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Old 08-23-2011, 03:14 PM   #1
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Question Advice, how would you deal with LM admins?


On Aug 17 2011 I posted a dagger against gvfsd on how it locks every LM11 computer it touches.
Shortly my forum account became blocked.
I used my stored password and ruled out any user error, but still blocked.
So I waited a day and tried logging in again.
"You exceeded the maximum allowed number of login attempts. In addition to your username and password you now also have to enter the confirm code from the image you see below."
Oddly I never made any attempts until that one.
I tried the CAPTCHA but it failed.
I tried again & again but all failed.
I tried password recovery, same failure. Even different machines were used.
As some of you know if you admin phpBB boards you can ban people on the sly buy reducing their login attempts to 0 or negative number.

So I emailed and mentioned the ban to LM's official mod (an alias) and was quite amused to receive a scathing "I am offended" post from him. He claimed he had no access to accounts (although being the ADMIN) and my account was perfectly OK (how would he know if he had no access to it?).

So daily I go through the same farce of trying my account and receiving the same sly ban and password recovery denial.

So how would you deal with this admin?
Is there more at play?
Would you trust a distro that does sly banning to skirt their own rules?
I love LM and want to continue to use it and support it.

PS Don't reply "they do it for free", "pick another distro" regurgitation

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Old 08-23-2011, 04:14 PM   #2
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I would deal with it in email and off forum.
 
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