Time to add another website to my list of stupid things web developers do. Today’s stupid site is linkshare.com – I wouldn’t complain about them, except for the fact that they did ask for my Social Security Number when I registered. I figured that if they are handling social security numbers, they would be pretty competent. Nay…
Look at the screenshot. So they have a username and password — the password field has a maxlength of 12. Yet, my password is longer than 12. It’s not my fault, they allowed me to use a password that is longer than 12 characters.
So I firebugged the maxlength to something bigger and entered my password. Bingo, it worked!
But if I was just a normal user, what am I supposed to do? Linkshare form fail. Thank God I didn’t give them my SSN.