The Password Tango

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Joined Jul 18, 2013
How often has this happened? :)

Please enter your new password:

Sorry, the password must be more than 8 characters.
"boiled cabbage"

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"1 boiled cabbage"

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Joined Jan 29, 2010
It recently happened to me when trying to refresh my password for an online account. The 'short, simple' password that I had used with them for years had to be replaced with a 'multi cabbage garbage' password.
I tried at least 8 times and each time it needed more, finally I gave up.!!



Joined Nov 25, 2009
They could at have the decency to display all those ridiculous rules before you bust your head for 5 minutes to come up with a good, memorizable(?) password, only to have it rejected.

And I still don't understand the point of all these rules.