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jmchattie

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Message 83128 - Posted: 22 Nov 2017, 13:14:15 UTC

Hello all,

Does anybody know if I can merge BOINC users?

I've been processing for BOINC (slowly) for a number of years and the email address I signed up with is no longer valid (can't even remember it). I have now registered as a new user with my current email address but I'd like my past few years of contributions to count. I'm still processing for my old account and the credit is still rising so I could just leave it alone, but I would like to edit the profile of that account because it shows my country as "international" when it should be UK.

Does anyone know what I can do?

Thanks.
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robsmith
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Message 83131 - Posted: 22 Nov 2017, 15:33:24 UTC

A very regularly asked question - and always gets the same answer:
It's not possible.


The reason is that in the past some decided to "borrow" other peoples accounts without permission and combine them with their own.
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Message 83134 - Posted: 22 Nov 2017, 16:11:27 UTC - in response to Message 83131.  

A very regularly asked question - and always gets the same answer:
It's not possible.


The reason is that in the past some decided to "borrow" other peoples accounts without permission and combine them with their own.

If he is still processing for the old account, then one of his computers has the account key. If so he can log in. If he can log in then he can update the e-mail address and the user flag which is what he asked about.
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jmchattie

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Message 83164 - Posted: 23 Nov 2017, 10:10:17 UTC

Thank you for your replies. I have managed to log in to the web pages of the two projects I process for. One of them was set to UK and the other was set to Unknown. They are now both UK, so hopefully my BoincStats will change to UK as well.

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SekeRob
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Message 83165 - Posted: 23 Nov 2017, 10:41:23 UTC - in response to Message 83164.  
Last modified: 23 Nov 2017, 10:45:24 UTC

To quote from one BOINC project's recovery page

2) If you forgot your account's email address, or you can't receive email there:

If you have run BOINC under this account, you can still access it. Here's how:
Go to the BOINC data directory on your computer (its location is written to the Event Log at startup).
Find your account file for this project; it will be named account_findah.ucd.ie.xml.
Open the file in a text editor like Notepad. You'll see something like
    <account>
        <master_url>http://findah.ucd.ie/</master_url>
        <authenticator>abcdefdd26df7dc0423ecd43c09a56b</authenticator>
        <project_name>FiND@Home</project_name>
        ...
    </account>
    
Select and Copy the string between <authenticator> and </authenticator> (8b8496fdd26df7dc0423ecd43c09a56b in the above example).
Paste the string into the field below, and click OK.
You will now be logged in to your account; update the email and password of your account.

If contemplated, the consequence of changing the email address to one you use now is, that the CPID will change, which will temporarily upset the consolidation over at BOINCStats and other 3rd party stats sites.
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