So here's the deal with the MacRumors SETI ranking: currently, the SETI project only lists the top 200 teams in each category, and the top 200 teams for all categories. Here are the categories for the SETI project: -- Primary Schools -- Secondary Schools -- Junior Colleges -- Universities and Departments -- Small Companies (< 50 employees) -- Medium Companies (50-1000 employees) -- Large Companies (> 1000 employees) -- Clubs -- Government Agencies All the lists can be accessed here, and our team page is here. The MacRumors SETI team is a club. So if we want to get on one of the top 200 lists, we need to substantially beef up the number of work units we turn in. The 200th club team has turned in 237758 work units for SETI@home, while the MacRumors SETI team has only turned in 128468 work units. While we still have a ways to go to get onto one of the top lists, we're over halfway there! Just look at how the MacRumors' folding team has blossomed: I think that the SETI team can do the same. We're also just barely over a third of the way to getting on the top 200 list for ALL teams. The 200th overall team has 385067 work units turned in. That team is Symantec: since most of you all hate Norton Utilities, let's make it our goal to kick them off the list! How should we do this? I think the first way to do this is visibility. So if you're a member of the MacRumors SETI team, put a little note in your signature pointing them to the SETI FAQ, and perhaps this thread as well. Don't hesitate to tempt those Folding users to defect over to the SETI team as well. Note that we have a big advantage over the Folding team: we don't have to have computers running Mac OS X. The SETI client runs on any Mac running System 7.5.5 or higher. That means we have a much broader base from which to get power. So if you have a Mac sitting powered off all the time, and you want to get some use out of it, consider adding it to the MacRumors SETI team. We also need to get more users onto the team. So let's also try to get 500 active members on the SETI team within a few months. We currently have 228 users. Many of these users have been inactive, too, so if we can get these users to wake up and start working SETI units again, that would be great, too.