[Coco] new coco3.com accounts

Roger Taylor operator at coco3.com
Sun Sep 27 22:25:58 EDT 2009

I hate to bug again but the quicker I get this cleared up the happier 
I'll be.  I looked up a lot of old forum accounts from 2003 to 2009 
and figured out which ones were the same owner, but not all of 
them.  Some names have changed, and some e-mails have changed, making 
it impossible to make assumptions for every account.

When I imported both of the old forum databases, each nickname 
associated with the posts was added to the new site's user list, but 
Not their e-mail address.  This means I had to go through each user 
and set the e-mail address for many of them so that the person could 
click on "Forgot Password" if they entered the nickname they thought 
they were, and they'd get that reminder e-mail if it was them.

Anyway, if you are trying to sign up under the new site and it tells 
you that the username is already taken, but you Know that it's your 
username, try clicking Forgot Password and wait for the e-mail to 
arrive, and if the site tells you it can't send the e-mail, it means 
the nickname is reserved for you but hasn't had the e-mail address 
set for it yet.  At this point you'll want to send me a note telling 
me you'd like that nickname back.  I'll use the e-mail address you 
write me through and choose a temporary password for you.  You can 
then click Forgot Password to reclaim your account.  Trust me, it 
sounds like a lot more work than it really is.  It's about a 5 minute 
process at the most if we're both online.  ;)

By the way, you don't need a site account unless you want to write 
posts or comment on others, but there are going to be a few downloads 
here and there that I require a user account in order to access, just 
to be fair.  Other than that, you don't need an account.

All old accounts of course will be void as the old site is disassembled.

Now I'm looking for a photo gallery plug-in for WordPress so each 
user can upload their photos into albums.  I want to port over the 
old CoCo Gallery pictures to retain them.  That's just too many 
valuable pictures to throw away or require somebody to reupload.  I 
insist on recreating the albums in another type of plug-in.  There's 
tons of CoCofest pictures and user albums and I didn't want anybody 
to worry about that content being lost, just as I promised to bring 
the forum posts back *somehow*.  (Again, thanks to Lothan, that was 
done!  Major Appreciation here).

~ Roger Taylor

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