Recipe Roster / Scheduler / Timetable
|Opened on:||Monday, October 3, 2011 - 06:44|
|Last modified:||Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 13:40|
The title of this suggestion is fairly self explanatory. In addition to the "Cookbook", there could be a "Cooking Roster" that allows users to schedule recipes to run without user interaction. The user selects which recipe to run, and in which order, and the roster would run one recipe right after another. Specific recipes could be run multiple times using the roster.
The roster should include a "Resign" or "Stop" button, to allow users to manually stop the roster at any time. It is suggested that cancelling a particular recipe using the standard recipe "Cancel" button, while other recipes are yet to run, would simply tell Foldit to continue running the rest of the roster, just as the standard "Stop" button allows a particular recipe to continue without running a particular step.
The disadvantage to this suggestion, is that recipes added to the roster that require user interaction (i.e. requests a value or set of values, or asks the user to make segment selections) would likely prevent other recipes from running, thereafter. Provided that any one such recipe is added to the very end of the roster, it would not cause this problem.
Extensions to this suggestion:
- A "Pause" and "Continue" button (both in the one), to pause the roster, without stopping and resetting it to commence from the beginning.
- An alarm command that can be inserted between recipes, or at the very end of the roster, which causes a sound to play after a particular recipe in the roster finishes. This could then allow the user to decide whether or not the roster should continue running, based upon the protein's progress.