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Member Profile


Am I required to add a username to my profile?

No. Adding a username to your profile is optional, after you have completed the registration process.   However, you will not be able to do any of the following if you have not added a username to your profile:

  • post in the forums
  • create a team
  • become a team captain
  • make your World Community Grid data public
  • recover the email address associated with your member account

Once you have added a username, you will not be able to revert back to having no username associated with your account.  You can change your username at any time. If you do change your username, your previous username will become available to other members.

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How do I add a username?

To add a username to your World Community Grid account, take the following steps:

  1. Log in to your World Community Grid member account.
  2. Select Settings from the top right of any webpage.
  3. Select My Profile from the menu on the left.
  4. Add a username.
  5. Enter your current password and press Save.

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What are the Username Guidelines?

World Community Grid usernames are optional to add to your member profile after you complete the registration process.

Your username must be between 4 and 30 characters. It is recommended that you choose something other than your real name or your email address. Also, World Community Grid will reject/remove usernames which it considers objectionable to our community. Your username can contain alphanumeric characters (a-z, A-Z, 0-9); spaces and the following punctuation marks: ! - _ [ ] > . @

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How do I change my username?

To change your username, take the following steps:

  1. Log in to your World Community Grid member account.
  2. Select Settings from the top right of any webpage.
  3. Select My Profile from the menu on the left.
  4. Change your username to an available username.
  5. Enter your current password and press Save.

 

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How do I change my password?

To change your password, take the following steps:

  1. Log in to your World Community Grid member account.
  2. Select Settings from the top right of any webpage.
  3. Select 'Log In Manager.'
  4. Enter your new password.
  5. Enter your password a second time to confirm.
  6. Press Save.

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If I change my username, will I lose my points?

No, changing your member name will not affect your points or any other contribution that you've made to World Community Grid.

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Why do I need to verify my email address?

Verifying your email address is necessary if you want to:

  • Receive World Community Grid related emails, which can be customized in your Communication Preferences
  • Post in the forums
  • Create a team
  • Become team captain
  • Make your World Community Grid data public
  • Recover your password

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How do I change my email address?

To change your email address, take the following steps:

  1. Log in to your World Community Grid member account.
  2. Select Settings from the top right of any webpage.
  3. Click on the My Profile tab on the left hand side of the page.
  4. Change your email address.
  5. Enter your current password and press Save.
  6. Verify your new email address via the verification email sent to the new email address.

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How can I limit when the software connects to the Internet?

There are two ways to do this:

  • Enter the Device Profiles section of the site. Next click on the default profile and then select "Custom Profile".  Change the settings for "Connect to the Internet only between:" to the times that you want.  Click the "Save" button at the bottom of the page. This will change the connection times for all computers under your member name that use the default profile. Next click on the default profile and follow the instructions to change the execution time for your computer(s) and save. This will change the connection times for all computers under your member name.
  • To change the connection times for a particular computer under your member name. Double click on the World Community Grid, or BOINC, icon in your system tray. Select Options and the select Computing Preferences.  In the dialogue box that comes up select "Daily Schedules" and under the "Network" section designate your preferred connections under times and select “save”.

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How do I change my country name?

To change your country name, take the following steps:

  1. Sign in using your current member name and password.
  2. Click the Settings link at the top of the page.
  3. Select the My Profile option from the menu on the left.
  4. On the My Profile page, select the country of your choice.
  5. Enter your current password and press Save.

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May I install as a service?

Yes. To install as a service, simply select that option during the installation process. A graphic of the service install option is reflected here.

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How is my individual member rank calculated?

A member may see their individual stats on their My Contribution page for run time, points, and results returned. Your individual rank is based on the total number of members that have returned a result. You may see how many members there currently are on the Global Statistics page.

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Are all volunteer data visible on World Community Grid?

World Community Grid volunteers have the option of making their data public or private.  If a volunteer opts to make their data private, their information (including their member name, contribution statistics, etc) is not visible to others on the statistics pages of our website nor available in data exports. This does not impact the visibility of aggregate-level statistics.

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