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Hello all,

Over the next few days we will be implementing some changes to our forum password strength and password expiration policies. To make sure you continue having the best experience possible on the community, we regularly monitor the site and the Internet to keep everyone's account information safe. We've recently become aware of a potential risk to some accounts coming from outside of this community. Just to be safe, we are implementing the following changes to improve security even further:

1) We are asking everyone to change their passwords (and will force a one time reset). Along with every user on the forum, new passwords will need to be more complex, and can't be simple words (sorry, you can't have "fluffy" as your password anymore!). Please use a password unique to this community. Reusing passwords can expose your account indirectly when other websites (Twitter, Linkedin, Badoo, etc) are compromised; and

2) Your passwords will expire on a 365 day basis. When you login on the 366th day, you will have to change it.

We'll also be sending out an email to users to let them know about the changes, in upcoming weeks.

Thanks all,

Helena

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Community? What community,you yourself cant even be bothered to post on the forum.
People are coming here some wanting help and get a fat zero in reply.

If you want to close the forum carry on,your almost there.If not i should chuck the keys to someone else who wants to help the community,on your way out!

Its not like there isnt other places they can be.
 

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Hey there

I apologize for our apparent lack of participation. We don't get involved with the general discussions on site. We're always here for technical support, however. We monitor this section, and Private Messages, for any reports of issues with the forum or members' accounts.

If there are issues with the site, please do create a thread in this section so we can look in to it and have it corrected.

If you have suggestions of functions you'd like to see on site, we'd love to hear those as well!

Thanks,
Dayle
 

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Its a real shame.The tools to do the job are already here,theres just nobody seemingly willing to use them.
We live in times where the Forums are already struggling,without input from its creators they are doomed to fail.
Unfortunately that is what is being watched here despite Civic owners miffed at it.
Yes there are other places but the way things are done there isnt to everyones taste.There is though at least the info collated to get most out of a situation.Its just a shame both cant be uniform,civic owners seem to be short changed and im guessing from the above post,little is going to change.
 

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I'll put in a request to have some mod recruitment done

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Why are the registration and logon not secure? (i.e. not https://) they really should be, otherwise every logon is potentially compromised and the site rendered open to attack via an apparently legitimate login.
 

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The gap in security your browser is pointing out is common on most sites, but Google, Firefox, and IE have decided to start highlighting it now. It's telling you that the site is vulnerable to a MIM attack (or Man in the Middle), where someone intercepts what you are typing on the site. Since everything you type here is viewable to all, this has never been a thing it made sense to protect against. As long as you aren't typing your password into a thread in plain text, or your bank info, this doesn't affect you.

All that said, we are going to be upgrading all of our network over the coming months to HTTPS to make our pages secure.

Niall
 
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