Blog entry Freerice 2.0 - a gradual revolution

09 September 2010

Many of you will have noticed that we finally switched the old Freerice to the new version on September 7, which includes new features requested by you the players over the years such as sign up, rankings, groups and more.

While we managed to raise 10 million grains in a single day, the sudden increase in players was too much for our servers and database to handle. For this reason, we're keeping the versions of Freerice separate until we find a long term solution to our server-woes!

By doing it this way, the players who prefer not to sign up can continue playing the old Freerice, while those of us who track our totals can use Freerice 2.0 spreading the load on our servers and databases.

Please continue to give your feedback to improve Freerice 2.0, and please continue to spread the word!

Many thanks,
The Freerice Team

Sat, 01/29/2011 - 22:49 Katrina Juwono

This site is awesome, but sometimes, when I answer questions after a while, my rice grains aren't being captured and the grains are lost. I've noticed that if I log out and re-log-in, the counter will go back to 0 but I can continue collecting grains. It would be nice if I could continue my streak though without having to log out and log in. Is this a bug?

Fri, 11/05/2010 - 14:16 abby

Dear all,

Apologies for the slow load time you experienced back in September. Please note that the problem is now resolved - Freerice 2.0 is rearing to go!

Leno, we will email you seperately regarding your problem, however we think we have resolved it!

Wed, 09/22/2010 - 07:26 nederbros

The new update is awesome! I have noticed a bug in the multiplication subject. It shows the question 6x0=, but it has no answers to click on. Keep up the good work!

Mon, 09/20/2010 - 04:45 Leno

My lists start over every time I play. Why won't the numbers just keep adding up?
And every time"simar" comes up, I click on "women's robe", and it corrects me, indicating that
"women's robe" is the right answer! Same with"krimmer", meaning "lamb's wool".
and now I have several games going at once (not by choice). How can I amalgamate them?
In spite of my bitching, I think this is a FANTASTIC program!!!!
Thank you, whoever thunk it up!!!

My name is really Gee Freeman
Retired school teacher
Retired teacher

Mon, 09/20/2010 - 02:08 gamecocks101

when will my rice total start over

Sun, 09/19/2010 - 21:25 Sunshine77

Thank you!

Fri, 09/17/2010 - 15:06 thadz

The new version is nice but still way too slow.

Tue, 09/14/2010 - 14:59 kragier

I have a problem where I can't have over more than 190 grains without re-logging.

I had an award for 2600 grains, and yet my total was 190.

I could make the top 10 in a weekend if I were to try, but this bug seriously makes it hard.

Sat, 09/11/2010 - 07:09 Raj Kumar

I have a question: I don't the banner ads below the questions, yet I get points when I answer right. So is is this a problem?

Fri, 09/10/2010 - 04:11 Uttam

But when i sign in on new version, my total shows zero. while in old version it is above 100000. Even if i play without signing in new version, it starts from zero. it should keep total from old version.

Fri, 09/10/2010 - 02:36 Rie

Great changes to the site but I've noticed that today's rice count is not being added to my totals...I had added about 2000 grains before I realized that it was not being captured. Another bug, I suppose.

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