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Forgot my password!:

Greetings. This is the thread for requesting assistance with recovering a TV Tropes account for which you have forgotten the password.

Before posting here, please note that Welcome to TV Tropes has a comprehensive set of instructions for managing your account, in the Getting Known section. To summarize, password resets are limited as follows:

  • If you have an associated email address, use the Lost Password form to request a reset email. If that doesn't work, post here.
  • If you do not have an associated email address, and have not used your previous account since September 18, 2013, we cannot verify your ownership for technical reasons.
  • To verify ownership without an email address, and if you have used your previous account recently, you should be logged in on the same computer and/or Internet connection that you most recently edited or posted from.
  • If you have forgotten the password to your account but you are still logged in, use the Change Password form to view your current password.

Thanks for your understanding.

OP edited to make this header post. —Fighteer

edited 29th Mar '14 8:15:46 AM by Telcontar

Greetings. This is the thread for requesting assistance with recovering a TV Tropes account for which you have forgotten the password.

Before posting here, please note that Welcome to TV Tropes has a comprehensive set of instructions for managing your account, in the Getting Known section. To summarize, password resets are limited as follows:

  • If you have an associated email address, use the Lost Password form to request a reset email. If that doesn't work, post here.
  • If you do not have an associated email address, and have not used your previous account since September 18, 2013, we cannot verify your ownership for technical reasons.
  • To verify ownership without an email address, and if you have used your previous account recently, you should be logged in on the same computer and/or Internet connection that you most recently edited or posted from.
  • If you have forgotten the password to your account but you are still logged in, use the Change Password form to view your current password.

Thanks for your understanding.

OP edited to make this header post. —Fighteer

edited 29th Mar '14 8:15:46 AM by Telcontar

 
 2 Janitor, Sun, 8th Nov '09 4:46:32 PM from Berne, Switzerland
chemistry dork
It has been reset.
Dump the networks!
Mr.
And I think I'm set now. Phew!

Summer Warrior
I originally wanted to be Love Machine (the knowledge-seeking AI from the Summer Wars movie, for which I'll happily add a works page once I recover the handle), but the first thing I did as a troper was messing up with the password/cookie system. Now this computer is hogging that handle for nothing, so please reset it.

By the way, shameful as it might sound, Noimporta's idea of having a pinned thread for these cases doesn't sound bad to me.

 5 Janitor, Wed, 11th Nov '09 12:45:47 PM from Berne, Switzerland
chemistry dork
Pinned the thread. Love Machine reset.

Thanks for the pinning idea!
Dump the networks!
Summer Warrior
Yay!! It's the first time I actually recover a lost account XD Thank you!! The pinning idea was not mine, credit goes to Noimporta in another password-recovering thread.

Edit: Although I don't know how helpful it's gonna be to put this info here, here is what I collected from other such threads.

Say you are currently logged in and, for whatever reason, you need your password and can't quite remember it. You have several options, just make sure the cookies are still in the oven (they're kept there for like 9 months in you don't touch them... I wonder what happens next):

Tzetze pointed out you can put

javascript:alert(document.cookie);

into the address bar of your browser (assuming the current tab is on this site) and a system message will pop up telling you the contents of your handle's cookie.

Which is, of course, as Tangent128 said, the same as looking for the cookie yourself, like by (in Firefox) clicking Tools -> Options -> Privacy -> Show cookies.

Both Tzetze and Anemotaxis also pointed out your password is -shown- (see note) at the password changer. (Note: It's supposed to be white letters on white background -hence the "highlight to read" message- but, if you (like me) chose not to have a white background to protect your eyes... Sadly, at least for me, it also appears repeated (full black on white) at the "New pass" field).

Also, I think this post is worth reading, it might be a Crowning Moment of Funny for some (Duh, I wonder if the link will be rendered useless once there are enough posts to occupy several pages? I saw no "permanent link" feature like in the YKTTW page).

edited 12th Nov '09 9:57:17 AM by LoveMachine

Well, looks like I've managed to completely forget the password I used as well. If you could reset Keredis, that would be great.
 
 8 Janitor, Wed, 11th Nov '09 1:17:14 PM from Berne, Switzerland
chemistry dork
If I were to mention a bird as a hint, would that be just as good?
Dump the networks!
 9 Keredis, Wed, 11th Nov '09 1:30:21 PM from Back on board the boat.
Loremaster
Well, I'll be. So it is. Thanks very much!
I'll let natural selection run its course and if that fails then I'll fix it.
 10 Janitor, Wed, 11th Nov '09 1:34:49 PM from Berne, Switzerland
chemistry dork
No sweat. You should change it right now, of course.
Dump the networks!
Orbs
Hello, I used to be the Troper known as !, but I forgot my password sad. Could you please reset my account?

Edit: can't use the PW thingie on the log-in page, because I had to delete all my cookies to solve a persistent browser crashing problem...

edited 1st Dec '09 12:48:57 PM by TheStupidExclamationMark

"That said, as I've mentioned before, apart from the helmet, he's not exactly bad looking, if a bit...blood-drenched." - juancarlos
 12 Janitor, Tue, 1st Dec '09 4:52:58 PM from Berne, Switzerland
chemistry dork
It's been reset. BTW, this is a better handle than that. Just sayin'.
Dump the networks!
 13 !, Wed, 2nd Dec '09 9:26:01 AM from Netherlands
Oh, well, bye-bye to ! then, and welcome to The Stupid Exclamation Mark cool

I did not forget my password, but the system refuses to bake me a cookie. Could you reset the password without deleting my watchlist and stuff? This is Adam850.
 
 15 Janitor, Thu, 17th Dec '09 9:54:37 PM from Berne, Switzerland
chemistry dork
If we can't put a cookie on your system, it won't do any good. Your watchlist is safe, though. We just have to figure how to put that cookie on.

In most browsers there is an option to allow a specific site to write cookies.
Dump the networks!
I'm sorry, I am incorrect. I made a cookie for this username just fine. I looked and my browser accepts cookies. It's that my password wasn't working like normal (and is still not).

edited 17th Dec '09 10:20:34 PM by adam851

 
 17 Janitor, Thu, 17th Dec '09 10:26:50 PM from Berne, Switzerland
chemistry dork
I've reset Adam850. Not sure why your cookie blew up.
Dump the networks!
 18 adam 850, Thu, 17th Dec '09 10:38:22 PM from Springfield.
Speak up!
Thank you.
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
Hey, I used to Cpt Sqweky, but for some reason the password I would swear I was using doesn't work. Could I get some help, please?
 
 20 Janitor, Sat, 19th Dec '09 5:14:13 PM from Berne, Switzerland
chemistry dork
There is no record of any account by that handle. You could just start it up.
Dump the networks!
I've tried. Every time I do it says "That handle is already in use." Well... I just tried it without the space, so... nevermind.

edited 19th Dec '09 5:58:00 PM by CptSqweky

 
Well, I was Radhreni until my laptop went boom, and I don't remember my password (and didn't get the list salvaged before the box died, either). Can I get a reset?

edited 29th Dec '09 2:48:20 PM by theinvisiblebox

 
Done.
Goal: Clear, Concise and Witty
Yay, thanks!
 
Perdon, but I am usually known as Latia. Is it possible to reset my password?
 
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