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    • gentlepurr
    • By gentlepurr 10th Feb 18, 9:53 AM
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    "Your password has expired" ..........
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    • 10th Feb 18, 9:53 AM
    "Your password has expired" .......... 10th Feb 18 at 9:53 AM
    What a sad day yesterday, tried to bring MSE up on the lappy and get greeted with this message, so i just thought i would warn you all, - your password will expire after 4487 days!! I honestly feel heartbroken, i feel like ive had my front door key taken off me, ok ive had to give myself a shiny new "key" but its just not the same as the one that holds all your memories, the tactile, battered old worn one that nobody would ever have guessed in a million years, and now i have to remember a whole new way to "get in" and i dont like it...........

    One saving grace, at least i dont seem to have lost my old version of the site........... and interesting that ive passed the 4487 days as an MSEr mark............
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    • ampersand
    • By ampersand 10th Feb 18, 9:58 AM
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    • 10th Feb 18, 9:58 AM
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    • 10th Feb 18, 9:58 AM
    Loads of airings on this latest mse non-sense.
    Expect neither response, nor apology, nor explanation. These don't happen nowadays on mse.
    On the other hand, random banning is on the increase.
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    • gentlepurr
    • By gentlepurr 10th Feb 18, 10:11 AM
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    • 10th Feb 18, 10:11 AM
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    • 10th Feb 18, 10:11 AM
    Sad world, fings aint wat they usedta be.........
    "It is not uncommon for slight acquaintances to get married, but a couple really have to know each other to get divorced." - Anonymous
    • pogofish
    • By pogofish 10th Feb 18, 10:26 AM
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    • 10th Feb 18, 10:26 AM
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    • 10th Feb 18, 10:26 AM
    What's wrong with Board Feedback? - There have been threads on this since yesterday and an 'official' thread went live almost exactly 24hrs before this one...?
    • Wild_Rover
    • By Wild_Rover 10th Feb 18, 11:22 AM
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    • 10th Feb 18, 11:22 AM
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    • 10th Feb 18, 11:22 AM
    Sad world, fings aint wat they usedta be.........
    Originally posted by gentlepurr
    Ah, yes, when everything cost a penny and was made of wood.....

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    • MothballsWallet
    • By MothballsWallet 10th Feb 18, 11:48 AM
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    • 10th Feb 18, 11:48 AM
    Ah, yes, when everything cost a penny and was made of wood.....

    WR
    Originally posted by Wild_Rover
    And City bankers weren't obsessed with their own wages and bonuses while screwing everyone else over...

    Wait, were they ever not about their own personal wealth?
    I live in the UK City of Culture 2021

    Married to an immigrant.

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    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 10th Feb 18, 1:03 PM
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    • 10th Feb 18, 1:03 PM
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    • 10th Feb 18, 1:03 PM
    What a sad day yesterday, tried to bring MSE up on the lappy and get greeted with this message, so i just thought i would warn you all, - your password will expire after 4487 days!! I honestly feel heartbroken, i feel like ive had my front door key taken off me, ok ive had to give myself a shiny new "key" but its just not the same as the one that holds all your memories, the tactile, battered old worn one that nobody would ever have guessed in a million years, and now i have to remember a whole new way to "get in" and i dont like it...........

    One saving grace, at least i dont seem to have lost my old version of the site........... and interesting that ive passed the 4487 days as an MSEr mark............
    Originally posted by gentlepurr
    Why did you not just use your existing password like a lot of us did?
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    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 10th Feb 18, 4:45 PM
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    • 10th Feb 18, 4:45 PM
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    • 10th Feb 18, 4:45 PM
    Mine was 4766 days .... but I just set it to the same password as it was
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    • Deep In Debt
    • By Deep In Debt 10th Feb 18, 8:17 PM
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    • 10th Feb 18, 8:17 PM
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    • 10th Feb 18, 8:17 PM
    Mine was 464 days.
    • gentlepurr
    • By gentlepurr 10th Feb 18, 9:15 PM
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    Why did you not just use your existing password like a lot of us did?
    Originally posted by Wizard of Id
    Mine was 4766 days .... but I just set it to the same password as it was
    Originally posted by indesisiv
    ....Because it wasnt "big" enough, ive been here so many years my password was only 5 digits........... but small as it was i still loved it...........
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    • sillyvixen
    • By sillyvixen 11th Feb 18, 12:30 AM
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    Mine was 206 days, had to reset my password as I could not remember it.
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    • Silver Shark
    • By Silver Shark 11th Feb 18, 3:31 PM
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    Mine was 464 days and I just changed my password to the one I always use.
    • donnajunkie
    • By donnajunkie 11th Feb 18, 7:00 PM
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    I just made mine exactly the same as it was before. A total pointless exercise.
    • MrsShazbat
    • By MrsShazbat 11th Feb 18, 7:24 PM
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    Mine was 2485 days or thereabouts. I'm the world's worst for having the same passwords/PIN numbers for everything so it's now just a variation on my original one.
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    • Naf
    • By Naf 11th Feb 18, 7:34 PM
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    Mine was 2000-odd. My old password was too short, but that's because its still in my "old scheme" as it were - accounts which I don't have security worries about. Accounts which need higher security have more difficult passwords.

    https://howsecureismypassword.net/ will give you an idea how long a computer program would take to hack your password. My new MSE one sits at 42 years.
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    • bugslet
    • By bugslet 12th Feb 18, 8:06 AM
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    Mine was at 5225 days. I tacked a 1 on the end.
    • poppy10
    • By poppy10 12th Feb 18, 9:47 PM
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    Mine was 4157 days old One of the oldest passwords I have, I'd grown fond of it. Couldn't re-use as it was too old

    Bit random to suddenly start making people use new passwords after 11 years. Has there been a hacking attempt?
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    • bewildered1
    • By bewildered1 14th Feb 18, 12:37 AM
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    My last one was 227 days old or something like that. This one was just 5 days old. I shouldn't have to change my password after just 5 days.

    It does make you wonder if someone is doing some phishing but as you can't get on the site without updating your password there's no way to tell. Unless of course it is a phishing scam in which case it's too late because you had to type in both your old and new password. This is entirely possible as the site isn't secure. Why isn't https standard on a site like this?
    • KeithP
    • By KeithP 14th Feb 18, 12:44 AM
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    Five days???
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    • Ian011
    • By Ian011 14th Feb 18, 1:34 AM
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    So, having been asked five days ago to change the password, five days later I have been prompted to change it again. I am not going to be happy if the password has got to be changed every few days. That is utterly absurd.

    Forcing people to change passwords on a regular or frequent basis has been shown time and time again to end up with people using easier to guess passwords (often just a simple variant of the old one) and thereby reduces security - surely the exact opposite of what was intended?
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