I was trying to figure out why the top dozen or so players on "174: More Core Design" were scoring five, six, and seven hundred points more than me. I may not be a top-seeded folder, but I'm no slouch at this game, either.
I spent my "peekaboo" points to get an idea of what the best designers are doing. HOLY COW. Doctor Frankenstein didn't create anything as gruesome as I see here.
Why have so many of you changed the protein from one with seven sheets to seemingly random structures composed mostly of helices? Yes, it appears these freakish designs are producing high scores. But aren't y'all defeating the purpose of this particular puzzle by ripping apart the "core" and gluing it back together in ways that can't possibly exist in real life?
Looks like the scoring algorithms aren't as robust as they could be. I vote for trashing this puzzle and all scores attached to it, and re-submitting it with the secondary structures locked, as was done in other design puzzles.