|Opened on:||Wednesday, June 9, 2010 - 03:50|
|Last modified:||Saturday, July 13, 2013 - 04:28|
Maybe a silly idea, but I was thinking it might drive more traffic to foldit, as well as offer additional incentive for folders.
How about "sponsored puzzles"
When first logging in, there is the pop up that shows recent news announcements. How about something similar whenever you open a puzzle ? You could offer the advertising space to websites which sell things that would interest folders, and in exchange for the advertising, perhaps they could kick in a gift certificate, piece of computer hardware, t-shirt, whatever for the winner of a puzzle, or perhaps even for top 3.
Obviously it would have to be for solo only because not everyone is in a group, and winning by groups would be more difficult to divide up, but I think it would have the potential to really push players that much further.