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How do you write Baltimore in alphanumeric. I keep writing Baltimore as my answer and it keeps saying answer must consist of alphanumeric characters only


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  • carlosdl
    Alphanumeric usually means that the string in question contains letters and digits, but it also could mean that the string "can" or "is allowed to" contain numbers and digits.

    Using the latter definition, Baltimore would already be an alphanumeric string, but using the former, it wouldn't because it doesn't include any digits.

    When it comes to password policies, they usually mean the former, because they want you to choose passwords that are more difficult to guess, but if they add the word "only", then it might mean that they are using the latter definition, as their systems don't support special characters that are not letters or digits.

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    It really depends on the specific site, service or application.

    But, since you said that you keep writing "your answer", I would assume that Baltimore is not a password, but the answer to a security question to recover your password.  In that case, they most likely mean that the answer "can only" contain letters and digits, so, Baltimore should be OK, as long as you are not adding blank spaces, tabs or anything similar.

    But I wouldn't be surprised if the site or application is displaying a misleading message about the string being "alphanumeric", when in reality the problem is that the answer is incorrect.  It has happened to me more than once.
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  • ToddN2000
    Baltimore looks correct to me as well. It could be anything like Carlos already mentioned. My best guess is it may contain a space at the end or beginning or it does not like the capital B, try a lower case b and make sure there is no spaces. 
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  • Subhendu Sen
    You wrote "Baltimore", while B is capital. Generally we write a password in small letter as the CAPS Key is always off. Check this issue, it might be like, "baltimore". 
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