We've finally finished a several month long project today by reworking the back end of Metafilter to bring site security practices up to date. The new login system we were testing yesterday
is now live for everyone. And you can even change your password now, after 8 years of everyone asking! [more inside]
posted by mathowie
on Nov 29, 2007 -
I got a "Your MetaFilter password request" e-mail but I didn't request my password? [more inside]
posted by zaphod
on Sep 13, 2007 -
I know this has been brought up before
, but the lost password emailer is not working. I am getting the "email not found, password not sent" message. I have emailed to request my password but have received no response. Is there no way to get my password?
posted by aws
on Sep 26, 2006 -
Can we please have the ability to change our passwords built into the site? It's an overdue feature, no?
posted by riffola
on Jul 2, 2006 -
I've clicked all over looking for the place to change my MeFi password. WHere can I find that? It's not in 'Preferences', which was the most obvious choice.
posted by glycolized
on Dec 13, 2005 -
Did someone try to steal my awesome account? I just got my password emailed to me, with a statement that I requested it, but... I didn't request it.
posted by The Monkey
on Oct 19, 2005 -
Seems like this was addressed as a future To-Do item last november, but is there any way to change one's password right now or in the near fuure?
posted by sdis
on Jun 20, 2005 -
Metafilter is one of the only membership sites on the web that doesn't allow a user to reset their password. Now that you have some help with the coding, and to facilitate sponsored memberships and take some of the workload off of you (not to mention provide all the normal benefits that prompt sites to allow password changing), wouldn't it make sense to add a password change widget to the site? This can't be very complicated coding. Or is there some specific reason why you don't want this feature?
posted by rushmc
on Nov 19, 2004 -
Uhm, forgive my wanton ignorance and woeful ineptitude, but can you change your password? I've looked, and I've looked, and I've wept.
posted by xmutex
on Oct 22, 2003 -
This may sound a bit clueless, but is it possible to change our passwords? I can't seem to figure out how.
posted by stoneegg21
on Aug 29, 2003 -
What exactly is it that just happened to Blogger? I saw hints that there had been some sort of security breach, and now everything is inaccessible. (And the Blogspot server is outright offline as I write this.) There was some sort of password break?
posted by Steven Den Beste
on Dec 26, 2001 -
I was looking at the source in the Auto-close Open Tags
thread, and I noticed that the comment submit box has my user password stored as clear text. It's not like MeTa/MeFi need to be highly secure, but I'm wondering if there is a better way to handle that.
posted by willnot
on Nov 4, 2001 -