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David Anderson
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Message 148 - Posted: 29 Jan 2019, 9:00:44 UTC

World Community Grid (WCG) is a BOINC project that supports a range of humanitarian research. WCG has its own way of registering; accounts can be created only on the web, not via server-to-server communication. Until recently this prevented it from being included in Science United.

We fixed this by having all Science United computing use a single WCG account. We made the same change for Einstein@home, which recently switched to web-only account creation. We may do the same for all projects; there's no real reason to use different project accounts for different SU users.

This doesn't impact SU users, except that instead of user names like "Science United user 3ac9082d" you'll just see "Science United".
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Message 149 - Posted: 31 Jan 2019, 3:50:08 UTC - in response to Message 148.  

That makes sense and fits in with the overall scheme of things. Incidentally, you should have it as policy due to the anonymous nature of SU that there's no support for folks who use work-arounds to get BOINC style stats.
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Message 203 - Posted: 21 Apr 2019, 5:16:46 UTC - in response to Message 149.  

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Message 259 - Posted: 7 Sep 2019, 18:14:44 UTC - in response to Message 148.  

I like this direction. UNITED does mean unity...which means, let's unify the accounting under 1 label / goal... Science United !
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