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Author Topic: forum password suggestion  (Read 1932 times)

aparente001

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forum password suggestion
« on: February 24, 2013, 07:22:58 AM »
The password has to have eight characters.  If I forget that, and type in my current favorite seven-digit password, it would be nice to get a message reminding me what the password rules for this forum are.

Also, new subscribers should be shown a suggestion to set a magic question.  I didn't find out about that feature until I was at the point of resetting my password.

Finally, please set "hide email address" as the default.

Thanks.

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Re: forum password suggestion
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2013, 11:21:09 AM »
You are right about the 8 character password reminder -- it's annoying how it is now.

Hide email address -- i think i need to change the text for that -- we actually ignore that field and ALWAYS HIDE email addresses no matter what -- you cannot expose your email address even if you try.

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Re: forum password suggestion
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2013, 12:33:46 PM »
You have a favourite password?  :o

I hope no site you use ever gets hacked.

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Re: forum password suggestion
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2013, 01:12:39 PM »
I have a couple of low-security passwords that I use for forums.  With so many forums, there's no way I can keep track of a different one for every single forum.  But I don't use the low-security ones for important things.

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Re: forum password suggestion
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2013, 04:46:15 PM »
I use my favorite password for forums.

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Re: forum password suggestion
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2013, 05:54:42 PM »
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The password has to have eight characters.
You are right about the 8 character password

-is that something new? I really don't remember. I know I have a poor memory, but I will be surprised if my password here is more than 6 characters. Hmm... I hope I won't need to re-use it!

Magic questions should never be mandatory;
I hate to give such private informations to anyone.


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Re: forum password suggestion
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2013, 01:10:32 PM »
Easy solution is to use Keepass, create a unique password for each site, then just hit CTRL-ALT-A to automatically type the username and password into each site.

My mother has a different maiden name on each site I have a login  :)

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Re: forum password suggestion
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2013, 01:46:30 PM »
Magic questions should never be mandatory;
I hate to give such private informations to anyone.

No problem. Do what katykaty and I apparently do. Make up answers to them. 8)

This works BTW. Even if you don't have a good memory:

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« Last Edit: March 07, 2013, 01:54:07 PM by 40hz »