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Message 1813715 - Posted: 30 Aug 2016, 5:31:57 UTC

Says for my safety something..something or because I'm a new member, I don't remember the exact syntax of words. Anyway, do I have to go through a verification process or be a member for a specific amount of time before I can post a response in certain threads ?
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Message 1813738 - Posted: 30 Aug 2016, 7:51:57 UTC - in response to Message 1813715.  
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You have to have a computer connected to the project. Which currently you do not.

That computer has to download work units and process them.

Then return the results.

All work units are sent to two computers so that they can be verified. Once this has happened you will receive "credit" for the work done.

You will then be able to post in the main forums when your RAC or Recent Average Credit, is more than 1. This is average credit over time, so to continue to be able post you have to continue to process work.

The arrangement is to stop advertising and other spam on the main forums.

This area of the forums does not require credit to post so newcomers such as yourself can ask questions.

Hope this helps.
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Message 1813769 - Posted: 30 Aug 2016, 12:11:29 UTC - in response to Message 1813738.  

Oh thats very sad and I really wanted to dive in and get involved but the whole bitcoin style downloading thing and running something on the computer is not my cup of tea.

Thank you for the explanation nevertheless.
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Message 1813803 - Posted: 30 Aug 2016, 15:18:15 UTC
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I assumed you were aware what the project was all about.

It is called SETI@Home because it allows the scans from the telescopes to be converted into work units that can be "crunched" by home computers. In the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence.

The processing of work units on home computers is the prime reason the site exists, all the forums and discussions are really secondary.

SETI@home was the first and is the largest distributed computing project and has nothing what so ever to do with "bitcoin"

I am not sure what you expected.
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