I have a friendly, fun bot on Twitch. I haven’t logged into its account for ages, purely communicating with the Twitch API and their IRC service.
The other day, they announced a new annouying “Oauth” requirement to access their API. As a result of this, I was forced to log in to the account. Of course, I had noted down the username and password, but after providing them, it didn’t let me log in. Instead, it said that it has sent some kind of one-time code to the e-mail address associated with the account, which I’ve long since lost access to and which was a throwaway one to begin with.
As a result, I’m forever locked out from the account. I can never log in to it ever again, even though I have the password. I can’t stress this enough:
I have the password, but cannot log in to the account.
Why do they do this? The Internet has become a broken mess where no site, no form, ever lets me actually use it anymore without harassing me. I’m made to sit and click on images for half an hour and then they still show an error in the end. Weird codes are sent to long-abandoned throwaway e-mail addresses. Fake error messages all the time.
How could I have “guessed” the password on the first try?
I’ve stopped even trying to register accounts or do anything because it never works anymore.