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Penguirl
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Oct 8, 2010, 09:06 AM
 
I changed the email address on my BOINC accounts a couple of days ago, now I have lost nearly all my credit and fallen from 88th to 192nd in Team MacNN. Is there some way I can fix this? Do I just need to be patient and wait for the change to 'propagate'? Or is it gone forever?

Thanks much guys.
     
reader50
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Oct 8, 2010, 12:59 PM
 
Do you mean it's being incorrectly listed on teamstats, or that your credit has gone down in official project stats pages?

Assuming it happened on official stats pages, it sounds like a glitch in their scripts. Like they changed the account, then credit in transit arrived and "recreated" the old account with a few units. Do you now have an identical account with the right credit and the new email?
     
Penguirl  (op)
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Oct 8, 2010, 01:27 PM
 
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so here it is:

BOINCstats for Penguirl

Note the abrupt vertical lines in the line graphs, the negative bars in the one bar graph, and the absence of colors in the pie charts. I run 17 projects, some which seem to be defunct and some that no longer support OS X and/or PPC, but there still should be at least 10 projects in the pie charts.

I did not change my user name, only my email address so I'm surprised that this happened. I"m so sad, it's almost as if I never did all that work.
( Last edited by Penguirl; Oct 8, 2010 at 01:31 PM. Reason: to fix stuff)
     
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Oct 8, 2010, 02:01 PM
 
I think it's an error by the boincstats people, or they got a bad update from a project. It should correct itself a day or two after the project stats reflect the change. Do your stats with the projects show your credits?
     
Penguirl  (op)
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Oct 8, 2010, 05:03 PM
 
I think that you are correct. I have that page in a tab that loads every time I launch my browser and I panicked when I saw my credit was gone, perhaps I have become too dependent on BOINCstats.
     
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Oct 8, 2010, 06:53 PM
 
Here is the rest of your stats, since SETI has not updated stats yet you have not crossed over there yet.
BOINCstats | BOINC combined - User stats - Detailed statistics for Penguirl
     
Penguirl  (op)
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Oct 8, 2010, 10:14 PM
 
I'm a little bummed that I've lost my history, but at least I didn't lose my credits. Thank you both Reader 50 and arkayn for your help, I appreciate it very much!
     
Penguirl  (op)
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Dec 7, 2010, 12:25 AM
 
Heh, I received an email saying that there was an update to this thread, it was obviously spam but before I could load the page it was already gone. Good job mods, thanks for keeping MacNN forums clean! :-)
     
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Dec 7, 2010, 12:36 AM
 
Yep, a counterfeit-clothing store spam, deleted by AKcrab. And he got it before anyone could Report it.

I suppose giving up sleeping helps with rapid spam catching. I've tried that, but for me it only works for about a day.
     
   
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