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I think the Change Password page has broken
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Hello there,

So I just logged back and thought maybe I should btw change the password of my account after this long time.

However, the Change Password page, which is located at https://the-starport.net/modules/profile/changepass.php doesn't seems to recognize my old password and thus keep rejecting the new one.

I mean, I just re-logged in to verify that the password I used in the "Current Password" field is correct, so I don't think it was me who messed it up.

Could somebody check the code for a bit to see if there is anything fishy and buggy in there? And fix it while you at it? Please.

Thanks!

Posted on: 9/12 14:08
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Re: I think the Change Password page has broken
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I've noticed similar problems with registration! We've had a few folks on the Discord complain that they can't get the registration form to work properly at all. It's a very old site so issues like this are to be expected I suppose

The current workaround seems to be trying different browsers, so you could give that a go?

Posted on: 9/13 11:18
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Hi Ruppetthemuppet,

I tried Chrome, but the problem seems don't want to go. I guess there is a problem in the server code.

If the staff is considering to switch to newer server program, from what I've heard, the cool kids now days uses Discourse, you can pair it with a blog to publish articles (or not, post article as a forum post seems work well)

Don't know what to do with the downloads though.

Posted on: 9/14 1:29
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On the second thought, maybe try something like Mastodon, it's like a social network like Twitter you can host on your own server.

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There's a Discord that's affiliated with TSP that's excellent for Freelancer chat. A link can be found in the sidebar.

As for forum software, currently TSP uses Xoops. There's been talk of switching away to something more modern for years, but it would be quite a bit of work to get the database converted so we could set up on the new forums I think! It will probably happen eventually, but there isn't really any sort of timeframe for it to happen right now sadly.

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Well, I sure hope they can do an upgrade or switch, because the XOOPS caused a real Oops this time LOL.

Plus, to be honest, this program was and still is a pain in the a-area anyways.

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So... I've figured out how to do it:

1. Before login, you click the Forgot Password link and ask the website to send you a email
2. Click the link in the email the website has sent to you
3. The website will send you another email, containing a newly generated password of your account
4. Login with that new password, go to the Change Password page, and put the generated password into the "Current Password" box, and enter your own new password in the "New Password" and "Verify Password" box.

It worked for me, maybe it will work for the others.

I guess the root cause of this problem is somebody misused `strtolower` or `strtoupper`. My old password contains an uppercased letter, it probably got `strtolower`ed by the "Change Password" page and thus become mismatched with the real one.

Posted on: 9/14 11:22
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Interesting, thanks for detailing the solution here!

Posted on: 9/14 13:55
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You're welcome boss

Posted on: 9/14 14:09
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