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    • 3mph
    • By 3mph 9th Feb 18, 9:23 PM
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    3mph
    Password
    • #1
    • 9th Feb 18, 9:23 PM
    Password 9th Feb 18 at 9:23 PM
    Forum just told me to change my password as it is over a year old.

    For Petes sake there is nothing worth securing on this forum so why the ridiculous idea you should have to regularly change your password.

    I thought that the whole point of MSE was to bring common sense into things instead of being idiotically bureaucratically stupid.

    Rant over
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    • ashe
    • By ashe 10th Feb 18, 10:01 AM
    • 334 Posts
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    ashe
    4450 days old, assumed I!!!8217;d hit a limit as such a specific number
    • Lauralou79
    • By Lauralou79 10th Feb 18, 10:17 AM
    • 152 Posts
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    Lauralou79
    Me too but it wouldn’t let me change so just went to the forgotten password bit and did it that way via emails
    • Vampyr
    • By Vampyr 10th Feb 18, 11:23 AM
    • 53 Posts
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    Vampyr
    Yeah I had the same after 72 days! Just used the same password as before.

    I guess MSE are really worried that someone may hack into my account and start complaining about solicitors and EAs!
    • deannatrois
    • By deannatrois 14th Feb 18, 7:36 AM
    • 5,128 Posts
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    deannatrois
    WHY have I been asked to change my password again?

    Has MSE admin gone mad?

    Very irritating. Did just put my old password in (prior to the last change) but only did this five days ago.

    Please MSE put this right if its an error, no other site expects you to change your password after five days. I love this site but won't if I have to keep messing with passwords.
    • alba7
    • By alba7 14th Feb 18, 7:42 AM
    • 155 Posts
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    alba7
    WHY have I been asked to change my password again?

    Has MSE admin gone mad?

    Very irritating. Did just put my old password in (prior to the last change) but only did this five days ago.

    Please MSE put this right if its an error, no other site expects you to change your password after five days. I love this site but won't if I have to keep messing with passwords.
    Originally posted by deannatrois
    I agree deannatrois - I've just had to do the same. I am not doing this every 5 days!
    • Murphybear
    • By Murphybear 14th Feb 18, 7:43 AM
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    Murphybear
    Me too. Do you supposed they emailed everyone
    Originally posted by Murphybear
    So I changed my password. Last night I got another request to change my password as it was 5 days old.
    • AnotherJoe
    • By AnotherJoe 14th Feb 18, 7:44 AM
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    AnotherJoe
    Insanity. I just had a message "your password in 5 days old and has therefore expired" (my emphasis)

    What's next, change it every minute ?

    I "changed" it to the same one. Sort it out MSE.
    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 14th Feb 18, 7:44 AM
    • 2,087 Posts
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    curl girl
    Fed up with having to change password!!!!!!!!!!
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • Ozzuk
    • By Ozzuk 14th Feb 18, 7:53 AM
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    Ozzuk
    I tried to change mine to PENIS, but it said it wasn't long enough
    • silvercar
    • By silvercar 14th Feb 18, 8:02 AM
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    silvercar
    The new request to change your password after 5 days is a glitch. MSE are aware and will be fixing it.

    In the mean time, you can choose your new password to be the same as your old. one.
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    • Mahsroh
    • By Mahsroh 14th Feb 18, 8:04 AM
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    Mahsroh
    Mine was 5 days old - had to reset!!
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 14th Feb 18, 8:44 AM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    Yep....and me...had to do mine again.

    I just changed it back to the original password and decided I'd better have a policy of re-cycling through between two passwords. Hopefully that will be sufficient to deal with any further such scenarios and I'll just have to remember two passwords to swop between.

    ...and they STILL haven't made the passwords secure yet.......months after the need became evident...
    NOT dancing to anyone else's tune.

    It's the 21st century now....
    • AnotherJoe
    • By AnotherJoe 14th Feb 18, 9:02 AM
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    AnotherJoe
    You don't even need do that MITSTM, you can "change" your MSE password to the same one, I just did. So much for their banter about it enhancing security.
    • scoot65
    • By scoot65 14th Feb 18, 9:03 AM
    • 166 Posts
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    scoot65
    Insanity. I just had a message "your password in 5 days old and has therefore expired" (my emphasis)

    What's next, change it every minute ?

    I "changed" it to the same one. Sort it out MSE.
    Originally posted by AnotherJoe
    +1 Same here! Annoying.....
    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 14th Feb 18, 9:08 AM
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    LandyAndy
    I tried to change mine to PENIS, but it said it wasn't long enough
    Originally posted by Ozzuk

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    • Smodlet
    • By Smodlet 14th Feb 18, 11:28 AM
    • 2,219 Posts
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    Smodlet
    I'm pretty sure G_M's cakes are all home baked, aren't they?
    What is this life if, sweet wordsmith, we have no time to take the pith?
    Every stew starts with the first onion.
    I took it upon myself to investigate a trifle; it had custard, jelly, soggy sponge things...
    • Freddie Allen
    • By Freddie Allen 14th Feb 18, 12:05 PM
    • 18 Posts
    • 2 Thanks
    Freddie Allen
    Hey! I changed my password today only as it has been expired. I got a mail after requesting the new password.
    HNY
    • 45002
    • By 45002 14th Feb 18, 9:07 PM
    • 408 Posts
    • 353 Thanks
    45002
    I just changed my password to using same password again




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    MSE censored my signature Again, No reason given
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