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Old 04 May 2011, 10:47
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Co-Admin up his own bum

I am the site owner of my forum but when it started to get really busy I made someone whom I thought I could trust co admin. Now, while I was in hospital having an operation (with no internet connection) he has de-admined my account and contacted the hosts, forged my signature and transfered everything over to him. I am in discussion with the hosts to get all the passwords changed for the access (ftp etc) which should be done today.

Question is...how can I make myself admin again with just server access? He's refusing to do it via the ACP but I need to do it so I can knock him off his perch, as I pay for the hosting and the vbulletin licence and am in the process of getting everything changed back with the hosts but I don't want to have to start from scratch as I have 100K+ posts and a few 1000 threads but need to become admin again.

--------------- Added 04 May 2011 at 11:46 ---------------

Am I going to have to go into the database?

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Old 04 May 2011, 12:19
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Someone asked a similar question in this thread: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=260852

Well, not really the same problem, but it has instructions for using tools.php, and you can use that to make yourself admin again.

Hope that works for you.

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Old 04 May 2011, 13:59
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Originally Posted by kh99 View Post
Someone asked a similar question in this thread: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=260852

Well, not really the same problem, but it has instructions for using tools.php, and you can use that to make yourself admin again.

Hope that works for you.
Thanks. Should do the job. I've given him until tea time UK time to either upgrade my account or I shall do that.
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Old 04 May 2011, 14:06
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Well, you're very tolerant...I think I'd be doing whatever I could to block any access he has until I had control again.
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Old 04 May 2011, 14:15
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Well, you're very tolerant...I think I'd be doing whatever I could to block any access he has until I had control again.
It's a darts site and he stumped up 3K of his own money for a tournament we organised so I feel a little guilty just sacking him off. I think I'll just make him a moderator.
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Old 04 May 2011, 17:17
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It's a darts site and he stumped up 3K of his own money for a tournament we organised so I feel a little guilty just sacking him off. I think I'll just make him a moderator.
He decided to take control of your website while you were hospitalized, forged your signature to take control of your server (that's called theft...), and won't give you access back...and YOU feel guilty?

If it was me I'd have already banned any IP he's ever used and reported the forgery to the police
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Old 04 May 2011, 17:19
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You are WAAAAAAAY tolerant! This guy steals your site deliberately and you feel the need to make him a moderator?
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Old 04 May 2011, 17:33
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Well, as he said, the guy dopes have a monetary interest in the site, so he you would be better off to pay him off and get rid of him as you have no idea how far he will go the next time.
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Old 04 May 2011, 17:37
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Well, as he said, the guy dopes have a monetary interest in the site, so he you would be better off to pay him off and get rid of him as you have no idea how far he will go the next time.
The guy did something illegal and tried to steal something that wasn't his. How much he 'donated' to the site does not matter in the least in a situation like this.
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Old 04 May 2011, 17:59
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Yes, it does matter as once the money was accepted, then he has rights to the forum. Granted what he did is despicable, but still he could cause far worse major headaches in the long run. And remember, you are only hearing one side of the story.
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Old 04 May 2011, 18:05
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Yes, it does matter as once the money was accepted, then he has rights to the forum. Granted what he did is despicable, but still he could cause far worse major headaches in the long run. And remember, you are only hearing one side of the story.
you don't get rights of ownership when you donate money
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Old 04 May 2011, 18:21
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It all depends on the deal they struck when he donated the money. As with anything like this, there are always 2 sides to the story. Until you hear both sides, then all you can do is cast an opinion on everything.
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Old 04 May 2011, 18:28
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It all depends on the deal they struck when he donated the money. As with anything like this, there are always 2 sides to the story. Until you hear both sides, then all you can do is cast an opinion on everything.
Which is what I'm doing

Sadly, I'm pretty sure we aren't going to hear both sides of this story, would be nice though.
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Old 04 May 2011, 19:06
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I really don't want to know anymore, to be honest.
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Old 06 May 2011, 10:52
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Tried that fix ^^^ and it didn't work. I'm still a normal user. He won't give me his log in details so I can't make myself admin.

Help please.
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