A Reminder of the Community Rules

Hello all! Hope you are enjoying this fine Tuesday. I wanted to take a brief moment to remind everyone about the Foldit Community Rules. As part of the community, everyone is expected to adhere to these rules at all times, so it is important all are aware of what is expected. Here are the highlights:

  • Keep the conversation PG-rated, since there is a wide range of ages in the community. Anything deemed offensive or obscene will not be tolerated.
(Tue, 06/20/2017 - 22:30  |  1 comment)

Veterans Needed: Show Us Your Skills

Hey veterans,

This is a request for help from anyone interested in the design of Foldit as a game.

As a game scientist, I am trying to understand how Foldit requires particular skills from you as a player, and trains you in those skills. Skills in this sense are discrete, atomic ideas that the player builds up to larger strategies. For background on this, please read Dan Cook's article on the chemistry of game design.

(Thu, 03/14/2019 - 14:55  |  4 comments)

New Custom Contests feature

We are excited to announce a new feature in Foldit: Custom Contests! As you may know, contests have been a feature that allows anyone to host their own private Foldit puzzle, chosen from a limited, pre-selected list. Now, you can make your own custom Foldit puzzle of whatever you choose and host it as a contest. We designed the Custom Contest feature especially for educators, who can now tailor their Foldit puzzles to their exact curriculum. There are plenty of other uses as well, including private contests that research groups can use to brainstorm new ideas, or even Foldit parties!

( Posted by  beta_helix 90 1808  |  Mon, 03/04/2019 - 16:53  |  7 comments )
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New Survey: Game Feedback

Hey Folders,
Please help us make the game better by filling out a short 15 minute survey. We want to know about your experiences with the game and how we can make it better. Thanks! https://fold.it/portal/survey2019

(Thu, 02/14/2019 - 18:20  |  4 comments)

Paper Authorship: Calling all protein designers!

We are preparing a research paper about protein design in Foldit, and we want to include you! Over the past 6 years, Foldit players have designed a number of impressive proteins from scratch, and in the process have revealed some important discoveries about protein design. We are writing up these results in a formal paper to share with the rest of the scientific community.

(Tue, 12/11/2018 - 23:47  |  12 comments)

New Release - 'Pick Sidechain' tool!

Hey everyone,

We've just put out a new release with an exciting new feature - The 'Pick Sidechain' tool!

This tool lets you preview and pick sidechains in a what-you-see-is-what-you-get interface. For more information, read the blogpost here.

Be sure to check it out!

Also included in the update:

General:
* New feature - the 'pick sidechain' tool.
* Added additional logging to track down Windows errors.
* Added an option to appear invisible in IRC by default.

Bug Fixes:

(Fri, 12/07/2018 - 01:27  |  6 comments)

Developer Preview Release Soon

Hey everyone,

We're about to put out a new release to the developer preview soon with an exciting new feature - The 'Pick Sidechain' tool!

This tool lets you preview and pick sidechains in a what-you-see-is-what-you-get interface. For more information, read the blogpost here.

The full release notes below:

General:
* New feature - the pick sidechain tool.
* Added additional logging to track down Windows errors.
* Added an option to appear invisible in IRC by default.

Bug Fixes:

(Tue, 12/04/2018 - 02:14  |  2 comments)

New Release!

Hey everyone,

We've just released an update with several bug fixes:

Bug fixes:
* Several fixes for symmetry to improve performance.
* Fix for crash on fail to join chat.
* Performance fix for some filters.
* Fixed a crash with lua scripting being run on certain filters

As always, a big thanks to our devprev players for helping to test the release!

(Thu, 11/15/2018 - 19:49  |  0 comments)

Potential Security Breach

A community member has brought to our attention that they’d received an email claiming their Foldit account had been hacked. The email listed the person’s username and password. While we do not have any verified evidence internally to substantiate the incident, we would urge you to take a moment to reset your Foldit password and any other account that uses that password. If you have any issues with this, please reach out to us at mail.fold.it@gmail.com.

(Thu, 11/08/2018 - 17:23  |  0 comments)

Developer Preview Release Soon

Hey everyone,

We'll be releasing an update to the developer preview later today with several bug fixes:

Bug fixes:
* Several fixes for symmetry to improve performance.
* Fix for crash on fail to join chat.
* Performance fix for some filters.
* Fixed a crash with lua scripting being run on certain filters.

(Fri, 11/02/2018 - 17:34  |  1 comment)
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