Recently a feature has been requested, for which we would like the opinion of the oc community in order to implement it as wanted.
Some people would not like to participate the hwboint league, but do want to submit their scores to hwbot in order to get the official hwbot “world record”. Eg. when an overclocker is sponsered by a hardware manufacturer, he can feel guilty because he gets much of his expensive hardware for free, making it easier to rule the hwbot rankings.
We understand this issue, but the hwbot team can not agree on how we should solve this. The proposed solutions are:
A user which has chosen not to participate to the hwbot league should:
A) have identical profile functionality, his scores will receive points, his team will receive his points, but his profile will not receive a rank: eg. he will not be ranked globally, in his country, or in his team.
B) will have a public profile without awards/points. His submissions will only be shown in his profile and by using the search function. His submissions, team, or profile will not receive points.
A “World rankings” page will be added which will show the top 20 of each benchmark application (without showing points), people who do not participate in the hwbot league will be included here.
The dev team has preference for the first option, as it can be implemented in less time, with cleaner code.
Please cast your vote here.