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Mar 3, 2012 02:51 AM

Help Log On With Old Password . Need Links

I noticed that I could not log on with my 4 letter password. I understand they are required to be 5 letters or longer.

I joined ages ago and my old email address is no longer accessible to me. This is probably why I did not get an email notice that there would be a change to 5 letter passwords.

I have tried contacting the moderator but they just responded today after sending messages a week ago.

I would like to get my years and years worth of links. Any help would be appreciated.

SilverlakeGirl [now SilverlakeGirlToo

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  1. As we emailed you yesterday, we updated the email address on your SilverlakeGirl account to your new address, so you can use the 'forgot password' function and reset your password.

    Please email us if you have further difficulties, but please do be aware that while we try to respond promptly, it may take us 24-48 hours to respond, longer if it's over a weekend.

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    1. re: The Chowhound Team

      Thank you for the reply.

      Yesterdays email response asked if I had tried to reset via "have you forgotten your password?". That was an old address that I could not access.

      NOW that I opened SilverlakeGirlTwo with this mtbrucker at, it now is over riding your stellar attempts to help. NOW the email reset only lets me reset my SilverlakeGirlToo.

      Can you eliminate my email on SilverlakeGirlToo account and resent the password reset for my original account. I woud be so grateful to reach my old links.

      Thank you.


    2. I have to say that after 11 years on Chowhound, through all the changes, the discovery that I had to change my password was almost the last straw. I almost didn't do it. I did, but it's maddening not least because it's just another unnecessary hoop to jump through. When I forget the new one, as I invariably will, I might be done once and for all.

      2 Replies
      1. re: tatamagouche

        that one snuck up on me too, I mean there's been a notice about the restaurant database going away for over a month that frankly I don't care about and nothing about this.

        but ehh, roll with the punches. nothing ever stays the same (and in a way thank god for that - fights complacency) my old password was a simple unsecure 3 characters, no digits, so the new is better. doubleplusgood.

        1. re: hill food

          Luckily, I just had to log in and remembered it. :)

      2. OMG! Thank you, thank you, thank you!