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Foldit Puzzle Survey Launched

Hi there! We are currently curious about a variety of topics related to Puzzles for Foldit players and getting feedback on CASP11. All replies are anonymous, so feel free to share your thoughts with us.

Right now we're looking at a number of options to address concerns raised about puzzle volume (regular puzzles, not beginner puzzles) and we do want to collect as much information from our community as possible. Please share this link with all the Foldit players you know!

Note: The survey will close on Friday, September 12 at 0900 Pacific time. (Convert to your timezone)

(Thu, 08/28/2014 - 20:19  |  6 comments)

New anti-Ebola puzzle posted

Based on player feedback, we've posted another design puzzle to create a peptide inhibitor of the Ebola glycoprotein, this one with 30 amino acid residues. The puzzle is live now, and expires just before the scheduled server downtime on Sept. 3rd. Bonne chance!

( Posted by  v_mulligan 128 1858  |  Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:26  |  0 comments )
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Downtime Moved and Puzzle Deadline Shifted

Good news (sort of)! We've moved that downtime ONE week to September 3 (also a Wednesday). From 0800-1100 Pacific the Foldit servers will be down for maintenance. The website will also be down. Please take note and plan accordingly so you don't lose progress! Thanks for understanding!

In other news, check out this cool article about Foldit in the Seattle Times. (And if you're new and just found us, hi!)

Also: The deadline for Puzzle 973 has moved from 1400, 8/27 to 2300, 8/30. Adjust accordingly!

(Tue, 08/26/2014 - 21:28  |  0 comments)

Developer Preview Release Soon

Hey everyone,

We're pushing out a small update to the current developer preview client.

The following are in the update:

* Tools
- Added a DSSP button that allows you to assign secondary structure via the DSSP algorithm.

* Tutorials
- Removed a hint bubble from the ED intro level that was causing confusion.

* Bug Fixes
- The Select Empty Contacts button should function properly again.

(Mon, 08/25/2014 - 20:27  |  0 comments)

Heads up! Puzzle Closing Change

971c is now scheduled to close at 1400 (6am PDT) on August 27 due to downtime.

(Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:30  |  0 comments)
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