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Message 407346 - Posted: 26 Aug 2006, 17:21:46 UTC
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How can we create a new user ID. I obviously stumbled on it somewhere a long time ago, but now when trying to help someone I can't get it. BOINC is waiting for a email address and password used at seti at home, but NO WHERE at seti web site is it apparant what to do to sign up!! I want them to use their own account not mine.
To say this is more frustration than what it's worth is an understatement. You'd think if they want volunteers it'd be far more idiot proof. That or it is idiot proof until I came along and dug the bottom a bit deeper.
I can not see any way to create an account for seti from the BOINC app, the account must be created first. BOINC is no help either.

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Message 407354 - Posted: 26 Aug 2006, 17:36:40 UTC

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/sah_participate.php
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Message 408573 - Posted: 27 Aug 2006, 21:12:38 UTC - in response to Message 407354.

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/sah_participate.php


Thanks, but that doesn't do a thing. Pretend you DON'T have an account. No where is there an obvious place to go and sign up. I clicked on every link on those pages, all a person does is get caught up in a bunch of circular links each page pointing to the previous. Even a well trained rat couldn't easily get out of this. A web site shouldn't be this difficult to navigate. The link for "My account" requires you to login, but if you don't have an account yet you can't, and there is no place there to go to start! BOINC links are no good, they too assume you have an account.
I found how to sign up via a link on PBS or Discovery channel site, but I'll be switched if I can remember where that is either!!
I can see where SETI is making things so frustrating new volunteers will turn away and say it's not worth it, I may stop myself. My son and his friends saw a show on SETI and thought it would be a neat project, but the honeymoon is coming to an end in a hurry.

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Message 408586 - Posted: 27 Aug 2006, 21:22:33 UTC

After you download the software, you can make accounts via the software.

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Message 408869 - Posted: 28 Aug 2006, 3:34:18 UTC - in response to Message 408573.

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/sah_participate.php


Thanks, but that doesn't do a thing. Pretend you DON'T have an account. No where is there an obvious place to go and sign up. I clicked on every link on those pages, all a person does is get caught up in a bunch of circular links each page pointing to the previous. Even a well trained rat couldn't easily get out of this. A web site shouldn't be this difficult to navigate. The link for "My account" requires you to login, but if you don't have an account yet you can't, and there is no place there to go to start! BOINC links are no good, they too assume you have an account.
I found how to sign up via a link on PBS or Discovery channel site, but I'll be switched if I can remember where that is either!!
I can see where SETI is making things so frustrating new volunteers will turn away and say it's not worth it, I may stop myself. My son and his friends saw a show on SETI and thought it would be a neat project, but the honeymoon is coming to an end in a hurry.

When you download the BOINC software, and you go to "Tools/Attach To Project", and you enter the http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/ address, you'll come to a screen that has 2 options, one to create a new account, or attach by using an email/passord. The one you want is to create a new account. Put in the email address for the new account, and the password 2 times I believe, and you should be set to go. Hope that helps, if not, sorry.
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Message 412481 - Posted: 1 Sep 2006, 3:44:56 UTC - in response to Message 408869.

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/sah_participate.php


Thanks, but that doesn't do a thing. Pretend you DON'T have an account. No where is there an obvious place to go and sign up. I clicked on every link on those pages, all a person does is get caught up in a bunch of circular links each page pointing to the previous. Even a well trained rat couldn't easily get out of this. A web site shouldn't be this difficult to navigate. The link for "My account" requires you to login, but if you don't have an account yet you can't, and there is no place there to go to start! BOINC links are no good, they too assume you have an account.
I found how to sign up via a link on PBS or Discovery channel site, but I'll be switched if I can remember where that is either!!
I can see where SETI is making things so frustrating new volunteers will turn away and say it's not worth it, I may stop myself. My son and his friends saw a show on SETI and thought it would be a neat project, but the honeymoon is coming to an end in a hurry.

When you download the BOINC software, and you go to "Tools/Attach To Project", and you enter the http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/ address, you'll come to a screen that has 2 options, one to create a new account, or attach by using an email/passord. The one you want is to create a new account. Put in the email address for the new account, and the password 2 times I believe, and you should be set to go. Hope that helps, if not, sorry.


Try: http://boinc.berkeley.edu/dev/dev_create_account_form.php

I was having a similar problem until I went to the previously linked page and used the search function.

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Message 995571 - Posted: 11 May 2010, 11:40:59 UTC - in response to Message 412481.

one wonders why exactly you'd actually need a 2nd account. One usually works well enough
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