I've had to resort to setting up another user account just to raise an issue! Yes it's 'Mean & Green' posting as 'Mean & Green 2'
I have not received any emails regarding this password process and I cannot get any joy from the 'forgotten password' link. It says my email is not recognised. Maybe my email details are not up to date, but I've been a member for 10 years. It is possible I may not have updated it.
Anyway having to resort to this is rediculous! Why are admin trying to fix a problem that doesn't exist? There is no way I'm going to remember a password that has to meet these requirements as well as having to be continulally changed. Neither do I want the in convienece of having to do so.
It's a forum, no personal details are held on here at all! Not even anyone's real name is held here, no damaging personal info can be used here. In over 10 years on forums and using the same password on each and every one in that time, I've never ever had an account hacked. I like my password because only I know it and I know for sure it could never be guessed. I'm 100% certain of that. I don't want to keep changing my password especially a one which has to meet such strict requirements.
I can log onto my online banking app on my phone with a 5 digit PIN number which I never have to change. If that's good enough for my banking then the old password system was more than good enough for a car forum.
This is currently a topic of conversation on the FB groups and from what I've read there, these new measures have stopped quite a lot of people logging in or stopped them even trying to log in. This is all just helping to kill an already dying forum.