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How to contact board administrators when locked out?

PostPosted: October 10th, 2016, 4:37 am
by davidhedlund999
When I try to login with an old user account I get this message for both "I forgot my password" and "Resend activation e-mail":

"Your account has been manually deactivated and is only able to be reactivated by an administrator."


Obviously I cannot log in so I have to try the IRC channel:

"MozillaZine has its own channel on irc.mozilla.org called #mozillazine. Come and join us!" - http://www.mozillazine.org/chat/

The channel says

"Welcome to #mozillazine || This channel is unmaintained, and no one here has any connection to the mozillazine website anymore. || For questions on Firefox see #firefox - Thunderbird: #thunderbird - Others: Check the channel list"

How am I suppose to contact board administrators when I'm locked out (creating new accounts is not convenient)?

Re: How to contact board administrators when locked out?

PostPosted: October 10th, 2016, 6:24 am
by Daifne
This subforum, Site Discussion, allows you to post as a guest, so just post here.

Re: How to contact board administrators when locked out?

PostPosted: October 10th, 2016, 6:28 am
by DanRaisch
What user name were you using when you initially registered on the forums?

Re: How to contact board administrators when locked out?

PostPosted: October 10th, 2016, 9:39 am
by davidhedlund999
DanRaisch wrote:What user name were you using when you initially registered on the forums?


davidhedlund

Re: How to contact board administrators when locked out?

PostPosted: October 10th, 2016, 9:40 am
by davidhedlund999
Daifne wrote:This subforum, Site Discussion, allows you to post as a guest, so just post here.


Perhaps that message and a link to the subforum can be added next to "Your account has been manually deactivated and is only able to be reactivated by an administrator."?

Re: How to contact board administrators when locked out?

PostPosted: October 10th, 2016, 9:45 am
by teeeest
Daifne wrote:This subforum, Site Discussion, allows you to post as a guest, so just post here.


I also suggest that we add "allows you to post as a guest" to MozillaZine Site Discussion like this

"Talk about stuff specific to the site -- bugs, suggestions, and of course praise welcome. Allows you to post as a guest."

Re: How to contact board administrators when locked out?

PostPosted: October 10th, 2016, 9:50 am
by davidhedlund999
How do I see all my posts even when I'm not logged in?

When I click on my name "davidhedlund999" and then on "Search user’s posts" I'm going to search.php?author_id=2829436&sr=posts but this page require login to display the content.

Re: How to contact board administrators when locked out?

PostPosted: October 10th, 2016, 10:31 am
by DanRaisch
Only the Site Discussion forum is open for guest posting. Since all of your posts are in Site Discussion you don't need to be logged in to view them.

The only forum account listed with your email address is the one you are currently posting with.

Re: How to contact board administrators when locked out?

PostPosted: October 10th, 2016, 2:36 pm
by Guest
davidhedlund999 wrote:How do I see all my posts even when I'm not logged in?

When I click on my name "davidhedlund999" and then on "Search user’s posts" I'm going to search.php?author_id=2829436&sr=posts but this page require login to display the content.


If someone has replied to a post by your username then you could try searching the board for that name. "Search user’s posts" is limited to registered, logged in folks.

Re: How to contact board administrators when locked out?

PostPosted: October 11th, 2016, 9:34 am
by Daifne
davidhedlund is reactivated. Try it now. You had no posts under that account.

Re: How to contact board administrators when locked out?

PostPosted: October 12th, 2016, 12:41 pm
by davidhedlund999
* I suggest that you add "OPEN FOR GUEST POSTING. Talk about stuff specific to the site -- bugs, suggestions, and of course praise welcome. " to the Site Discussion forum description. What do you think about it?
* Add the Site Discussion forum link to "I forgot my password" and "Resend activation e-mail" like this: "Your account has been manually deactivated and is only able to be reactivated by an administrator. YOU CAN POST AS GUEST IN THE Site Discussion FORUM". What do you think about it?
* In http://www.mozillazine.org/chat/ I suggest that you add: "This channel is unmaintained, and no one here has any connection to the mozillazine website anymore." as this text is in the topic of the channel. What do you think about this?

Re: How to contact board administrators when locked out?

PostPosted: October 13th, 2016, 9:10 pm
by davidhedlund999
Daifne wrote:davidhedlund is reactivated. Try it now. You had no posts under that account.


Can you please have a look on my questions?

Re: How to contact board administrators when locked out?

PostPosted: October 13th, 2016, 9:11 pm
by davidhedlund999
DanRaisch wrote:Only the Site Discussion forum is open for guest posting. Since all of your posts are in Site Discussion you don't need to be logged in to view them.

The only forum account listed with your email address is the one you are currently posting with.



Can you please have a look on my questions?

Re: How to contact board administrators when locked out?

PostPosted: October 14th, 2016, 7:26 am
by Daifne
Us moderators can't do anything about any of that. The Admin is the only one who can, and I doubt he'll do anything until maybe after he updates the forum software. He has said it's in the works, but I have no idea when he's planning on actually doing that. It will probably be a while since he's very busy and the upgrade will take a lot of babying. The last upgrade was almost a catastrophic failure, so he's very cautious about it now.

Re: How to contact board administrators when locked out?

PostPosted: October 14th, 2016, 8:10 am
by davidhedlund999
Daifne wrote:Us moderators can't do anything about any of that. The Admin is the only one who can, and I doubt he'll do anything until maybe after he updates the forum software. He has said it's in the works, but I have no idea when he's planning on actually doing that. It will probably be a while since he's very busy and the upgrade will take a lot of babying. The last upgrade was almost a catastrophic failure, so he's very cautious about it now.


Thank you for updating me. I appreciate that.