BashTheBug on the Zooniverse News

After the Zooniverse newsletter was sent

Two weeks ago exactly, I posted a small update on how we were doing; how classifications had been done by our volunteers etc. Then three days later, on Thu 9 August, the Zooniverse team sent a short email about BashTheBug to all the registered Zooniverse users.

The response has been amazing. In two weeks, an additional 1,966 people have tried BashTheBug, brining our total volunteers to 13,366. Together everyone has done 97,064 classifications, making the grand total currently 931,096.

Firstly, if you have tried BashTheBug for the first time, thank you! And if you’ve been here a while, thank you for staying with BashTheBug!

Now, I don’t know about you, but I’m beginning to think about when we might reach one million classifications. It is hard to predict, but hopefully by the end of September!


By Philip Fowler

Philip W Fowler is a computational biophysicist studying antimicrobial resistance working at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

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