Sooner or later, you’re bound to forget your GeekShed password. When that happens, you won’t be able to identify when you try to log in. Most likely, your nick will change to something like Unidentified1337 (where the number at the end is random).

For increased security, passwords are encrypted on GeekShed. As a result the reset password command does not work on our site. In order to get your password reset, visit #help and ask a staff member for help with a password reset. Anyone from a half-op up can help you. You may have to wait for someone to become available to help you, so please be patient.

You will be asked to provide the nick and the email address that you used to register it. Once that information is confirmed, the staff member will have the system send a temporary password to your email address. Once you have logged in with your temporary password, you can set a new (and hopefully more memorable) password with this command:

/msg NickServ SET PASSWORD new-password

Be sure to replace “new-password” with your new password. For instance, to change my password to “BaconIsBest” I’d use this command:

/msg NickServ SET PASSWORD BaconIsBest

If you’ve forgotten your password on the forums, follow these instructions.