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conwyman
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Help with logging in

Post by conwyman » Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:20 pm

Hi,
I can log in Ok with laptop because it's remembered my password, but I can't log in with my iPad because it's forgotten it.
Trying to retrieve a password to this forum seems to be impossible.
The 'forgotten password' link doesn't work - at least for me, and I have looked in my spam folder.
And then there is the security system that says after so many failed attempts to contact a forum administrator - impossible, and who are they? They are not listed and they can't be contacted unless you have logged in.
So, I'm just praying that my laptop doesn't also loose my password. I find this forum SO interesting and useful and I occasionally have something useful to add, but I mainly view it on my iPad. And I can't.
For example, I've seen posts about damaged iDrive buttons - I've tried the transfers, with limited success and am ready to use the button covers from USA.
I've also had issues with the E89 HPFP - it's noisy unless I use Shell 99 Octane fuel - which I've posted on the Facebook forum.
Even though I'm now logged in and writing this on my laptop, I can't change my password to something I know, because the system asks me for my old password before it would let me. And what I have written down doesn't comply with what your system has recorded.
So please, please help me.

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Post by Jembo » Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:46 pm

Couple of suggestions

1) PM Marlon or srhutch or wondermike
2) Just set up a new account
3) leave your password here, so we can all help u should u forget again :poke:
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Post by buzyg » Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:14 pm

conwyman wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:20 pm
Hi,
I can log in Ok with laptop because it's remembered my password, but I can't log in with my iPad because it's forgotten it.
Trying to retrieve a password to this forum seems to be impossible.
The 'forgotten password' link doesn't work - at least for me, and I have looked in my spam folder.
And then there is the security system that says after so many failed attempts to contact a forum administrator - impossible, and who are they? They are not listed and they can't be contacted unless you have logged in.
So, I'm just praying that my laptop doesn't also loose my password. I find this forum SO interesting and useful and I occasionally have something useful to add, but I mainly view it on my iPad. And I can't.
For example, I've seen posts about damaged iDrive buttons - I've tried the transfers, with limited success and am ready to use the button covers from USA.
I've also had issues with the E89 HPFP - it's noisy unless I use Shell 99 Octane fuel - which I've posted on the Facebook forum.
Even though I'm now logged in and writing this on my laptop, I can't change my password to something I know, because the system asks me for my old password before it would let me. And what I have written down doesn't comply with what your system has recorded.
So please, please help me.
When you login on your laptop, try copying the dots from the password entry box.

Then login to the forum.

Go to your User control panel, Profile tab, The select, Account settings, from the left hand list.

Then paste your password in and try changing to a new password. Might just work.

other wise ask one of the mods to re-set it for you.

Hope that helps. :)
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Post by firebobby » Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:08 pm

Jembo wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:46 pm
Couple of suggestions

1) PM Marlon or srhutch or wondermike
2) Just set up a new account
3) leave your password here, so we can all help u should u forget again :poke:
Marlon is not a mod anymore :poke: :poke:
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Post by Jembo » Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:34 pm

firebobby wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:08 pm
Jembo wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:46 pm
Couple of suggestions

1) PM Marlon or srhutch or wondermike
2) Just set up a new account
3) leave your password here, so we can all help u should u forget again :poke:
Marlon is not a mod anymore :poke: :poke:
Don’t tell me u took his place Fred!!!!!
Joined the dark side with a ///M Hell Bronze Sepang Coupe :happyclap:
Ex Aug 2005 Maldives Blue 3 litre cruizer, lots of toyz,

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Post by firebobby » Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:42 pm

Jembo wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:34 pm
firebobby wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:08 pm
Jembo wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:46 pm
Couple of suggestions

1) PM Marlon or srhutch or wondermike
2) Just set up a new account
3) leave your password here, so we can all help u should u forget again :poke:
Marlon is not a mod anymore :poke: :poke:
Don’t tell me u took his place Fred!!!!!
Nah, not clever enough :wink:
BMW Z4 30i 2003 auto 107's Whippy Toledo Blue
Beige M sport seats, wood dash
Toyota MR2 NA 1995
Triumph GT6 1972 (project)
Mini 1000 1981

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