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Message 60191 - Posted: 9 Feb 2015, 14:59:37 UTC

Hi,

I've created a second BOINC account but not on purpose (long story), how do I delete it?
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Message 60193 - Posted: 9 Feb 2015, 19:20:15 UTC - in response to Message 60191.  

Hi,

I've created a second BOINC account but not on purpose (long story), how do I delete it?


You cant. Only the project admin can delete it.
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Message 60194 - Posted: 9 Feb 2015, 20:47:50 UTC

The delete account option is available in the forum software, but it's been disabled due to possible security infringements (if your account is hacked, someone else can delete it).

It's probably easier to put garbage into the extra account and forget about it. The unique identifier is the email address, not the account's name. You can put in garbage for the email address as well on that account, as there is no external check if the email address is a correct one. So even 0@123.456 will be recognized as a good email address.

Uhm, now if you truly want rid of the account, you can always add spam into it. That's usually a good way to get rid of it. ;)
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Message 60203 - Posted: 10 Feb 2015, 3:47:17 UTC - in response to Message 60194.  

Uhm, now if you truly want rid of the account, you can always add spam into it. That's usually a good way to get rid of it. ;)

Or, you could post your username and password somewhere and someone would probably take care of that part for you :P

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Message 60204 - Posted: 10 Feb 2015, 10:11:58 UTC

:D Thank you for your answers, I'm not talking about a forum account though.

I guess that I'll have to do what rebirther wrote and contact the admin for every project for which a second account was created.
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