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Truthfully, increasingly complex password policies are just driving people away from even caring about doing passwords right by making them think about passwords wrong, and actually reducing the keyspace a password cracker needs to search.
I can no more follow dozens or even hundreds of different password policies than I can remember dozens or even hundreds of passwords, but many people have created dozens or even hundreds of accounts. Stop the insanity. Password managers have an actual goddamn easy button for this shit and it works. Stop making people cross their eyes and dot their tees and start pointing people in a useful direction.