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localroger
09-25-2011, 02:22 PM
I have been trying to log into the OBEX without success for nearly a year. I can't remember the password (I think it didn't allow me to use the one I use for the forums for some reason) and when I go to the lost password link and enter my email address I get this error message:



Error

There has been an error processing your request. Parallax system administrators have been notified and they will investigate this issue immediately.

Despite the promise, no system administrator ever addresses this, none of the three or four emails I've sent Parallax have been answered, showing Matt the error message at UPEW did not result in a follow-up, and several mentions of this on the forums including a previous toplevel thread started by me have gone ignored. In a recent thread I mentioned it again and several other prominent forum members mentioned having the same problem.

I realize that things are busy at Parallax. I have been patient about this even though I have three or four objects ready to go, some of which were created in direct response to reocurring needs expressed on this forum.

Could somebody please fix this?

PJ Allen
09-25-2011, 05:15 PM
If they're blowing you off, why not register a new/different account (localroger2) ?

Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)
09-25-2011, 05:30 PM
I've forgotten my password, too, and get the same error when requesting that it be sent to me.

I also had a situation awhile back when submitting something that needed administrator approval to post, due (IIRC) to an included PC host program. No admin attention was ever forthcoming, and the object never did get posted.

As a consequence, I've pretty much written off the OBEX and just post my stuff in the forum. At least the forum search tool works, so it's easy to find things here.

-Phil

localroger
09-25-2011, 09:12 PM
If they're blowing you off, why not register a new/different account (localroger2) ?

Well, this is specifically discouraged by the new forum rules, which is why I decided to bring it up again.

PJ Allen
09-25-2011, 10:52 PM
"Multiple accounts" was discouraged under the old guidelines, too.
There are a few members who were unable, I guess, to log in to the new/present forum, so they logged in on new accounts. Maybe this obex situation is related to that monkey-wrench?
Anyway, from my inconsequential point of view, it can't be a problem as long as you're not making separate accounts in order to be a jerk.

W9GFO
09-26-2011, 04:32 AM
I was able to log in. The password has to be at least six characters and include one non alphanumeric character.

Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)
09-26-2011, 04:46 AM
Rich,

That's assuming you remember your password. If you don't, you're screwed.

-Phil

W9GFO
09-26-2011, 04:51 AM
Well yeah. Knowing the format of the password may help someone remember it though.

Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)
09-27-2011, 04:01 AM
Given the apparent gravity of the issues reported here, I'm a little surprised that no one from Parallax has responded.

-Phil

Matt Gilliland
09-27-2011, 04:02 AM
Way outside my area of expertise, but I do know who to ask...
Let's see if the Mighty Webmaster has any words of wisdom for us...
-Matt

Matt Gilliland
09-27-2011, 11:15 PM
...still working on this...
-Matt

Matt Gilliland
09-27-2011, 11:35 PM
Hey localroger - Problem solved. Check your PM's for a new temporary PW.

-Matt

Matt Gilliland
09-27-2011, 11:37 PM
Phil - you're still a problem -
You don't accept PM's, so how am I gonna get your new PW to ya?
Homing pigeon, or just post it here in public?
-Matt

Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)
09-28-2011, 12:12 AM
My email address is in my profile.

-Phil

localroger
09-28-2011, 12:18 AM
Hey localroger - Problem solved. Check your PM's for a new temporary PW.

-Matt

Thanks for the effort, Matt, but ... I got the PW and it still doesn't work.

See if you can log into the obex as me using it. I still get "username or password was invalid."

Matt Gilliland
09-28-2011, 12:26 AM
Okee, dokey...working on it...could be tomorrow, before next attempt.
-Matt

Bean
09-28-2011, 11:32 AM
Hey Matt. I forgot my password too.
Please PM me a new one. Thank you.

Bean

potatohead
09-28-2011, 07:18 PM
Same here.

:(

$WMc%
09-29-2011, 02:24 AM
Progress being made.
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I can log in now!
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Thanks

Matt Gilliland
10-02-2011, 04:21 AM
So, Walt - are you good?

And what about you Roger?

Bean - I'll get yours reset on Monday and PM you with it.

Anybody else having problems?
-Matt

Matt Gilliland
10-02-2011, 04:22 AM
Tater - you forgot yours too? I'll get it reset on Monday too, unless I hear otherwise.
-Matt

potatohead
10-02-2011, 06:23 PM
Yep, let's just say, "I'm cooked!"

Thanks! :)

Had a browser with way too many passwords stored in it. Then one day there was the great, "oops, I bumped my laptop on the day the disk protect sub-system wasn't working" disk crash, and there you go. The rest of the story.

localroger
10-02-2011, 06:47 PM
And what about you Roger?

The password you PM'ed me still doesn't work. You can try using it to log in as me to verify. --Roger

Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)
10-02-2011, 07:25 PM
Matt,

I haven't yet gotten an email from you with a new password.

-Phil

$WMc%
10-02-2011, 10:40 PM
Matt...
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I knew my password the whole time. It just didn't work after the forum change.( It does now)
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I have the dreaded "CRS" disease "Can't remember ....stuff "
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So I started a "Walt's read me" folder(note-pad) on a PC thats not on the net. to hold all of my user names and passwords a few years ago.

Matt Gilliland
10-05-2011, 03:36 PM
Hey Obex log-in challenged people-

New PW's to be PM'd shortly...
I shall try them personally first with the Network guru to verify proper operation.

-Matt

Matt Gilliland
10-06-2011, 11:15 PM
Hey all -
Check PM's or email for new UN's and PW's.
Let me know :-)

$W, yours still to come.
-Matt

Bill Henning
10-07-2011, 02:07 AM
Hey localroger - Problem solved. Check your PM's for a new temporary PW.

-Matt

Hi Matt, I have not been able to log into obex either...

jazzed
10-07-2011, 02:36 AM
I'm also login challenged. I wouldn't mind except that I've committed code that needs some maintenance.

$WMc%
10-07-2011, 02:45 AM
Hey all -
Check PM's or email for new UN's and PW's.
Let me know :-)

$W, yours still to come.
-Matt
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Matt:
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My user/password works now, please don't change!
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Just retested

Matt Gilliland
10-07-2011, 03:39 AM
Ok Walt - no change.

Bill and Jazzed - can do tomorrow.

Anyone else? Speak up:-)
-Matt

localroger
10-07-2011, 08:55 PM
OK, that works. Is there some reason why I have to log in with a different username now to end up logged in as localroger? I thought you might have sent me someone else's PW by mistake and was mildly surprised to see that it did know who I was when I tried it.

Matt Gilliland
10-07-2011, 09:08 PM
Local - That may have been how you originally registered for OBEX? I think the only thing we did was reset your PW.
-Matt

localroger
10-08-2011, 12:19 AM
No, I'm very sure I always logged in with username localroger. In fact, I'm kind of startled that I can log in with a different username and have it say "welcome localroger" on the main page. Anyway, I really wanted toget the 3-cog VGA driver up there because it plugs a big hole between the very low character density ROM font driver and the hirez drivers, and I think I've got a couple of other things I packed up over the course of the last year. I also want to redo the keyboard driver that OBC posted for me, because I've figured out a better way to do it that's less timing sensitive, and I need to write up the 7-inch LCD hacks, OH MY GOD SO MUCH TO DO