Dec 9 2020
You're the (current) owner of the account. You would need to do the
recovery. No one is going to just give the account to someone else.
The .edu email address would suggest it belonged to someone with your name.
Considering you claim to run https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Mathbot
that bot also has the same email as WP 1.0 bot (and 5 other accounts.. Two
of which confirmed the email in 2006 and 2007).... That bot is active, and
is still attached to that same edu email... I don't believe "it changed"
after you had the bot account. You obviously had access to that email at
If that email is no longer correct (or you no longer have access to it),
you should be changing it on that other Bot account too, otherwise if you
lose access, you're going to be stuck there too.
PGP won't help here. Even if I knew the password, which I don't, as my own
email address is not .edu, so it changed after I had the bot account, how
am I supposed to know that you folks are who you claim you are? I think you
should indeed attempt to do an account recovery according to accepted
May 10 2019
Any updates? :) I can't fix that myself, I don't have access to the "virtual" server you create for my bot on which you run the cgi script which runs a different perl version than the one on tools-sgebastion-07.
May 6 2019
I think the script now can run. There is a problem though. The machine tools-sgebastion-07 I use for testing runs perl 5.24. When the CGI script runs, it tells me that it runs on machine:
I thought I did. I moved it as a cron job. The tool is happily running in the new environment as a cron job daily, just the CGI interface is not working.