#4557 Cannot login - have ampersand un username

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I assume that because I have an ampersand in my username I cant log into slashdot anymore. Logging in doesn't work and the "request password" link does not work either.

Browsers tested: chrome, firefox


  • Jesse Litton

    Jesse Litton - 2011-05-23

    I'm noticed the exact same bug with my account yesterday. My account doesn't have an ampersand in the username, but the username (3vi1) does start with a numeral.

    To clarify: The request password links in that it does send an email. However, the link in the email takes you to the login page telling you "Danger Will Robinson.. " etc. as if you entered an incorrect password.

    I tested attempting to login with FF5, Opera, Chromium (all on Linux), and Chrome (on Windows) and all failed.

    I was able to successfully log in with Chrome on LInux using the cached password or cookies (or whatever - didn't check out how it was cached). It even let me change the password (I know full well what the current password was) - and the other browsers still failed to login with that new password (so I changed it back to the original, cached, value - so as to not lock myself out via Chrome).

  • Jesse Litton

    Jesse Litton - 2011-05-29

    Even more annoying is that now it refuses to send me e-mails so that I can try again. I get the message about it only allowing 2 e-mails every 48 hours... but it's been 6 days since I last tried to recover the password!


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