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When creating a Steam account: The password you entered is not allowed. Please select a different password, with at least 8
characters.
Posted: Posted July 5th
Edited July 5th by Blake

I'm so fucking pissed right now that it isn't even funny. I want to rip Steam a new ass! This password shit is driving me in(fucking)sane! No matter what password I enter when creating an account, it always says "The password you entered is not allowed. Please select a different password, with at least 8 characters." What the fuck? Why do these fucking websites pull this goddamn shit?

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have you tried coming up with a password with at least 8 characters

Edited July 5th by poptart!
poptart!
 

I just read a post on steam forums where someone says that Steam doesn't clearly list all of the password requirements if you don't meet them. I would suggest you try including at least one capital and a number as well as meeting the 8 character limit.

Why do these fucking websites pull this goddamn shit?


Because it's the right thing to do.

Posted July 5th by Moonray
Moonray
 

Finally got it figured out, last night before going to bed. I was so enraged!

Posted July 5th by Blake
Blake
 

It can definitely be pretty irritating for sure.

Usually sites want 1 capital letter, one number. Some want a special character (such as @ or #).

It's done to make it harder for someone to brute-force hack your password, but it wouldn't really matter if the hacker got a list of passwords or got into the location where user passwords are stored (in some cases which in Yahoo's case get the password from some the pages' code).

Posted July 6th by Forte Lambardi
Forte Lambardi

@Blake:

On average, how often do you blow up when things frustrate you?

Edited July 6th by Q
Q
 

Steam doesn't clearly list all of the password requirements

That's probably international. Helps prevent hackers from brute forcing your account. Although, with 2-step verification it's probably not needed. Although, I imagine most people don't bother with 2-step verification unless they're forced to.

Posted July 6th by Ghowilo
Ghowilo

How is it a good idea to ask someone to make a password and not tell said person the requirements for making the password?

Your theory doesn't even make sense because someone just has to make a throwaway account to find out the requirements :P

Posted July 6th by Moonray
Moonray
 
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