Password limits. Why?

I was creating an account for a web site today and hit this error:

Seriously? Why is there a limit to the password length? If I want a complex and impossible-to-guess password, I should have that right. I know that it’s not going to burden your database to allow more characters, because you should be storing it as a hash anyway!!  Please get a grip and don’t put some arbitrary limit on data fields like this.

Observations, Programming , ,