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Message 1307126 - Posted: 17 Nov 2012, 17:20:29 UTC

I participated in SETI approx. 10 years ago for about 3 years and accumulated a good deal of credits. However I do not know the email address I used at the time and cannot locate any records. Are these credits still available?

Also, and I realize this seems like a very simple question, but are completed units automatically uploaded to SETI or need to be sent manually. I have one unit that is reported and completed and can find no method to upload.

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Message 1307131 - Posted: 17 Nov 2012, 17:48:15 UTC - in response to Message 1307126.

Without an email address or the original account key, you can't get onto the old account. The email address is the unique identifier. The account key is a 32 character hexadecimal key that can also be used to log in with. It's normally found in the account*.xml file in the BOINC Data directory, however since you added Seti to the computer using the present account, only the present account's account key is in that file.

You'd have to check old back-ups for the old account*.xml file, if you have back-ups, that is.

In any case, your old account is at http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_user.php?userid=18022. BOINC accounts cannot be merged.

As for uploading & reporting, this is done automatically. Uploading can be a bit sketchy at the time as the project is severely overloaded.
Completed work is reported at the first of:

1) 24 hours before deadline.
2) Connect Every X before deadline.
3) 24 hours after task completion.
4) Immediately if the upload completes later than either 1, 2, or 3 upon completion of the task.
5) On a trickle up message.
6) On a trickle down request.
7) On a server scheduled connection. Used, but I am not certain by which project.
8) On a request for new work.
9) When the user pushes the update button.
10) On a request from an account manager.
11) Report immediately every task, if "No new Task" is set.
12) Report immediately if CPU or network time-of-day override starts in the next 30 minutes. (BOINC 7.0)
13) When minimum work buffer is reached. (BOINC 7.0)
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Message 1307150 - Posted: 17 Nov 2012, 19:07:55 UTC - in response to Message 1307131.

Thank you. Much appreciated.

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Message 1307262 - Posted: 18 Nov 2012, 3:32:36 UTC

ten years ago, it might have been a Classic account anyway. These would not directly translate into BOINC credits anyway. Do you remember anything about the old program?
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Message 1307355 - Posted: 18 Nov 2012, 13:46:21 UTC - in response to Message 1307262.

Remember very little other than that the SETI 'platform' looks very similar to the one used today. Whether or not BOINC was being used at the time, I simply don't recall. The first time I recall using BOINC was when I was doing work for a project called Rosseta for a number of years.

Thanks for your input.

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