Maybe a portion of those 66 people never visit the forums or read TR on a regular basis. If that is the case, an article on the front page won't get their attention any more than this thread, which has been showing up on the front page whenever we update it.
We all get busy in our lives. Maybe another portion of those 66 just don't have easy access to their folding machines that run in the back of the server room someplace. Could be that others just don't want to mess around with changing donor names and key codes, for fear of making a mistake and missing out on bonus points.
It's all cool with me, at least they are still folding and they are part of team TR, so it all helps.
I don't feel all that strongly that TR really needs to promote this with articles and front-page banners. After all, it's not really news and folding is not something everybody is interested in or can afford, so TR has to make a choice here and try to appeal to the most people.
And at the end of it all, Frankie is just for fun. And as has been observed, we've already smashed the records of all prior years! Participation levels are at least as high as prior years, maybe even more; so we should resist the temptation to start thinking that we didn't do well or that we weren't supported well enough.
For me, I just get a real kick out of being able to participate in a month-long juggernaut effort! And when it comes down to it, having my normal folding identity offline for 31 days really won't make a big difference in my point generation or my standing in the rankings. I'm gonna catch the people I'm gonna catch, and I'm not gonna pass those who generate more than me unless/until I bring more folding units online.
For now I say let's all just enjoy the ride! Update: We have already surpassed 6 million points for this month. If we don't get hit with too many outages this weekend, then by Monday morning we should easily be in the mid 7-million range; whooohoo!