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janitor
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2011-01-08 13:42:38

I have an old account at world community grid and am trying sign that project to my boincstats account on http://boincstats.com/bam/project_sign_up.php

My member name at WCG is different from my user ID at boincstats, the mail accounts are the same though. I can tell that someone have a WCG account with the same user ID as my boincstats user ID.

When I use the "Find Account" option on the boincstats web page (http://boincstats.com/bam/project_sign_up.php), I get an error message "Checking for existing account at World Community Grid -> Wrong password".

Please advice on how to proceed.


Bjørn
noderaser
 
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2011-01-09 01:39:30

Unfortunately, all three pieces of account information (username, email, password) MUST line up in order for BAM to work with the projects. If you're ok with that, you can save yourself some time and change your account name through the "Main account page" at BAM. Just make sure you have all the other accounts "attached" in the Project list; then when you make a change to your account information here it will also be saved at the other projects.

Just note that, even when you change this information, WCG may still throw you an error message. It's a somewhat temperamental project in its cooperation with BAM and other account managers. Don't fret; as long as the information is the same you're not doing anything wrong. WCG just gets cranky sometimes; give it a day or so and try again. Some people get it working right away, others take a while.
janitor
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2011-01-10 08:02:28

In that case its just not possible to reactivate the WCG project as the BAM User ID cannot be changed - hence the three can never be aligned.


Bjørn
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2011-01-10 08:28:26
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janitor wrote:
In that case its just not possible to reactivate the WCG project as the BAM User ID cannot be changed - hence the three can never be aligned.


Bjørn

You need to change the BAM username, email address and password (to the values of your WCG account) on the Main account page, not the BAM user id (which you can't change). After sign-up to WCG in BAM you can change the BAM username back to your current username. This worked for me two years ago.
noderaser
 
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2011-01-12 06:23:09

noderaser wrote:
Unfortunately, all three pieces of account information (username, email, password) MUST line up in order for BAM to work with the projects. If you're ok with that, you can save yourself some time and change your account name through the "Main account page" at BAM. Just make sure you have all the other accounts "attached" in the Project list; then when you make a change to your account information here it will also be saved at the other projects.

Just note that, even when you change this information, WCG may still throw you an error message. It's a somewhat temperamental project in its cooperation with BAM and other account managers. Don't fret; as long as the information is the same you're not doing anything wrong. WCG just gets cranky sometimes; give it a day or so and try again. Some people get it working right away, others take a while.

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