Beta Tasks and Badges

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Beta Tasks and Badges

Post by ChelseaOilman » Thu May 07, 2020 2:56 am

If your unaware, now is a great time to get beta tasks and upgrade your beta badge at WCG. Make sure you enable getting beta tasks on the beta projects page and a good selection right now on the regular projects page to go with it is Help Stop TB. There are lots of beta tasks going out right now for the Covid-19 project coming up. Only a few Help Stop TB tasks. This way your client doesn't get clogged up with tasks that are easy to get.

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Re: Beta Tasks and Badges

Post by Woodles » Thu May 07, 2020 10:49 am

Hi Carl,

I've got beta projects selected in my profiles and TB and Aids selected in the regular projects but WCG keeps saying there's no work available. Has it all gone?

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Re: Beta Tasks and Badges

Post by ChelseaOilman » Thu May 07, 2020 2:43 pm

I might have gotten lucky with my timing last night. I noticed I had a few beta tasks on my boxes so deselected all the other projects except TB which also has very few tasks available and suddenly I had several hundred beta tasks in my queue. This morning when I checked my boxes I had none. I'm going to leave it like that during the sprint and if I notice I'm getting beta tasks I'll download as many as I can and then suspend WCG until the sprint is over. They may be releasing the beta tasks in batches.

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Re: Beta Tasks and Badges

Post by Woodles » Thu May 07, 2020 3:11 pm

I've been signed up to Beta tasks since I started and not managed to get any yet.

Probably timing then, I was off the network for a while after TN-Grid had filled the cache. Blocked TN-Grid at the firewall, re-enabled the internet and it looks like all the tasks have gone. Never mind, I'll wait for the proper ones.

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Post by ChelseaOilman » Thu May 07, 2020 5:57 pm

I managed to get over 400 beta tasks last night. Nothing right now.

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Re: Beta Tasks and Badges

Post by ChelseaOilman » Tue May 12, 2020 2:04 pm

I received over 100 beta tasks last night. They seem to be coming out in spurts.

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Re: Beta Tasks and Badges

Post by Woodles » Tue May 12, 2020 3:01 pm

i managed to grab a few during the sprint but they timed out as I was fully committed to TN-Grid :(

Managed to grab 31 of the new bunch :D

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