Is it possible to merge accounts?

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Message 1897220 - Posted: 24 Oct 2017, 3:06:07 UTC

I recently signed up for Seti@home after a long absence. In fact, it looks like all of my previous time was prior to Boink coming online. When I rejoined I didn't think my old account still existed so I created a new one. I was just messing around on the website and found my old user name still exists, and still has Seti@home classic work credits on it. I am wondering if it is possible to merge my old account and my new account so that I am credited for Seti@home classic work units, CPU Time, and start date? My old account ID number is 262038. Please let me know if this is possible, and how to go about it if it is.

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Message 1897235 - Posted: 24 Oct 2017, 4:52:06 UTC

Sadly it is not possible to merge BOINC based SETI@Home accounts.
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Message 1897322 - Posted: 25 Oct 2017, 3:43:36 UTC

Well..that's disappointing.
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Message 1897338 - Posted: 25 Oct 2017, 6:56:14 UTC

I agree - I had two "classic" accounts, one dating back to 1999, the other to 2003. When BOINC came along I decided to connect my BOINC account to the 2003 classic account because I had run substantially more work on that one than the older one. A "good idea" at the time, but in hindsight it would have been so much nicer to have a 1999 date against my account than 2003.
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