I’ve just submitted a review for a potential journal article online. They [the publisher] use one of these systems where there is no direct link to log in (or it’s not set up to do this), and because apparently I didn’t update the password in the password manager last time I changed it, I had to reset it. Easy enough. My first password was rejected because it failed their password rules (compare: https://xkcd.com/936/ and insert your favourite qualifier for these rules). Next I have to “update” my personal details, no skipping allowed. Yes, it’s absolutely necessary for them to know my city! Did they forget that I’m offering my time for this?
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