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    Quote Originally Posted by Natalie Moore View Post
    I participate in hundreds of discussion forums. This is the only one that has this requirement.
    So far, you haven't really participated at all in this forum. You posted one question a couple of years ago. It had one reply that you did not acknowledge.

    You then recently posted one complaint under the guise of a support question.

    Then you posted a complaint about how inconvenient it was for you to change your password once in two years.

    I wish you would participate in the forum, and contribute something positive to enrich it.There are only a handful of active members who answer all of the questions from new members.

    Start by filling in your program version number and Operating System in your User Profile.
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    Good and valid reasons?
    J.A.G.

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    As I recall the measures were introduced following a Denial of service attack which followed after a series of Spam attacks on members of the forum.

    Why anyone should mount a Denial of service attack on the Irfanview forum is a mystery to me but there do seem to be some wierdos out there.

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    Default Forcing users to change passwords is unnecessary and annoying

    When I tried to login this morning, I was forced to change my password for the 5th or 6th time. This is unnecessary and annoying.

    My password here looks something like this "w79D(q+*Vn8Wo9v%p#NI". This is not my actual password. All of my passwords are generated for me by a password manager and I never use the same password for more than one account.

    I subscribe to dozens of discussion forums. None of them have this requirement. Not even my financial institutions force me to change my password.
    Last edited by Bhikkhu Pesala; 03.11.2018 at 11:23 AM. Reason: See Before you post ... $1: Manners

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    On your second point, I agree with you, it is annoying. Nevertheless, two minutes to change it once every 3 months is not a lot.

    The site Admin clearly thinks that it is necessary. It is not our decision.

    If you don't like it, feel free to get help from elsewhere.
    Last edited by Bhikkhu Pesala; 03.11.2018 at 09:34 AM.

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    Default Passwords to website

    Against all better security advice, you are still forcing users to change passwords!
    If you do some simple research, you will find that this is NO LONGER a smart security
    requirement, in fact it is counter-secure. PLEASE eliminate it

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