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Re: Forum Timing Out

#21 Postby richb » Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:21 am

I log in many times a day as well. My view is that if I am not at the computer I should not be logged in. The reason is the list of people logged in to the forum at the bottom of the page. Etiquette, I believe dictates that for those active on the forum, they should know who is logged and active. But to each his/her own. I am just explaining my approach and reasoning.
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Re: Forum Timing Out

#22 Postby Gaer Boy » Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:29 am

joany wrote:On a positive note, it seems that the "log me in automatically" setting does keep me logged into the forum as long as I keep Firefox running. However, unlike others, it doesn't survive a reboot. I think it's because I use "Private Browsing" mode in Firefox, which clears out everything out, including cookies, cache, and history when FF shuts down. Or it could be one of my FF extensions. Who knows?

You have the best of both worlds there, joany. You can't expect auto anything if you use Private Browsing. I'm content to use selective cookies, which is more work but suits my relaxed style!

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Re: Forum Timing Out

#23 Postby chrispop99 » Fri Jul 25, 2014 4:18 pm

richb wrote:I log in many times a day as well. My view is that if I am not at the computer I should not be logged in. The reason is the list of people logged in to the forum at the bottom of the page. Etiquette, I believe dictates that for those active on the forum, they should know who is logged and active. But to each his/her own. I am just explaining my approach and reasoning.

That's something I had never realised; thanks.

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Re: Forum Timing Out

#24 Postby Gaer Boy » Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:01 pm

richb wrote:I log in many times a day as well. My view is that if I am not at the computer I should not be logged in. The reason is the list of people logged in to the forum at the bottom of the page. Etiquette, I believe dictates that for those active on the forum, they should know who is logged and active. But to each his/her own. I am just explaining my approach and reasoning.

I thought that the list at the bottom of the page showed only those logged in and active over the past 5 minutes. At least, that's what the note there says. It will be easy to test this - I'm almost always logged in between 19:00 & 19:50 (UK time) but not at the computer. At that time, I'm dining and the computer is backing up my data, so I leave it in active mode.

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Re: Forum Timing Out

#25 Postby Gordon Cooper » Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:23 pm

richb wrote:I log in many times a day as well. My view is that if I am not at the computer I should not be logged in.


My philosophy too.

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Re: Forum Timing Out

#26 Postby Richard » Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:31 pm

Yes, now I understand.
If Private Browsing erases everything,
imagine that login passwords would be
among the first to go.
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Re: Forum Timing Out

#27 Postby lucky9 » Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:34 pm

richb wrote:I log in many times a day as well. My view is that if I am not at the computer I should not be logged in. The reason is the list of people logged in to the forum at the bottom of the page. Etiquette, I believe dictates that for those active on the forum, they should know who is logged and active.


This is also why I log in and out also.
Yes, even I am dishonest. Not in many ways, but in some. Forty-one, I think it is.
--Mark Twain


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