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Embarassing: Can't edit website
.... and it's #1 in Google ...
troels nybo nielsen

 2:14 pm on Dec 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

An old website of mine is placed on one of these large free website communities. Though I haven't edited it for 3 years it's doing rather well on a number of search phrases. It's even #1 in Google on a certain phrase that quite a few people would connect with my own person.

But I have lost my code and can't log in. No problem, says the company. Just write your nick here and click on that button, then we'll send your f.........g code to your email address.

That's very well, but I haven't had that address for the last two years. So that button will be of no use to me.

I have not been able to find an email address on the company so that I can write to these people and tell them about my problem. And what good would it do if I actually did write to them? They certainly are busy doing other things than offering manual help to people who have lost their codes. And how would I be able to convince them that I really am the person who has created that website?

What should I do? Any suggestion would be appreciated.




 2:39 pm on Dec 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

I haven't had that address for the last two years

Do you still have access to that email address, i.e. can you still receive mail?
I used to have an email address in 98 and though I've changed ISPs several times since I can still access that address on the server.

I think it would be worth giving it a try, you don't need to download the message just as long as you can read it you can pick out the info.

Just a thought.


 2:44 pm on Dec 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

Try to get back your old email address? If it's through aol, do a free 1000 hours free account. I'm not sure if Earthlink does it for free, although I do know that Earthlink/Mindspring give DSL users 6-7 EXTRA mailboxes. So if you know someone with Earthlink DSL...

troels nybo nielsen

 3:12 pm on Dec 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

No, I don't have access to the old address. Thanks for the suggestion anyway. I might try to write to that ISP.


 4:31 pm on Dec 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

>we'll send your f.........g code to your email address

What is a f.........g code?

Perhaps it's your approach to the situation that yields no results. If someone asked me for their f.........g code I would respond by telling them to go get f.........ed.


 4:55 pm on Dec 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

Did you send an email to the old email address to confirm that nobody else was using it?

Why not just sign up with the ISP again. Even if you do have to end up paying for a month's service, sounds like it's worth it to you. Just cancel the service again after you get your code and update that account info with your current email address.

troels nybo nielsen

 5:08 pm on Dec 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

Well said, Nell. As you may have guessed the f-word is completely my own interpretation of the situation, and the not-mentioned company should not in any way be responsible for my using it. But this does not change the fact that I am not able to find any solution to my problem there.

One of these days I am going to write to that ISP about some other problems and I will mention this little case with my email address too.

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