Forum Login is funky

Discussion in 'Forum Related Issues' started by deltadude, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. deltadude

    deltadude Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I usually do not login when I first start browsing the forum, I start reading, and when I want to reply or post I have to login. BUT, the VB software takes me back to latest posts instead of back to wherever I left off. This includes after logging in and creating a reply or post and enough time has elapsed that requires a 2nd login to complete the "save" or "post", so I have to hit the browser back button several times to get back to wherever I left off.

    This is very annoying. I participate on several other major forums that use VB and none act this way. In addition I run a forum for a about 35 members and that software if phpBB and it when you log in no matter where you are at it automatically returns you to wherever you left off.

    I would appreciate that these issues get fixed.

    Note: to complete this post, I logged in, started the thread, and since I'm multitasking (doing other things requiring attention on the computer), I preview the post and then am required to log in again, I log in and it does not return me to where I left off. I actually thought I send the post and discover it, and almost forgot to check and thus preview and save. This has resulted on more than a couple of occasions the post not getting saved, and then discovering this later in the day. annoying.......
     
  2. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    When you are on multiple forums sometimes logins/passwords get goofed up on your puter. Eat some cookies and try again.
     
  3. hoser

    hoser Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I just auto-login. Have never experienced any problems at all...can't you do that and muti-task? Seems to work for me.
     
  4. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    [​IMG] Pretty simple when you think about it.
     
  5. rw willy

    rw willy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    "Multi tasking" is just another way of saying "I can't finish anything"
    LOL, just trying to keep it light.
    Have a great day.
     
  6. geek with fire

    geek with fire Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    EDIT: never mind, I misread your post. I guess I should put my glasses on this morning.
     
  7. camocook

    camocook Meat Mopper

    Not far from the truth.
     
  8. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Multi tasking is that anything like spritzing the ribbs an drinken beer at the same time. i did that once[​IMG].[​IMG]
     
  9. deltadude

    deltadude Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I don't auto log into anything. It's a simple security measure. Whenever I close Firefox all cookies are deleted, and CCleaner auto-runs once a day wiping out any cookie or other browser trash.

    I have know forums and have installed several and operated them too. The minimum is when you log in you are returned to where you were unless it is a portal initial login which often takes you to the front page of the portal. I run a portal with forum, and if you are reading a post, and decide to login to reply it returns you to exactly where you left off.
     
  10. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Guest

    The vbulletin auto logs you out after a set amount of time. Unless you click remember me when logging in this will continue to happen.

    Also I just logged out of the site and went to a thread. I hit post reply. Got redirected to a login page. Logged in. Redirected back to my reply post. Then I tried this again and instead of hitting reply I just logged in on the top of the page and it redirected me back to the same page I was on. Not sure whats wrong with your browser.
     
  11. ddave

    ddave Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have noticed that as well. My solution was if I am replying to a post and it is taking me awhile to complete my response (or if I am multitasking [​IMG]), before I hit Submit or Preview I just do a Ctrl A then Ctrl C. If I am logged out, I just log back in and paste in the reply. It's a couple more mouse clicks but not the end of the world.

    Dave
     
  12. deltadude

    deltadude Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I understand the auto log off, personally I think the setting is a little too short. I will try the remember me feature and see if that solves my issues.
     

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