C3 Vette Registry - The Best Resource on the Net for C3 Vettes! C3 Vette
Forums -> Official C3 Vette Registry Support/Issues/Comments
Not Logged In! Login or Register!  Users Online: 10 / Help 
Features  Find C3 Parts on ebay in only 2 or 3 clicks!  | Add YOUR C3 to the Registry

Supporting Vendors
CorvetteClothing.com
Volunteer Vette Products
Bair's Corvettes
VetteBookStore.com
Mid America Motorworks

C3 of the Month
None Current
Enter Yours Today!
Online C3 Show
13
C3s are Registered

Vanity Plates
DADLY 2
JimG
Featured Links

Buy Now
The Corvette Factories: Building America's Sports Car (Hardcover)
The Corvette Factories: Building America's Sports Car (Hardcover)


Motor Trend - $5 for 12 issues.
Motor Trend
Only $5 for 12 issues.


Corvette from the Inside
Corvette from the Inside


Kindle
Kindle



| Hide Signatures and Profile Pics

 New Topic New Topic Post Reply Reply New Poll New Poll Search     Search Page [1]  
10/30/06 12:37am - Original Message: 'Password and Challenge Question/Answer'
Norsky Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
Moderator
- Send Private Message


Twin Lakes, CO - USA

Vette(s):
SOLD - "The Toy" - 1970 Convertible
SOLD - "The Beast" - 1990 ZR-1 (#682)
"BLKBRRD" - 1978 Trans Am, 400ci/285hp, 4 spd, Black w/black interior, Hurst t-tops

Joined: 1/23/2002
Posts: 6714
There have been quite a few e-mails into the Support mailbox recently regarding forgotten passwords.  This is a simple reminder that the security protocol installed on the site does not allow anyone to see a member's password or Challenge Question Answer, and that includes site admins (Adam W and myself).
 
So if by chance you should forget your password, before you send an e-mail to the Support Gang click on the "I Forgot My Password" link, which is located just below the password box on the main site login page.  There you can request your password to be sent to the e-mail address associated with your member account or you can be prompted with your Challenge Question/Answer and change your password on the spot.
 
Here's a suggestion on making your Challenge Question/Answer simple to help you remember your password - make the Challenge Question Answer be your password.  Or at the very least make it a question that the answer is something directly related to your password.  In most cases having a totally unrelated question/answer combo does nothing to help you remember your password.
 
For example - if your password was "green" make your Challenge Question be "What is the color of money?".  Or if your password is a pet's name make your Challenge Question be "What is my pet's name?".
 
Just make sure that what you pick to use is something only you would be able to answer.
 


____________________________________
Jim Olson 

"The Toys"...!!!  Save the Wave!
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
 
Support C3VR!
Suport our advertisers
10/30/06 9:40am - Reply: 'Password and Challenge Question/Answer'
Adam Wartell Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
C3VR Founder
- Send Private Message


Eagleville, PA - USA

Vette(s):
Used to own a 1979 Corvette now owned by JB79

Joined: 11/1/2001
Posts: 14713

Good post, Jim!

For some reason the "I forgot my password" link always seems to get overlooked.  The fact is, if you forget your password... clicking the "I forgot my password" link will get you back into the site MUCH faster than if you send a support email.  The only reason you should be sending support an email about a lost password is if you also do not remember the answer to your challenge question. Just remember, when you email support, it can take 24-48 hours to get a reply from us, so try your challenge QA first!  And usually, we'll recommend you use the "I forgot my password" link first before resetting your password. 
 
There is no mechanism to "lock" your account if you answer your question wrong too many times, or enter your password incorrectly too many times.  So go ahead and "hack" away to see if you can remember it.  When all else fails, email support.
 
Also, remember when creating your challenge question, make sure that what you pick to use is something only you would be able to answer.
 
By answering your challenge question correctly, you will be able to immediately reset your password to whatever you'd like it to be.  (Emailing your password to you is only available to a handful of members that signed up in the early days of the site, before the password encryption was put in place.)
 
Thanks!


