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Message 34254 - Posted: 17 Aug 2010, 13:23:37 UTC

Currently member of team SETI.USA, running two home Macs on my account name (ID) since 1999. Family members now want to come in with me on a joint effort, but using 'my' ID seems inappropriate. We want to: a) change my account name from dwdockins to 'Team Dockins', then b) other family members can join BOINC projects using this new account name, still keeping the SETI.USA team for all of our combined machine credits. This seems like a reasonable thing that expanding groups might want to do. This does not involve denying the basic team any credits, but I can't find a protocol that governs this. Can this be done, and if so, are there directions that I can reference? Thanks, dwdockins (Darryl W. Dockins) dwdockins dwdockins@gmail.com
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Message 34256 - Posted: 17 Aug 2010, 13:48:14 UTC - in response to Message 34254.  

a) change my account name from dwdockins to 'Team Dockins'

Change your account name under any project to what you want. It's usually in the Account->Other Info section.

b) other family members can join BOINC projects using this new account name

I would be careful with that, if you plan to give them the email address and password as they have total control over the account then. I'd let them attach using the weak account key. Then they have less of a chance to change anything.

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Message 34258 - Posted: 17 Aug 2010, 15:08:03 UTC - in response to Message 34256.  

Great tips and beyond timely! THANKS!!! I have changed all of my projects to the new id and also established a separate new email apart from our regular personal ones just for BOINC. I do notice that NQueens is apparently off the air, and SETI is not recording the new id yet on my BOINC projects screen; I assume they will get it straight soon. Post? - If I have detached from various projects across time, are they still counted within in my total lifetime credits anyway??? or do I need to re-attach and make these changes? - Many thanks, Darryl
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Message 35306 - Posted: 20 Oct 2010, 7:14:38 UTC - in response to Message 34258.  
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If I have detached from various projects across time, are they still counted within in my total lifetime credits anyway??? or do I need to re-attach and make these changes?

The credits themselves will remain endlessly, just possibly fragmented. Unless you change the previously registered e-mail address on these projects to your new BOINC one, attach them (at least temporarily) and "update" them, the dwdockins's credit on these project will remain grouped and bound to the "old dwdockins" user. (As some projects are already "dead", you will possibly not have a chance to bind your credit from some projects to your "new identity".)

Note that the new user ID is not important, rather the changed e-mail address. IIRC the statistics sites should bind credits from various projects, sharing the same e-mail address, regardless of the users' IDs.

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PS: You can check, at your projects' "Your account" pages, section "Computing and credit" / "Cross-project ID:" like 164f874042a9763f2933f8ff669d5. All projects with a matching CPID will be bound by the stats pages to one commonly credited account.
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Message 36283 - Posted: 30 Dec 2010, 23:06:23 UTC

used to have a seti account 4 or 5 yrs ago: can I link my new account to all the work that I did before ?
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Message 36293 - Posted: 31 Dec 2010, 8:58:41 UTC - in response to Message 36283.  

Since it was only about five years ago, I presume that it was not a SETI classic account. If I'm right, then no, you can't merge BOINC acounts, neither at SETI nor at any other project.

Depending on your currently accumulated credits, you could consider to abandon the new account and to revive the old one.

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