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Forum Cookies Change

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:11 am
by AUbicycles
Hello, In light of the recent issues, one step taken has been to change the forum cookies. You may have been asked to log in again and it may generally be a good idea to Delete All Board Cookies (button is bottom right, though you can also click here).

I would be interested to know, with this change, whether you are asked to log into the forum again... and how long - ie. each day. Perhaps if you access using multiple devices / computers then there may always be issues... but for a single computer / device user, are you asked to log in each day? (or longer / short intervals?)

Re: Forum Cookies Change

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:23 am
by hannos
I deleted all board cookies and was required to log in again. This is the only change I have made. Previously I was permanently logged in, often for days on end.

Edit #1: Was just prompted to log in again. Are the forums supposed to auto- log you out?

Edit #2: time 9:50 Prompted to log in again.

Edit #3: Time 9:55 Prompted again.

Edit #4: 11:14am Prompted again.

Edit #5: 11:45, another login

Edit #6: Got to work this morning and was still logged in.

Edit #7: 12:47pm 12th Jan - requested to log in, apparently too many times so I have to answer a maths question.

Re: Forum Cookies Change

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:51 am
by Chanboy
I just hit it.

Was asked to log in. I don't remember my password, since I just have Chrome remember it for me.

When I clicked login (fields were auto-populated by chrome) it failed and with an error saying I had exceeded the maximum amount of logins (even though I only tried once). It then prompted for a additional randomly generated colour coded string. Since I had forgotten my password, I had to request a new one. That worked, I then went in and changed the password to something more suitable.

Not a huge issue, but inconvenient.

I hope it doesn't log me out on browser closure?? (ie delete cookies on close). That would be a pain.


Re: Forum Cookies Change

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:54 am
by Chanboy
The "New Posts" function was reset also (only 4 topics appearing) - not sure if that is related.

Re: Forum Cookies Change

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:24 pm
by AUbicycles
I should remind everyone to clear their cache as well.

Hannos, that sounds unusual - When the forum is a bit quieter, I will purge the sessions - I am guessing that with the change-over, it may have been a related problem that will then sort itself out.

The exceeded maximum attempts is a different problem.

Sorry for the incovenience - I am trying to keep this as comfortable as possible, but need to take action.