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Tedious logging in

Postby peterl » Thu Dec 06, 2007 10:11 pm

Don't know about anyone else, but each time I visit this site I have to login afresh each time. It's very tedious. Can't the board be set such that we don't have to do that?

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Postby Sue » Thu Dec 06, 2007 10:31 pm

Hi Peter,

I'm afraid that having to register initially and log in to post is the usual way these boards operate. If this was removed, the board would be over-run with spam and porn messages within hours.

I currently spend an hour a day, every day deleting spammers who are trying to register. If you had immediate access so would they. A friend closed her board down completely as she was getting 6000 spam messages on it a day.

Don't forget, you only have to log in to post a message, you can read them without logging in. The advantage of logging in to read is that it gives you a direct link to the latest messages and any private messages.
Sue

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Postby Mlower » Fri Dec 07, 2007 7:51 pm

Peter, if it's any help I use the Mozilla Firefox web browser. The first time you log onto a site you will have to enter a user name and password, at which time you are given a choice to 'save' the password or not. Click on yes, and the browser remembers it for you!
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Postby GORDON » Fri Dec 07, 2007 9:14 pm

Hi all.

I also have to log in everytime I want to reply or respond to a posting, it's no big deal, and what Sue says is true about the number of 'intruders' she has to delete on a daily basis.

If logging in each time can cut down on this sort of thing then so be it.

I know many artists who have had to close down the FORUM part of their website because of this very problem(Rick Wakeman to name but one) which is such a shame, because it's good for folk to be able to interact with their site of choice.

I thank you all for your patience with the logging in part of the site, but trust that at the end of the day you think it worthwhile.

Be Well.

G.

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Postby peterl » Sat Dec 08, 2007 9:13 am

ok fair enough. I understand
to Mlower - I've already got Firefox and it saves the password in the master password list, but you still have to hit the login button.
No probs. Thanks :)


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