Editor Can't Login to Forum

Discussion in 'Bugs and Features' started by dhigbee, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. dhigbee

    dhigbee Editor

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    I was reinstated as editor a couple weeks ago. I can login to my dashboard and make edits, but I'm unable to login to the editor forums. It won't accept my login credentials. Any suggestions on who to contact? I emailed feedback to staff and it bounced back to me. Thanks!

    Dana
  2. jensarentoft

    jensarentoft DMOZ Admin DMOZ Admin

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    I will try to fix it. I have sent a message to you.
  3. dhigbee

    dhigbee Editor

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    Thanks so much. No access to forum yet, but I am hopeful.

    Dana
  4. jensarentoft

    jensarentoft DMOZ Admin DMOZ Admin

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    It should work after 6 hours. :)
  5. cls

    cls World/Deutsch

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    I was NOT reinstated but I'm also unable to login to the editor forums for several weeks now.
    Message is "You have specified an incorrect or inactive username, or an invalid password.".
    Can anybody check this please?

    Thanks :)
  6. photofox

    photofox DMOZ Admin RZ Admin

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    Hi cls,

    I think I've fixed the problem - you should be able to access the forum again in around 8 hrs.
  7. cls

    cls World/Deutsch

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    Yes, works again. Thank you :)
  8. stanleyk

    stanleyk Editor

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    Hello everyone.

    I have the very same problem as cls did. I have been approved as an editor just today and after I logged in I tried to view the forum as recommended. Nevertheless, I am asked for my credentials and I am not able to login (I get the same message as cls: "You have specified an incorrect or inactive username, or an invalid password.")
    I tried to view the list of meta-editors at http://editors.dmoz.org/edoc/editall.html, but all I get is the 404 NOT FOUND Error. I also tried to send a feedback to staff@dmoz.org, but it also returned back to me as undeliverable.

    Hope someone here will know how to help me.

    Thanks a lot!
  9. jimnoble

    jimnoble DMOZ Meta RZ Admin

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    @stanleyk: It can take a day for news of your existence to propagate around all our servers. Please try again tomorrow and let us know if there's still a problem.
  10. stanleyk

    stanleyk Editor

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    Thanks a lot for the reply, jimnoble. Now it works!
    Nevertheless, there are two errors remaining - one with the list of meta-editors and the second with the undeliverable e-mails for staff@dmoz.org. Don't know if someone capable of fixing those reads this, but may be.
  11. photofox

    photofox DMOZ Admin RZ Admin

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    Hi stanleyk,

    The URL you are using for the list of meta editors is out of date. The new URL can be found by accessing the list from your editor dashboard. AOL are aware of the staff@dmoz.org email problem.

    Thanks for letting us know about these problems and I'm glad you can now login to the forums. :)
  12. ikw

    ikw Editor

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    I'm also unable to login to the editor forums for several days.
    Message is "You have specified an incorrect or inactive username, or an invalid password.".
    Can anybody check this please?

    Thank you
  13. jimnoble

    jimnoble DMOZ Meta RZ Admin

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    I've taken my large boots to the system's head in the hopes of teaching it a lesson. If you still have no access this time tomorrow, please let us know.
  14. ikw

    ikw Editor

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    It works now, thank you so much jimnoble.
  15. mokoko

    mokoko Member

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    That's topic;
    Group of Editors should be named "Editor"
  16. photofox

    photofox DMOZ Admin RZ Admin

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    Hi mokoko,

    I don't understand what you are asking/saying?
  17. sparrk

    sparrk World/Deutsch

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    Hi,

    same problem for me as cls stated above.

    No access to the internal forum :-(
  18. jimnoble

    jimnoble DMOZ Meta RZ Admin

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    I've poked the system and you should have forum access by this time tomorrow. Please let us know how you get on.
  19. sparrk

    sparrk World/Deutsch

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    Hmm
    Still the same
  20. photofox

    photofox DMOZ Admin RZ Admin

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    Hi sparrk,

    I've tried the fix one more time. You should be able to login to the forums in approx 8 hours. Please let us know if it's still not working.

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