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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.

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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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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.

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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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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.
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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.
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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Re: Lost Password

Postby CharlieVictor » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:50 pm

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

Postby gogs01 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:55 pm

I am old fashioned and still write them down in a note book.
Titled "passwords" ?
Good idea - why not ? :smile:
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Re: Lost Password

Postby milleplod » Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:09 pm

I am old fashioned and still write them down in a note book.
Titled "passwords" ?
Good idea - why not ? :smile:
As long as it's password-protected..... :lol:

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Re: Lost Password

Postby Mjolinor » Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:41 pm



Titled "passwords" ?
Good idea - why not ? :smile:
As long as it's password-protected..... :lol:

Pete
As long as you have that password in your "secret things" pocket book.

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Re: Lost Password

Postby gogs01 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:19 pm

How about - hidden in a drawer in a house with all doors and windows locked ? :cheers:
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Re: Lost Password

Postby milleplod » Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:27 pm

How about - hidden in a drawer in a house with all doors and windows locked ? :cheers:
What if you forget where you live though.....
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Re: Lost Password

Postby gogs01 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:41 pm

How about - hidden in a drawer in a house with all doors and windows locked ? :cheers:
What if you forget where you live though.....
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You may jest, but who knows how close I might be to that ! ..... :grin:
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Re: Lost Password

Postby Rob Frankhamr » Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:18 am

I may not forget where I live (yet) but I would almost certainly forget where I put the password.... and where I had hidden the book.

One of the good things about getting old is that I've forgotten what it was like to have a good memory...

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Re: Lost Password

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Re: Lost Password

Postby gogs01 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:45 pm

This thread has made me laugh out loud - can't remember if I've done that before .....
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Re: Lost Password

Postby P-K » Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:49 pm

..... 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?
Ian.
The process for the forgot password, and the link to confirm details on registration are automatic. there is no human monitoring possible.
I am aware of a bug in our software for a while, that is stopping the auto emails to some email addresses.
This will be looked into, and I hope, soon.
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Re: Lost Password

Postby Rob Frankhamr » Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:54 pm

..... 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?
Ian.
The process for the forgot password, and the link to confirm details on registration are automatic. there is no human monitoring possible.
I am aware of a bug in our software for a while, that is stopping the auto emails to some email addresses.
This will be looked into, and I hope, soon.


Just want to add my thanks to Phil for taking this on. It must be very frustrating and seem a thankless task...

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Re: Lost Password

Postby P-K » Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:10 pm

Just want to add my thanks to Phil for taking this on. It must be very frustrating and seem a thankless task...

Rob
Cheers Rob.
We'll get there, but it might take time :smile:
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