
Message 130240 - Posted: 8 Jun 2019 | 10:10:37 UTC - in response to Message 130239.

Welcome to PG.

It sounds right as you can have not a lot of credit yet be way better than most because a large proportion of new users may not be committed or not understand the site's settings or BOINC etc so only do a small amount of work before scarpering. Others may be able to elaborate more wholesomely than I I'm sure.

Now there's a word with regional usage. It looks like a typo but it isn't.

scarpering definition: 1. present participle of scarper 2. to leave very quickly, often to avoid getting into trouble (dictionary.cambridge.org)

Thanks to you, I've learned another word today. I might have used scram, skedaddle, or vamoose. This forum is all about trouble.


I thought he meant scampering, thanks for teaching me a new word too!!

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Found 2 primes in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2020 Tour de Primes321 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,223,516)Cullen LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,005,909)ESP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,303,526)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,202,873)PPS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,726,199)PSP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,513,728)SoB LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (8,851,996)SR5 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,000,482)SGS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,000,035)TRP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,008,328)Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,876,085)321 Sieve Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,131,361)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (268,250)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,000,502)PPS Sieve Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (300,002,145)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,000,133)TRP Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,000,970)AP 26/27 Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (125,333,000)GFN Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (127,878,767)PSA Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (200,000,001)
Message 130241 - Posted: 8 Jun 2019 | 10:28:58 UTC
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All of the above, including *vamoose*!

It's all about the base, no trouble...

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Message 130337 - Posted: 11 Jun 2019 | 17:16:49 UTC - in response to Message 130241.


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