When I returned and went to use the admin login for the first time I experienced exactly the same thing as you did.
This is a security feature protecting all accounts on the forum.
Sure the scammers can harvest the user id's, but they only get 3 goes to guess a password, then they get the same message. (Ha!)
I'm still getting lots of dodgy applications to join the forum each day, but they can't do any more than make the application.
It's then up to me to vet each one. Fortunately the new forum software has some nice little investigative tool for me to be able to determine the origin of these applications, most of the dodgy ones come from China or India.
There is one change of password I'm sitting on at the moment because I believe it to be false. If you knew who it was you would all say "yep that would be right"
Oh by the way I've been doing it tough, slogging it out acclimatising myself in preparation for Speed Week in Vanuatu.
Wasn't all beer and skittles though, we did have a 6.9 earth quake and a cyclone, very entertaining.
This was where we stayed -
Keep the shiney side up........
DLRA WebMaster / Editor