With a move to Virginia expected in the new year I attempted to register for an account at the Air Force Crossroads website, which has a lot of handy base information on it and forums, questions for the asking of.
Issue 1: I can’t register my preferred email address, apparantly because the domain has a hyphen in it, and the website says that:
The email[sic] can not[sic] contain the following special characters or spaces. !##$%^&*()/,|`~=+_"
Keen observers will note that the hyphen is not listed, though the hash mark is listed twice.
Issue 2: I registered with a less contraversial email address, and noted that although my desired ppassword was masked with the usual asterisks when I entered it and had to be entered twice for confirmation of spelling, it was repeated back to me in clear text on the next page for my confirmation.
Issue 3: I went through the “lost password” mechanism, just for fun … of course they emailed me my userid and original password. I had to supply them with my name, date of birth, Social Security Number, and an email address to send the information to — bets that you can enter a different email address there than the one you registered with, anyone?
Coded by 20 year-olds, I expect.
An email to website support was dispatched, of course.