Absolutely one of the dumbest things. Hey I have an idea, lets narrow down the possibilities of what a hacker would have to code for with respect to a user's password. OK, it has to be 10 characters. Great guess what, 95% of people will go to 10 and stop. OK, so now it has to have an upper case and a lower case. Further narrowing the possibilities. Now it has to have a number and a special character. Great, omit all possibilities where only numbers, only special characters, only alpha characters, anything fewer than 9 combinations of anything and what are we left with? What we are left with is a FORMULA. a FORMULA with which to narrow down the and make it easier than ever to write a program to guess passwords and obtain access even faster. Guess who else had this super cool idea and implemented it...that's right a freggin security/virus prevention company.....a big one too...Symantec. I tried to tell them....but no one is wrong ever and no one can make a poor decision...and no one can concede that perhaps giving out a formula is a bad idea.