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Your Input Requested and CONTEST: Password Recovery
Saturday, July 20, 2013 1:29 PM
This site having been around so long, I am seeing more and more people that have forgotten their password, and have an old email address in their profile. That means the 'lost password' page wouldn't work for them, because it sends an email to the address in their profile. While I can't do anything about that, except encourage people to update their profile on the site when their email changes, I can do something to allow those people to get back into the site. I am leaning towards the old standby that many other sites, particularly banks use, security questions. These are a list of questions that only the individual would know all the answers to.

Here's how you can help. I need a list of questions that would work well for this sort of thing. Think about it, what sorts of things can we ask that wouldn't be public knowledge, but are also things an individual wouldn't ever forget.

CONTEST - Everyone that posts a question that we end up using will be entered into a random drawing for free premium membership. Only the first person to post a particular question will be entered. The more questions you post that we end up using, the more entries you will have.

Thanks, and please, list away...




"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about
the former." - Albert Einstein


Re: Your Input Requested and CONTEST: Password Recovery
Saturday, July 20, 2013 1:38 PM
Most places Ive signed up for use stuff like:

Mothers maiden name
First pets name
First car
High school you went to
College you went to
Best friend in school
City you were born in

Thats all I've got right now.



Re: Your Input Requested and CONTEST: Password Recovery
Saturday, July 20, 2013 1:50 PM
favorite color
first teacher





Re: Your Input Requested and CONTEST: Password Recovery
Saturday, July 20, 2013 2:01 PM
What was your childhood nickname?
In what city did you meet your spouse/significant other?
What is the name of your favorite childhood friend?
What street did you live on in third grade?
What is your oldest siblingís birthday month and year? (e.g., January 1900)
What is the middle name of your oldest child?
What is your oldest sibling's middle name?
What school did you attend for sixth grade?
What was your childhood phone number including area code? (e.g., 000-000-0000)
What is your oldest cousin's first and last name?
What was the name of your first stuffed animal?
In what city or town did your mother and father meet?
Where were you when you had your first kiss?
What is the first name of the boy or girl that you first kissed?
What was the last name of your third grade teacher?
In what city does your nearest sibling live?
What is your oldest brotherís birthday month and year? (e.g., January 1900)
What is your maternal grandmother's maiden name?
In what city or town was your first job?
What is the name of the place your wedding reception was held?
What is the name of a college you applied to but didn't attend?
Where were you when you first heard about 9/11?


Fair

What was the name of your elementary / primary school?
What is the name of the company of your first job?
What was your favorite place to visit as a child?
What is your spouse's mother's maiden name?
What is the country of your ultimate dream vacation?
What is the name of your favorite childhood teacher?
To what city did you go on your honeymoon?
What time of the day were you born?
What was your dream job as a child?
What is the street number of the house you grew up in?
What is the license plate (registration) of your dad's first car?
Who was your childhood hero?
What was the first concert you attended?
What are the last 5 digits of your credit card?
What are the last 5 of your Social Security number?
What is your current car registration number?
What are the last 5 digits of your driver's license number?
What month and day is your anniversary? (e.g., January 2)
What is your grandmother's first name?
What is your mother's middle name?
What is the last name of your favorite high school teacher?
What was the make and model of your first car?
Where did you vacation last year?
What is the name of your grandmother's dog?
What is the name, breed, and color of current pet?
What is your preferred musical genre?
In what city and country do you want to retire?
What is the name of the first undergraduate college you attended?
What was your high school mascot?
What year did you graduate from High School?
What is the name of the first school you attended?


POor

What was your favorite sport in high school?
What is the name of the High School you graduated from?
What is your pet's name?
In what year was your father born?
In what year was your mother born?
What is your motherís (father's) first name?
What is your mother's maiden name?
What was the color of your first car?
What is your father's middle name?
In what county where you born?
How many bones have you broken?
What is the first and last name of your favorite college professor?
On which wrist do you wear your watch?
What is the color of your eyes?
What is the title and artist of your favorite song?
What is the title and author of your favorite book?
What is the name, breed, and color of your favorite pet?
What is your favorite animal?
What was the last name of your favorite teacher?
What is your favorite team?
What is your favorite movie?
What is your favorite teacher's nickname?
What is your favorite TV program?
What is your least favorite nickname?
What is your favorite sport?
What is the name of your hometown?
What is the color of your fatherís eyes?
What is the color of your motherís eyes?
What was the name of your first pet?
What sports team do you love to see lose?
In what city were you born?
What is the city, state/province, and year of your birth?
What is the name of your hometown newspaper?
What is your favorite color?
What was your hair color as a child?
What is your work address?
What is the street name your work or office is located on?
What is your address, phone number?





