Discopassword reset



  • I've never had to reset my password here before, but just did on a different Discourse instance.

    I'm not sure why I expected better, but:

    1. where's the "Confirm password" textbox?
    2. why does the reset password page (which you can only get to from the link in the password reset email) have a Log In button?

  • Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election

    @loopback0 said:

    where's the "Confirm password" textbox?

    Making typos is :doing_it_wrong:. Right, @accalia?


  • SockDev

    @loopback0 said:

    1. where's the "Confirm password" textbox?

    You don't need one, as mistyping your password is :doing_it_wrong:



  • @loopback0 said:

    where's the "Confirm password" textbox?

    If it's easy to reset it again, I like sites that don't make me type it twice. It's not like I don't know how to use a keyboard and to type carefully when I'm doing something like that.



  • @rc4 said:

    If it's easy to reset it again

    QUIZ TIME!




    Which is easier?

    1 - type the password a second time
    2 - typo it the first time, then not realise and try the 'correct' password only to fail and then give up and request another reset, click the link, go back to the same fucking page and type it more carefully



    Which is the accepted standard for setting a password?

    1 - type it twice
    2 - type it once and hope you don't type it wrong



  • You forgot the option:

    • don't be dumbass and type it correctly the first time, or use your browser's "unmask" button

    Which is pretty easy, and works 90% of the time. The extra 30s it takes the other 10% of the time is offset by the extra 5s I saved the first 9 times.



  • @rc4 said:

    or use your browser's "unmask" button

    Does Chrome have one of these?

    Pretty much everyone typos at some point, it's such a trivial problem to have a "Confirm password" box that not bothering is just fucking retarded - even on Discourse levels of retardedness, it's fucking retarded.


  • SockDev

    @loopback0 said:

    @rc4 said:
    or use your browser's "unmask" button

    Does Chrome have one of these?

    Not that I've seen. But then I've never looked.



  • Meh. I think it's alright. I don't think Chrome does, but I know IE and Edge do. (Yes, IE is :doing_it_wrong:TR­:wtf::mask: but it's common in enterprise)



  • It's not that common, but I don't see the unmask button as a problem. BB10 has it, including in its browser. Just let someone confirm their fucking password.


  • Fake News

    @rc4 said:

    You forgot the option:

    • don't be dumbass and type it correctly the first time, or use your browser's "unmask" button use a password manager to generate and insert your password

    Which is pretty easy, and works 90 99% of the time


    FTFY



  • Haven't there been bugs logged about Discourse fucking with password managers?


  • Fake News

    I wouldn't be surprised seeing how just about anything in Discourse can be described as "that's a bug, not a feature".

    Personally I haven't had trouble using Password Safe though.



  • I'm going to give Diskhorse the benefit of the doubt here, but that "At least 8 characters." message looks a lot like a validation failure and not like an informational message.



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  • @loopback0 said:

    where's the "Confirm password" textbox?

    Knowing Discourse, I wouldn't be surprised if they emailed it to you. Yeah....

    Filed under: Body is too similar to what you recently posted

    Also filed under: Shitting fuck Discourse why the fuck does making a successful post cause an error


  • BINNED

    @loopback0 said:

    Which is easier?

    3- Mistype the password twice consistently (laptop on the chest on the bed)

    @loopback0 said:

    Which is the accepted standard for setting a password?

    3- Have an sneak-peak button to show the password (with icon being something close to :fa_eye: )


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @AlexMedia said:

    I'm going to give Diskhorse the benefit of the doubt here, but that "At least 8 characters." message looks a lot like a validation failure and not like an informational message.

    If it's there before you start typing I think there'd be no confusion. Though since the box is empty at that point it could be either..



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