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    No kidding.
    "The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort,
    to protect themselves against tyranny in government." - Thomas Jefferson

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    Looks like the votes are in and it's unanimous!

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    I would Dennis be if I could remember it lol it's different than everything else

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    We have to change passwords every thirty days. No biggie.
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    to protect themselves against tyranny in government." - Thomas Jefferson

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    Hey all,

    We know it's a pain to use these password requirements, but it is a good practice. You leave yourself at risk with simple dictionary word passwords that take no time to crack, and then many, many online users go and use that same password/email across all their accounts. We feel this was the best step in the community's security.

    If you're interested, we've been getting some great suggestions for making complex passwords more user friendly. Try these:

    You can use four dictionary words, capitalizing each, and change the first and last letters to a character and a number. @irHuckerSpineNolli3
    Turn your favourite nursery rhyme/quote into a password using the first letters of each word, "(M)ary (H)ad (A) (L)ittle (L)amb (I)ts (F)leece (W)as (W)hite (A)s (S)now". [email protected]
    Make your password a passphrase instead. RoastBeefAirIs#1

    Thanks everyone.

    Dayle

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    My password would make a porn site blush. I can assure you its not in any dictionary. lol.
    "The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort,
    to protect themselves against tyranny in government." - Thomas Jefferson

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    Quote Originally Posted by VSAdmin View Post
    Hey all,

    We know it's a pain to use these password requirements, but it is a good practice. You leave yourself at risk with simple dictionary word passwords that take no time to crack, and then many, many online users go and use that same password/email across all their accounts. We feel this was the best step in the community's security.

    If you're interested, we've been getting some great suggestions for making complex passwords more user friendly. Try these:

    You can use four dictionary words, capitalizing each, and change the first and last letters to a character and a number. @irHuckerSpineNolli3
    Turn your favourite nursery rhyme/quote into a password using the first letters of each word, "(M)ary (H)ad (A) (L)ittle (L)amb (I)ts (F)leece (W)as (W)hite (A)s (S)now". [email protected]
    Make your password a passphrase instead. RoastBeefAirIs#1

    Thanks everyone.

    Dayle
    Nope, I refuse. My password is what I want for a reason, so i can remember it. And how did you get member # 1?
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    Like my password also

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    Hey guys,

    I'm sorry you feel this way.
    I just want to post here to shed a little more light on the situation, at least as much as we can provide at the moment.


    A 3rd party plugin that we and other networks use had it's developers' compromised. Their DB was breached and data was scraped. I can't ID the plugin as it's under legal investigation. However I can say that it had access to user data because it functions separately from the vb software. Many plugins do this, chats, news letters, mobile apps etc. This is not an active breach, however as a precaution we did initiate security updates including password changes and new pass requirements.


    Their system was compromised and they grabbed user data for us and thousands of others.
    We cleared our part of the breach and went this route to further security.
    This is also in place as many members on the internet use the same or similar passwords across all things they use.


    Hackers who have access to these accounts, may be able to access other platforms where the same email and/or passwords are used.
    Other platforms have been compromised as well, including Twitter, Linkedin etc. We are just trying to get ahead of this, and nip it in the bud as soon as possible.


    We cannot go into detail at the moment as it is being dealt with on a legal level.


    Though this breech happened in Feb, we were not notified until very recently. We worked hard to find a solution for this mess, and acted on it. Though it may not be ideal in some eyes, it is the best we have access to ATM.
    Once the storm settles we may look into other methods for our security, but right now we ask that you be patient with us.


    As for us not responding to members, you have to understand our community support team watches over many sites. Luckily this week and last, we have had many members from other teams offer help. With that said all emails sent to our Contact Us email will be dealt with. Granted, it may take a little time for us to get to all of them, but please be patient with us as we are working really hard to catch up and help everyone.


    If there are any other questions/concerns/feedback, please feel free to post them here.


    Thank you for your patience and understanding,


    Richard.
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