(I considered starting a new thread for this, but it seemed to lack discussion value past "agree" or "disagree", and perhaps debate on the merits of the idea. Perhaps a PM to a mod would have been more appropriate, but this at least allows others to agree or disagree. My apologies if I have chosen incorrectly in placing this here. ^^; )
As I think that others have suggested in this thread, I would like to suggest an optional email field on the "Get Known" page for the purpose of automatic password resetting. Ideally this should allow for quick resetting for users, resetting in cases in which IP address has likely changed and less work for moderators.
For background, and a little more on-topic, in my case I seem to have forgotten my password, but am currently not only on a computer other than that on which I last... er... "troped", but also on another continent
, and hence my IP address is presumably different to that which is stored or me. I do have a minor edit history, I think, but it's a small one, so I'm inclined to simply call my old user-name a loss and use this (slightly more unwieldy) one.
(My old username should have been "Thaumaturge", but searches to double-check have thus far failed.)