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(Tue, 12/02/2014 - 23:35  |  0 comments)

Dev Chat Reminder!

The Date: 02 December 2014 (Tuesday) Add your questions to this link!
The location: #veteran, IRC (Get help with chat here.)
The Time: 1400-1500 (or so, but the official chat ends after an hour) Pacific
The Time Zone Converter: Right this way!
The Topics: Determined by you! Add your questions to this thread! Please keep in mind we do read all your feedback posts, so no need to duplicate your posts that exist there.

Looking for inspiration? Follow-up on previous topics? Read our previous chats.

Note: As we know, developer chats can get pretty busy and popular, and we want to ensure that as many questions get through as possible, especially since it's our last chat of the year. If things get too brisk, we have a moderated option available to us and will enable it for the duration of the chat only so that we can see and address questions. On a moderated channel, only channel operators can talk publicly, others can only listen and will get “cannot send to channel” errors if they try to talk. The exception is if you are given a voice (+v). (You will be still able to private message any active channel operator with your question.) We will be reminding people of this feature at the top of the chat and also doing a short test beforehand to make sure it works as intended.

(Sun, 11/30/2014 - 23:26  |  0 comments)

Concerning Community Moderation and Foldit

Hello community,
I wanted to address a specific incident this weekend surrounding a volunteer moderator releasing potentially sensitive information in our chat system.

Our volunteer moderators are exclusively drawn from the community at large for being long term involved members that we can trust to deal with community issues, and we know how important maintaining that trust is. Please note the volunteer moderator responsible is no longer part of our volunteer team, and all the remaining volunteer moderators have been reminded of our policies and instructed on handling feedback regarding moderation. You may also contact me at any time to discuss actions taken by our volunteer moderators.

We remind our community that our community guidelines are posted here:
http://fold.it/portal/communityrules

We also expect all of community moderators to uphold these standards, as well as be trustworthy citizens of our community. Furthermore, we expect them to treat all Foldit community members with respect even in difficult interactions, as well as IP addresses they may be able to see as a result of moderating chat tools in IRC. Foldit uses IRC to manage its in-game chat. Anyone may connect to our IRC server either through game or through external IRC clients. IRC makes all chat participants' IP addresses public by default.

We want Foldit to be a place of good science and trust, and apologize for the damage that has been done to your trust as players as a result of this incident. We rely on our community to help make Foldit a better place to be, solve science problems, and promote a safe and collaborative atmosphere.

As always, my message box is open to your feedback and concerns at any time regarding Foldit, our volunteer moderators, and community suggestions.

We can't do this without your help, and I appreciate everyone who has taken the time to post and email me about this matter.

- Nova "inkycatz" Barlow

(edited to add contact links)

(Mon, 11/24/2014 - 17:29  |  6 comments)

Developer Chat: Save the Date!

The Date: 02 December 2014 (Tuesday)
The location: #veteran, IRC (Get help with chat here.)
The Time: 1400-1500 (or so, but the official chat ends after an hour) Pacific
The Time Zone Converter: Right this way!
The Topics: Determined by you! Add your questions to this thread! Please keep in mind we do read all your feedback posts, so no need to duplicate your posts that exist there.

Looking for inspiration? Follow-up on previous topics? Read our previous chats.

Note: As we know, developer chats can get pretty busy and popular, and we want to ensure that as many questions get through as possible, especially since it's our last chat of the year. If things get too brisk, we have a moderated option available to us and will enable it for the duration of the chat only so that we can see and address questions. On a moderated channel, only channel operators can talk publicly, others can only listen and will get “cannot send to channel” errors if they try to talk. The exception is if you are given a voice (+v). (You will be still able to private message any active channel operator with your question.) We will be reminding people of this feature at the top of the chat and also doing a short test beforehand to make sure it works as intended.

(Wed, 11/19/2014 - 16:53  |  8 comments)

New Release!

Hey everyone,

We've just released an update with the following fixes and features:

General:
* ED intro puzzle point threshold adjusted.

Filters:
* Core existence filter now colors the core/boundary/surface of the protein.
* Added a version of the core exist filter that applies to the monomer only in symmetry puzzles.

Also of note in this release - recent changes to Rosetta require us to use more recent build tools on OSX. Unfortunately, these new tools do not support pre-10.7. If you are using 10.6 or earlier, you may want to consider upgrading. These versions are no longer supported by Apple themselves and aren't receiving security updates.

(Thu, 11/13/2014 - 20:30  |  1 comment)
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