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    Default why is login in on an extra, redirect, page

    one of the things that make me not visiting this forum as often as I could is that the login procedure is unbelievable inconvenient

    I go to forums.opensuse.org , klick login and get re directed
    while this happens, on other forums I just need to type the password, if I need to type it, and am am in.

    is there no way to make this login better, add username password to the welcome site, instead of redirecting?

    or am I doing something wrong?

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    Default Re: why is login in on an extra, redirect, page

    I do not understand you completely.

    When I click on the "login" item, I get the inlog page as I would expect. It is indeed from microfocus, but so what. Then my username and password are filled in by my password manager (thus it may be that I first have to unlock the password manager) and off it goes.

    Do what is the problem? Is this not working in your case?
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: why is login in on an extra, redirect, page

    it is working, but, login takes too long time, this is 21st century

    it should be at least like here,
    https://build.opensuse.org/

    this site does not need a re direct, login works faster, that's better

    optimal would be to have the user/login field already visible and with defaults filled, than login would be instant



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    Default Re: why is login in on an extra, redirect, page

    On Sat 06 Jan 2018 05:16:01 PM CST, a4z wrote:

    it is working, but, login takes too long time, this is 21st century

    it should be at least like here,
    https://build.opensuse.org/

    this site does not need a re direct, login works faster, that's better

    optimal would be to have the user/login field already visible and with
    defaults filled, than login would be instant


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    Default Re: why is login in on an extra, redirect, page

    It is indeed, at times ,excruciatingly slow - the login can take anywhere from 10-20 seconds ta minute to several minutes and require multiple page refreshes because the microfocus page is often extremely slow to reply, on top of that it sometimes just boots you out of the forum for no reason.

    This place really needs a bit of an update, vB4 is almost a decade old and 4.2.2 this place runs is quite old too, lacking a lot of the modern features that other forums have like more ajax.
    .: miuku @ #opensuse @ irc.libera.chat

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    Default Re: why is login in on an extra, redirect, page

    This is indeed the 21st century and it is full of threads to web sites and the like.

    That is why we have a centralized login functionality and do not use the facility of Vbulletin. On at least one occasion, when a security flaw in Vbulletin was found and user data could be read from Vbulletin sites, we were untouched by this.

    Another feature of the central login is that once loged in, you are also loged in in e.g. the Bugzilla and Openfate sites (and more).

    In any case, I doubt that openSUSE will change the present situation because you think it is old fashioned.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: why is login in on an extra, redirect, page

    well, hcvv, this is a place for feedback, and I provided some. no need to become personal, OK

    your reference to the centralized login and additional security is maybe a guess?, we had some issues in the past regardless the redirect to the novell/microfocus page.
    but anyhow, that's not the point, so please stay on topic.

    obviously I am not the only one who finds this page a bit outdated, and who thinks that the login process is sometimes to slow and cumbersome
    and I am pretty sure that this forum does not have all the members is could have because of it's archaic look and feel and functionality.

    anyway, it's up to the forum owners to decide how attractive they will make this place
    I just provided my feedback, so I think I am done in this thread

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    Default Re: why is login in on an extra, redirect, page

    O agree with @Miuku that it could be a bit faster. But OTOH, I only login once or sometimes twice a day (do not forget to keep at least one window/tab with a forums page open, else you will be loged out).
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: why is login in on an extra, redirect, page

    Quote Originally Posted by a4z View Post
    well, hcvv, this is a place for feedback, and I provided some. no need to become personal, OK
    I do not understand you here. This is your personal feed back, isn't it?
    Quote Originally Posted by a4z View Post
    your reference to the centralized login and additional security is maybe a guess?,
    These are no guesses.
    Quote Originally Posted by a4z View Post
    obviously I am not the only one who finds this page a bit outdated, and who thinks that the login process is sometimes to slow and cumbersome
    and I am pretty sure that this forum does not have all the members is could have because of it's archaic look and feel and functionality.
    IMHO most people come here because they often get the technical help they need and many also to try and give the technical help others need.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: why is login in on an extra, redirect, page

    Yes, indeed, agree about the slowness. As miuku points out, problem is with microfocus, not opensuse itself.

    Someone needs to poke microfocus a bit.

    Sometimes when attempting to log in, my system hangs "waiting for microfocus" for several minutes.

    As a result, I close the browser and do not bother with the forums that day.

    Through the past year, it has grown worse and more frequent.
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