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Message 1864083 - Posted: 28 Apr 2017, 0:24:21 UTC

I joined SETI in 2000, user ID 85575, and would like to reclaim my acct.
It has been so long I have no idea of the email address. I have applied to reclaim group founder status and will wait the obligatory time with no issue, I just wanted to see if I could tidy up my member rolls now...
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Message 1864216 - Posted: 28 Apr 2017, 8:27:24 UTC - in response to Message 1864083.  

To be able to get your old account back, you need the email address, as that's the unique identifier. If you have no idea what email address you used, or it's no longer available - you can no longer access it, there isn't much that can be done.
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Message 1864968 - Posted: 1 May 2017, 5:28:13 UTC - in response to Message 1864083.  

I have no idea of the email address

https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_user.php?userid=85575

Since that old account (userid=85575) was never used for BOINC you may try to merge it with your current account (userid=10469435) by just guessing your old email address (no need for it to be active or exist)

Just try any old email you can think of on this page (you need to be logged-in your current account while doing this):
https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/sah_classic_link.php

If the email is wrong you will see something like this: "No Classic account exists with the e-mail address: wuiefiowsiofjsdojcoi@ajsdkaskl.ccc"

If successful - your current account will have date 19 Mar 2000 and added list of classic workunits (which will be removed from the old account):
SETI@home classic workunits 3,764
SETI@home classic CPU time 36,087 hours

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The above link is found on this page (under "Claim your SETI@home Classic workunits"):
https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/sah_classic.php

I was unable to find path to it by the menus here. But since I knew it existed I used "Site search" for word Classic and used the second result.



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Message 1865009 - Posted: 1 May 2017, 11:08:10 UTC - in response to Message 1864968.  

I have no idea of the email address

https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_user.php?userid=85575

Since that old account (userid=85575) was never used for BOINC you may try to merge it with your current account (userid=10469435) by just guessing your old email address (no need for it to be active or exist)

His Classic points are already added to that account, which is a BOINC account and as you know, BOINC accounts cannot be merged. The account may never have been used for BOINC, but that is a BOINC account. Most probably the OP's original Classic account that got transformed into the BOINC account.
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Message 1865013 - Posted: 1 May 2017, 11:36:26 UTC - in response to Message 1865009.  

Thanks for the tip! I managed to guess one of my older ones, not the oldest but only a couple of years from it.
Thanks again!
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Message 1867337 - Posted: 14 May 2017, 21:56:09 UTC - in response to Message 1865009.  

I have no idea of the email address

https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_user.php?userid=85575

Since that old account (userid=85575) was never used for BOINC you may try to merge it with your current account (userid=10469435) by just guessing your old email address (no need for it to be active or exist)

His Classic points are already added to that account, which is a BOINC account and as you know, BOINC accounts cannot be merged. The account may never have been used for BOINC, but that is a BOINC account. Most probably the OP's original Classic account that got transformed into the BOINC account.

userid=85575 is exactly "original Classic account that got transformed into the BOINC account" and that can be merged.
(No "Real" Classic accounts exist, they are all converted. If never used for BOINC they can be merged. He managed to "hit" another of his Classic-converted accounts from 2004)



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Message 1867366 - Posted: 14 May 2017, 23:31:43 UTC - in response to Message 1867337.  
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userid=85575 is exactly "original Classic account that got transformed into the BOINC account" and that can be merged.

It's already in the BOINC user database, which means it cannot be merged. Only those accounts that people remember the email address of but that don't have an ID number in the BOINC database can be added as a memento to their existing BOINC account.

That account already has the Classic points added:
User ID 85575
SETI@home member since 19 Mar 2000
Country United States
Total credit 0
Recent average credit 0.00
SETI@home classic workunits 3,764
SETI@home classic CPU time 36,087 hours

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Message 1867370 - Posted: 15 May 2017, 0:07:41 UTC - in response to Message 1867366.  
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If David Turner had used the email of this account on the link to "Claim your SETI@home Classic workunits" he would have seen:
- Date 19 Mar 2000 on his current account (Date is copied)
- "SETI@home classic workunits 3,764 - SETI@home classic CPU time 36,087 hours" on his current account (these numbers are moved)
- Both accounts will remain existing
- The old account will be with removed classic counts

I have witnessed all this several times in the past years while helping other users do the same as in this thread.
Unfortunately David Turner used the email of another account from 2004 which we were unable to see before the "merge" but I'm sure it looked "the same" as userid=85575 (only with different classic counts)

In the end - if you give me the email of userid=85575 - I can "merge" it with my account ("merge" means: "Date is copied" + "Classic numbers are moved")

Maybe the text from this link is more clear (that all Classic is converted and looks like userid=85575):
https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/sah_classic.php
"When we launched SETI@home/BOINC, we created accounts for all SETI@home Classic users, with their existing email addresses. Each account includes the number of SETI@home Classic workunits completed, the CPU time, and the start date. These accounts were not given passwords (i.e., they can't be accessed using any password)."



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