HisPetsMaster wrote:there is a problem with your login system. either I got banned for no apparent reason, with my original email/user name, which I don't think is the case or this user name ... (the same one).. wouldn't be usable to re register, or more likely, something got screwed up in the database. regardless, I am now unable to use my preferred email for this, since it says that it is in the database (when I try and re-register) but if I try and do a recoup password, the system says there isn't such an entry. I have tried to contact somebody... anybody, about this before I finally (nearly 2 months later) resigned up with my other email but same exact user name. Nobody ever bothered to contact me back.
So if somebody would please fix your database and let me change the email to the one I would rather use, I would appreciate it.
If for some reason an admin has an issue with me, I would appreciate a little courtesy from said admin, and actually tell me and show me what it was that I did wrong. At the very least, answer the emails I sent.
There are no unanswered emails.
Since you were able to register the same username, it was not available in the database.
It also means there is no previous account to edit any user information in.
If you had been banned, you would have received a message informing you of it, and banned users are still in the database, thus the name wouldn't have been possible to use.
As there are no notes about any user called "HisPetsMaster", and considering STF has over 60000 members, it is unlikely any admin or moderator has any idea who you are.
A possible explanation is that any original account expired due to inactivity (despite email reminders being sent).
You should also consider the possibility the problem lies with the email-address itself.
I am more incline to believe that there is an issue with the database. since the email I used should be ok, but is apparently in the database. the user name tho was not, or as you stated and I thought, I would not have been able to use it again.
The interesting thing is I know I did a couple of posts with this username, but they are of course not around anymore. Also I do travel frequently which means that I sometimes am not able to log in for 2 to 3 months at a time, but I would have though that if that caused my "deletion" from the database the original email used would also have gone poof. It seems to still be in the database. But does not come as a valid one for password recoup. At this point it doesn't matter since I am using my very old email, but the reason I wanted the other email as the account email is that this very old email, has been hacked in the past, during a trip to russia. While I have gone and finally (after years of dealing with the provider) re-acquired it, I still feel a bit leery of it.
thanks for the response. take care and happy hunting.