NationStates Jolt Archive

Password/email address problem

Random Kingdom
30-03-2005, 20:58
I know I've probably got the wrong place, and I should be asking Jolt itself this, but...

I would have assumed that my forum password is the same as my nation's password, but every time I enter my nation's password I get an incorrect password error. I changed my email address but I can't change it in my forum settings because I don't know my password. And it says I need to enter my registered email address to reset my password, so I entered my new email address and since I haven't got a reset-password email I suppose it means my old email address, and I can't really check that anyway, so ARGH!

Is the email address in the Jolt settings used for anything important?
New Jyria
30-03-2005, 22:58
I've noticed this too! It's annoying because I think the NS server assigns your nation with a password which it uses to automatically log you in when you visit the forum. I recently tried changing my e-mail address as well, but then it asked me for my password, which I don't have. I could go through the process of resetting my password and changing to something I can remember, but then the forum link wouldn't log me in, then, would it? I guess what I'd want to know would be: what is my jolt password? Can a mod or someone get it for me? This probably doesn't help you, Random Kingdom, but I just felt like telling of my own experience with this system.

EDIT: To answer your question, it's only important if you want to recieve e-mail updates of the threads you're subscribed to.
31-03-2005, 01:06
Have you ever changed your nation's password before? If you change your NS password, the change doesn't carry over to Jolt. It happens to me, even though my nation has a different password now, my forum password is the same as it was the the date we were moved from the old forums (the date I registered). Is that the problem? You should be automatically logged in when go directly from the game to the forums via the Forum link though, no matter what, so I don't see why you'd ever need to use the Jolt login feature.

Does that help you any?
Random Kingdom
31-03-2005, 02:13
Ah perhaps! In that case I have been inputting the wrong password. Damn autologin features...