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Old 2014-02-24, 01:53   #1
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Question How will the new rules apply to old assignments?

Just wondering how the new assignment rules are going to affect existing assignments. If I hold assignments that are older than 365 days, are they going to be automatically yanked, or do the new assignment rules only apply going forward?
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Old 2014-02-24, 01:54   #2
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Assignments will be given the 365 days they were originally promised. More than that I think they will be automatically taken. I think it makes sense for categories 1 through 3. Cat 4, doesn't matter so much, to me, anyway.
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Old 2014-02-24, 02:04   #3
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So an assignment that is, say, 500 days old, would be subject to being taken back?
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Old 2014-02-24, 02:26   #4
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So an assignment that is, say, 500 days old, would be subject to being taken back?
Correct. Now is the time to comment on why this proposed policy ought to be modified.
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Old 2014-02-24, 03:25   #5
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Does it sound reasonable to only recycle assignments below cat4 immediately and give everything else an additional year? I fear that we're just going to make a mini-tail in cat4 if we keep loosening the rules. On the other hand, people were promised one year and have been getting a lot more than one year.

NBtarheel: I feel like you're trying to get at the fact that you have an assignment over a year old. If that's the case, it would be a good idea to share your reason for doing so as it will give us insight into why a lot of others may have old assignments.

If progress is being made, I think I'm okay with the idea of giving them a bit more time. But progress has to be consistent and swift.
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Old 2014-02-24, 03:39   #6
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<snip> it would be a good idea to share your reason for doing so as it will give us insight into why a lot of others may have old assignments.

If progress is being made, I think I'm okay with the idea of giving them a bit more time.
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+1, on both paragraphs left in quote.
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Old 2014-02-24, 04:23   #7
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Does it sound reasonable to only recycle assignments below cat4 immediately...?
I've wrestled with this, which is why I haven't reclaimed any year-old LL tests yet. As it is we are stockpiling exponents in cat 1, 2, and 3, reclaiming year old assignments only adds to the stockpile. On the other hand, the expired assignments would actually turn into double-checks so no work is wasted.

I'll probably start with expiring only year old cat 1's so that milestones can advance and poachers won't be tempted.
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I'll probably start with expiring only year old cat 1's so that milestones can advance and poachers won't be tempted.
Expiring cat 1 is perfectly justified. I'm right behind you on that one. Cat 2 and Cat 3, I'd say keep them alive until the buffer gets too low. And even then kill only the oldest.
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Old 2014-02-24, 16:29   #9
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I'll probably start with expiring only year old cat 1's so that milestones can advance and poachers won't be tempted.
Sounds reasonable.

The lowest candidate not yet LL'ed once is over 4.18 YEARS old (and only 49.8% complete)! And the second lowest has been out for 2.58 years, and is clearly stuck on P-1'ing (yet the client checked in again today). I'm surprised they (and others) haven't been poached already!

Perhaps expire the lowest 100 or so cat 1 candidates per day under the new rules, and let's get this work done!
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Since the new rules went in I no longer see ECM-Fermat assignments in my workload. Is that by design? Or an oversight?

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Since the new rules went in I no longer see ECM-Fermat assignments in my workload. Is that by design? Or an oversight?
Are you referring to the http://www.mersenne.org/workload/default.php web page?
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