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Offline Ginger Nut

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Password Woes
« on: June 14, 2014, 10:56:55 PM »
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No not a situation of forgotten password or miss-typed but every time I have signed in of late it keeps telling me its wrong so I have changed it once again. I hope this time it works every time thereafter.

Can anyone of the Mod's shed some light or even other members.

Ray

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Re: Password Woes
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2014, 11:09:01 PM »
It's impossible to say without more information than that.

What browser, what operating system, what specific steps are used to sign in, does it always happen, sometimes happen, happen under specific conditions, do you run anti-spam software, anti-scripting software, run flash blocking software, etc.

No one else is reporting this, so it's a pretty sure bet it is related to your system or procedure. If you could spell out what those are, maybe there is a clue there.
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Re: Password Woes
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2014, 05:51:50 AM »
I get that now and again...

Usually its because I've caught two keys or I've got caps lock switched on.

One that always gets me is an odd time a key doesn't register and its always when I'm typing the password !  :doh:
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Re: Password Woes
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2014, 05:59:52 AM »
I get that now and again...

Usually its because I've caught two keys or I've got caps lock switched on.

One that always gets me is an odd time a key doesn't register and its always when I'm typing the password !  :doh:

Yep! .........  :bang: :bang:

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Re: Password Woes
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2014, 12:12:14 AM »
I get that now and again...

Usually its because I've caught two keys or I've got caps lock switched on.

One that always gets me is an odd time a key doesn't register and its always when I'm typing the password !  :doh:

Yep! .........  :bang: :bang:

David D

+1 on that problem....there it is again so won't correct it. Its also called fat finger or big finger problem  :)
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Re: Password Woes
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2014, 02:34:27 AM »
It's impossible to say without more information than that.

What browser, what operating system, what specific steps are used to sign in, does it always happen, sometimes happen, happen under specific conditions, do you run anti-spam software, anti-scripting software, run flash blocking software, etc.

No one else is reporting this, so it's a pretty sure bet it is related to your system or procedure. If you could spell out what those are, maybe there is a clue there.

Browers is Firefox latest
OS Win7 all updated
Steps no way two left feet and I'd sure be hitting every key LOL No I use my fingers.......I type my user name I type my PW if it fails I retype the PW some times 3 times.
No specific conditions
It has happened from time to time since I signed up more recently almost every time I try sign in.
That is until today.
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Not having the issue on any other forum and there are a few.

Thanks

Ray


Yes thought fat fingers also or so cold I was shaking about to much even made sure I had my glasses on right way round. :D

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Re: Password Woes
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2014, 07:43:00 AM »
GingerNut, nothing you've said so far provides a key to the problem. You've said in general terms that you use normal software and a normal procedure.

Specifics are a pain to write up, but necessary if someone else is to help. Somethng is different, you have to find that.
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Re: Password Woes
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2014, 12:34:01 PM »
Send me a message with the exact time it happens again. I will check the logs.

An option to try to see if it is with your computer or us... Next time you get a password failed, don't type it in the browser next time. Open notepad, type it out so you can see that it is correct, then copy and paste it in.
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Re: Password Woes
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2014, 01:07:52 AM »
Send me a message with the exact time it happens again. I will check the logs.

An option to try to see if it is with your computer or us... Next time you get a password failed, don't type it in the browser next time. Open notepad, type it out so you can see that it is correct, then copy and paste it in.

Sorry for not replying sooner busy doing other things like staying out of the old and ........cleaning up computer room. :whip:

I will send a pm with time and date of todays 3 time try of signing in and fail.

I did type it so I could see what I was typing yep key work fine fingers working fine hitting right keys etc.
I understand it could be a password thief but why only this website?

Ok I got in but only after having to alter-retype password activation process yet again. :Doh:

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Re: Password Woes
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2014, 10:01:57 AM »
Some things to try Ginger Nut:

When password fails, hit Ctrl R to refresh the page and try it again -- does that work?

If not, look for the MadModder cookie and delete that.

Restart browser, and try to log in again.

Also you might try the above plus clearing your internet cache.
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Re: Password Woes
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2014, 12:20:07 PM »
A friend of mine who is seriously into on-line stuff recommended lastpass to me.  It creates an on-line encrypted vault of your site & password connections and (with appropriate setting) auto-logs you in to sites.  There are a myriad of settings you can customize.  The free version works quite well with Windows and (I do not remember which) other OS's.  Another friend who works in the military cyber security arena tells me that it takes significant crypto power to crack their vault system -- meaning that amateurs are unlikely to break into it.  It seems (after two weeks of using it) to be fairly convenient and flexible.

If you Google lastpass you should find it.

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Re: Password Woes
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2014, 12:31:29 PM »
OSX
Has it built in under safari it will also generate passwords for you
As.      fgt-345-3ed.   You get the idea

These are encrypted on the local machine under master password

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Re: Password Woes
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2014, 06:27:40 PM »
So I changed some stuff. You (and all members) may have to login again or be prompted for a password again.

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Re: Password Woes
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2014, 07:35:37 PM »
Some things to try Ginger Nut:

When password fails, hit Ctrl R to refresh the page and try it again -- does that work?
Have tried refresh in the past still no good

If not, look for the MadModder cookie and delete that. This applies to below also have closed browser which clears cookies etc

Restart browser, and try to log in again. Have tried this and as above

Also you might try the above plus clearing your internet cache. Uisng Firefox as stated above settings clear cache on close

Saying the above this morning sign in was not a problem.

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Re: Password Woes
« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2014, 07:37:26 PM »
So I changed some stuff. You (and all members) may have to login again or be prompted for a password again.

Eric

Eric for me this morning no problem with sign in  :D

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Re: Password Woes
« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2014, 02:11:59 AM »
I wondered why I had to sign in, last night!  :scratch:

All good here Eric.  :thumbup:

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Re: Password Woes
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2014, 06:32:40 AM »
I also wondered why I had to sign in this morning.

Now I know.

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Re: Password Woes
« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2014, 08:14:52 AM »
Not affected me at all...
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Re: Password Woes
« Reply #18 on: June 27, 2014, 05:07:35 PM »
I had to sign in the last two day's too maybe bad cookies?  :D

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Re: Password Woes
« Reply #19 on: June 28, 2014, 09:31:17 PM »
Well I am pleased to say I have signed in now 3 times with no problems.

Thanks Mods job well done :thumbup: