OK So I am an idiot.
As a rule I don’t like blog comment registration systems so I just don’t bother.
On the other hand I do want to have a dialogue with MSDN bloggers.
I think/thought/assumed I must have registered at some point when I wanted to post something to John Montgomery recently. So I used the password update service. And “apparently” I am already registered. Well you would think so given a message that says
“User Password Reset
The password has been changed and a temporary password has been emailed to your account. Please allow up to 15 minutes for it to take effect.”
The message seems unambiguous when I read it. So I waited. And waited. And… you know the rest. I wondered if it was a bug, I checked my spam filter, all that good stuff. Finally i forgot about it – the next day I tried again.
You would think the service would actually check that an email address existed in the system before sending that message, wouldn’t you. But evidently not.
It turns out you can put any old gubbins into the field and get the same message. Thanks developer.
So I am an idiot but I am fairly sure I am not the only one. A friendly word then to the msdn team- please fix the app, to save other idiots from waiting and waiting and waiting…