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    • interstellaflyer
    • By interstellaflyer 14th Feb 18, 7:47 AM
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    Change password message for this site
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    • 14th Feb 18, 7:47 AM
    Change password message for this site 14th Feb 18 at 7:47 AM
    Last week I got a message asking me to change my password for this site, a bit annoying but as it was quite old I could perhaps see the reasoning, this morning I try and get on the site and get a message 'Your password is 5 days old and therefore out of date' So I had no choice but to change my password yet again as there is no option to skip this. WTF, is MSE seriously saying everyone should change passwords every 5 days? whilst i understand the necessity for changing passwords, but every 5 days, come on? I like I suspect many other have enough trouble remembering lots of different passwords as it is without having to change them every 5 days.
    Last edited by interstellaflyer; 14-02-2018 at 8:03 AM.
    I hate football and do wish people wouldn't keep talking about it like it's the most important thing in the world
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    • tonygold
    • By tonygold 14th Feb 18, 7:51 AM
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    • 14th Feb 18, 7:51 AM
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    • 14th Feb 18, 7:51 AM
    Last week I got a message asking me to change my password for this site, a bit annoying but as it was quite old I could perhaps see the reasoning, this morning I try and get on the site and get a message 'Your password is 5 days old and therefore out of date' So I had no choice but to change my password yet again as there is no option to skip this. WTF, is MSE seriously saying everyone should change passwords every 5 days? whilst i understand the necessity for changing passwords, but every 5 days, come on? I lie I suspect many other have enough trouble remembering lots of different passwords as it is without having to change them every 5 days.
    Originally posted by interstellaflyer
    same things just happened to me. had to change my password again as it's 5 days old!!
    • bouicca21
    • By bouicca21 14th Feb 18, 7:58 AM
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    • 14th Feb 18, 7:58 AM
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    • 14th Feb 18, 7:58 AM
    The bizarre thing is that you can 'change' the password to exactly the same one, but every 5 days is definitely annoying.
    • interstellaflyer
    • By interstellaflyer 14th Feb 18, 8:06 AM
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    • 14th Feb 18, 8:06 AM
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    • 14th Feb 18, 8:06 AM
    The bizarre thing is that you can 'change' the password to exactly the same one, but every 5 days is definitely annoying.
    Originally posted by bouicca21
    Shhh, don't tell them that, there's probably some spotty nerd with no mates on the team doing this because he was bullied at school.
    I hate football and do wish people wouldn't keep talking about it like it's the most important thing in the world
    • donnac2558
    • By donnac2558 14th Feb 18, 8:17 AM
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    • #5
    • 14th Feb 18, 8:17 AM
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    • 14th Feb 18, 8:17 AM
    Yes, my password is 5 days old. Wondered if perhaps I should have a birthday party for it?
    • paddyandstumpy
    • By paddyandstumpy 14th Feb 18, 8:24 AM
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    • 14th Feb 18, 8:24 AM
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    • 14th Feb 18, 8:24 AM
    I wonder if MSE is getting hacked. There is a longer running thread on the subject following the first password change request 5 days ago.
    • chrisbur
    • By chrisbur 14th Feb 18, 8:36 AM
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    • 14th Feb 18, 8:36 AM
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    • 14th Feb 18, 8:36 AM
    Just had to change mine as well if this is the new system will have to give up posting on here.
    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 14th Feb 18, 8:43 AM
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    • 14th Feb 18, 8:43 AM
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    • 14th Feb 18, 8:43 AM
    See the Site Feedback board. If there's any update that's where it'll be posted. (There's nothing there yet).
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    • poppellerant
    • By poppellerant 14th Feb 18, 8:43 AM
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    • 14th Feb 18, 8:43 AM
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    • 14th Feb 18, 8:43 AM
    I would post in the thread that's in the Site Feedback sub-forum.

    Default 2nd change of password in 5 days ?
    • jungle jane
    • By jungle jane 14th Feb 18, 9:01 AM
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    The joy of this new password request is that I was able to revert to the password I always had on MSE and hadn't wanted to change in the first place
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    • Le_Kirk
    • By Le_Kirk 14th Feb 18, 10:02 AM
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    I'm thinking of changing my password to "5daysold"
    • another casualty
    • By another casualty 14th Feb 18, 10:23 AM
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    another casualty
    I got the same message today also. I didn!!!8217;t proceed , as I have a feeling there is an intermittent problem .. I visited this site about half an hour ago and I did not have to alter anything .
    Wish I did the same thing last week , when I reluctantly changed the password .
    • esuhl
    • By esuhl 14th Feb 18, 11:21 AM
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    Shhh, don't tell them that, there's probably some spotty nerd with no mates on the team doing this because he was bullied at school.
    Originally posted by interstellaflyer
    Because acne and bullying are funny and you only have yourself to blame if you're afflicted by either...? How immature. :-/
    • emptybox
    • By emptybox 14th Feb 18, 1:48 PM
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    Last night I got that password is 5 days old message on another machine, but didn't want to deal with it, so opened up another browser where I wasn't logged in, and just browsed the site read only.

    Now I've opened up the site on a different machine, and had no problem coming straight in, so thought maybe it was just a glitch last night that had been fixed.
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