New Update Coming Soon
We are in the process of adding some fixes to the score function in Foldit to address some exploits which players have discovered. In particular, players have been creating pi-helices, and are scoring well because of these. Pi-helices are actually very rare, and the reason they score so well in Foldit is because Rosetta (The software which Foldit is based on) isn't clever enough to ever make them in the first place, so the pi-helix case was never considered.
In order to address this issue, we need to make some small tweaks to the score function in Foldit. Doing this, however, can make the new client score better/worse than the old client. So in order to keep things fair, we are going to be releasing a required update to everyone very soon.
AN IMPORTANT NOTE - make sure your client is up to date with the most recent update. If you are using an old client, YOUR SCORES WILL NOT BE LOGGED. You will not receive any indication that anything is wrong, and even the in-game scoreboards will show you as improving, when in reality you are not. Our last main update addresses this issue, and if you have that client, you will receive a pop-up which will inform you that your scores are not being logged, and that you need to update.(Mon, 04/23/2012 - 18:34 | 10 comments)