Forum:Old Account Login Trouble
I created a Wikifur account ages ago (2008?) and created a vanity page. I recently wandered back and attempted to log in again to make some edits. It doesn't seem to want to take my passwords, so I click "Email new password". It returns "Your account must be imported. Please reset your password at Wikia, then use the new password here." So I head to Wikia with the link provided, and it wants me to log in there. I can't, seems the user "SilverTail" there is somebody else.
So, assuming that maybe my account here was purged or something, I went to create a new one. Seems that "SilverTail" is taken here as well, and clicking "Email new password" just leads me to the above process again. But, unless Wikia's users and Wikifur's users are linked, the "SilverTail" here should be the same account I used in 2008.
Long story short, the process is confusing. Either I'm doing something wrong or the "Email new password" button is broken. Any ideas?
126.96.36.199 02:42, 14 October 2010 (UTC)SilverTail
- If the edits listed at Special:Contributions/SilverTail look familiar, then it's probably you (at least here on Wikifur; I can't speak for Wikia). Hopefully GreenReaper has a way to get your password reset so you can get to your account again (if there's a way for a "regular admin" like me to do it, I don't know what it is). --mwalimu 15:30, 14 October 2010 (UTC)
- What mwalimu said, basically. If those contributions are yours, the account on Wikia should be yours, because those contributions were made while we were there. If you do not remember the password, you will need to use the option on Wikia's login screen to email a new password (you can't use the one here, because we don't yet have the email address for that account), reset it there (you need to go into preferences and change it after logging in - the temporary password won't work), and after that you will be able to login here with the new password. Once you successfully login here once, your account here will be separate from the one on Wikia - we import the details from them. --GreenReaper(talk) 15:34, 14 October 2010 (UTC)