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Postby jharris1993 » Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:41 pm

Greetings!

Question:
When I get a notification that someone has replied to a topic I am watching, it contains links to various things: The new posting itself, the thread, the forum, etc.

When I go to view the new posting, I am brought to the login page. Now, I don't object to the idea of logging in, in general, but sometimes I just want to take a quick peek and move on to something else.

Why does there seem to be a requirement to log-in just to view a new posting? I can navigate to the thread externally and view to my heart's content as a "guest", so why not when I follow a notification link?

Thanks!

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Re: View Posting link via e-mail requires login?

Postby Gijs » Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:36 pm

I don't use those notifications myself, but I believe the forum software wants to show you the latest unread post (that is, the first post that was added after your last (logged in) visit to the topic). Not the latest post like you may be expecting. Since this is different for everyone, it requires a login.
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Re: View Posting link via e-mail requires login?

Postby wkitty42 » Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:46 pm

why even logout? just login, tick the box to remember you, tell your browers to remember the login details and go for it... when done, close the browser window or just jump on to another site... i logged in once and only once and that was several years ago when i decided to join the forum to learn more about the program... there's nothing here to steal in the way of personal ID info and no one should be using a password they use anywhere else...
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Re: View Posting link via e-mail requires login?

Postby jharris1993 » Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:56 pm

What if I want to view/login from more than one source? (i.e. My laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.?) Is this board going to allow multiple simultaneous logins?

Maybe I am being too careful, but (as much as I possibly can), I don't leave active logins laying around. It may not matter too much here, but it does matter if I am logged into my bank, PayPal, eBay, my e-mail accounts that have web access, etc. etc. etc. Rather than worry about where I am logged in, I just log out and clear cookies regardless of where I am. A consistent policy, consistently applied.

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Re: View Posting link via e-mail requires login?

Postby sanhozay » Sun Jan 22, 2017 2:09 pm

jharris1993 wrote in Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:56 pm:Is this board going to allow multiple simultaneous logins?

Yes, it does.
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Postby wkitty42 » Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:57 pm

i was only talking about this and similar non-critical sites ;)
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