I’m sorry but it’s crappy to give me two weeks in the summer to locate some “backup codes” I was never offered or risk losing my account forever. People go on vacation. Doesn’t reflect well on Discourse. At least post instructions on where these codes are.
How to get your codes is here https://forum.qubes-os.org/t/finding-your-2fa-backup-codes/4589
Bear in mind, you only need this if using a U2F key ( a physical key you plug into the machine )
As far as I understand if these codes are given to the users upon activating 2FA. If it were our choice we wouldn’t make users go through this trouble. But the reality is that this is a consequence of U2F being tied to a domain name and our forum domain changing soon.
Let us know if you are having any issues with obtaining the backup codes.