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Message 64518 - Posted: 30 Apr 2016, 17:49:09 UTC

I have noticed that on a pretty consistent cycle of 4/1 that the number of credits that I get fluctuates from roughly 10,000 each day on a four day stretch to about 8500 on the fifth day. I just recently got another computer and the numbers now run from about 16,000 each day for four days and then about 13,000 on the fifth day. This pattern has been going on for at least many months and, I think, several years. It shows up on two different reporting sites.

It is not a problem for me but curiosity has gotten the best of me and I am wondering if this is a common occurrence for others. Sometimes the cycle will run 3/1 but those are infrequent and generally occur only one time before resuming the 4/1 pattern. I believe that I have eliminated computer problems on my end so I am wondering if it has to do with the reporting sites or with the server at MilkyWay. I am running one other project on each of two other computers (along with several dedicated MW runners) but they are low priority and, in any case, do not account for the large change in credit on the "off" days.

Any light that anyone can shed on this would be much appreciated.


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Message 64519 - Posted: 1 May 2016, 11:01:15 UTC - in response to Message 64518.  

I have noticed that on a pretty consistent cycle of 4/1 that the number of credits that I get fluctuates from roughly 10,000 each day on a four day stretch to about 8500 on the fifth day. I just recently got another computer and the numbers now run from about 16,000 each day for four days and then about 13,000 on the fifth day. This pattern has been going on for at least many months and, I think, several years. It shows up on two different reporting sites.

It is not a problem for me but curiosity has gotten the best of me and I am wondering if this is a common occurrence for others. Sometimes the cycle will run 3/1 but those are infrequent and generally occur only one time before resuming the 4/1 pattern. I believe that I have eliminated computer problems on my end so I am wondering if it has to do with the reporting sites or with the server at MilkyWay. I am running one other project on each of two other computers (along with several dedicated MW runners) but they are low priority and, in any case, do not account for the large change in credit on the "off" days.

Any light that anyone can shed on this would be much appreciated.


The only way to know for sure is to take the numbers directly from the MW website, all the stats sites get their data from each project thru a periodic download, if they are off by an hour or so the data is skewed a little bit and could be what you are seeing.
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Message 64526 - Posted: 2 May 2016, 0:32:49 UTC

OK, thanks. I'll have to see what I can determine that way.


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