Many of you might have tried creating an account online in order to
participate in an online forum or in order to apply for a job in a major
Many times a password needs to consist of the following-
A capital letter
A digit or sometimes 2 digits
Minimum 8 Characters
The password must not include ANY of the letters or digits already
contained in your user name.
Why make it hard for a user to sign up?? Why cant a username 'ABS_4u' have
the following password 'Malemodel_14' ?? Whats the problem with having
digit '4' appearing in both the username and password??
I know that 'regular expressions' in a dynamic website helps with
preventing fraud etc. But programmers should be aware that users will
leave if the sign up process is hard and time taking.
Such password requirements are hard to remember. Why cant I just have a
password the way I want it?? If I dont want any digits then let ME decide
that. Dont throw rules and requirements at me. Its MY account and I am the
one responsible for letting hackers misuse my account. Which I doubt they
Another important thing to keep in mind is culture and religious beliefs.
In certain South Asian cultures 2 digits are seen as a bad omen. Why even
ask for a Capital letter?? My South Asian parents HATE using Capital
letters and want to just enter a password with no hassle.
'Pressing shift and a letter in order to Capitalize it is irritating'.
Respect the user and make it easier for him/her to decide a password!