Actually, the software does let you know what the password rules are, but it's non-obvious.
When you go to your Profile, click on "Edit My Profile." One of the options will be "Change Password." When you click on that you'll see the attached screenshot. Note that there is something there about what the rules are. When you click on that it'll tell you the rules.
It would be more helpful to have it tell you the rules when you attempt to subvert them, but there you go. We don't write the software.
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