My current password on Stack Exchange is old enough that it needs an update. I used Firefox to log into the gardening Stack Exchange with my email and password, clicked my user and on "Edit Profile & Settings", and on "My Logins". I was shown that I have logins for Stack Exchange and for Facebook. For Stack Exchange I clicked on "change password". I was invited to enter my current password and two copies of my new password. For the new password I picked "newpassword7". Before I typed the "7" there was a message saying:
Please add one of the following things to make your password stronger:
When I typed the "7" the message changed to:
Password cannot be empty.
The password confirmation field gave the same complaint that the password cannot be empty when I had finished typing it. I think the reason the error shows is that it was hidden behind the larger first message and never cleared.
When I finished filling the fields and clicked "Change Password" a message popped up that said:
An error occurred while attempting to reset password:
Note that this is the complete error message, blank after the colon.
I tried the same procedure with Chrome and Internet Explorer with the same results. Can someone help me understand the cause of the final error and how to get my password changed?