You will like this tip, from the article, “Fix Your Terrible, Insecure Passwords in One Minute With This Foolproof Technique”
[quote]…choose a short, memorable phrase. And that’s it. Instead of turning the phrase into a one-word password, just use the whole phrase as your password. For instance, Mitt loves when Barack makes waffles. That’s a memorable phrase. It’s also an extremely strong password just by itself—stronger, even, than a password made up of that phrase’s initial letters. Instead of shortening the phrase, just type the whole thing in as your password. That’s easier than typing a jumble of symbols and uppercase and lowercase letters, and it’s easier to remember, too.[/quote]I noticed the 15-character password request when I hit the Password Reset function on the test website when I wanted to login using my existing account. I also noticed that if you start a brand new ID there, the password requirement drops to 10 characters.
I will look into whether we can change the setting. We probably can. The question left will be, should we really be changing the software to make it less secure?
Either way, please keep the feedback coming.
I have also noticed that certain BBcode isn’t recognized (yet). So, for example, youtubeBB3 doesn’t work - which kinda throws a shadow over the whole Youtube Video forum we have here.
Another hiccup - we are going to have to re-do access for the Women’s Forum (and all the other private areas). I did manage to figure out how to create Groups, and how to give forum-specific access (on Discourse this would be described as “category” specific) to a Group. So that will have to be re-done.
Also, Discourse categories only go 1-level deep - so our Sub Forums (ex. Substitute Teachers) - will need to be re-located, replaced, or re-visited altogether.