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This is the sign-up thread.   |   The Daily Journal can be found HERE.

 
::: Briefly...
This thread is a daily updated archive of the reasons we Fold. Please volunteer to "lead" a given calendar day. Share your motivation for Folding and it'll be posted at the top for everyone else to draw inspiration from that day.


 
::: Our Purpose
Everyday, please make this thread your first stop on the forums. Each day, one member will share:
  • His or her REASON for Folding.   Or,
  • Something he or she has sacrificed or endured for the cause.   Or,
  • An inspiring citation demonstrating the benefits of this type of research.
 
YOU could post a picture of a loved one who suffers from a disease we are fighting... or a hilarious or moving personal story, or a short anecdote or catchphrase that always keeps you Folding. Whatever it is, so long as it is important to YOU, it will be important to all of us. Let's all take one member's motivation, and for that one day, share it; Fold harder, every day, because of it. That is the whole spirit of Folding, to take what resources we have (including the most important: our own motivations) and share them for the betterment of everyone.
 

 
::: The Mechanics
  • Please sign up for a date in this thread.  (Make your scheduled post in the Daily Journal.)                      I'll send you a reminder PM the day before your date 
  • On your chosen day, post your photo, story, video, etc in the Daily Journal thread. I will add it to the first post of that thread until the next day, so that everyone can quickly check in and see what today's extra inspiration for Folding is. Plus this thread will be a living archive of all the past reasons. Put the date and "My reason" in big letters at the top of your post!
  • Every time a new member posts a "how do I get started?" thread, show them this and encourage them to lead a day after they're all set up. Let's make this a core part of our daily operations. It will make everyone involved, everyone a leader. And it'll keep our eyes on the real prize.
  • If someone here or elsewhere starts talking about corporate Folding, well... Show 'em this, and say no more. Here's one consolidated demonstration of why we Fold, and if this doesn't move 'em, then nothing will. Don't waste a single word fighting another Folder; only fight diseases. Other teams are welcome to join us!
  • Feel free to post multiple times -- you can share little pieces of your story or research or whatever on different days.
OTHER TEAMS:
Please feel free to participate here, or make your own version at home and I'll link to it. Though we compete, we are all part of the same disease-whipping network!
 


 
::: Ideas to get you (yes, YOU!) started  
 
And several threads from our very own forums. These are recent since the last archiving:
 



::: CALENDAR                                                                                               PLEASE JOIN IN!

11/1/10: Ducrider 
11/2/10: drougnor
11/3/10: seabigbear
11/4/10: DeepPurple23
11/5/10: texinga
11/6/10: z3r0t0l0rence
11/7/10: FlipBack
11/8/10: staypuft
11/10/10: Adam2013
11/11/10: Adam2013
11/12/10: warthorn
11/25/10: texinga
11/26/10: labeld
11/27/10: dieman566
11/28/10: MrHaViK
12/1/10: Madrias
12/10/10: Sleinous
12/12/10: warthorn
 
12/14/10: urdeath
 
12/25/10: AcesofDeath7
 
12/28/10: warthorn (posting on behalf of a friend)

1/4/11: Ducrider

1/5/11: mflanaga

1/9/11: warthorn

1/16/11: techmasterjoe

1/19/11: str1d3r

1/27/11: Afterburner

3/03/11: AcesofDeath7

3/6/11: techmasterjoe

3/15/11: Johnny_Utah

3/19/11: AcesofDeath7

3/27/11: cadbane

4/9/11: drougnor

9/14/11: AcesofDeath7

9/26/11: warthorn
 

"Good habits are just as hard to break as bad ones." 

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    Re:Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2010/10/22 08:05:41 (permalink)
    I will lead on November 6th, 2010. I will I'm in worthorn!
     
    Great thread!
     
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    Re:Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2010/10/22 08:19:05 (permalink)
    Count me in.  I'll stake out 4/9/2011 as it's my Birthday, and it'll be fitting for me to do my reminder to myself as well as to the world as to why I do this.  If it looks like the sched is drying up, I'll move back to a nearer date, but for now, I want my birthday.
     
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    Re:Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2010/10/22 08:33:25 (permalink)
    This thread should be stickied to make it easier for visiting folders to locate and contribute to.
    AB??

       
                 
      
          
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    Re:Why We Fold -- Sign Up Thread 2010/10/22 08:56:50 (permalink)
    drougnor
    Count me in.  I'll stake out 4/9/2011 as it's my Birthday, and it'll be fitting for me to do my reminder to myself as well as to the world as to why I do this.  If it looks like the sched is drying up, I'll move back to a nearer date, but for now, I want my birthday.

