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McCoy would like to post again and give pointers but…..

PostPost by: 45DCOE » Mon May 16, 2022 7:33 pm

Seems McCoy tried to re-post on the forum years ago but for some reason his password would not take. He tried to get ahold of the moderator but received no answer so just gave up and has been off for years.
Has anyone been in that situation where the “I Forgot Password” prompt would not register? There is a “Resend Activation E-Mail” prompt and does this help? Or does reregistering again work?
It seems he is motivated to start posting again to clear up some misconceptions and answer your questions. Might kick some new blood into the forum and bring back some of the old-timers.

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PostPost by: 2cams70 » Mon May 16, 2022 10:54 pm

Please - some new blood or knowledgeable old timers come back!
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Tue May 17, 2022 12:16 am

Just sign up with a new ID and remind everyone what your old logon used to be.
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PostPost by: Slowtus » Tue May 17, 2022 12:33 am

elanfan1 wrote:Just sign up with a new ID and remind everyone what your old logon used to be.


Yup, this is (needs to be) pretty much a constant on sites such as these...following threads can be a little more difficult but worth the effort.

Are we talking John McCoy of Omnitech here?
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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Tue May 17, 2022 12:55 am

I dont think new passwords have worked for years. You take the password your given and save it (copy-paste)
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PostPost by: 45DCOE » Tue May 17, 2022 1:35 am

Therein may lie the problem if new passwords have not been working (system glitch?). May have to reregister with a new ID as a last resort. Tried to E-Mail the administrator but no response so far.
Yes, John McCoy of OmniTech. He could provide some valuable insights on engine building, differentials, clutches, and racing tips.
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Tue May 17, 2022 1:48 am

The site has at times had issues with people who may have a commercial interest posting their knowledge and their passwords "not working" and the moderator not replying. Not sure why this has been the case but a similar thing happened to others around the same time and they were able to login again recently so maybe things have changed.

I guess it is a grey area around what is "advertising" versus what is "contributing"

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PostPost by: 45DCOE » Tue May 17, 2022 2:35 am

Yes Rohan, good point. I was originally thinking the same thing since his is a commercial venture and the board is mostly populated by “amateurs”. I can vouch that advertising is the last thing on his agenda as the shop is doing well. I think he mainly wants to post to clear up some misconceptions on his personal theories on twincam engine building.
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PostPost by: nmauduit » Tue May 17, 2022 11:00 am

elanfan1 wrote:Just sign up with a new ID and remind everyone what your old logon used to be.


I also eventually created a new account some years ago...
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Tue May 17, 2022 11:32 am

45DCOE wrote:Yes Rohan, good point. I was originally thinking the same thing since his is a commercial venture and the board is mostly populated by “amateurs”. I can vouch that advertising is the last thing on his agenda as the shop is doing well. I think he mainly wants to post to clear up some misconceptions on his personal theories on twincam engine building.



I don't consider myself an "amateur" just a professional who does not charge for his services in this particular engineering area as preservation of the joy of driving an Elan and the sheer beauty of the Lotus Twincam overrides all other considerations and I am sure that is Johns motivation also :lol:

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PostPost by: jcocking » Wed May 18, 2022 12:10 am

What is John's username?
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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Wed May 18, 2022 12:20 am

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PostPost by: jcocking » Wed May 18, 2022 2:15 am

Information sent to John with new password.
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PostPost by: 45DCOE » Wed May 18, 2022 4:01 am

Thanks very much for your help Jeff!
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PostPost by: J_Omniech » Wed May 18, 2022 5:45 am

Jeff Cocking contacted me with my long lost user name and password, Thankyou Jeff. Apologies, I should have just started fresh.
Possibly way back, possibly when the site was established, I created a user name, dropping the t in Omnitech for some reason,,,,, dyslexia,,,, No idea where the password came from, certainly more creative than my standard go to.
Anyway, I’ll find time to respond to a couple posts that need bit more info to get right.
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