As mentioned I created a second account as I initially lost my ability to log in after my computer had a fit and I lost passwords to several other sites etc. This has happened before and I usually just re-enter passwords on the other sites and it accepts them. This site, as before, will not accept the old password, so I click the link for new password access - this leads to emails from the site management to generate a new temporary password. When entering this new password it persistently states the password or username is incorrect - after 5 attempts it logs me off for 15 minutes. This happened several times, I had sent several emails back to try and explain the situation but no reply. Finally the only way I could get back on was to create a "new" username etc. by simply adding a full stop to my old username.
The interesting issue now, though not really important, is that when I now get a "new liked message", and access the Your Notifications link, it shows my list from the "old" username only, which by the way has only ever shown the first 11 "likes" messages from last year, and no newer ones!
As far as grabbing an example of the post that was "liked" linked with my old username, I got one from h2madness! recently on his H2 for sale thread, when accessing the notification link, it doesn't show that "like" message but only the old list with my old username - no new "likes" show up.
I'm not overly concerned about the messages issues as long as I can send and receive them on the board sites. Just cannot work out how this works!