The Pentathlon is certainly very stressful for many. The more gear you bring the more stressful it becomes. I find it best to ignore the shoutbox as some take it too far. This year we even saw an individual start using racial stereotyping while trying to insult others. I believe the comment was making fun of how someone was typing (sounding) and said they were sounding like a black person whining or something along those lines. It is sad and discraceful. Since nobody really knows whom is posting due to how easy you can change your handle in the shoutbox, one could argue it wasn't them. I don't care who it was but the fact someone thought it was ok to do. It shows how low people are getting in these events. It caused us to lose one of our own because he now feels it is too toxic of an environment to be in. Then you have all the hate towards miners constantly being tossed out there. It is sad how few people realize that their team comprises of miners of various sizes. I recall EVGA getting attacks back in our folding days about being paid EVGA bucks to contribute to their team. Some of the people on that team complain about miners in BOINC as if it is any different. It just sickens me to read that crap all the time. H used to share its wisdom in the open. We now horde a lot of it to get the edge. I for one think we need to leave the hidden forum and the closed Discord/Slack channels to only Challenge discussions while they occur and bring back the general stuff into the open.
Makes sense. And at least transparent after the first stats update. One can still reassign hardware to another user; but that is a higher bar as the credits not moving on own account. For those who want to have them.If someone wants to switch teams for a big event like we just had, that's all fine and dandy. However it must be done before the event starts; because once the event starts, you cannot switch teams. Chose your team, then live or die by your team. This seems extremely logical to me.