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Profile Martylg
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Joined: 16 Nov 99
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Credit: 807,497
RAC: 140
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Message 1091547 - Posted: 30 Mar 2011, 4:21:52 UTC



Detailed statistics for
"User"

BOINC Cross Project IDentifier d715a7c86fb8dd87b51ceb940f8ec49c

Current Credit (based on incremental update) 470,287.16
Comprising 470,096.44 from the daily update
+ 190.73 since then
BOINC World position based on credit (based on incremental update) 88,324 out of 2,157,381
36 since daily update

Recent average credit RAC (projects accumulated) 1,044.95959

I noticed when I went and did a search for User a number of accounts came up. Is this an issue that needs addressing?

Thanks

Martylg
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Message 1091555 - Posted: 30 Mar 2011, 5:31:37 UTC - in response to Message 1091547.
Last modified: 30 Mar 2011, 5:34:58 UTC

When you use different user names on different projects—but the same e-mail URL—or belong to different teams (as I do), the cross-project stats sites seem to pick whichever is handiest to display or link in their summaries. If you change the user name in your MilkyWay@home account to “Martylg”, I’m sure that’s what you’ll see on BOINCstats &c., given a day or two for the databases to get updated and sync’ed.

I noticed when I went and did a search for User a number of accounts came up. Is this an issue that needs addressing?

BOINC user names are just labels: the system uses an account’s e-mail address to identify it on each project, and to assign a cross-project ID for statistical purposes. When two users with the same ‘handle’ post to the message boards some readers might be confused, but the database server doesn’t care, considering it a value rather than a key, so to speak. Still, unique names are generally more convenient for users: as you have found, having a generic sort of name—I bet "Administrator” is another popular one—makes searching more difficult.
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Message 1093154 - Posted: 4 Apr 2011, 0:48:27 UTC - in response to Message 1091547.

Thanks, that was it. Martylg
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