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#161087 - 05/05/06 02:01 AM Password Change
Stev2 Offline

Registered: 03/24/05
Posts: 183
On May 2nd I changed my password. Right after doing so, I logged in and I was successful. Later that day, I had to get a "tempy."

#161088 - 09/30/06 07:16 PM Re: Password Change [Re: Stev2]
DCLXVI Offline

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Registered: 07/13/06
Posts: 1064
Loc: U.S.A.
When I go in to edit something in my profile, the password box is literally filled with asterisks. I never know if this indicates that, somehow, my password has been changed. So, to be on the safe side, I re-enter my password every time. Gets a bit annoying.
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#161089 - 09/30/06 07:36 PM Re: Password Change [Re: DCLXVI]
Drimlybunk Offline
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Registered: 04/01/05
Posts: 928
Loc: California

I know Daddy's password! While my brother-in-law was tapping away on his home computer, his ten-year-old daughter sneaked up behind him. Then she turned and ran into the kitchen, squealing to the rest of the family, "I know Daddy's password! I know Daddy's password!" "What is it? her sisters asked eagerly. Proudly she replied, "Asterisk, asterisk, asterisk, asterisk, asterisk!"

'We train young men to drop fire on people, but their commanders won't allow them to write "fuck" on their airplanes because it's obscene!' -- Col. Kurtz (Apocalypse Now)

#161090 - 09/30/06 10:41 PM Re: Password Change [Re: DCLXVI]
TheAbysmal Offline

Registered: 09/22/06
Posts: 1031
Loc: Washington, DC
Some password-protected features exhibit this behavior when they display your password in its encrypted format (as asterisks). I cannot speak for how this board operates, but this may be the case.

Still, I observed similarly weird behavior with the password features. After changing my initial, temporary password to a personally chosen one, logging out, and logging back in, I had to use my initial password one more time. Since changing my password the second time, it has not exhibited that weird behavoir again.

#161091 - 10/01/06 12:32 AM Re: Password Change [Re: Stev2]
Mr_47 Offline
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Registered: 05/22/06
Posts: 3082
Loc: Pure Imagination
I am not sure if it is simply a common occurence, however I experience the same thing. I have a form fill program that automatically fills in certain information so I am not sure if it is mistaking my password line for an address form or what. I usually just re-enter my password everytime I enter the "My Home" section.

#161092 - 10/01/06 01:46 PM Re: Password Change [Re: DCLXVI]
Hagen von Tronje Offline

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Registered: 06/28/01
Posts: 10146
The reason the field is entirely filled with asterisks is to mask the length of your password. If you only have a six digit password, just viewing the "change password" field will not even reveal that much. It's a security feature.
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