Posted 08 December 2011 - 01:26 AM
I don't have much of an idea as how to attain a "goal". Promoting Stanford shared computing and the team is one thing, but how do I know if people actually joins the team because of me ?
What would be called a goal, new users that come from nowhere are automatically linked to me and become my advertising accomplishment ? And my goal would be 10 new people, no matter how long they run the stanford program ?
That would be pretty wide, ahahah, but I don't think we can do anything else to have an idea of what I actually accomplish, and I outright refuse to ask for people's usernames. It's already asking a lot to join one's team, if I have to ask for their usernames too, it'll feel like one of those cheap games where you have to recruit people into the game, while adding your name for a bonus. People will most probably feel reluctant to give it. People like to contribute and participate without speaking out. I can ask for names as an option, a courtesy from the most dedicated. But that's all. I don't mind if I'd get less points for it, I don't exactly do it for the points ahahah
So far I converted one of my pal who was once part of the Rosetta shared computing but forgot about it and stopped. I have many places where I can advertise effectively.
If I needed a goal to attain, well I could probably get 10 new users this month easy peasy. I'll advertise everywhere I can. Thing is, once I did advertised every forum, every places on the Internet I ever went to, well, that would probably be it. I can't see myself going door to door, going to forums where I've never been before, to ask if they've heard the good news of the stanford shared computing to fold proteins.
But I'm sure if many people did their part in this, we'd reach far and wide in the net. We're all very different people, with different interests. Problem is, right now, I can't do much advertisement outside the net. I can, but that wouldn't be very significant. Those people who could do advertisement other than on the computer would be people with access to communities with nerdy or scientific interest, or places where a lot of people that are pretty fluent with computers gather, like universities. Right now, I don't have access to those, sadly. That'll change, but not anytime soon.
Well anyway, here. I'll do what I can. I'll shoot for 10 new people, wish me good luck.