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2016-05-29 Tech Announcement: New Login

Post 1

Larholm

Hi

Some of you may notice that we have switched to a new login and registration as of today.

This is a small part of our efforts to update the site, and only the beginning of what is to come in the future for the site.

While we believe most things in the new parts are self explanatory, feel free to let us know if you have any questions or comments.

All the best
Brian


2016-05-29 Tech Announcement: New Login

Post 2

Jackruss a Grand Master of Tea and Toast, Keeper of the comfy chair, who is spending a year dead for tax reasons! DNA!

Ta! Brian smiley - bubblysmiley - biggrin


2016-05-29 Tech Announcement: New Login

Post 3

paulh, planting seeds on my windowsill

I am definitely not a robot. smiley - winkeye

And I'm happy to learn that more great stuff is on its way. smiley - ok


2016-05-29 Tech Announcement: New Login

Post 4

You can call me TC

If I'm getting on to the site OK and remain logged in, do I have to go and check what those Vogons are up to anyway or should I just wait and see?


2016-05-29 Tech Announcement: New Login

Post 5

Dmitri Gheorgheni

I'd say stay where you are. smiley - hug


2016-05-29 Tech Announcement: New Login

Post 6

Gnomon - time to move on

I seem to be still logged in on the Ripley / Alabaster system, but am no longer logged in to Pliny and am unable to log in on the new Login page. It says invalid username / password.


2016-05-29 Tech Announcement: New Login

Post 7

Galaxy Babe - spaghettified editor

Pierce smiley - pirate also cannot log in smiley - sadface


2016-05-29 Tech Announcement: New Login

Post 8

Milla, h2g2 Operations

It may be that you need to use the Reset Password link, to update your password to a bit higher complexity (lower case, upper case and numbers). This requires that the email address in the system is current - the reset will be using your email including a link to use.

If the email is not current, please mail moderators@h2g2.com for help. Do try the reset functionality first though smiley - smiley

smiley - towel


2016-05-29 Tech Announcement: New Login

Post 9

Gnomon - time to move on

Thanks, Milla. That worked perfectly. I'm now equipped with a shiny new password and can log in to the Pliny system.


2016-05-29 Tech Announcement: New Login

Post 10

Milla, h2g2 Operations

You're welcome. smiley - smiley

Another issue is if the email in your preferences is old/incorrect/not working. In this case you also need to contact the moderators, since reset emails will not reach you.

smiley - towel


2016-05-29 Tech Announcement: New Login

Post 11

Milla, h2g2 Operations

And in some cases, the login name is still the numeric part of U-number, so in case of trouble, you may also try that.

... and here I was thinking I had it tested smiley - winkeye but of course I couldn't check each account...

smiley - towel


2016-05-29 Tech Announcement: New Login

Post 12

paulh, planting seeds on my windowsill

Good luck, everybody.

let's hope that Pierce gets back online as soon as possible. smiley - bigeyes


2016-05-29 Tech Announcement: New Login

Post 13

You can call me TC

I had exactly the same as Gnomon (now I'm in Pliny on my phone) Got back in with user number and same old password as evsr. The post above was from Goo on my laptop and required no extra effort. The Vogons seem to have respect for Ripley.


2016-05-29 Tech Announcement: New Login

Post 14

Milla, h2g2 Operations

Well, I would advise to use the new login anyway, it's a bit stronger than the old one. Once you are in pliny, you could use Ripley again, just typing the url, if you are so inclined.
And make sure all your preferences are correct
smiley - towel


2016-05-29 Tech Announcement: New Login

Post 15

Rev Nick

Using an alternate browser, I took a look at the new log-in. Do be prepared with a fair sized screen to answer the photo distinction questions (Captcha anti-robot). Some weren't entirely easy with my 15.5" laptop screen.


2016-05-29 Tech Announcement: New Login

Post 16

Pierce The Pirate ~ in Hotblack Desiato mode ~

smiley - run TA-DAHHHHH smiley - biggrin

smiley - pirate

PS: smiley - ta to all smiley - modsmiley - mod and smiley - hamstersmiley - hamstersmiley - spacesmiley - spacesmiley - cheers


2016-05-29 Tech Announcement: New Login

Post 17

Galaxy Babe - spaghettified editor

smiley - piratesmiley - smooch


2016-05-29 Tech Announcement: New Login

Post 18

ITIWBS

Used the new login system to make a post in Pliny.

No problems.


2016-05-29 Tech Announcement: New Login

Post 19

Ottox

Used new system to log in with no problems for the first time in about a year.


2016-05-29 Tech Announcement: New Login

Post 20

paulh, planting seeds on my windowsill

Welcome back!


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