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    Default "Remember me" box for logging in?

    I apologize if this has been asked before, but I couldn't find it with a forum search.

    Is there a reason why there isn't a "remember me" box to log in to the main site? There's one for the forums, but it gets a bit annoying having to type my user name and password every day when I go to the site.

    Thanks!
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    Even without the box, if your browser acceptscookiesfrom us, you should only have to log in to the site every three weeks or so.

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    HQ is unlike any other site I visit by leaps/bounds...I have to re-log in sometimes 2-3x in a 60-90 span. Why would HQ's cookies be any different than anyone else's cookies...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhillyPB View Post
    HQ is unlike any other site I visit by leaps/bounds...I have to re-log in sometimes 2-3x in a 60-90 span. Why would HQ's cookies be any different than anyone else's cookies...
    That's about right. We expire our cookie after 21 days.

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    sorry...I didn't include the time measurement. I get logged off 2-3x in a 60-90 min span

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhillyPB View Post
    sorry...I didn't include the time measurement. I get logged off 2-3x in a 60-90 min span
    That shouldn't be happening. Again, check your cookies and make sure you're allowing us to set a cookie for you.

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    Maybe part of my problem is that I work for the government, and they're constantly clearing cookies. The remember me box in the forums still works great, though, even when I keep getting logged out of the main site.
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    Two issues I have:
    1. For whatever reason, when I log in from work (Windows 7/Chrome) I have to log in once a week. There could be some work policy which clears cookies every weekend; however, that wouldn't explain why I stayed logged into the forums for months at a time.
    2. At home, when my login does expire, on Safari/Mac it at least pre-fills my login and password for me. This doesn't work for me at work, while Chrome does remember passwords on other sites, which tells me it's a simple HTML markup issue. This is a pain for RotoPass users to have to look up that cryptic password once every week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gantner View Post
    Two issues I have:
    1. For whatever reason, when I log in from work (Windows 7/Chrome) I have to log in once a week. There could be some work policy which clears cookies every weekend; however, that wouldn't explain why I stayed logged into the forums for months at a time.
    2. At home, when my login does expire, on Safari/Mac it at least pre-fills my login and password for me. This doesn't work for me at work, while Chrome does remember passwords on other sites, which tells me it's a simple HTML markup issue. This is a pain for RotoPass users to have to look up that cryptic password once every week.
    agreed. this is the only site I visit where I have recurring login headaches.
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    I'm having to log in every few minutes today...typically I only have to log-in again after an extended period of inactivity (30 min+).

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    I've forwarded this thread to tech to have a look.

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    It's been a few weeks and I am still having problems with getting kicked off after a few minutes (10, 20, sometimes 3). Has there been any update?

    FWIW, I checked cookies and I have several from HQ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howie M View Post
    agreed. this is the only site I visit where I have recurring login headaches.
    it happened again. does not ever happen with any other sites. should not happen here, and the burden should not be on the customer to "figure it out" - that's just not good business practice, with all due respect. I have a secure home computer, and don't get why I can be "logged out" involuntarily.

    thanks in advance for your taking that concept into account and thinking about how to rectify the issue - accepting and acknowledging in your response the fact that this issue just doesn't occur with other sites. HQ is the outlier, and surely that's not where you want to be. that means that a rote "you need to check your cookies" is not a sufficient response - the onus is on HQ to explain why this site fails when others do not.

    if you made the only car that periodically didn't start unless the owner had to do a secondary effort first - what would your answer be to that?

    #nuisance
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howie M View Post
    if you made the only car that periodically didn't start unless the owner had to do a secondary effort first - what would your answer be to that?
    #nuisance
    Doesn't happen to me - I am automatically logged in every time.

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    Sorry about that, Howie. We haven't done anything about this... can others chime in if this is still an issue? It never happens to me, and having not heard about it for a while, wasn't conscious of the fact that it was still a source of aggravation.

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    I have to "re-sign in" weekly on my office computer....but at home I'll stay logged in forever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve NY View Post
    I have to "re-sign in" weekly on my office computer....but at home I'll stay logged in forever.
    Same with me for home page the most part, although once in a great while I get asked to sign in when using safari. Once I get into the home page, I'm automatically good for the fora.
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    I have to re-login every single week on my iPhone, my iPad and sometimes on my desktop. Sometimes sooner than a week. But always within a week.

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    On my home computer, using Firefox, this rarely happens at all. On my work computer, using Firefox, this happens much less than it used to, probably once every six to eight weeks. On a public computer, it still happens frequently, regardless of browser, even if I check the remember-me box. I really don't like having to use the remember-me box, given what I know about online aggregating and scraping.

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    Pretty similar to the above comments: In the office using work laptop and Chrome, I have to sign in pretty much once a week. Using home laptop, Firefox not nearly as often. Forums just stay logged in forever on both home and office.

    iPhone and iPad is also weekly login.

    None of this really bothers me though it would definitely be an issue if I had to login multiple times a day.
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    this has been an issue for me ever since the new site was launched

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAY@HQ View Post
    Sorry about that, Howie. We haven't done anything about this... can others chime in if this is still an issue? It never happens to me, and having not heard about it for a while, wasn't conscious of the fact that it was still a source of aggravation.
    I appreciate the response at this very very busy time of year. only one subsequent headache.
    if I am not busy, it's not so bad. but if looking for an instant check-in, it's rough.
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    Happens to me at work and via iPhone, the former likely due to HIPAA security requirements but not sure about the latter. Doesn't happen on either of my home laptops, mac or pc.

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    The login behaviors for the forums is different than any other site I've used.

    The "remember me" box usually allows one to not have to login again to a site for an extended period of time: 2-3 weeks. For the HQ forums, I have had to check that box to not have to login after every click on the site.

    Despite checking that box, it seems I have to login every day.

    Perhaps the "cookie duration" is set too short on the backend? Security settings too high?

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    As I understand it, those security settings are all at the browser level, not the back end. I only get logged out of the forums expressly when I clear my cookies. The expiration on the forum cookie is quite long.

    The site login lasts 2-3 weeks for me.

    Given the wide variety in experiences reported here, it seems like the variable has to be at the browser/device level. I'll have our tech team review all of this (prob after Opening Day at this point), just to make sure nothing's changed without our knowledge.

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