Strange log in, new account created

Discussion in 'Front Desk' started by LenPaul, Nov 23, 2017.

  1. LenPaul

    LenPaul Premium Member

    Messages:
    2,757
    Likes Received:
    3,465
    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2012
    ha I just logged into the the site on an older Mac with my usual log in name & pass word.
    some how it seems I now have a new account, & a new user name with 2 posts.
    It's like an automatic sock account.!! WTF. I ain't a sock.
    Where the flip did this new account come from?????
     
    DarrellV likes this.
  2. LennieJay

    LennieJay Junior Member

    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 8, 2012
    This is me LenPaul, logged in as usual on an older system. WTF!!!
    I'm not playing games here,, this is real.
    Explanations & fixes , comments, thoughts whatever
    Admins , please kill this LennieJay sock account.
     
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2017
  3. DarrellV

    DarrellV Derl Ver.... ERMAHGERD! I'm a sercarstic BOT! Silver Supporter Premium Member

    Messages:
    9,256
    Likes Received:
    9,373
    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2016
    Just wondering were you ever LennieJay in the distant past, or does that laptop have you setup using an old and different email address that could be linked to the Lenny account?

    Clear all cookies and cache?

    Interesting wrinkle, tho......

    @forumtech or @admin1 ... Anything you guys know about?
     
  4. LenPaul

    LenPaul Premium Member

    Messages:
    2,757
    Likes Received:
    3,465
    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2012
    I think I has this figured this out,,,, I logged into to MLP using an e-mail address & my password, instead of user name & password.
    I don't recall creating that LennieJay account though, ,, could've been a memory lapse,, but logging in with an e-mail address?
    That's not normal,,, is it???

    DOH!! never mind, I just found you can log in with user name or e-mail.
    still don't understand 2 accounts though.
    a bit of a glitch there,,, 2 user names with the same pass word & e-mail address.
    hmmmmm,
     
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2017
  5. DarrellV

    DarrellV Derl Ver.... ERMAHGERD! I'm a sercarstic BOT! Silver Supporter Premium Member

    Messages:
    9,256
    Likes Received:
    9,373
    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2016
    The log in screen allows either type of log in.

    I use my user name because its shorter...

    So its possible that somewhere in the bowels of the forum software during all the upgrades or whatever, that your old email address got linked to another account possibly not even of your making....

    It's an interesting glitch and the forum techs should make sure it cannot be exploited for sock accounts...

    I have heard of other users getting the events newsletter on long forgotten email accounts and a rash of old accounts suddenly waking up after years of inactivity with one post to delete their account. So it is possible that something is lurking under the surface somewhere that you didn't create or know about.....Scary!....
     
  6. paruwi

    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

    Messages:
    19,012
    Likes Received:
    24,563
    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2009
    Double Account got 'banned'

    :thumb:

    Done
     
  7. LenPaul

    LenPaul Premium Member

    Messages:
    2,757
    Likes Received:
    3,465
    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2012
    Thank you,, another done deal thanks to the courteous MLP staff.
     

Share This Page