Re: Your Input Requested and CONTEST: Password Recovery
Saturday, July 20, 2013 2:31 PM
Things most people won't forget.

First car
Favorite color
First job



FU Tuning



Re: Your Input Requested and CONTEST: Password Recovery
Saturday, July 20, 2013 5:41 PM
Can't you allow the user to create there own questions? A lot of site use that. Then you would see the questions they picked.




On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: Your Input Requested and CONTEST: Password Recovery
Saturday, July 20, 2013 8:37 PM
Rob Dotterer wrote:

Can't you allow the user to create there own questions? A lot of site use that. Then you would see the questions they picked.


^^


- Your not-so-local, untrained, uncertified, backyard mechanic. But my @!#$ runs
Re: Your Input Requested and CONTEST: Password Recovery
Saturday, July 20, 2013 11:50 PM
What year do you believe Peter Gabriel first Shocked the Monkey?

EDIT: Don't mind me... i think we have a good list of questions listed above... lol

A good question though would be: What was the first mod you ever considered doing to your car?


Edited 2 time(s). Last edited Saturday, July 20, 2013 11:52 PM


Re: Your Input Requested and CONTEST: Password Recovery
Sunday, July 21, 2013 2:52 AM
Kyle (GME Chat) wrote:

What year do you believe Peter Gabriel first Shocked the Monkey?


1982.




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Re: Your Input Requested and CONTEST: Password Recovery
Sunday, July 21, 2013 5:16 PM
name two j-bodies




RIP silver car. You will be missed.
Re: Your Input Requested and CONTEST: Password Recovery
Sunday, July 21, 2013 7:21 PM
-Z Yaaaa- wrote:

name two j-bodies


Chrysler Lebaron and Buick Skyhawk.




Re: Your Input Requested and CONTEST: Password Recovery
Sunday, July 21, 2013 9:25 PM
Brian wrote:

-Z Yaaaa- wrote:

name two j-bodies


Chrysler Lebaron and Buick Skyhawk.


Dodge morada
Chrystler cordoba




On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: Your Input Requested and CONTEST: Password Recovery
Monday, July 22, 2013 6:46 AM
Potato is the correct answer.



Re: Your Input Requested and CONTEST: Password Recovery
Monday, July 22, 2013 12:48 PM
Brian wrote:

First car

That is probably a terrible question for a car site. Particularly one where many people list at least their current car, but most times all cars they have ever owned, in their public profile.

Rob Dotterer wrote:

Can't you allow the user to create there own questions? A lot of site use that. Then you would see the questions they picked.

That is not very secure. Although I suppose it is no worse then having no password policy, right? I wonder how many members' password is 'password'. Maybe I should consider instituting a password policy along with this change.




"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about
the former." - Albert Einstein

Re: Your Input Requested and CONTEST: Password Recovery
Monday, July 22, 2013 1:26 PM
A good password to use is "Incorrect" that way if you get it wrong The system will actually tell you what your password is.

The best thing to use is a question where the answer won't change, and would be hard to look up or figure out. I got nuth'n
In reallity there isn't a security question that you can ask that someone close to you, or can be found out by reading a profile somewhere.
Re: Your Input Requested and CONTEST: Password Recovery
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 10:20 AM
i am not very fond of security questions to begin with. i remember all of my passwords, but recently i tried logging in to pay a credit card bill, and even though i typed in my password correctly, it still asked me two security questions... and for the life of me, i couldn't remember what i had put for those answers. if someone can't remember their password, do you really expect them to remember their favorite hobby, or favorite food? </soapboxrant>




Re: Your Input Requested and CONTEST: Password Recovery
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 9:34 PM
your favorite cup size?

then you get potentially two catagories for answers Pint or 36DD



Re: Your Input Requested and CONTEST: Password Recovery
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 10:48 PM
Wow! Can't believe this site is still going strong. I've not been on for years. Got my Fire with 50k, and now has 210k. Driven (beaten) daily.

Most sites just use Favorite pet, first pet, pet's name, favorite sports team.



Re: Your Input Requested and CONTEST: Password Recovery
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 8:03 AM
I like the city your born in mentioned already or
the last 4 of SS number.
Pets name
something like that.
something easy everyone can rememeber



Re: Your Input Requested and CONTEST: Password Recovery
Thursday, October 24, 2013 8:55 AM
First name of the person who took your virginity?
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