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Password field has inconsistent length in different forms

 
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When I registered my shiny new account, the new user form's password fields had size=25 and maxlength=100. Great! So I create and activate my account, then logout, to login and save my login info in 1Password. Hrmm - invalid sign-in? No, I copied/pasted my new random password correctly. Reset my password - this form has the password fields size=25 and maxlength=40 - that's quite a bit shorter now, and explains why the 50-character password did not save. So, I create a shorter one and go to login page. Invalid sign-in. Again? This form has the password field size=25 and maxlength=25. Ok, at least now I know what your real limit is, but I wasted the 30 minutes I had budgeted for skimming the site on this.

Suggestions:

1) consistency is next to godliness
2) clearly stating password size limits is better than forcing me to use an inspector to try and figure out what you want
3) I realize this might be JForum's problem (I have heard Paul talk about making changes to the forum software on one or two podcast episodes), so if this isn't a bug in permies.com's JForum implementation, please file this bug with JForum

I never expect much from forum software - I'll try to spend some time talking about permaculture and not only griping about the site.
 
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Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
This has been forwarded to JForum for their investigation.

I am (just guessing) that their implementation at JForum is probably a 'little tighter' than ours, and never got fully translated for our version of the package. It should be an easy fix for them if that is the case. With 25 chr$, ours should be sufficient.





 
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Welcome to permies Jeremy
while it's a shame your 'introduction' to the forums was less than awesome...
the IT guys (who do stuff I don't understand) know what you're talking about, appreciate your thoroughness and are on it!
 
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Issue is fixed and will be "available in the next deployment".
 
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