I have noticed a typo in the password validation field when you sign up on Stack Overflow.

When your password is 6 characters or less, this gets displayed:

Quoting the text:

Must contain at least 6 more characters.

It should be:

Must contain at least 6 or more characters.


In order to demonstrate what is happening here do the following:

  1. go to the password field and type a letter and a number.
  2. click the sign up button.
  3. type over 8 characters in the password field now.
  4. the error will stay there until you move to a different field. This happens on every field not only password! I just noticed it when entering a password.

1 Answer 1


The minimum length requirement is for 8 characters.

The length message tells you how many more characters are required so the message is entirely correct.

As you type, the number will change - the message you have pasted would be shown once one letter and number have been typed in. Meaning 6 more characters/numbers are needed. If you type one more, the number will be 5... etc...

Now that you posted an actual repro, the issue was that the old (red) error message was not clearing even after the password was changed - this was visible after the info message (blue) was removed when the minimum password length was reached.

I have fixed this specific issue - the fix will be in the next build.

  • This is not happening for me.
    – shnisaka
    Commented Mar 14, 2016 at 14:08
  • @shnisaka - what browser/OS are you using (and versions)? Any extensions running?
    – Oded
    Commented Mar 14, 2016 at 14:19
  • Latest version of safari.. On mac. Running adblocker
    – shnisaka
    Commented Mar 14, 2016 at 14:19
  • From all the up votes, I think I am not the only one who is experiencing the problem.
    – shnisaka
    Commented Mar 14, 2016 at 14:20
  • It is working now!
    – shnisaka
    Commented Mar 14, 2016 at 14:56
  • We have made no changes.
    – Oded
    Commented Mar 14, 2016 at 14:56
  • I am going to edit my question! Now I know what is going on.. there is still a bug.
    – shnisaka
    Commented Mar 14, 2016 at 14:58

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