    Hopefully we'll be able to keep it running a long time... Many people probably have a lot of reasons, if we spread out sharing them all we could have this going a solid year or two. Thinking over family and things I've seen here the last few years, I for example could probably post 5-6 times.
     
    mflanaga
    This thread should be stickied to make it easier for visiting folders to locate and contribute to.

    Hmm, what's better -- sticky at the top, or having it bump/update near the top of the section every day? Do you guys usually notice new posts in the stickies?
     
    PS, aren't you going to nab a date? Pretty please ...........
    post edited by warthorn - 2010/11/01 01:52:26
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    Re:Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2010/10/22 09:04:32 (permalink)
    I notice when any new post is made regardless of where it is on the page.
     
    Too bad you didn't start yesterday, I could have volunteered do it for my bithday. Before I volunteer for a day, let me think of something good to say (got a couple of examples, just need to pick one and get good wording).
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    Re:Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2010/10/22 09:09:28 (permalink)
    I would like to see it stickied at the top. EVGA members probably wouldn't have trouble finding it if it was down the list, but visitors might. Bumps are supposed to be a nono.. no?
     
    OK OK.. January 5th 2011 will be my day to post..pushy..
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    Re:Why We Fold -- Sign Up Thread 2010/10/22 09:15:40 (permalink)
    rjbelans
    I notice when any new post is made regardless of where it is on the page.
    Too bad you didn't start yesterday, I could have volunteered do it for my bithday. Before I volunteer for a day, let me think of something good to say (got a couple of examples, just need to pick one and get good wording).

    No problem. Keep in mind it'll keep things organized if you don't post it until the date, so feel free to pick a date now and word it later.
     
    mflanaga
    I would like to see it stickied at the top. EVGA members probably wouldn't have trouble finding it if it was down the list, but visitors might. Bumps are supposed to be a nono.. no?
     
    OK OK.. January 5th 2011 will be my day to post..pushy..

    hehehe
    BTW just meant bump as in the natural bump from on-topic posts.
    post edited by warthorn - 2010/11/01 01:52:12
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    Re:Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2010/10/22 09:27:33 (permalink)
    *Cough* you both should be happy *Cough*

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    Re:Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2010/10/22 09:28:43 (permalink)
    I will do January 27th......

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    Re:Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2010/10/22 09:32:58 (permalink)
    Afterburner

    *Cough* you both should be happy *Cough*


    Yes I am!!   Harrrumph!
     
    Thanks AB!

       
                 
      
          
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    Re:Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2010/10/22 09:50:45 (permalink)
    You can put me down for November 12th, 2010.  Thanks for doing this and I look forward to reading the stories.
     
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    Re:Why We Fold -- Sign Up Thread 2010/10/22 09:54:55 (permalink)
    Added, glad to see you all hopping aboard! I'm really looking forward to reading one every day.
     
    Thanks AB for the additional support. Your other thread got me thinking and led to this.
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    Re:Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2010/10/22 14:35:31 (permalink)
    Put me down for 12/25/10, 03/03/11, 03/19/11, and 09/14/11.




     
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    Re:Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2010/10/22 17:36:21 (permalink)
    I'll do it sometime.  Give me an idea of a date you want me to punch in for, and I'll do that day.


     
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    Re:Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2010/10/22 19:47:12 (permalink)
    Put me down for this date 11/3/10 it's my son's B-day so this will be a cool day for me!

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    Re:Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2010/10/23 06:57:01 (permalink)
    I would be glad to take the Nov 1st spot.I have moved from OCN to a smaller team to try to make a bigger difference.I now fold for PNY_folds.It would be an honor to take the lead in this.
     
    Edit:Please put me down for Jan 4th.It is a meaningful day for me and my family.
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    Re:Why We Fold -- Sign Up Thread 2010/10/23 09:41:27 (permalink)
    seabigbear
    Put me down for this date 11/3/10 it's my son's B-day so this will be a cool day for me!

    Cool! Added.
    Madrias
    I'll do it sometime.  Give me an idea of a date you want me to punch in for, and I'll do that day.

    Sure thing. Signed you up for 12/1/10. Kick off the month.
    AcesofDeath7
    Put me down for 12/25/10, 03/03/11, 03/19/11, and 09/14/11.

    Added em all, thanks! You motivated me to add a few dates too.
    Ducrider
    I would be glad to take the Nov 1st spot.I have moved from OCN to a smaller team to try to make a bigger difference.I now fold for PNY_folds.It would be an honor to take the lead in this.
    Edit:Please put me down for Jan 4th.It is a meaningful day for me and my family.

