@spaetz my favorite password snafu was when my bank changed their online interface and system, for online banking and in the process reduced the number of chars in a password that they supported to 20.
My password was over 50 chars. So I was locked out because the new system did not supported that.
@joao I would claim that any system that limits the password length to a specific maxiumum size is broken. They should be hashed and crunched client-side anyway and never reach the main databases in clear anyway.