Community Tech/Add an option to require email address and username to reset password

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Proposed in the 2019 Wishlist Survey.


Problem: Trolls and LTAs have been knocking Special:PasswordReset with the intention of trolling and (currently) this cannot be prevented. Then I get password reset I did not request. While I know I have secure password (and 2FA) on both my SUL accounts and my email, it's annoying so it'd better if I can just prevent them. It sometimes gives the impression to ordinary users that their account is being compromised, which is not a good UX.

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