    Someone who has helped several teams... that's ideal. Thank you very much for leading the way.
     
    If you have friends from any other teams, let them know they're welcome too.
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    Re:Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2010/10/24 20:29:06 (permalink)
    Come on folks... anyone else?

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    Re:Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2010/10/25 04:52:40 (permalink)
    Sorry to see that this has been moved off the top sticky area.  With the activity of this forum, it can be pushed out of sight pretty easily.  I think it was better placed at the top where it could be easily found/read each day.
     
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    Re:Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2010/10/25 05:18:51 (permalink)
    Yeah, just why WAS this demoted? Out of curiosity.


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    Re:Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2010/10/25 06:45:16 (permalink)
    Same thoughts: Would be much better stickied.  I've seen topics disappear off the second page without much time delay.


     
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    Re:Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2010/10/25 07:34:25 (permalink)
    Because no one responded on it for almost two days, and the OP felt it would be better survived to follow the path of merit. And look... 4 posts so far not being stickied.. Looks like for now the OP was right

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    Re:Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2010/10/25 07:40:04 (permalink)
    Afterburner

    Because no one responded on it for almost two days, and the OP felt it would be better survived to follow the path of merit. And look... 4 posts so far not being stickied.. Looks like for now the OP was right

    Could you expand a bit that comment?  I may just be dense today, but I didn't follow that one at all.
     
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    Re:Why We Fold -- Sign Up Thread 2010/10/25 07:45:08 (permalink)
    Once it was moved to the stickies there were very few replies and the hit rate/page view rate dropped dramatically. It can go back up later, just keeping it in the discussion area for now to get some more sign ups first.
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    Re:Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2010/10/25 07:46:57 (permalink)
    'Path of merit' meaning if our interest has flagged, then let it die.  Only the POINT of this idea is to stay in the public view, correct? 
     
    Sure, there may be some flagging between the recruitment and first post, but if we let it die off, there may be a LOT of potential views that go away unless we flood the post with useless bumps. 
     
    So, we have a 'Catch 22' situation here . . . We can flood the post and keep it in view with hopes that more folks will see it and act, or we let it die it's natural death until the first writeup is submitted.  To me, neither is going to serve the purpose of the original post, but I'm not warthorn and can't claim to speak for him.  Just putting my $.02 out here.
     
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    Re:Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2010/10/25 07:49:50 (permalink)
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    'Path of merit' meaning if our interest has flagged, then let it die.  Only the POINT of this idea is to stay in the public view, correct? 

    Sure, there may be some flagging between the recruitment and first post, but if we let it die off, there may be a LOT of potential views that go away unless we flood the post with useless bumps. 

    So, we have a 'Catch 22' situation here . . . We can flood the post and keep it in view with hopes that more folks will see it and act, or we let it die it's natural death until the first writeup is submitted.  To me, neither is going to serve the purpose of the original post, but I'm not warthorn and can't claim to speak for him.  Just putting my $.02 out here.

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    Noted... But we listen to the OP first.. Sorry man The good news is this will be stickied at some point. It has value warranting it.

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    Re:Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2010/10/25 07:49:57 (permalink)
    Sorry for the double post, but I didn't want the reply lost in my above post -
    warthorn

    Once it was moved to the stickies there were very few replies and the hit rate/page view rate dropped dramatically. It can go back up later, just keeping it in the discussion area for now to get some more sign ups first.

     
    Perhaps there should be a duplicate of the orig post that gets stickied, and we keep the 'recruitment' post - aka - this post going in the standard discussion?
     
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    Re:Why We Fold -- Sign Up Thread 2010/10/25 07:59:45 (permalink)
    I think we are spending too much time discussing whether it should be a sticky and not enough time signing up for days
     
    Let it stay here awhile and let's see if we can get some more people to see it and join. If it's down here and interest for some reason still tanks (I don't think it will that fast) then AB can always move it back to the stickies. He's got our back and it's safe either way, no worries.
     
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    Interesting idea, may keep the daily post more organized. Not sure how to link them together tho.
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    Re:Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2010/10/25 08:01:39 (permalink)
    +1 to Droughnor's thoughts and "bumping" posts is a Forum T's&C's violation, so that really wouldn't help.  To me, this idea made a lot of sense to have as a sticky because it is really front and center to why people Fold in the first place and may encourage others to join-in.  I do realize that every time someone adds that Daily Lead, this thread will resurface, but on an active day around here, if it drifts off to page 2 (or further), I'll likely not look for it.  I tend to read just what is active for the day in most forums.
     
    It is not my idea, so do what you feel is best.  Just my 2-cents.
     
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