I think I found a track! When will I know if it is real?

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I think I found a track! When will I know if it is real?

Post by bmendez » Sat Aug 05, 2006 12:31 am

Q: I think I found a track! When will I know if it is real?

A: We score each movie, based on the number of "hits" and the measured efficiencies of the people who identified them. We then individually examine each movie, starting with the movies with the biggest scores and going down the list.

It may take many weeks for us to get to any given event, depending on where it is in the list. Events which have been identified by only one or two people might take even longer, since they will be far down the list.

As we evaluate candidates, we will enter them into the database so that you can see the status of your events. We will then first look at our high-resolution images of these events. If they still look promising, we will then have an actual pair of eyes look at the events at high magnification in the Cosmic Dust Lab in Houston.

Events that still look promising will have to be extracted from the collector before we can definitively identify them as interstellar. We will update the status of the events as we go through each stage of evaluation.

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Do all users get a chance at new movies?

Post by MrComet » Wed Sep 13, 2006 5:27 am

"Q: I think I found a track! When will I know if it is real?

A: We score each movie, based on the number of "hits" and the measured efficiencies of the people who identified them. We then individually examine each movie, starting with the movies with the biggest scores and going down the list.



The paragraph above tells about the order in which the tagged movies will be looked at by the Stardust Team, but will all tagged movies be looked at, even if tagged only once?

Ever time I tag one, there are already a nmber of tags already attached to it. Will I ever get movies that I will see before anyone else. Now I understand that you don't kniow which movies have particles or not, but does everone get chances at a new movie not examined by others or is it a totaly random process. Does the system send out new unexplored movies to it highest ranking members so they get first crack at them or does everyone get the same chance at getting a new one to look at? Most movies I tag have been looked at hundreds of times. Do I ever get fresh ones sent to me? Can you tell I really want to find dust particle or what?
Sorry for going on but I realy would like to know how this system works.

Thankx
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Post by bmendez » Wed Sep 13, 2006 3:14 pm

All focus movies are served up at random. No preference is given to anyone. When new movies are uploaded to the database everyone searching has an equal probability (which is low) of viewing them first.

The probability of you being the first to view a focus movie depends on how much time you spend searching, when you search (relative to when the new movies are uploaded), and how many others are searching.

Best of luck, and thanks for your efforts. Even if you don't find a particle your participation has been of great help to us and is greatly appreciated.

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Post by greuti » Thu Sep 14, 2006 2:32 am

No preference is given to anyone.
Hi Bryan, thanks for that clear statement.

Could you please send me an e-mail every time just when new movies are uploaded?! 8)
No kidding, is there a given time in your labor time for each uploading? In Pacific (daylight saving time) Time, I guess.

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Post by bmendez » Thu Sep 14, 2006 4:47 pm

No, I don't believe there is a regular time that the movies get uploaded. Which I suppose helps to keep it fair for everyone. :)

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Post by ManuelMansilla » Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:05 pm

Ok, lets suppose I found a real track, but many people also agreed there was a track in that movie and they got it right.

Who will be the co-author of the publication and who will give the name to the dust particle?

Thanks

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Post by DanZ » Thu Apr 30, 2009 6:46 pm

ManuelMansilla wrote:Ok, lets suppose I found a real track, but many people also agreed there was a track in that movie and they got it right.

Who will be the co-author of the publication and who will give the name to the dust particle?

Thanks
The first duster that clicked on it.

Dustpan Dan

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Post by ManuelMansilla » Fri May 01, 2009 8:52 am

DanZ wrote:
ManuelMansilla wrote:Ok, lets suppose I found a real track, but many people also agreed there was a track in that movie and they got it right.

Who will be the co-author of the publication and who will give the name to the dust particle?

Thanks
The first duster that clicked on it.

Dustpan Dan
But we didn´t know somebody had also clicked on it. That means we also discovered it, doesn´t it?

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Post by DanZ » Fri May 01, 2009 9:38 am

You may have also "discovered" it, but you may not have been the FIRST to discover it - that is the person who gets the naming rights. True, searchers do not know who else has clicked where on what. If you did, the search methodology would be flawed. But there is no flaw in the "contest" part of this project - our search database can tell us who first identified a particular candidate track.

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Post by ManuelMansilla » Fri May 01, 2009 11:49 am

Ok, thanks a lot for the help. :)

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