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Password policies are usually a bad thing. They can be so diverse they introduce the following issues: They make it harder for you to remember a password, e.g. when wrong password was used, you'll think "did I use a special character here?" They make it difficult to use a standard password generation recipe when using password managers, because ...


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I've asked this related question before: Forcing Users To think up More Complex Passwords / Ease of Remembering Them *And I agree that the move from letting you use your own existing passwords to ones which where a bit longer and now a move again to have to have capital letters and numbers in just makes life more complicated, particularly with the ...


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You are different from most users You aren't a moron at all. You are using the minimum password requirement as a mnemonic to remember the password. People use all kind of mnemonic techniques to remember passwords. Unfortunately, that's not what the minimum password rules were designed for (eg what happens if a site decides to upgrade it's password ...


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EDIT: I agree with your point. It won't protect hackers. I discussed with some of my UX friends. The possible thing would be that since a normal user already knows the criteria it doesn't have to be there. But still, you can give an info icon, which on hovering will display the password criteria. And like the other user said, you think different!! ...


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I'd say often we already can. An example I can think of is guest checkout, where you still provide the site with details and complete a transaction. You can even have reward points collected for you and get other account type stuff and you can be encouraged to sign up later. Often with online purchases we just want to buy, probably from a recognisable brand ...



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