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Weird Message ?

  1. Aug 18, 2004 #1
    Weird Message !?

    "Your password is 12648 days old, and has therefore expired"

    Ohnoes?
     
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  3. Aug 18, 2004 #2

    Gokul43201

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    WOW ! PF in the swingin' sixties ??
     
  4. Aug 18, 2004 #3

    chroot

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    It just means that you've never changed your password. The field that contains the date of your last password change is "0," which is 1 Jan 1970 in UNIX. We've decided to have users change their passwords twice a year just to make sure email addresses stay current. You can rest easy, nothing is wrong. :smile:

    - Warren
     
  5. Aug 18, 2004 #4

    Moonbear

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    Yeah, except I got that message last night as I hit submit reply, and my post vaporized into cyberspace while I was fiddling around resetting my password. :grumpy: Now the world will never know the wonderful pearls of wisdom I had typed out to share last night, and I must say, it was my most eloquent, thoughtful, insightful, revelation of earth-shattering news ever! But you'll just have to take my word for it now. :approve: :biggrin: :tongue2:
     
  6. Aug 18, 2004 #5

    Nereid

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    Strange, I got one of those annoying 'chain mail' emails about the same time ... except it was pure gibberish (apart from 'moc.smuroFscisyhP@raebnooM' in the "From:" field) ... I'm sure it was *completely, totally, absolutely* unrelated :wink: :tongue2:
     
  7. Aug 18, 2004 #6
    Ah shoot, sorry moonbear I should have warned everyone first. :frown:
     
  8. Aug 19, 2004 #7

    Moonbear

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    Um...I might have exaggerated just a wee bit about the quality of that zapped post. :rolleyes: :wink:

    It was only for the general discussion forum anyway. It's my fault for writing a post so long it took 34 years to compose :eek: :rofl: Probably just my cyber-guardian angel keeping me from embarrassing myself by posting it. :redface:
     
  9. Aug 19, 2004 #8

    Evo

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    Hmmph! :grumpy:

    (Moonbear knows I love her) :smile:
     
  10. Aug 19, 2004 #9

    Moonbear

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    :frown: I didn't mean to insult Evo :cry: But she knows what I meant (I hope). It wasn't a post that involved tracking down quotes from 6 different references with links to the supporting literature, which would have really frustrated me had I lost something that required so much effort. Then again, I usually compose those posts in textedit first since they are quite involved and include a lot of copying and pasting of things I wouldn't want to lose before completing the message.
     
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