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    Front page login expires, but forum does not - impacts supporter posts

    Is anyone else finding that their front page login expires frequently, even though the forum login hasn't? I hadn't noticed the former, and was wondering why I hadn't seen any supporter posts for a couple of days.

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    Yeah thats just annoying. As Ive said many times, I cant stand the comments, and not just for their content I think theyre horribly put together.
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    The age of supporter assumption of privilege rises.

    In my day if your login lasted more than five minutes you ticked a box on your calendar, now these supporters with their fancy schmancy pay gate think they deserve a cookie that doesn't expire seemingly at random?
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    Damn right Helio! In our days we had to login twice a day, uphill both ways before making a post! Then maybe, by the grace of Horace the post would appear for discussion!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heliocentric View Post
    The age of supporter assumption of privilege rises.

    In my day if your login lasted more than five minutes you ticked a box on your calendar, now these supporters with their fancy schmancy pay gate think they deserve a cookie that doesn't expire seemingly at random?
    Heh, while the randomly expiring cookie has been an issue for awhile, it's only become an issue due to the invisibility of supporter posts when logged out.

    I guess I'll just have to wait until the new approach for handling supporter posts is worked out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pepper View Post
    Damn right Helio! In our days we had to login twice a day, uphill both ways before making a post! Then maybe, by the grace of Horace the post would appear for discussion!

    Kids and their newfangled toys.... GET OF MY LAWN!
    You're the priviledged one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by somini View Post
    You're the priviledged one!

    In my days I had to compose curl requests myself, and connect a wire from my 486 to the hivemind, only to check the RSS. Many fingers were lost in this work, but luckily my valet was there for the really dangerous parts.
    Ha, such privilige! In my day, I had to print each individual data packet I wanted to send to the Hivemind, walk over to Her Majesty's Royal Mail, buy stamps, send the packet, go back home, print the next data packet, etcetera etcetera - uphill both ways of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by L_No View Post
    uphill both ways of course.
    Such spoiled brats, living in the higher parts of the city! I had to go uphill both ways, and then go down some staircase, and go lower everytime I had to leave home. With the rats, and the faeces, and the discarded bits of paper you privileged scum used when sending packets to the Hivemind. Sometimes when I had no money to send my packets, which was everytime, the only contact I had was with those pieces of paper. Bits of puns, Horace written in all caps, we had and cherished every scrap of The Flare Path.
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    Quote Originally Posted by somini View Post
    Such spoiled brats, living in the higher parts of the city! I had to go uphill both ways, and then go down some staircase, and go lower everytime I had to leave home. With the rats, and the faeces, and the discarded bits of paper you privileged scum used when sending packets to the Hivemind. Sometimes when I had no money to send my packets, which was everytime, the only contact I had was with those pieces of paper. Bits of puns, Horace written in all caps, we had and cherished every scrap of The Flare Path.
    :D

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    Is this Monty-Python sniping? Are we all being driven into special bits of filtered fora now?

    Speaking of the Flare Path, it is woefully absent today! Anyone fancy starting up the Spitfire MKVIV's and having a go for a Search and Rescue?!
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    Expiring every 2 weeks is getting annoying now that there are posts behind the login. Previously, I commented rarely and so I logged in every time I commented, but now I miss stuff for a while until I notice that it's expired.

    If I edit the cookie to expire at some date more than 2 weeks away, will it cause problems with RPS/WordPress?

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    Wait, there's a problem with login expiry?

    Altering the cookie expiry time manually shouldn't break anything.

    There are caching considerations, though. If everyone is logged in (and commenters are logged in), our ability to cache you is drastically reduced. So, we want to make sure you're only logged in if you really need to be.. but yeah, getting logged out so fast is a pain, especially for supporters.

    I'll look into it, and let you know.

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    Since this is the "talk about the login on the front page" thread

    I was attempting to log in earlier and I've forgotten the exact password I used(bad memory, happens all the time ot me). I tried about six of them and then the system locked me out. Wouldn't a captcha work better here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by commentingaccount View Post
    Since this is the "talk about the login on the front page" thread

    I was attempting to log in earlier and I've forgotten the exact password I used(bad memory, happens all the time ot me). I tried about six of them and then the system locked me out. Wouldn't a captcha work better here?
    Sorry, the sheer quantity of abusive login attempts meant we had to implement something a bit more serious. Since it's installation a few months ago, we've blocked hundreds-of-thousands of abusive login attempts via the tool we're using.

    If you wait a little while, you can try again, I'd recommend you use the 'forgot password' sequence.

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    What is the timeout supposed to be on the main RPS login?
    It's hard for me to be sure, because I tend to use several different browsers on several different PCs, but I have always felt that I have to log into RPS-proper WAY more often than most other sites that I use. (and way more than the forums).

    Never really bothered investigating, so it might just be an impression. Or I guess it might be a side effect of some privacy extension. But I seem to remember having the same impression when I was on another browser.

    PS/ While we are on the topic, is the login form SUPPOSED to redirect back to the front page every time you log in? Or is that just me? Because if it's not just me then it's INCREDIBLY ANNOYING! Surely it's not standard wordpress behavior.

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    The login default is 2 weeks, and it's redirecting because of.. security things. I'll see if we can lift that redirect.

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