Have you ever lost your password?

@maximax8 (28490)
United Kingdom
August 13, 2009 11:09am CST
I joined a site for making extra money. The day after I joined it wouldn't recognize my password. I have tried the contact page but the site manager doesn't reply to me. I get a code of 46 letters sent to me and to get a new password I need 48 letters. I feel annoyed about it.
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12 responses
@tdemex (3547)
• United States
13 Aug 09
I know it's wrong, but I've been using the same password for 10 yrs. LOL! So until I get dementia I'll remember it. the thing I hate is when some of these sites issue you a password they decide on, but normally you can change it to your preference. I use fox marks on my foxfire browser and it remembers everything and that saves me a lot of headaches. If your using firefox you might want to check it out! tdemex
@vinay316 (301)
• India
13 Aug 09
I have lost my password for a site and lost some money because of it, but now i used roboform to manage my passwords.
@wahyueQ (225)
• Indonesia
13 Aug 09
Sure, I ever lost my e-mail password, but it is a long time ago. So now I make the new e-mail to replace my old e-mail. But now I hope I won't lost my password anymore, because it is very very very important. Imagine if you lost your paypal account and you also forget your secret question??? You can lost a lot of money in your paypal. Now I save my password on my lap top, so I hope I never lost it anymore again amen.
• Malaysia
14 Aug 09
In fact I did. Most of the times, it's not because I lost the password, but I didn't write them down properly and sometimes I didn't bother to write them down. I thought I could memorize them because if I have forgotten the passwords, I could always send a request for retrieving the passwords, right?! However, it was silly of me when I didn't write down one of the email address I created and in the end I couldn't retrieve both! 48 letters to get a new password did sound crazy. Hope you manage to solve it. Good luck!
@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
14 Aug 09
Oh yeah! Many times. But they have been easy to recover with the password hints or security questions. I never had anything like what you're describing. Are you sure that it's not done on purpose?
@ellie333 (21029)
14 Aug 09
Hi Maxine, I have in the past lost passwords or had passwords not recognised so now whenever I join a site especially a survey one for making money I have a section in my address book where I write them all down, by doing this it also reminds me of what sites to visit if they do not email notification, however I do not write any passwords down for secure sites like my bank accounts or paypal etc they are all in my head. Huggles. Ellie :D
@gxyywhyzy (450)
• China
14 Aug 09
I did so many times and rebuit many passwords.It is too hard to remember the password for a long time.so I have to write a note for the new code again.
@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
14 Aug 09
it has happened to me. it really is annoying especially if you are so eager to read something. ann
@playapal (894)
• United States
14 Aug 09
My laptop crashed a couple of months ago and I lost all of my passwords! Generally I use the same ones over and over but my kids have been telling me that it isn't safe to do that. I had one heck of a time trying to remember them. Some I had written down, but others I hadn't, now I am trying to keep a pen and paper beside me when I am working online, then if I join a new site, I write it down. I did have a similar experience to yours, one site I joined assigned me my password. It didn't have 46 letters but it had a bunch! I couldn't figure out how to change it for months, everytime I went to that site, I would have to go to my email first and copy and paste it! How annoying!
@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
13 Aug 09
I started a discussion a while ago about passwords, and came to the conclusion that the only really safe way is to record them in a diary, which I have started to do. Your situation here, would frustrate as well as annoy me. Good luck, max.
• United States
13 Aug 09
I have lost a password before luckily i was able to get it back. Now i keep an excel spreadsheet with all my sites and passwords. It helps greatly.
@ypyanyan (956)
• China
13 Aug 09
it doesn't happen on me .because I remark them on my notebook
@louren007 (122)
• Philippines
13 Aug 09
Passwords are really important. Of course, I have experienced losing my password but I have already learned a lesson from it. Right now, I should be careful and keep in mind. In fact, I do have a text file to list my necessary accounts. How about doing the same thing???