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Hi all!
I have a problem. When I play offline and I load my own structure saved before, Foldit doesn’t recognize that it is mine and I start to play in evolver mode! Is that normal? This is my structure and I want to see the score considered in the soloist list. :(

Second question:
When I fold the "Rosetta decoy protein" I would like to know what protein is. Could the administrators of the game put a little description of the protein just like they do in other puzzles?

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Re: Few questions

I'd like to know what the proteins are, too - which organism they come from or which structures/pathways they are involved in is interesting. When I was folding the E Coli and Cell Adhesion puzzles a while ago I went and read about them on wikipedia, and I felt more interest in those puzzles. Obviously, I was soon reading about shipwrecks and Michelle Pfeiffer, but I learned a bit of biology on the way. :)

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Hi Manuel, Yes, that is

Hi Manuel,

Yes, that is normal. There is no way to verify if you play offline that you did not share it with others. (Someone, if he is still reading the forums, may chip in at this point that it would be really easy to do and it's all a deliberate ploy on our part to frustrate the players -- but ignore him.)

I'm afraid we can't tell you what the decoy proteins are, because we are using them specifically to pit humans against computers on known proteins, and we have to make absolutely sure that the players can't find the original structure from some other source lik the Protein Data Bank.

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Thanks admin, now I

Thanks admin,
now I understand why you cannot give us the name of the protein. It is obvious, but I have not think about it before.

Anjen: I will search in the wiki. Thank you.

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Re: Few questions

Glad that helps. Manuel, the info referenced is basically just that if you begin playing online, you may later go offline, but as long as you keep Foldit open, whenever you reconnect, your scores will be reported as soloist scores. If you deliberately want to play offline, then as anjen suggests, you can just yank our your network cable, or use some sort of firewall to block Foldit traffic.

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