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I don't understand the need to change our password every 12 months, after all this is ONLY a forum. If this was on-line banking, a site where we made financial transactions, etc, then maybe it would make more sense. Thinking about it, none of my banks make me change my password every 12 months, so why here?
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Because they can, agree pointless unless you do use the same password as your bank on here, and surely no one would be so stupid would they

A hint as to what the password format needs to be might help before we delve into that particular nightmare.
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I now have to keep FOUR PAGES of log in details and passwords in various formats.
It can take ages to open the 'secure' Word doc with them all listed and locate one.
Because sites demand different formats no one can remember them all, so much for progress.

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I don't understand the need to change our password every 12 months, after all this is ONLY a forum. If this was on-line banking, a site where we made financial transactions, etc, then maybe it would make more sense. Thinking about it, none of my banks make me change my password every 12 months, so why here?

I agree, it is a totally unnecessary exercise, a pain in the neck, another password to remember, and it should be up to the individual to choose.
Again it is only a forum and not a financial institution.
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Yes, forums and non financial sites only need basic passwords or maybe 8 to 10 characters.
But any financial sites will obviously need more complex and different log in details.

I guess we all relate to some memorable place, date, event, family, etc. But again for any financial access we really need a more unrelated access details.

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I now have to keep FOUR PAGES of log in details and passwords in various formats.
It can take ages to open the 'secure' Word doc with them all listed and locate one.
Because sites demand different formats no one can remember them all, so much for progress.

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Agree Ray, we are not supposed to write them down, but with so many, (password for this, password for that) and a password for the dog and the dogs cat, and the fleas) it is pretty impossible to remember them all.
Back to the little black book, progress gone backwards!
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I can understand when some numpty's use 123456 etc. for multiple passwords. But anyone even just slightly PC savy who hasn't had their head in the sand for years must have seen TV and media progs about people losing their ID etc. Every day there are reports of people succumbing to con mens charm and divulging their personal details. Not once but several times??

Nearly all electronic stuff comes with default codes of '0000' or '1234' etc. TV's, phones, recorders, modems, Wi-Fi extenders, etc. I buy a few second hand items and few people bother to change the default codes thankfully! But even those that have changed the code there will usually be a 'reset' hole, tab, button to bring it back to default.

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What is so secret on MHF?

Anyone can read it and if any crook thought they could make money from it all they have to do is pay £12.50.

I never sign out so do not need a password to sign in. Will that change? I do not want the inconvenience of signing in every time I want to view the forum.

The requirement to change a password was not in the T+Cs when I renewed my subscription.

WE need some of these points to be addressed.

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I could hazard a guess that the changes are more to do with their security than our own, but perhaps, we also need to think back to Nukes problems and possibly what led to the sale of this site in the first place.

But it does need to be sensible, I'm Like Geoff, I don't even know if I can remember my password for MHF, I dare say I'm not alone, so perhaps I'll just wait until I cannot log in and they'll send me a nice shiny new one, but then I'll have to change it again won't I.

I can remember most normal passwords, with letters and numbers, but the ones where you need to use a symbol as well defeat me as I have no reference for remembering those.

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I just typed a nice reply, agreeing with Geoff and adding a few other points and pressed submit, and it's gone, perhaps they should fix that first as it happens frequently and really pisses me off big style.

And now it's reappeared, does it go via the flaming moon or somewhere to take so long to appear
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