I just registered to the forum and now the account says I'm a brand new user of today while I'm running boinc for a few years now???

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robert1701

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Message 81193 - Posted: 13 Sep 2017, 21:28:44 UTC

I have Boinc installed on a few computers for a few years now, but I don't think I've ever used the forum.

So now I have registered, to be able to write in the forum.

But in the account it says I'm a Boinc user as of today and I have no points, while this is absolutely not so:



Did I automatically already have a login for the forum? Can I link the accounts?

What to do?
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Message 81195 - Posted: 13 Sep 2017, 21:47:16 UTC - in response to Message 81193.  

This forum has nothing to do with any Boinc project & their forums, it's a standalone forum.
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Message 81198 - Posted: 13 Sep 2017, 23:35:27 UTC
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If I click on "My Account" at the top of this page, I get this:



At the bottom half, I get my Boinc points total and average points.
Also links to the statistic webpages.

So it should be possible to links the forum account with my boinc account via the Cross-Project ID. But how?
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Message 81206 - Posted: 14 Sep 2017, 6:39:50 UTC - in response to Message 81198.  

The page you see is the standard layout of any BOINC project account Here is no different, were it not, there's no actual project associated. The points are zero of course, because here there is no points to ear.

CPID is a public value, can not be used for what you intend.

You can go to any project's Log In page and hit the 'Forgot Password', to recover your account info, bar of course you used a junk email address. You'll get instructions what to do such as for instance at https://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/get_passwd.php
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Message 81511 - Posted: 20 Sep 2017, 23:53:25 UTC

What you see here, is just like if you were at a project's page. There is no global BOINC login or account. The CPID is not a login and only has to do with your stats. If your CPID gets out of sync then you won't be able to see all your projects stats in one shot at a site like Free-DC or BOINCStats.

Provided of course your info (particularly your user name) is the same across all projects, your CPID will eventually sync up. You will however have to (the easiest method) have one system with all the projects you are participating in attached although each project does NOT have to be crunching work. Your CPID generally stays the same, but it is not a static value. If you change the info or logins in multiple projects it may change and it may not. If they get out of sync, they should line up again within a couple of days. If not, make sure your info is exactly the same, especially your user name.

Stats systems be case sensitive, so if Rob here had sekeRob at some projects and SekeRob at others, the stats systems will treat those as 2 separate entities. Much to Rob's regret, actual cloning isn't that easy...

Note that your BOINC manager doesn't have this issue as it's connected to your projects directly... :)
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Message 81514 - Posted: 21 Sep 2017, 8:02:20 UTC - in response to Message 81511.  

That's utterly new that the user name has to be same and is case sensitive or has any relevance to consolidation, considering that usernames are not unique. John123 at Seti can be an entirely different person to John123 at Einstein. But to be clear, the email address is the one and only driver behind the CPID, where the system has the ability to determine which the oldest CPID is ever generated (at any project during registration) and active against that. email address. That CPID is used for consolidation and causes the splitting if clients for a user are not attached to the same project and communicate regularly with those attached projects.
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