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  • Member since
    April, 2009
  • From: Longmont, Colorado
Why do I have to re-log in?
Posted by Cadet Chuck on Monday, December 11, 2017 11:06 PM

I have been a member of this forum for umpteen years, and still am annoyed that I have to "log in" every few months.  Is there a problem here?

Computer, did we bring batteries?.....Computer?

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    March, 2003
  • From: Northern New Jersey
Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 6:54 AM
It might have to do with your device,maybe an update knocked out your settings.It has happened occasionally on my tablet,phone,laptop,and work desktop.I don't think its the site.

  • Member since
    July, 2008
  • From: Albany, NY
Posted by jeffpez on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 7:29 AM

Do you ever clear out you browsers history? I recently did and found I had to log back in at several sites including this one. 

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 7:49 AM

It's to keep us all cranky.

It was a lot worse about a year ago, like every Monday.

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 8:09 AM

I have hadto do it every so often, usually when the laptop has shut down when i forgot to plug it in. As Tony say's, i don't think its the site.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

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  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 8:26 AM

I do if I've checked the site from a different computer or if my computer's done an update.

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    April, 2005
Posted by ddp59 on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 9:07 AM

do you clean out your computer cookies as that is where your login info is stored?

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    September, 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 2:33 PM

There are other threads about this in the Feedback/Help & Testing forum, such as this one:

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/feedback_help_and_testing/f/39/t/170738.aspx

That one discussed having to log in every time we access the forum, as GM noted, it was about a year ago.  Then there are these related threads in the General Discussion forum:

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/general_discussion/f/9/p/1892014/reply.aspx

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/general_discussion/f/9/t/170176.aspx

But as far as the baseline behavior goes, it has nothing to do with subscriptions, but rather, general security.  I think our authentications expire after an interval of two days.  I know I can return to the forum two days in a row, have my credentials default and not have to submit them again.  On the third day, I'm presented with the login.

 

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

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  • Member since
    April, 2009
  • From: Longmont, Colorado
Posted by Cadet Chuck on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 4:51 PM

ddp59:  No, I never delete my cookies for reasons like this.

Baron:  I usually stay logged in for months at a time, then all of a sudden I have to long in again.  Not a problem, really, just an annoyance occasionally.

Thanks to all for your comments!

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  • Member since
    September, 2015
  • From: The Redwood Empire
Posted by Aaronw on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 11:42 PM

I've been having the same issue. I have to log in pretty much everytime I visit the forum even though I check the leave me logged in box. 

  • Member since
    September, 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Thursday, December 14, 2017 12:51 PM

Cadet Chuck

ddp59:  No, I never delete my cookies for reasons like this.

Baron:  I usually stay logged in for months at a time, then all of a sudden I have to long in again.  Not a problem, really, just an annoyance occasionally.

Thanks to all for your comments!

What's your browser and platform/device and operating system?  It might not be pertinent, but I know that when IE 11 rolled out, I had problems I did not have before, with the various websites I visit, FineScale among them.  I'd access a site and get logged in, either with stored credentials or interactively logging them.  After a couple of pages, I'd get prompted to log in again.  It was definitely a problem with IE 11 and how it handled authentication between the browser and a website.  I did not have the same problem with either Firefox or Chrome.  I'm running off a laptop, too, with Win10; I don't have a mobile device.

But that problem has long disappeared in my rearview mirror, since I abandoned Microsoft's browsers at that point.

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/HansvonHammer/Humor/th_MonogramMafia.jpg?t=1296972087~original

  • Member since
    April, 2009
  • From: Longmont, Colorado
Posted by Cadet Chuck on Thursday, December 14, 2017 4:09 PM

I'm using an iMac desktop with Apple's Safari browser.  It seems to sidestep a lot of problems I used to have with a PC.

Computer, did we bring batteries?.....Computer?

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