Dr Sumner’s account

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Dr Sumner’s account

Post Oct 7th '18, 20:36

Dr Sumner apparently registered here a long time ago, but isn’t able to recall his username or password. When he tries to make a new account, he’s informed that his email address is already in use, and apparently the password recovery isn’t working (IDK if you need your username to login or what). His email address is jsumner (at sign) ut (full stop) edu. (Split up to hopefully lessen the amount of email spam.)

Anyway, if someone could figure out what’s going on and solve it, both of us would appreciate it.
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“The trouble is that we have a bad habit, encouraged by pedants and sophisticates, of considering happiness as something rather stupid. Only pain is intellectual, only evil interesting. This is the treason of the artist: a refusal to admit the banality of evil and the terrible boredom of pain. If you can’t lick ’em, join ’em. If it hurts, repeat it. But to praise despair is to condemn delight, to embrace violence is to lose hold of everything else. We have almost lost hold; we can no longer describe happy man, nor make any celebration of joy.” —Ursula K. Le Guin, “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas”

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The Man
Sarasota, FL

Post Oct 8th '18, 03:29

Unfortunately I can't find any account tied to that e-mail address; searching yields nothing. Do either of you know the username (or any potential usernames) or any other related info? If I can actually find the account then I should be able to help you.
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$lave

Post Oct 8th '18, 05:30

He doesn’t remember what username he’d used. IDK why it’s telling him that he’s already registered then; that’s weird. Can you just make a new account with that email address, PM me the password, and I’ll pass it along to him? Or you could just PM him the password yourself; either way. If you have some better idea, I’ll pass that info along instead.
People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.

“The trouble is that we have a bad habit, encouraged by pedants and sophisticates, of considering happiness as something rather stupid. Only pain is intellectual, only evil interesting. This is the treason of the artist: a refusal to admit the banality of evil and the terrible boredom of pain. If you can’t lick ’em, join ’em. If it hurts, repeat it. But to praise despair is to condemn delight, to embrace violence is to lose hold of everything else. We have almost lost hold; we can no longer describe happy man, nor make any celebration of joy.” —Ursula K. Le Guin, “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas”

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The Man
Sarasota, FL

Post Oct 8th '18, 07:01

I just enabled e-mail address re-use. Let me know if he can register a new account now.
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$lave

Post Oct 8th '18, 07:42

Thanks. I just emailed him informing him of this; we’ll see if that worked.
People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.

“The trouble is that we have a bad habit, encouraged by pedants and sophisticates, of considering happiness as something rather stupid. Only pain is intellectual, only evil interesting. This is the treason of the artist: a refusal to admit the banality of evil and the terrible boredom of pain. If you can’t lick ’em, join ’em. If it hurts, repeat it. But to praise despair is to condemn delight, to embrace violence is to lose hold of everything else. We have almost lost hold; we can no longer describe happy man, nor make any celebration of joy.” —Ursula K. Le Guin, “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas”

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The Man
Sarasota, FL

Post Oct 16th '18, 16:42

He was able to sign up, but hasn’t yet received a confirmation email. Does that sometimes take awhile?
People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.

“The trouble is that we have a bad habit, encouraged by pedants and sophisticates, of considering happiness as something rather stupid. Only pain is intellectual, only evil interesting. This is the treason of the artist: a refusal to admit the banality of evil and the terrible boredom of pain. If you can’t lick ’em, join ’em. If it hurts, repeat it. But to praise despair is to condemn delight, to embrace violence is to lose hold of everything else. We have almost lost hold; we can no longer describe happy man, nor make any celebration of joy.” —Ursula K. Le Guin, “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas”

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The Man
Sarasota, FL

Post Oct 24th '18, 01:52

Hmmmm as far as that's concerned I have no idea, you'd have to contact Switch :c
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$lave

Post Oct 24th '18, 05:12

how would i do that? just pm or is there a more reliable way?

alternately is there a way to just manually activate his account? i know that’s possible on vbulletin depending upon admin permissions but i haven’t adminned a phpbb in 15+ years
People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.

“The trouble is that we have a bad habit, encouraged by pedants and sophisticates, of considering happiness as something rather stupid. Only pain is intellectual, only evil interesting. This is the treason of the artist: a refusal to admit the banality of evil and the terrible boredom of pain. If you can’t lick ’em, join ’em. If it hurts, repeat it. But to praise despair is to condemn delight, to embrace violence is to lose hold of everything else. We have almost lost hold; we can no longer describe happy man, nor make any celebration of joy.” —Ursula K. Le Guin, “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas”

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The Man
Sarasota, FL

Post Oct 24th '18, 14:31

Alright if he was "DrJohn" then I approved the account. Still nothing came up for the e-mail, presumably because I can only search for already approved members by e-mail. If it isn't DrJohn then let me know the actual username 'cause there are about 900 other accounts pending approval.
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$lave

Post Oct 24th '18, 15:17

$lave wrote:there are about 900 other accounts pending approval.

Slacker
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treellama
Pittsburgh

Post Oct 25th '18, 05:45

Via email:

Aaron yes that was the one I submitted last week.

And:

When I try to login, it still says that account is currently inactive.


¯\(°_o)/¯

I need some sleep. Maybe I’ll be able to think of a coherent explanation for what’s going on after I’ve slept some.
People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.

“The trouble is that we have a bad habit, encouraged by pedants and sophisticates, of considering happiness as something rather stupid. Only pain is intellectual, only evil interesting. This is the treason of the artist: a refusal to admit the banality of evil and the terrible boredom of pain. If you can’t lick ’em, join ’em. If it hurts, repeat it. But to praise despair is to condemn delight, to embrace violence is to lose hold of everything else. We have almost lost hold; we can no longer describe happy man, nor make any celebration of joy.” —Ursula K. Le Guin, “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas”

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The Man
Sarasota, FL

Post Oct 25th '18, 13:57

Hmmm manually set the account to activated now. We'll get there eventually ._.

treellama wrote:Slacker


WELL!
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$lave

Post Oct 25th '18, 14:40

Thanks to everyone! My account is now active and I can post.
DrJohn

Post Oct 25th '18, 16:04

Glad to have you here :-)
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Pfhorrest
California

Post Oct 25th '18, 16:10

Yay! Glad it finally worked. Thanks for sorting everything out, $lave.
People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.

“The trouble is that we have a bad habit, encouraged by pedants and sophisticates, of considering happiness as something rather stupid. Only pain is intellectual, only evil interesting. This is the treason of the artist: a refusal to admit the banality of evil and the terrible boredom of pain. If you can’t lick ’em, join ’em. If it hurts, repeat it. But to praise despair is to condemn delight, to embrace violence is to lose hold of everything else. We have almost lost hold; we can no longer describe happy man, nor make any celebration of joy.” —Ursula K. Le Guin, “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas”

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The Man
Sarasota, FL

Post Oct 25th '18, 23:01

Huzzah!
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ravenshining
Hawai'i

Post Oct 26th '18, 09:07

Hey there, Dr. Sumner! : )
welcome to the scene of the crash
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