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what the title says.
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What do you mean stolen? Once you use it, it's yours. Other people can use it(fold for you) but it's still yours.
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Why does it matter?

Worst comes to worse, some one accidentally punches in your username and folds under your name for a while.

You can set a "pass string" that is 32 characters long (on the GPU client at least), but that is a tad excessive.
    
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Wouldn't it benefit you if someone used your username? Then points show up on your account.
 
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Don't worry, it's just more points for you. More points = >rank = good!
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Originally Posted by gibsonnova74 View Post
What do you mean stolen? Once you use it, it's yours. Other people can use it(fold for you) but it's still yours.
someone else could grab it and claim it's his/hers.

EDIT:already set the pass on the GPU client.
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Originally Posted by Fox_Smash View Post
someone else could grab it and claim it's his/hers.

EDIT:already set the pass on the GPU client.
Make it something unique or that only you could provide reasoning for. Blatantly obvious works, too. Not many other people are likely to claim that "OCNet_Chipp" is the name they use.
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Make it something unique or that only you could provide reasoning for. Blatantly obvious works, too. Not many other people are likely to claim that "OCNet_Chipp" is the name they use.
i'm folding with FoxSmash,i think the people at stanford university should implement a user/password system.
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post #9 of 14
Get a "Pass Key" and use it.

http://folding.stanford.edu/English/FAQ-passkey

I love this one from that link

"Perhaps more interestingly, we plan to shortly institute credit bonuses, which will be tied to passkeys."
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by The Duke View Post
Get a "Pass Key" and use it.

http://folding.stanford.edu/English/FAQ-passkey

I love this one from that link

"Perhaps more interestingly, we plan to shortly institute credit bonuses, which will be tied to passkeys."
Hmm, learn something new everyday.
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