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Lost Password

Postby CaptAirhead » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:49 pm

Recently. I upgraded my PC and in the process inadvertently deleted a file which contains my Password reminders. The upgrade also meant that I had to log into everything all over again. All went reasonably well until I tried to log into this site ( bmbikes) and could not remember the password. I went through the " forgot password" procedure expecting an email allowing me to reset the password but nothing.. not a peep. I repeated the procedure twice and got no reply so basically, I was stuffed.
Luckily, on this occasion and after dozens of unsuccessful attempts over two or three days, I managed to guess the correct password.
I appreciate that, after Boxerman's passing, that there may be some issues with administering the site but my question is, what happens if someone can't log back in and can't get a response? Is anyone monitoring the "Forget Password" process and if so, are they able to sort such issues out?
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Re: Lost Password

Postby Rob Frankhamr » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:14 pm

Don't know the answer... Try PM'ing 'P-K', who I believe is looking after the site at the moment. He needs to be informed if there are issues.

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Re: Lost Password

Postby milleplod » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:39 pm

Most of the mainstream browsers usually save your passwords - Edge, Firefox, Chrome, Safari...they all have them safely tucked away somewhere.

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Re: Lost Password

Postby CaptAirhead » Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:41 pm

Most of the mainstream browsers usually save your passwords - Edge, Firefox, Chrome, Safari...they all have them safely tucked away somewhere.

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Yep! but I had just done an upgrade and clean windows install so nothing was saved.
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Re: Lost Password

Postby milleplod » Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:47 pm

Most of the mainstream browsers usually save your passwords - Edge, Firefox, Chrome, Safari...they all have them safely tucked away somewhere.

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Yep! but I had just done an upgrade and clean windows install so nothing was saved.
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Ah, right. Which browser do you use, as a matter of interest? I've used Firefox for years - even with a clean install situation, it still saves everything.

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Re: Lost Password

Postby Mjolinor » Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:55 pm

I have never received an email from this site, not even during my attempts to register. My membership was sorted manually after much searching to find an email address that may help. This goes back to before the unfortunate period and is still the same. My ability to PM people has also died though I can still receive them.

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Re: Lost Password

Postby CaptAirhead » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:19 pm

Most of the mainstream browsers usually save your passwords - Edge, Firefox, Chrome, Safari...they all have them safely tucked away somewhere.

Pete
Yep! but I had just done an upgrade and clean windows install so nothing was saved.
Ian
Ah, right. Which browser do you use, as a matter of interest? I've used Firefox for years - even with a clean install situation, it still saves everything.

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I use mainly Opera although I have used all the others from time to time.
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Re: Lost Password

Postby windmill john » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:43 am

Most of the mainstream browsers usually save your passwords - Edge, Firefox, Chrome, Safari...they all have them safely tucked away somewhere.

Pete
Yep! but I had just done an upgrade and clean windows install so nothing was saved.
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Ah, right. Which browser do you use, as a matter of interest? I've used Firefox for years - even with a clean install situation, it still saves everything.

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Impossible, unless you have saved your browser settings to an external drive. Unless.... you’ve signed in to a Firefox account so they are saved online.
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Re: Lost Password

Postby milleplod » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:05 am

Yep! but I had just done an upgrade and clean windows install so nothing was saved.
Ian
Ah, right. Which browser do you use, as a matter of interest? I've used Firefox for years - even with a clean install situation, it still saves everything.

Pete

Impossible, unless you have saved your browser settings to an external drive. Unless.... you’ve signed in to a Firefox account so they are saved online.
Yes, creating a Firefox account means that everything....bookmarks, passwords, add-ons etc etc....are all saved. That means that, even if you buy a new device, it can be synced with your account and in seconds you have a 'mirror' of your old one.

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Re: Lost Password

Postby DEEP DIVER » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:43 am

I am old fashioned and still write them down in a note book.
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Re: Lost Password

Postby Mjolinor » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:18 pm

If you ran a sensible OS like Linux the problem never arises. :)


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