Paul has a unique vision for things. And the coding magicians at coderanch.com run with that and make it sing here on the forums.
It's not every day that you get a message like this one, below. I was lending my laptop to someone who wanted to log in to permies and couldn't remember his password. Then I tried to log in and the part in the red font popped up.
Little fun things like this make this site cool, IMHO. Thanks coderanch gurus!
That was to protect us against a security issue where a bad guy could keep trying passwords and get into people's accounts. It's a nice feature because it only happens if you enter the wrong password a lot of times. And it goes away by itself as time passes.
Tip: the time counter makes we wait longer and longer each time until a valid password is entered. It doesn't have to be the same person though. So you logging in (after 4 minutes) would reset it and let the other person try a few more times without delay.
I just got this in the email when I decided to change my email settings, and I think it is so cute and funny!!! :
Code Gurus wrote: Somebody, probably you, asked to change your settings on the dailyish
email. We sent this email as part of our rubber bands, duct tape and
WD-40 security to keep the the comedians in your life from fiddling
with things. So if you didn't activate this, then the joke is on THEM!
BWA HA HA HA HA!
If you did ask to make modifications, then (ahem) here is the link
with the magic powers to do so: