When I tried to use the new login page to create a new Stack Exchange account, I found the functionality of the password check very annoying and a bit too aggressive.

As soon as I enter the password field, and start typing, I get a red warning message about the password not being allowed to match my account name

Obnoxious warning message #1

Then when I continued typing, the message changed to tell me the password rules a couple of times depending which rule I wasn't following at the time

Obnoxious warning message #2

Obnoxious warning message #3

And then when I finished typing, as soon as I entered the "confirm password" field, I started getting the message about the passwords not matching

Obnoxious warning message #4

I realize the old login page had the same functionality, but the small red letters next to the password field are much less annoying than the big red warning message.

Less obnoxious warning message on old style login page

Can we make the checking more intelligent or at least tone it down so it isn't as annoying?

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    "Add upper case, numbers, or special characters." Fun fact: you need at least two of those things in your password. Have fun figuring out which two. – BoltClock's a Unicorn Jan 31 '14 at 14:30
  • Out of curiousity: why do you want another account? – Mhmd Jan 31 '14 at 16:21
  • @user689 I wanted a 2nd login, not a different account. I only had 1 login before and wanted a backup. – psubsee2003 Jan 31 '14 at 16:35

Why do you need to pay any attention to them at all - they go away as soon as you have typed the new password twice.

I agree, the old style was less intrusive, but it looks like the preferred graphic style is now for the big red blocks, so I don't think this is a password screen issue, but a general UI issue.

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