Of course I wholeheartedly agree that security is important for a lot of users who don’t have their own security solutions, but have noticed recently in the market, some lower security apps/sites are being what I would class as extremely over zealous.
Having the standard minimum 8 characters of a combination of numbers and upper and lowercase letters is sufficient for most apps as that would take a very determined hacker with collosal computing power and several decades to crack. And that’s aside from the fact that anyone that way inclined would ever want to target a user of a forum in that way.
With the market so saturated and uses increasingly fickle in their decisions, I think it is important to operate within the boundaries of acceptability for the majority. In my case, if an app/site prevents me from choosing a password because it doesn’t like a repetition of characters or insists on a symbol, then I generally find an alternative app as simply do not have the time to reset my passwords every single time I login.
Not the end of the world, but just useful feedback when it comes to a login password for a simple forum.
Hope that helps and that you enjoy the rest of your weekend.