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Foldit 2017 Demographic Survey OPEN NOW

Each year, we ask Foldit players to fill out a player demographics survey to better understand our community, for science talks, applying for and maintaining grants, as well as securing other funds to help us keep things running.

While completing the survey is, of course, optional, we would truly appreciate your participation (as we appreciate your participation in EVERYTHING you wonderful folks do here). If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to message me through the site directly and I will get back to you ASAP.

Please encourage your community members/teammates/rivalries to fill out this survey as well.

The survey will be open for two weeks, from November 17 - December 1, 2017 and can be found here.

Once the survey is closed and the results are analyzed, I will make a blog post with the aggregate data for you all to see. Please note, individual responses won't be shared with the community as a whole, as we strongly respect player privacy.

Thanks so much for your participation!

~smortier

(Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:23  |  0 comments)

Developer Preview Release Soon

Hey everyone,

We're prepping a release for the developer preview now. This build will include the following fixes and changes:

Intro Puzzles:
* Added some intro-puzzles for Conditions and Blueprints.

General:
* Updated the loading screen between puzzles.

(Tue, 11/14/2017 - 17:49  |  0 comments)

Updated Community Guidelines

Our phenomenal moderators suggested a few revisions to the current community guidelines and so after much discussion, revision, and more discussion we are implementing them beginning today. You may view the new guidelines here. The only changes are to the "rules" section. As always, please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns.

(Thu, 11/02/2017 - 17:23  |  6 comments)

New Aflatoxin Blog Post

Check out the latest blog entry, in which Baker Lab scientist ianh describes exactly how aflatoxins interact with the human body to cause liver cancer!

(Tue, 10/31/2017 - 23:07  |  0 comments)

Fall Science Chat!

Science Chat November 1 in veteran chat

I’m thrilled to announce that the Fall Science Chat will be next week on Wednesday, November 1st at 10:00pm GMT (3:00pm, Pacific Time Zone). If you have questions for our developers/scientists it would be helpful to post them right here so the team can review them in advance. If we aren’t able to answer all your questions in the given time, we will attempt to get a blog post up soon with answers. Despite the fact that this chat will take place in #veteran, it will be accessible to all who want to join via the following link: http://chat.mibbit.com/?channel=%23veteran&server=irc.fold.it. Looking forward to chatting with you all!

Date: Wednesday, November 1st, 2017
Time: 10:00-11:00pm GMT; 3:00-4:00pm Pacific Time Zone
Location: #veteran chat

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(Thu, 10/26/2017 - 19:15  |  15 comments)
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