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Message 93669 - Posted: 12 Nov 2019, 22:43:38 UTC

I just created my account, but Rosetta or Boinc seems to automatically have used my Google account name.
I would like to change this to the username I currently have on this forum.
How do I do this?
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Message 93678 - Posted: 13 Nov 2019, 6:19:43 UTC - in response to Message 93669.  

I just created my account, but Rosetta or Boinc seems to automatically have used my Google account name.
I would like to change this to the username I currently have on this forum.
How do I do this?

For THIS FORUM click on the "Your Account" in the upper left. Then click on the change line click on "Other Account Info"
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Message 93682 - Posted: 13 Nov 2019, 8:26:43 UTC

For each project you can change your user name - in this context BOINC is a project. You do so by going to your account web-page for each project and do the change there.
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Message 93691 - Posted: 13 Nov 2019, 17:40:54 UTC

thanks, I think it's for a side project that has given me a generic name.
Their site doesn't allow me to change my name, although I've entered it correctly in Boinc manager.

I thought Boinc was the main program, not a project like eg: rosetta or Einstein?
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Message 93693 - Posted: 13 Nov 2019, 18:16:56 UTC - in response to Message 93691.  

I thought Boinc was the main program, not a project like eg: rosetta or Einstein?
BOINC is a facilitator, not a controller.

Volunteers interact with each project individually, and may choose whatever identity they wish (although for help-desk purposes, it's really helpful if they use the same name at each project). BOINC itself - this website - uses the same tools to identify posters, even though this website doesn't contain any of the other research/statistical tools.
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Message 93694 - Posted: 13 Nov 2019, 19:42:35 UTC - in response to Message 93693.  
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I thought Boinc was the main program, not a project like eg: rosetta or Einstein?
BOINC is a facilitator, not a controller.

Volunteers interact with each project individually, and may choose whatever identity they wish (although for help-desk purposes, it's really helpful if they use the same name at each project). BOINC itself - this website - uses the same tools to identify posters, even though this website doesn't contain any of the other research/statistical tools.

Thanks!
That's another thing I've been wondering,
Outside of the manager, which I believe shows stats of the local pc only? Not sure, but,
Is there a centralized stats page (online) for my own stats, or do I have to go to each project page to look individually how much I have contributed?
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Message 93695 - Posted: 13 Nov 2019, 20:43:38 UTC - in response to Message 93694.  

The primary use of BOINC Manager is to display the status of the local client, and to enable certain control functions to be operated. But BOINC Manager is a fully network-aware tool, and can also be used to display/control remote clients instead. It's designed for low-latency networks, so the usefulness in reality is limited to clients on a Local Area Network - be that at home or an office/lab/school.

There are other tools available to perform the same function for many local clients at once (BM can only handle one client at a time). The best known is BoincTasks.

Again, there are independent statistics sites (mostly run by volunteers, who appreciate any contributions towards their costs) which can display all your collected statistics in one place. The best known of these is BOINCstats, but others are available.
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