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Re: [savannah-help-public] [sr #109310] Loophole Creating Account

From: Rick Johnson
Subject: Re: [savannah-help-public] [sr #109310] Loophole Creating Account
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2018 00:47:21 +0000

Sorry about the "customer" idea.
I really have not engaged enough to know better.

On Sat, Apr 14, 2018 at 8:39 PM Bob Proulx <address@hidden> wrote:

> Hi Rick,
> Rick Johnson wrote:
> > Okay, as long as you know and it gets logged as an issue.  It
> > creates customer pain.  Some ask for help sooner than others.  We
> > who are caught in the loop are few, so not much of a problem for
> > you, I guess.
> I chafe at the use of the word customer since it is a community
> resource.  We are all in this together.  It isn't a customer
> relationship.
> You may be thinking that I am somehow the developer of the web
> interface.  I am not.  I have only poked my nose into it on a few
> occasions.  I'm primarily working on the mailing lists and the
> hosting.  The web UI could definitely use some help.  Are you
> interested in contributing to it?
> > Many are probably okay with using different usernames.
> That's a poor workaround.  Anyone who has problems should contact us
> for assistance.  It isn't difficult to push things along.
> > Maybe Lastpass causes a pattern of use that enables the problem.
> It's possible.  Especially since we had a number of complaints from
> LastPass users all at once.  Seemed more than a normal amount.  And
> haven't heard any problems from then since.  Since the web UI hasn't
> changed it was possible that it was the password manager.
> Note that I think random passwords are the best security.  I am not a
> user of LastPass myself but they seem reasonable.  And in general I
> encourage the use of password managers.  I would definitely like the
> web UI to work well with password managers.
> > Just tryin' to help.
> Sure.  Patches welcome.  There hasn't been too much development done
> on the web site UI for some time.
> Bob
Rick Johnson

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