____________________________________
-Adam Wartell
NCM Lifetime Member #1222
Founder:
C3 Vette Registry (Join C3VR on facebook)
C4 Vette Registry, C6 Vette Registry
C7 Vette Registry
Corvettes for a Cure

My first Vette, now owned by JB79:

 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
10/30/06 10:10pm - Reply: 'Password and Challenge Question/Answer'
Adams' Apple Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
Moderator
- Send Private Message


Duncanville, TX - USA

Vette(s):
#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

Joined: 11/8/2003
Posts: 19458
I have a small, pocket-sized notebook with all of my user names and p-werds written in it. Most of my p-werds(for different sites) may be the same, but case sensitive. I ferget, so I has to write them down.

____________________________________
Joel Adams
C3VR Lifetime Member #56    
My Link


(click for Texas-sized view!)
             NCRS

"Money can't buy happiness -- but somehow it's more comforting to cry in a CORVETTE than in a Kia"
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
10/31/06 9:40pm - Reply: 'Password and Challenge Question/Answer'
dwright Gold Member
Gold Member
Moderator
- Send Private Message


Victor, NY - USA

Vette(s):
2004 Commemorative Edition Coupe, Auto w/HUD. 13K miles in 2015. Sold 1982 Red Coupe

Joined: 7/12/2004
Posts: 6757
Just don't lose that notebook

____________________________________
http://www.c3vr.com/member_uploads/6301_6400/6346/Copy-of-IMG_267720156754455r.jpg

Save the Wave!
Support the National Corvette Museum   
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
10/31/06 9:44pm - Reply: 'Password and Challenge Question/Answer'
Adams' Apple Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
Moderator
- Send Private Message


Duncanville, TX - USA

Vette(s):
#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

Joined: 11/8/2003
Posts: 19458
What notebook?

It stays right by the 'puter here...like an armrest!

____________________________________
Joel Adams
C3VR Lifetime Member #56    
My Link


(click for Texas-sized view!)
             NCRS

"Money can't buy happiness -- but somehow it's more comforting to cry in a CORVETTE than in a Kia"
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
10/31/06 10:21pm - Reply: 'Password and Challenge Question/Answer'
greypoupon69 Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
- Send Private Message


Irving, TX - USA

Vette(s):
#1 -1969 Corvette Coupe Riverside Gold, black interior,MN,A/C,350/350,PS,PB,window cranks. #2 -2000 C5, black/black, 6 sp, Bose system & lots of buttons.

Joined: 8/21/2004
Posts: 4273
[QUOTE=Adams' Apple]I have a small, pocket-sized notebook with all of my user names and p-werds written in it. Most of my p-werds(for different sites) may be the same, but case sensitive. I ferget, so I has to write them down. [/QUOTE]
Don't feel bad, I do too.  The only one I know by heart is this forum's. Big%20smile


____________________________________
     
My Link


MICK - C3VR Lifetime Member #113

 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
 New Topic New Topic Post Reply Reply New Poll New Poll Search     Search Page [1]  
 Forums -> Official C3 Vette Registry Support/Issues/Comments
(Moderator: Adam Wartell, Norsky, Adams' Apple)
 

 
Official C3 Vette Registry Community:
Home | Forums | Email | Who's Online | Clubs | Events | Member Stats

Other Official C3 Vette Registry Areas:
Members | Research | Shop | My Account | About C3VR
 

Corvette is a registered trademark of the General Motors Corporation(GM) & Chevrolet Motor Division. Vette Registries, LLC is responsible for all site content (except for member submitted content or where otherwise noted) and does not claim or imply that Chevrolet or GM is responsible for Official C3 Vette Registry content. Vette Registries, LLC is independent from GM and is not affiliated with, sponsored or supported by GM.  Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended, or implied and are in fact used to support GM, Chevrolet and Corvette

Official C3 Vette Registry content is Copyright 2001-2017, Vette Registries, LLC. Content may not be reused without written consent. All Rights Reserved. NS

Corvette (Vette) Model Years on this site: 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 30