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Attention - Password and Security Update

Hello all,

Over the next few days we will be implementing some changes to our forum password strength and password expiration policies. To make sure you continue having the best experience possible on the community, we regularly monitor the site and the Internet to keep everyone's account information safe. We've recently become aware of a potential risk to some accounts coming from outside of this community. Just to be safe, we are implementing the following changes to improve security even further:

1) We are asking everyone to change their passwords (and will force a one time reset). Along with every user on the forum, new passwords will need to be more complex, and can't be simple words (sorry, you can't have "fluffy" as your password anymore!). Please use a password unique to this community. Reusing passwords can expose your account indirectly when other websites (Twitter, Linkedin, Badoo, etc) are compromised; and

2) Your passwords will expire on a 365 day basis. When you login on the 366th day, you will have to change it.

We'll also be sending out an email to users to let them know about the changes, in upcoming weeks.

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Since I no longer log in everyday, I did not see this message before my password was reset. It would have been nice if the email about the change came out BEFORE the change, or if the email I got about my password being reset contained a sentence or two explaining that this was a forum wide thing and not because my account was compromised.
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We need the information now to change our passwords and not in a couple of weeks. You did a reset today and did not tell anyone. The password you sent me did not even work and after 4 tries had to do my own password reset request.
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It would help if on the password reset page you offered instructions on the password strength needed (characters, capitalized chars, numbers, symbols, etc...)


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Yes the password that was sent out was too long to enter! I also had to do a manual reset on my already very strong password.
This was handled very badly admins....
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I can't get mine to even reset after I log in with the one the site gave me. Are you forcing us to come up with a ridiculously long password now before it resets?

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I can't get mine to even reset after I log in with the one the site gave me. Are you forcing us to come up with a ridiculously long password now before it resets?
Follow chrisw post above for the required format.

This is ridiculous that we have to guess what the format is for the password structure.
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Follow chrisw post above for the required format.

This is ridiculous that we have to guess what the format is for the password structure.
Pretty much a BS way they handled that whole cluster!
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Sorry guys this was NOT an admin or moderator decision but a management one. We knew only slightly before you that this was coming and had no more more details than you.

Maybe the forum owners will see a nice drop in site traffic and finally take notice.
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Dear Admins, would you help me please? I've got below message when trying to change the password.
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