I’m on a Lenovo support forum, googling around to figure out something related to this wireless keyboard of theirs…
The thread I end up in doesn’t help me… but wow! I know the answer to what the OP requested! I scan the thread to make sure I won’t be repeating someone else, and see another eight people posting non answer condolence/workaround tripe that drives me nuts… which most certainly stems from these idiots gaming the forums to increase their post/help counts… but I digress.
The forum didn’t allow anonymous posting. Why on a tech help forum should that matter? You’re trying to do this? Here is how. Will the identity attached to the answer someone lend it more or less merit? Where are the SJW’s to weigh in here… oops I mean, not weigh in here… how about, join the conversation.
Now I’m going through the registration process on this ‘ere Lenovo help group. Signup was immediately accessible to me when I tried to post the comment without being a member (+1), forgot password, returning user, new registration options all available, (+1), registration can be done not just with social media accounts (G+/FB/Live) BUT ALSO REGULAR OL’ EMAIL! (+1). Things are going great. Lenovo seems to have their sh*t together on this forum.
I generate a new password for the site in Keepass, and go to plug it in. I prefer to use Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V, keep it old school, rather than rely on Keepass auto-fill stuff I see people use. Which brings us to STRIKE ONE, LENOVO!!!
The password field does not allow pasting! Son of a b*tch.
Ok, so I Ctrl+C, then Ctrl+V in quick succession, and there goes Keepass automatically filling in the fields. Second problem. I’m being told the passwords do not match. The passwords just automatically input by my password manager…
Looky here. Seems obvious now what has happened! There is a MAX length on passwords that was not made clear… sure we got the minimum, the character sets that should be in there, but maximum? Nope.
From the attached image of my debacle, we can also posit that the secondary password field does NOT have this maximum character limit… which has led to the mismatch.
So that’s where I stopped. I could have fiddled around, determining the max character count for a password, redoing my Keepass generated ones, but honestly I already had a rage boiling up inside me that only a prompt post here to my blog would rectify!
SHAME LENOVO! SHAME!!! BOOOO!!!
Many reading this might be wondering what the big deal is, or why I fly off the handle over itty bitty things like this. Short answer is if you dont understand, you shouldn’t be following my blog! LoL. I kid. We like to have fun here. Honestly, these sort of small issues cropping up, are usually just the tip of the iceberg. They can be indicative of much larger problems, from individual departments, quality control, care, attitude, organization, etc. If Lenovo were a job applicant, and THIS was their resume… they would not be getting the job.
Phooey. All that said, I do use Lenovo products… writing this on my Lenovo B550 touch all in one… a fantastic machine I can’t speak about highly enough.