A few of my friends (GTBMuckface and BitchiBee specifically), and I'm sure MANY others, don't know or don't have the email address that they signed up with. I'm making this thread in an attempt to alleviate the millions of threads, even though they'll probably still pop up. Is there anything they can do, or are they SOL?
Originally Posted by Mat Sklansky
I've been replying individually to people who don't remember their email with the following:
"I'm very sorry, but without being able to verify your identity, your only option is to make a new account. If you find yourself in Las Vegas, we can take a copy of your identification and allow access at that time. We're also looking at other potential solutions, but have nothing at this time."
There's more people in this situation than I expected and will now be linking them to this thread and this post, specifically.
While there may be other ways to verify identity, the only other way to go for now is if you can verify your identity in some way to a moderator. And if that mod is willing to vouch for you, they will send me a pm.
In some cases people aren't receiving the pw reset emails. AOL users, for example. I'll verify these manually for now.
with so many people in this situation, we'd obviously like to help people verify their identities, but in these first few days of coming back there's just not enough manpower to make it happen quickly
Mod note: Myself (SGT RJ) and Bobo Fett are also trying to help out with the stranded user backlog. BF's email is listed under his profile, and I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Please provide as much proof as possible to demonstrate that you are the owner of the account you are trying to access: registration email address (even if you can't access it), DOB, infraction/warning history, people who will vouch for you (along with contact info for them if necessary), anything else you can think of that make it obvious that you own the main account.
And another mod is willing to help out as well (thanks gtpitch!):
Just posting to let everyone know I've helped restore a few accounts for people so far and will be glad to help sgt and bobo.
My email is email@example.com
Once you've had your account fixed up so the registered email address is one you have access to, you can use the password recovery form