How hard is it to recover a password? Every time I try to access a particular site, I have this issue….and the information I have stored regarding the password seems to be incorrect.
So I did what anyone would do…I used the password recovery process available on the site. I was supposed to get an email telling me how I could change my password. No email. I have checked the spam filters of EVERY ONE of the email addresses I have and there’s no email.
Wanting site access (this site is free BTW – they just like to have you signed up so that you are counted in their dbase for their nefarious purposes) I elected to create a new account. Part way through the set up process, I discovered that it had been unsurprising that I couldn’t sign in as neither of the recorded options for passwords fitted their current criteria for length.
I completed the process only to be politely informed IN RED that my account already exists. This is clearly the account that I can’t access as the password is too short and where a recovery request results in nothing.
Drawing Board, where are you? I need to get back to you!
I create and administer a number of other blogs which have deliberately been designed to behave like web sites… ie they have a fixed front page. The big issue is how to encourage people to navigate away from the front page to items of interest within the site as my stats are telling me that many people don’t get past the first page.
It appears that having too much text on the front page is a turn off… they want pictures! So I considered using a text box widget to create and advertisement for the content of the blog! I am going to give it a shot here first.. and if it works I will try it on the main blog.
OK…. this can be done but the size of the image is important… thumbnails are advised… first attempt is HUGE!!!
I made the mistake of just copying the image URL into the text box… it is important to add the code otherwise the picture wil not show….. <img src=”http;//yourimageurl……….“>
I have not given a thought to ensuring a level of security for my registration information for this blog until I read a post by one of the WordPress team.
As I rarely ever operate outside the closed network at home base, I have my computer configured for ease of personal access. I don’t use other people’s machines, internet cafes or the like to access my personal sites. I certainly would never consider accessing any of my financial institutions on a public terminal.
I read with interest about ticking the right boxes in the following WordPress Announcement in order to protect your blog from hackers.
Only last week a friend had his site (a WordPress upgraded number) hacked and effectively destroyed by someone who was deliberately targeting him. He missed that security notice…. I wonder how many others have as well.
It seems that I am stuck in a loop to be offered home owners insurance and various forms of poker. In the case of the games, it all comes from the one source. Seeing as it has been kicked off to the spam catcher, why is it the spam catcher is not “learning” and stopping it?
There were another 8 overnight – same thing over and over…..sigh!
The born again virgin status was shattered again… at least this time there were some real life visitors…or maybe not. Given that I don’t care to be read at all, it seems a bit strange that anyone should be the least interested in viewing more than the home page, yet at least three of those viewers went looking through. They must have been very disappointed at the “nothingness” of this blog!
Yet another spam comment has been stopped in its tracks by the trusty spam filter. A spam comment has been blocked yet there has been no further viewing of the site. So, this leads me to ponder on the how and why of the spamming in comments action….is there some little geek out there who has written a program that allows all these spam comments to be blasted away willy nilly at any site, whether the perp has viewed the site or not?
I don’t understand why they would waste their time devising such a program when there are much more exciting things out there that they could be doing with their time.
On my more trafficked site I received three suspected spam yesterday – all in the same format, they were promoting various forms of online gambling. They appeared to have all sourced from the same culprit as their style and form was identical except for the game they promoted.
Get over it, geeks…. you are consigned to the trash!