Attention - Password and Security Update

06-14-2016, 08:56 AM
Hello all,

Over the next few days we will be implementing some changes to our forum password strength and password expiration policies. To make sure you continue having the best experience possible on the community, we regularly monitor the site and the Internet to keep everyone's account information safe. We've recently become aware of a potential risk to some accounts coming from outside of this community. Just to be safe, we are implementing the following changes to improve security even further:

1) We are asking everyone to change their passwords (and will force a one time reset). Along with every user on the forum, new passwords will need to be more complex, and can't be simple words (sorry, you can't have "fluffy" as your password anymore!). Please use a password unique to this community. Reusing passwords can expose your account indirectly when other websites (Twitter, Linkedin, Badoo, etc) are compromised; and

2) Your passwords will expire on a 365 day basis. When you login on the 366th day, you will have to change it.

We'll also be sending out an email to users to let them know about the changes, in upcoming weeks.

Thanks all,


Community Management

Hawker u/l
06-16-2016, 06:14 AM
It seems that someone has flipped a switch a tad too soon!! I just received the following email from another of your outdoor websites that "SHOULD" have been sent out to all Walleye Central members as you did with 2Cool Fishing. Someone needs to grab the runaway cart, re-attach it to the horse and get things back on track methinks.

Dear Hawker,

Your password has been reset by an administrator. Your new details are as follows:

Username: *****
Password: ***************

To change your password, please visit this page:

If you suspect this email is a scam, you can confirm the legitimacy of this email by manually navigate to the forum URL yourself and use your new password to log in.

All the best,

2CoolFishing, a part of VerticalScope Inc.
111 Peter Street, Suite 700
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5V 2H1

Bobby W
06-16-2016, 07:12 AM
I have having no luck whatsoever on getting a new password................any help here ? ? ?

06-16-2016, 07:15 AM
I have having no luck whatsoever on getting a new password................any help here ? ? ?

No help. Just shared misery.

04-10-2017, 11:01 AM
Seems like they are trying to discourage anyone from using WC. passwords reset for stronger security and expire in a year why. My bank, credit card and PayPal don't. Why does a fourm need to

04-11-2017, 07:52 AM
We're hoping to be able to lower the password requirements in the future, but for now this is what's required. The main headache of the databreach last year was the precautionary forced password reset and we only had to do so because we allowed weaker passwords on the site. Passwords files are encrypted, but the encrypted file is enough to break a weak password, so we've gone full force in the other direction by increasing password complexity. If a databreach were to happen again, we shouldn't have to worry about a reset that time


Mt Warrrior
05-16-2019, 11:21 PM
I haven't been able to log on to WC for 2 or 3 years, had been a member since 03 or longer. Very frustrating!!

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Mt Warrrior
05-16-2019, 11:23 PM
Just on Tapatalk from my phone. Cannot reset password and plug-in from a computer.

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Mt Warrrior
05-16-2019, 11:24 PM

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05-17-2019, 11:47 AM
Are you still having an issue with your account?


Mt Warrrior
05-17-2019, 05:35 PM
No all, I can only log in through Tapatalk. I need a good link to reset my password when I try to log in on a desktop or laptop computer.

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Mt Warrrior
05-17-2019, 05:36 PM
I meant Niall. Darn auto correct on phone.

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05-21-2019, 10:16 AM
Hello there,

On your device, can you try exiting out of enhanced mobile view and see if that worked?
Give that a test and see if that worked.