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hittman
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Re: New here

Post by hittman » Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:41 pm

just keep clicking "forgot password" to bypass the CAPTCHA

This above has worked for several others, including myself.

Will it work for you? Can't say but know it don't cost anything to try.

Good luck.

Mohavesam
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Re: New here

Post by Mohavesam » Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:21 am

Its been tried. :?:

Here it is, for posterity:
Tried to get logged in on a new device. Tried TWO times with known passwords. Then I closed the browser (Firefox).
Then tried to login using my device that has "direct" login, as it always automatically opens for me.
The message came up that I had exceeded attempts, and I needed to solve recaptcha, AND " enter the words below".
Oh yeah, the email I used to register in 2004 is long gone. I know I changed it years ago, but it apparently didn't "stick". Que Sera Sera.
- There is no recaptcha feature and there is no phrase below. Stick a fork in it.

Now, An IT friend (who makes a good living solving website issues and chat board problems and knows phpBB very well) suggested maybe an admin bought n installed a bootleg / discount version of recaptcha (common) and upon expiration it locked the function and removed it from the phpBB version the board runs with... Someone bought/subscribed to Recaptcha, who?

Also, several long gone-or deceased Admins are listed as active, and (according to him) the software wasn't provided with a work around to change Admins without the consent of one of those long gone persons. The net message I get is a closed forum, as no new members can register in its present state. His recommendations include buying the domain and resubscibing to phpBB and if really needed, a valid version of recaptcha. (not cheap).
Who knows? I used to know the software admin's name that Carl (flatgate) had, but without being logged in, one cannot see it. Of course we lost Carl nearly two years ago. :(

If I were king...

But as I said, this is a great board. I just hope that forum gets it worked out. I'll help anyway I can if asked.
It is a Right, NOT a permit.
PC = Political Submission :oops:

LIBERTY FOREVER
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Re: New here

Post by LIBERTY FOREVER » Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:56 am

Thank you for the detailed explanation, I've been at a loss myself for sometime with the same issues. When we spoke last i was operating just fine on the forum and was sure I could assist you. Several months later I was in the same boat. After following your post and discussing your thoughts with IT personnel in military/security personnel your on track. I hope someone steps in and cleans it up, i enjoyed it as well.
Gene, Liberty Forever

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Mohavesam
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Re: New here

Post by Mohavesam » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:16 am

Thanks Gene,
Weeks and months go by but no admin has replied no help.

I see the domain owner has posted the rugerforum.com for sale. Maybe its doomed, maybe not.
It is a Right, NOT a permit.
PC = Political Submission :oops:

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