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    • MSE Andrea
    • By MSE Andrea 9th Feb 18, 3:09 PM
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    MSE Andrea
    Password update prompt
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    • 9th Feb 18, 3:09 PM
    Password update prompt 9th Feb 18 at 3:09 PM
    Hi everyone

    As eagle-eyed regular forum members have noticed already, we're asking you all to update your passwords. You should be doing this regularly for your own peace of mind.

    Some hadn't been updated for some time and we want to make sure you change them regularly.

    Thanks for your patience. Have a great weekend.

    Andrea
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    • Moneyineptitude
    • By Moneyineptitude 14th Feb 18, 12:37 AM
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    Moneyineptitude
    I'm guessing the forum is not long for this world? Long term existing users will doubtless continue to change their password whenever prompted, but others will not be so likely.

    Time to come clean "MSE Andrea", has the site been hacked?
    • badmemory
    • By badmemory 14th Feb 18, 12:38 AM
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    badmemory
    After 5 days - come on - get real. It's a forum! There is nothing on here that no-one in my real life doesn't know. What the h*** (beginning with an h so you don't know I am thinking with an f, because I am a fairly nice person) is going on?
    • Quasar
    • By Quasar 14th Feb 18, 12:59 AM
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    Quasar
    Got the prompt twice in short succession

    Hit refresh and got back in without having to change or confirm or renew my password.

    Still, I'm losing patience.
    Originally posted by miriamac
    Interesting. Will try that if it prompts me again.
    We do have freedom of thought. Now all we need is a bit of thought.
    • needaspirin
    • By needaspirin 14th Feb 18, 1:03 AM
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    needaspirin
    I'm glad my email is an old defunct @o2 address and my user name and password are not used elsewhere so the information will not be of much use to the N Koreans.

    I haven't posted anything derogatory about N Korea anyway.

    I THINK
    • MysteryMe
    • By MysteryMe 14th Feb 18, 1:06 AM
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    MysteryMe
    Why are people expected to change passwords after 5 days, it is ridiculous. Please sort out whatever the real reason for this mess is before you start losing members.
    • Nile
    • By Nile 14th Feb 18, 1:13 AM
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    Nile
    I'm in the same boat. I've just had to change my password because it's 5 days old. Really?

    I'm as much in the dark as you are..............and as a member since 2003 it upsets me to see so many issues affecting us.
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    • koala987
    • By koala987 14th Feb 18, 1:13 AM
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    koala987
    I think it's totally ridiculous too. Nowhere else asks you to change your password after just 5 days. I fear the forum will lose some members if this continues.
    • boomish
    • By boomish 14th Feb 18, 1:27 AM
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    boomish
    I just had the same 5 days since the last reset & I had to wait a day to get the email! What!!!8217;s going on?
    • Ashen
    • By Ashen 14th Feb 18, 1:43 AM
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    Ashen
    Ha - had to change my password 5 days ago as it was 3365 days old. Today I had to change it because it was 5 days old.

    I'm more amused than annoyed currently, assume it will get sorted and not become a recurring occurence.
    • redux
    • By redux 14th Feb 18, 1:44 AM
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    redux
    5 days here too. Maybe everyone, I'm starting to guess.

    If MSE want to improve resistance to automatic spambots, tune up the captcha mechanism on sign-up.

    I said this a few days ago on another thread which was removed, but perhaps they could have read it.
    • winspiration
    • By winspiration 14th Feb 18, 1:58 AM
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    winspiration
    Just had to change mine again too after 5 days - except I changed it to the same password - over an insecure connection still.
    • fun4everyone
    • By fun4everyone 14th Feb 18, 2:19 AM
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    fun4everyone
    Also got prompted to change my secure and 30 day old password last week and now AGAIN after 5 days.

    Joke.
    Last edited by fun4everyone; 14-02-2018 at 2:38 AM. Reason: The silence around a possible site hack is deafening.
    • fatbelly
    • By fatbelly 14th Feb 18, 3:35 AM
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    fatbelly
    Your password is 5 days old, and has therefore expired
    • TheBanker
    • By TheBanker 14th Feb 18, 5:05 AM
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    TheBanker
    I've just had to change my password after 5 days too.

    If my online banking service was performing as poorly as this forum is at the moment, MSE would be the first to criticise the bank.

    - Absolutely flooded with spam each day
    - Random numbers appearing in posts instead of apostrophes (I don't understand why something isn't done about this)
    - Long standing useful threads vanishing, never to be seen again
    - Forcing people to change their passwords every 5 days
    Make 10 a day challenge: Jan-18: 330 / 400
    • Tom99
    • By Tom99 14th Feb 18, 5:17 AM
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    Tom99
    Ok what's going on? I changed my password last week 'after 380 days' now again to today 'your password is 5 days old please change it'
    • unforeseen
    • By unforeseen 14th Feb 18, 5:44 AM
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    unforeseen
    How to alienate and lose your users.

    If you don't know what your doing then stop tinkering and find somebody who does.
    • sarah1972
    • By sarah1972 14th Feb 18, 5:45 AM
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    sarah1972
    The forum team have been made aware and are working on this, please be patient, I know its frustrating ... I have just had to change mine again after 5 days.

    They will get us fixed as soon as they can.
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    • Zed42
    • By Zed42 14th Feb 18, 5:56 AM
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    Zed42
    Having to change my password after several years was fine .... but having to do it again this morning, after 5 days is ludicrous and as other's have said over an insecure connection.

    C'mon guys get it sorted please ......
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    • Spider In The Bath
    • By Spider In The Bath 14th Feb 18, 6:01 AM
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    Spider In The Bath
    Just had to change mine again too after 5 days - except I changed it to the same password - over an insecure connection still.
    Originally posted by winspiration
    Exactly the same for me. Same password over an insecure connection!

    If it happens again I am just not going to bother. I expect other people will do the same.
    • chesky
    • By chesky 14th Feb 18, 6:03 AM
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    chesky
    The forum team have been made aware and are working on this, please be patient, I know its frustrating ... I have just had to change mine again after 5 days.

    They will get us fixed as soon as they can.
    Originally posted by sarah1972
    Im sure they ARE desperately trying. But why should we be patient when none of the regulators comes back to tell us what is going on.

    Weve had dodgy apostrophes, whole threads going missing, changing passwords TWICE, and yet no proper statement as to why these are all going on at the same time now.

    Not good enough.
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