Password Change

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  1. Njaco

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    When I tried to log-in today it said my password was over 180 days old and I need a new one. Its the same one I've had for 4 years. Any reason why this is happening? I try not to use the cookie feature but now I hope I remember my new password!
     
  2. Catch22

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    That is odd. Maybe it has to do with the new forum system? Doesn't make sense if it does though or it'd be doing it to everyone.
     
  3. DerAdlerIstGelandet

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    Happens to me every 180 days, even on the old forum. It is just part of the forum.
     
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    Really? Never had that myself.
     
  5. Wurger

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    Same here. But I think it happens to Mods only.
     
  6. DerAdlerIstGelandet

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    Possibly but I have been a Mod since 2005, so that might be why I think it is for everyone.
     
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    I see. To be honest I don't remember if this had happened to me before . But since I became a Mod it has occured a couple of times. Just every 180 days.
     
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    Never happened to me.
     
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    Could just be for mods for security reasons. Certainly has happened to me once or twice.
     
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    Seems to be focusing just on those with shifty eyes.....:lol:
     
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    Are you saying we have a bunch of shifty eyed mods CR?:lol:
     
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    Who, meeeee??
     
  13. Njaco

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    wow, first time for me. Ok, thanks guys.
     
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    Is that you Chris, or Chinese hacker Hoo Flung Dung using your password...? :)
     
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    Password changes are required for mods and admins as a security measure and it also helps when one of the staff decides to stop visiting. If someone suddenly shows up after 6 months/a year or more, there is a chance that it may not be who we think they are. Plus it also helps when a computer changes hands (sold, stolen, etc). There are a number of things that could happen.

    I have so many passwords for banking, e-mails, websites, work stiff, etc that I have a hard time keeping track of it all. I use a program called Password Safe at work, and I used to use Whisper at home, but now I just use the keychain on the MAC. Password Management software is a good thing.
     
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    Hi Chris, it seems to be a tax for beeing a moderator :)
     
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