Foruim login suggestion

My suggestion is that I not be asked to login every single time I want to use these forums. How hard can it be for the forums to allow me to login once and remember my login for the next time ?

I do not believe the forums require a login every single access, though
there are timeouts like with any site. Unlike some sites, those timeouts
are probably measured in hours, not days, but you could always save your
credentials or have them auto-entered by your browser so you skip past the
login page. LastPass seems to do a good job of this, and does so in the
right way with your credentials. It, of course, works on multiple
platforms including Linux.

Good luck.

On Sat, 20 Apr 2013 02:26:01 +0000, eldiener wrote:

> My suggestion is that I not be asked to login every single time I want
> to use these forums. How hard can it be for the forums to allow me to
> login once and remember my login for the next time ?

Thanks for the suggestion. If you read through this forum, you’ll see
that this suggestion has been made before, and you’ll see that it’s been
discussed at length, and the reasons why we’re not changing it have been
explained already.

Jim

Jim Henderson
openSUSE Forums Administrator
Forum Use Terms & Conditions at http://tinyurl.com/openSUSE-T-C

Timeout is 3 hrs or something

Keep one window open on the forums (I have allways one with the main forumm page on it, iconised, for the whole day) and you will have no problems coming and going in other windows (of the same browser of course).

Does a browser window have any advantage over a browser tab wrt your suggestion?

You might try addon like https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/edit-cookies/ to extend expiry of cookies. This will make session cookies extend across multiple sessions.

On 2013-04-20 06:13, ab wrote:
> but you could always save your
> credentials or have them auto-entered by your browser

Firefox does this automatically. You’d better define a master password,
though.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 12.1 x86_64 “Asparagus” at Telcontar)

No, I do the same w/tabs; as long as the last instance of the current FF
process isn’t closed on purpose (vs. a crash) the cookies persist.

Good luck.

Not basicaly, but that is something of personal preference. I am used to the minimised/iconised window sitting in the panel and ignore it. But when you are a "“tab only” user,I can imagine you keep it open in a tab.

I keep it open in a tab, and use tabs for convenience but not as a “tab only” user. Tabs help to keep a notebook’s display tidy, I find. :slight_smile:

On Sat, 20 Apr 2013 07:36:02 +0000, vazhavandan wrote:

> Timeout is 3 hrs or something

Timeout is 8 hours.

Jim


Jim Henderson
openSUSE Forums Administrator
Forum Use Terms & Conditions at http://tinyurl.com/openSUSE-T-C

On Sat, 20 Apr 2013 13:06:02 +0000, vazhavandan wrote:

> You might try addon like
> https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/edit-cookies/ to extend
> expiry of cookies. This will make session cookies extend across
> multiple sessions.

To my knowledge, that won’t work, because the session cookie is also
tracked in a database on the forums site. If the cookie’s not in the
database, it’s not valid. At least that’s my understanding.

Jim

Jim Henderson
openSUSE Forums Administrator
Forum Use Terms & Conditions at http://tinyurl.com/openSUSE-T-C