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Posted by Shadowfyr   USA  (1,783 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Sun 09 Apr 2006 08:18 PM (UTC)
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Ok, I think I finally get what some people have said before about staying signed in hear... Never had this problem with Opera (well, very rarely anyway), but my main machine, with Opera installed, is currently not working, so I am using Firefox on the other one. For some idiot reason, the moment you close Firefox, it forgets that it was ever logged into this sight, then procudes to require you to log in again. Other sites that use the same, "Remember me on this machine.", type feature don't have this problem...

For testing purposes, if you plan to try to track down the problem Nick, I am using Firefox 1.5.0.1, with these extensions:

Add Bookmark Here
All-In-One Sidebar
Bookmark Checker
Colorful Tabs
DOM Inspector
Download Tweak
Duplicate Tab
HTML Validator
IE Tab
IE View Lite
Image Zoom (man I miss the "full page zoom" in Opera...)
Linkification
Menu Editor
New Tab button on Tab Bar
NoScript
Open link in...
Print/Print Preview
ReloadEvery
Save Image in Folder
Tab Mix Plus
Tab Browsing Preferences
Talkback

The only one I can think of possibly causing a problem is NoScript, which doesn't let any script run until the full page loads, even when the site is set as allowed. So, if its the page's script dealing with if to ask for a login, then that might be it. Otherwise, something is just bloody screwy with the way yours works, compared to others. :p
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Posted by Dace K   Canada  (169 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #1 on Sun 09 Apr 2006 08:52 PM (UTC)
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Works fine with mine, on firefox 1.5.0.1.
I only get logged out when I clear my cache.

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Posted by Zeno   USA  (2,871 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #2 on Sun 09 Apr 2006 09:04 PM (UTC)
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Using version 1.5.0.1, and I get logged out every once in a while. I assumed that was normal, but I guess not?

Zeno McDohl,
Owner of Bleached InuYasha Galaxy
http://www.biyg.org
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Posted by David Haley   USA  (3,881 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #3 on Sun 09 Apr 2006 09:13 PM (UTC)
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Try disabling the NoScript extension and see if that fixes anything. I have no problems whatsoever.

That being said, the forum does log you out if your IP changes, or when you clear your cookies cache. So that might explain Zeno's case of being logged out every once in a while, if he uses the forum from another machine before coming back to his main one. (It's what happens to me in any case.)

David Haley aka Ksilyan
Head Programmer,
Legends of the Darkstone

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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (21,322 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Reply #4 on Sun 09 Apr 2006 09:14 PM (UTC)
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I am using Firefox 1.5.0.1 these days, and have not noticed this problem. I closed it and re-opened and was still logged in.

In your forum profile you can set the time the "login cookie" lasts for. In your case it is blank which takes the default of 7 days. You may want to increase that.

- Nick Gammon

www.gammon.com.au, www.mushclient.com
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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (21,322 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Reply #5 on Sun 09 Apr 2006 09:15 PM (UTC)
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Quote:

The only one I can think of possibly causing a problem is NoScript, which doesn't let any script run until the full page loads, even when the site is set as allowed.


I do not use scripts at all, which you can confirm by looking at the page source.

- Nick Gammon

www.gammon.com.au, www.mushclient.com
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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (21,322 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Reply #6 on Sun 09 Apr 2006 09:15 PM (UTC)

Amended on Sun 09 Apr 2006 09:17 PM (UTC) by Nick Gammon

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You may have disabled cookies for this or all sites. You may have set "keep cookies until I close Firefox" which I notice is an option.

- Nick Gammon

www.gammon.com.au, www.mushclient.com
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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (21,322 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Reply #7 on Sun 09 Apr 2006 09:20 PM (UTC)

Amended on Sun 09 Apr 2006 09:23 PM (UTC) by Nick Gammon

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That being said, the forum does log you out if your IP changes, or when you clear your cookies cache.


When you log in, it generates a random string and puts it into a cookie. This random string is simply a random number and in no way has any identifying information. It is stored against your user profile, so that if, next time you use the forum, the cookie random string is found it assumes that you are that user.

Clearing cookies, not storing them at all, or simply changing PCs, will result in your being logged out.

It only stores a single "cookie string" per user, and thus if you use the forum from more than one PC you will have to login each time you change PCs. This is a security feature anyway, like if you use the forum from (say) an Internet cafe, and forget to log out, as soon as you log in somewhere else it clears your earlier login.

- Nick Gammon

www.gammon.com.au, www.mushclient.com
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Posted by Shadowfyr   USA  (1,783 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #8 on Thu 13 Apr 2006 04:02 AM (UTC)
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Hmm. Upped the time out by a wide margin. All the other settings show as valid, so I find it seriously odd that it is happening. Did once in a while with Opera too, but only "very" rarely.
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