Maybe so, but the simple fact is that it doesn't make sense to do a password reset....and then tell people about what is going on. A lot of people rely on this site to have questions answered and communicate with other people. I had thought about going to the farm show in Regina today and getting hold of some guys I know(although this never happened), their contact info was in various PM's which for a day I couldn't access.Little excessive on the complaining, guys, don't you think? Are crops looking too good, prices too high, gotta find something to bitch about? Yes it was an inconvenience, but it wasn't the end of the world! Life will go on, with or without combine forum.
You made me think of this cartoon. Pretty relevant to the current situation I think.Unfortunately turning up the complexity requirements for password strength does not actually help anything. Even if I meet all their new requirements, the password still isn't that secure. Even worse, it makes passwords harder to remember so people have to write them on post-it notes. A better way would be to allow simpler passwords but allow (encourage) them to be much longer. Like a phrase: Purpletractorsarethebest. This is easy to remember, easy to type, but very very hard for bad guys to guess through brute force. Sadly that password would never be allowed by the new forum rules even though it's much stronger than the one I ultimately had to use.
I hope you are right. Who's online says 20 right now. Used to be well over 150 most of the times that I checked it out before.And I don't think anyone is actually leaving. They might stay away for a little while, but sooner or later, they'll be back. Combine Forum is like the crack pipe!
xkcd rocks. Being a farmer and a nerd I really like the cartoon about how when we observe the amber waves of grain they become amber particles! https://xkcd.com/967/You made me think of this cartoon. Pretty relevant to the current situation I think.
Yup. Unfortunately this insanity is being repeated across the web. You may as well use a password manager program and just generate random gibberish for your passwords, as that's the only secure passwords policies like VerticalScope's allow.The password for this site is now more complex(harder to remember) than the one I use for Amazon or any other login besides the one for my bank.
I don't know I wasted two hours of my life on this that I will never get backLittle excessive on the complaining, guys, don't you think? Are crops looking too good, prices too high, gotta find something to bitch about? Yes it was an inconvenience, but it wasn't the end of the world! Life will go on, with or without combine forum.