@ Galbador0: Cool. Thanks for the information. It all helps.
@ All: Both Kisai and STrRedWolf are working on this. Part of the code that works with the passwords has to be re-written since a forum update around May is incompatible with the existing password thingy. That's the gist of the information that I have at hand at this current time.
So yes, the problem is indeed being worked on, Lamentably, there is still no ETA on a working SiteAdmin that everyone can use.
@ LauraEss: You should still be able to log into the forum with you original forum account so long as you still have access to the email address that you originally signed up with. Just go to the forum login page and click on the "Forgot your password?" link and a new password should be sent to your email and let you use your old forum account. The bad news is that because your password changes, you still won't be able to log into SiteAdmin - but you ought to be able to use your existing forum account.
@ SomethingWicked: o.0 That's ... an odd one. I'd say you were editing files in the public_html side but your symptoms don't match up to that. Sounds like you are editing the indextemplate.html and dailytemplate.html files but some of the changes aren't sticking. The first impulse I get is to tell you to refresh your browser to make sure you are looking at the current version on the site and not a cached version on your computer. Sounds like you might need to trigger a Full Update, but you won't be able to do that until you can get into SiteAdmin. One of those "can't do A because of B, can't do B because of A" scenarios. Not quite sure what you can do in the meantime...
@ BionicDance: I'm not sure I follow the question. If you upload banners and such into the CG system, then those images will only work on CG sites. For example, if you wanted to upload your banner so that you could hot-link to it from Bob's Board and Mega Fun Forum (generic names for sites you might visit) then you would need to upload them to another image service. Normally I'd recommend PhotoBucket since that one is good but they specifically don't serve images to CG sites. There are a number of other image hosts that you can use. I recommend ImageCave, ImageShack and RipWay. All three should let you create an account, upload your images and hotlink to them from any site you care to use.
@KBGleason: Ouch! Not a lot you can do about it for the moment. Where are you? If you are in the US, then you would have left it at midnight. Europe sets it for the previous evening and Australia / Asia sets it for the following morning. It is really confusing. It is explained here
how the offset time works, but this is an older explanation - the times are off by 90 minutes now (just to really confuse everyone) since the server(s) hosting CG moved early in 2008 and crossed timezones - but I'm not sure which way it changed.
@ All again: Normally I'd be quite happy to say "this issue ought to be fixed by the <some date>", but I have no control over it and not privy to just how far along the work is progressing. Giving out possible completion dates without a concrete reason for said date is usually a bad idea as delays are inevitable and it just frustrates everyone. What I can say is that the problem is being worked on and that it will (hopefully) be resolved (sometime) soon.
In the meantime, if anyone has specific questions on how to do things, then feel free to ask. The main thing at the moment would be to concentrate on making comics (people will come to your site to read your comic, not admire the website that displays it) and if you can get FTP to work then you are already 90% of the way there.
Apologies to all for the inconvenience.