Actually Adak, after you guys recruited people like zim01, and macaholic in past years Chimp Challenges to give yourselves an edge and make sure you win, I'm not sure that allowing you to use that username is fair to us or everyone else. We basically got told tough, go get your own super folder to help you out.
Now the tables have turned, and other teams have super folders, and now you want leniency to give yourselves an edge AGAIN?
In light of this, and all the other teams choosing a neutral, chimp themed Team name, you need to choose a different Team Name. It's great that you want to honor one of your team mates, but this is the Chimp Challenge, not the ChasR challenge. Honor him on your own time, please.
If you want the discussion to be between team captains, then don't include me in your posts.
Your memory on this matter may be convenient, but it's quite wrong:
Zim01 had already been folding with us for months, and we *never* asked him to join us in the CC. Not Once!!
came over to our forum, and started trash talking to Zim, and he took offense at your snide remarks, and decided to pitch in.
lost the race that year for your team, because you kept teasing the big dog folder.
You can find your remarks to Zim in our archives, if you need to refresh your memory.
Macaholic is a long term folder for us, (going back several years), and joins in our team races. He is a strong folder, but he is not a super folder like Mutsu. We lost despite a lot of help from Macaholic and others, last year, you will recall. We expect to do worse this year, relative to MaxPC.
Your team just finished sweeping right past us, despite the help of Macaholic, so what the devil are you afraid of? Your team ppd is far above ours! Your competition will be EVGA, OC.net, and the [H]orde teams.
This is a MONKEY race, not the Olympics. Now you want to what? Referee it to death?
Your team AND my team, has both invited in outside folders to help us in various races, and then paid them back, by folding for them. Zim wasn't one of them, but the OAO team did help us in the CC, last year, and Warrior, dfonda, and myself, did pay them back.
THAT is the real spirit of a monkey race, right there!
(Note that we didn't win, even with the outside help)
Although I believe "the more, the merrier" for these races, my team does not (this year), so we won't be inviting other teams or folders, to fold for us in the CC.
I would prefer that EVERY team, invite EVERY folder they can think of to join them in the CC. New folders (preferred), old folders, (OK also). Makes more BUZZ, gets more attention and excitement into the CC and folding.
Let's face it, just folding for yourself, year after year, gets a bit boring. Quit officiating it to death, and lets have some fun!
Our team will fold with whatever name our team captain selects. NO outside team will dictate to us what name we can or can not use. Using a monkey themed name was NEVER a requirement.
If you want to use "Mutsu", for your folding name in the race, then do it!
It's your team, it's your decision. Use whatever name you want to use.
We'll do the same.
P.S. Zim01 folded 25,974,995 points in total, and was on many teams:
*Hardware Canucks Forum
*Zim01 (his own team)
He folded 3,802,214 points for our team. He wasn't "recruited", he had joined our team months before the CC, and left it soon afterward. We don't know why he decided to join us, or why he decided to leave. He said he'd fold at least a million points and then at some point, move on.
That's exactly what he did.
http://fah-web.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/mai ... name=zim01