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Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:23 PM Edited by a17766, 13 November 2012 - 10:02 PM.

I'm not in the habit of saving emails that I'll likely never use in the future, especially for a site that I use for one specific game and haven't used in years. With that said, I can't figure out what my user name is that I have linked to my email address. This seems like something that has most likely happened to other members before - if not, I'd be truly astounded.

The problem arises in one part because of unique user names and the fact that there is scarcity when it comes to finding a unique user name that you can use everywhere that no one else has ever taken. I find I have this issue quite a bit, but I have grown accustomed to it because most forums have a password recovery that will ask for an email to gain access to a password or user name recovery.

The only way to look up your password is to give your user name and it will email to your email address for you. Well this is somewhat flawed in the sense that when I try to register, now realizing I already have before, that my email address cannot be registered again. However this does not lead me to figure out what my user name is.

My attempts to search through your forums could not find a similar post for some reason. Another attempt to look through the help section did not suffice either. I am unaware of where else I should have looked to achieve what I am trying to achieve - getting back into my account. I'm curious as to why the system would be used in such a way that this isn't possible.

I would guess that having accounts that can't be accessed could be taking up a lot of storage space on your forums. This surely is a way to keep accounts that will not be used again. From the time it has been since I used this site the first time, my account has not been deleted which means there are more accounts that also will not be used again. I am currently logged in from an account created by a 10 minute mail address. This is not something I would choose to do if I had such a choice.

So I pose a question: Can you please change your password recovery to ask for your email address instead of your user name?



EDIT: Added address to some of a couple of mentions of email to specify what I meant because apparently it was ambiguous?

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:29 PM

You must know your Email you registered to GTAF and you need to varify your Email when registering (unless you used a different one)

Anwser to your question: I don't think you can

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:51 PM

You don't sound like you read my post all the way. I know the email I registered, but there's no way to obtain my user name with said email address.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:54 PM

Username for what?

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:58 PM

Please tell me you're trolling me. I surely hope you can figure this out on your own without having to make posts and take the conversation away from my question.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:01 PM

QUOTE (a17766 @ Tuesday, Nov 13 2012, 21:58)
Please tell me you're trolling me. I surely hope you can figure this out on your own without having to make posts and take the conversation away from my question.

Don't be like that just tell me your issues without the "Life story" ok

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:06 PM

QUOTE (a17766 @ Tuesday, Nov 13 2012, 21:23)
"I can't figure out what my user name"

"I am unaware of where else I should have looked to achieve what I am trying to achieve - getting back into my account."

"I would guess that having accounts that can't be accessed could be taking up a lot of storage space on your forums."

At the top it says:

"Please Note: 1. This forum is for suggestions regarding this website - NOT suggestions regarding the Grand Theft Auto series!"

I am referring to my user name for my email address registered to this website forums. I tried to make it as obvious as I could in my post.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:08 PM

QUOTE (Celestail @ Tuesday, Nov 13 2012, 19:01)
QUOTE (a17766 @ Tuesday, Nov 13 2012, 21:58)
Please tell me you're trolling me. I surely hope you can figure this out on your own without having to make posts and take the conversation away from my question.

Don't be like that just tell me your issues without the "Life story" ok

Stop being an idiot. If you lack reading comprehension better stop posting in this section.

OP: You better wait for an Admin to post, they can check your email and see the Username associated with it. smile.gif

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:15 PM Edited by Celestail, 14 November 2012 - 09:08 PM.

IGNORE

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:18 PM

Thank you Goin-God smile.gif

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 03:32 AM

QUOTE (Celestail @ Wednesday, Nov 14 2012, 03:45)
QUOTE (goin-god @ Tuesday, Nov 13 2012, 22:08)
Stop being an idiot. If you lack reading comprehension better stop posting in this section.

Well f*** you too if you want to call me a idiot, i don't like that icon13.gif And don't bother quoting this either, lets get back to topic

Dude, please stop. You're making yourself look silly. Although the OP was a bit long, there was nothing in it that a conscious mind would not have understood. His suggestion was pretty straight-forward; he wants to have an option to recover his username using his email address. As of now, the forums can only recover your password, nothing else.

@a17766: It seems you've changed your ISP since the last time you were here, so I can't locate your account using your IP address. Unfortunately, I don't have any other tools to find the same. Wait for an admin to find this topic.

As for your suggestions, I'm not sure if something like that can be implemented on this version of IPB. But it's definitely something that can be considered when we upgrade the forum software.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 03:41 AM

Thank you for replying. I'm hoping that an admin can answer this and hopefully I can PM them with the email address or something at some point. The IP from before was when my computer was at a friends house, so that's not a constant IP address to look it up with. If not, then I guess I just keep using this account tounge.gif

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:58 PM

Are there even active admins on these forums? I'm starting to think they don't even check the site suggestions if there's been no reply in two days.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 04:21 AM

QUOTE (a17766 @ Thursday, Nov 15 2012, 21:58)
Are there even active admins on these forums? I'm starting to think they don't even check the site suggestions if there's been no reply in two days.

I am just about to get on a plane in Tokyo.
If nobody else has looked into it by the time I return in 24 hours I will sort it out.
Be patient till then.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:44 AM

Ty Waddy smile.gif

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 11:40 PM

So... anyone can help me 4 days after the original post?

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#17

Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:30 AM

We cannot search emails I am afraid. Looks like you are stuck with this account.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:03 PM

If you're still looking for your account, PM me with your email address and I'll take a look.




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