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Message 957411 - Posted: 19 Dec 2009, 16:16:37 UTC

Like many people I originally participated in SETI Classic some years ago. Having gone through my career, various PCs etc with some employers allowing SETI and others not, I rejoined SETI a few years ago.

I was recently able to link my old Classic account (5 WU!) to my BOINC total and discovered I first participated on 27 July 1999. That's pretty early in SETI-terms.

How many of we early users are still around? Am I one of thousands from the first few months who is still contributing, or one of dozens?

Grateful for any feedback or advice -

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Message 957455 - Posted: 19 Dec 2009, 22:45:37 UTC

In the Number Crunching form they have a 10 year club that has many of the users from 1999 in there.

I too am 1999, but I had 2 accounts, the 1999 had 0 Classic crunched while this one had several Classic crunched. Since I could only use one, I used the one that had credits.


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Message 957526 - Posted: 20 Dec 2009, 13:06:45 UTC
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hello,

i started in 2000, may,08. Would be cool, if it has been in 1999.

Greetings to the 1999. :-)



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Message 959480 - Posted: 30 Dec 2009, 5:46:16 UTC - in response to Message 957411.

Hey, we’re almost in the same “class”: just one day apart!

You can see how the rest of your cohort is doing on some of the stats sites, for which you’ll find links on your Account page. For example, here you are in the class of 1999-07-27 on BOINCstats. Of the 348 users who signed up that day, it appears that about a hundred are still contributing.
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Message 959684 - Posted: 31 Dec 2009, 3:50:05 UTC - in response to Message 959480.

I am 1999 class too. Just a few days early than you. :D Good to know some old classmates still alive.^-^
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Message 962382 - Posted: 10 Jan 2010, 0:43:16 UTC - in response to Message 957411.

I just returned J980426 of Multax Systems Inc.
Still trying to learn the new functionality................
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Message 962383 - Posted: 10 Jan 2010, 0:44:05 UTC - in response to Message 957411.

Oh Yeah I am from March 1999...................J980426
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Message 963753 - Posted: 16 Jan 2010, 9:20:18 UTC - in response to Message 957411.

Hi Preston.

Yes there are a lot of us old timers around.

Stay happy and keep on crunching :)
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Message 963877 - Posted: 16 Jan 2010, 18:58:49 UTC
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June 1999 here

God, has it really been THAT long? :)
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Message 963984 - Posted: 17 Jan 2010, 1:02:35 UTC - in response to Message 962382.

I just returned J980426 of Multax Systems Inc.
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Hi William Michael Johnson and company!
My footprints go back to as early as April 25,2000.
Nice to meet you here, folks!

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Message 965764 - Posted: 24 Jan 2010, 23:10:09 UTC

Does September 1999 count as an early contributor?
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Message 966286 - Posted: 28 Jan 2010, 3:39:27 UTC

I started in 2001. Not quite as early as you though. Was offline for awhile but back now.

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Message 966630 - Posted: 29 Jan 2010, 12:17:34 UTC - in response to Message 966286.

Hi everyone -

Thank you for all your interesting feedback and kind information. I'm surprised and delighted to find that there are so many of us early users still active.

Very special thanks to Odysseus for the info you provided on my signup & relative results. I'm not brilliant at interrogating databases but it's fun to see your own data following my signup 10 years ago.

I'll keep running SETI as long as it's around or until someone (?) hears back from a little green man & we call it quits.....?

Let's just all carry on crunching.....!

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Message 966635 - Posted: 29 Jan 2010, 12:48:20 UTC

I am still here, all the way from May, 1999
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Message 966637 - Posted: 29 Jan 2010, 12:59:29 UTC

Since May 99, time goes fast...
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Message 966638 - Posted: 29 Jan 2010, 13:07:15 UTC
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I joined May 30, 1999. I dont remember off hand, but i think I had 139 WU's done with SETI CLASSIC.

*Ok, just checked, I actually had 358 Classic WU's done"
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Message 966641 - Posted: 29 Jan 2010, 13:49:56 UTC

June of 1999 with 5108 classic units.
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Message 966642 - Posted: 29 Jan 2010, 13:56:17 UTC

I think I'm tied for the earliest sign-up here.

Mine might be the first day that Seti@home opened to the public. I had been watching the project for a year or more while it was being developed, and I'm pretty sure I signed on as soon as it opened. If not the first day, then very soon afterwards.

I crunched some 2,290 WUs for SETI before switching to BOINC.

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Message 966643 - Posted: 29 Jan 2010, 14:00:15 UTC

I'm still here, too. I'll keep plugging away. Things have changed a lot over the years. I still like the original graphic screensaver better than the one in use now.
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Message 966649 - Posted: 29 Jan 2010, 14:07:50 UTC - in response to Message 966643.

I just joined the 10-year-club 2 days ago!

And yes, I agree, the old screensaver was much better, but no screensaver is best for crunchtimes. ;)
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