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    Quote Originally Posted by 90951 View Post
    well I called the office. I'm stuck. I can log into the forum with my number, but the main web page I log in with my alias. I think the main office r' confused'd
    You should be able to log in with your regular username and password now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Betz View Post
    You should be able to log in with your regular username and password now
    Welcome to the site Jeff. Could you fill in your bio so we know a little about you and where you're from.
    I see you're an admin. Are you saying you're an admin on this site???
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    Quote Originally Posted by 90951 View Post
    he's THe admin
    How can he be THE Admin and only belong to the site for less than a month and only have two post?
    An admin should be one of the most active members of a site.
    If Jeff is THE Admin, it would be nice if he filled in his bio.
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    Jeff is the IT guy in the MOA home office, can be considered considered an Administrator from a system standpoint. When I saw Sam's post that he had called the office and things didn't work out, I emailed Jeff and asked him to look into the problem. He said there was a "SOAP" error...you'll have to google that! He found the issue and corrected it. But these major changes which affect usernames and merging accounts, etc., can have consequences or reset information.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    How can he be THE Admin and only belong to the site for less than a month and only have two post?
    An admin should be one of the most active members of a site.
    If Jeff is THE Admin, it would be nice if he filled in his bio.
    For the interested, at the bottom of the main page, you can click on "View Forum Leaders" or a short cut would be to click on the "Threadside Assistance Program" link in my sig line area.
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    Therefore I wait...

    ...another few days myself before initiating a HQ call to action on my similar situation. I have NO IT skills & am not even very good with the
    lingo... like 90951 on his list of 1 through 4, but the magazine arrived!
    I was 179219 in this thread for awhile .... till I "stumbled" on the method to change BACK to my username...promptly "changing" 1 through 4
    like he did. If the "number" would have been my membership # .... I could have been OK with that.

    "travel'in" john.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    or a short cut would be to click on the "Threadside Assistance Program" link in my sig line area.
    HTH. Gary
    Thanks, I had forgotten what the Threadside Program link was for.
    Someone might ask Bob to update the EXECDIR information.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 20774 View Post
    Jeff is the IT guy in the MOA home office,.
    I didn't know MOA had a IT person. I take it this is not a full time position?
    Lee 2011 K1300S
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    I didn't know MOA had a IT person. I take it this is not a full time position?
    Lee -

    Jeff Betz is listed as the System Administrator on the MOA contact page. He is a full time employee. I consider him the IT person. He and the ExecDir are working closely with outside agencies to migrate the MOA homepage and forum to new servers and software.

    I'm not an IT person and didn't stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 90951 View Post
    I am an information technology professional. I'm not going to beat them up. I don't have the inclination to help nor if they are operating like most information technology groups would they accept it. I could discuss the info tech society of (l)user abuse, and "this is hard so failure is an option" culture. We could discuss the "something shiny' and "change for change" of operational managers that don't understand risk. I could even discuss the fact the SOAP error mentioned output my password in plain text which is just about as stupid as they can get. The infotech noob will say, "But that error is coming back to you so what the heck is the problem?" The answer is you just sent my password over the Internet in plaintext! I won't even discuss the fact they are storing our passwords in plain text in the database, as human readable, which is also pretty stupid and a violation of several auditing guidelines (like PCI). Nope, I'm not upset or going to make any threats to take my ball and go home. I've just realized the value to risk of the forum and MOA is to little value for to much risk.
    The soap error was displaying what you typed into the username and password boxes. It wasn't pulling from the database. Still not a great error message but it's fixed now.

    I'm sorry you lost your post history. I can merge your two profiles if you like but i can't get the post history back.

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