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  • 30. Re: Why doesn't Apple Discussions keep you logged in like normal forums?
    MGW Level 7 Level 7 (27,000 points)
    Unfortunately, not so - I never close my browser, but if I've been away overnight, or for a few hours, I have to log in again even though my browser is open and shows me logged into Discussions on the Forums I have open.
    I will get an email of a post, try to reply to it and be told that I have to log in. Annoying!





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  • 31. Re: Why doesn't Apple Discussions keep you logged in like normal forums?
    Andreas Carlsson Level 2 Level 2 (235 points)
    ~Bee wrote:
    Ok --

    If you don't close your browser after each response, you don't have to keep logging in.
    You're in until you close down your browser.


    I'm sorry, but that's not true. At least not for me.

    Typical situation:
    I login to AD, do some stuff.
    I do something else, for example visit apple.com
    Some hours go by.
    An answer to this thread is mailed. I look at it and click "Reply", I am then redirected to the Login page (and after that I am not redirected to the answer, but to the thread).


    This behavior is not true on any other Forum or Board that I visit, and they are many....
  • 32. Re: Why doesn't Apple Discussions keep you logged in like normal forums?
    Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (44,480 points)
    I'm sorry, but that's not true. At least not for me.

    Yes Andreas, you have said that many times now, but it is how it works for the rest of us.

    If your cookies from Apple are retained and your log-in password is in your Keychain, that is the way it works.

    If you updated to 10.5.8 and Safari 5.0.1 it might make a difference. There is no telling what other parts of your system are out of date.
  • 33. Re: Why doesn't Apple Discussions keep you logged in like normal forums?
    MGW Level 7 Level 7 (27,000 points)
    Bbbut Klaus, I am running Safari 5.0, OS X 10.6.4 and all my passwords for Discussions are in my keychain - so why me???







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  • 34. Re: Why doesn't Apple Discussions keep you logged in like normal forums?
    Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (44,480 points)
    No idea Miriam!

    Why are you not on Safari 5.0.1?

    As I have remarked before (without any concrete evidence): Snow Leopard seems to have unique issues!
  • 35. Re: Why doesn't Apple Discussions keep you logged in like normal forums?
    MGW Level 7 Level 7 (27,000 points)
    It's all a dastardly plot!!!!








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  • 36. Re: Why doesn't Apple Discussions keep you logged in like normal forums?
    Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (44,480 points)
    They're out get you Miriam!
  • 37. Re: Why doesn't Apple Discussions keep you logged in like normal forums?
    joeuu Level 5 Level 5 (5,075 points)
    MGW wrote:
    Bbbut Klaus, I am running Safari 5.0, OS X 10.6.4 and all my passwords for Discussions are in my keychain - so why me???




    Hi Miriam,

    FWIW, you're not alone. I hoped 5.0.1 would have fixed it, but no joy. It applies to other sites too.


    Joe
  • 38. Re: Why doesn't Apple Discussions keep you logged in like normal forums?
    Andreas Carlsson Level 2 Level 2 (235 points)
    Klaus, Are you saying the following:
    If you are logged in to AD you don't need to login several hours later?

    Is this true even if you have closed all Safari windows (but not the application)?
    Is this true even if you have closed Safari?
    Is this true even if you have restarted your computer?

    Or is it only true if you have not closed the tab that AD resides on?
  • 39. Re: Why doesn't Apple Discussions keep you logged in like normal forums?
    Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (44,480 points)
    If you are logged in to AD you don't need to login several hours later?

    Correct. I generally log in at around 09.30 am and Safari is open until about midnight, unless of course I had to close it for some reason.

    Is this true even if you have closed all Safari windows (but not the application)?

    Yes. I keep the Safari window closed unless I am actually using it. So when I received the email notification of your post, all I had to do was click on the message link and the Safari window would open in this thread.

    Is this true even if you have closed Safari?
    Is this true even if you have restarted your computer?


    No, if I have closed the application, or rebooted, I have to log in again.

    Or is it only true if you have not closed the tab that AD resides on?

    I don't use tabs. I sometimes have more than one Safari window open. Example: I am replying to a post, then get a brainwave that requires me to google for some information. Rather than leave the reply window, I will simply open a new Safari window, find what I wanted, copy the info, close that window thus returning to the reply window that stayed open in the background, paste, get copious praise for the right answer, and leave that thread!
  • 40. Re: Why doesn't Apple Discussions keep you logged in like normal forums?
    babowa Level 7 Level 7 (23,285 points)
    For what it's worth, here is my answer using Firefox:

    +If you are logged in to AD you don't need to login several hours later?+

    Yes

    +Is this true even if you have closed all Safari windows (but not the application)?+

    No

    +Is this true even if you have closed Safari? (Firefox)+

    No

    +Is this true even if you have restarted your computer?+

    No

    +Or is it only true if you have not closed the tab that AD resides on?+

    Yes

    P.S. There are, unfortunately, some things in life one simply has to accept as being as is and, after a somewhat heroic effort to change such things without success, one needs to realize that one's own wellbeing would be served best by just accepting things one cannot change. I believe this issue would qualify. Having said that, I am done with this thread.
  • 41. Re: Why doesn't Apple Discussions keep you logged in like normal forums?
    Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (44,480 points)
    The answers I gave you in my previous post also apply if, for some strange reason of research, I am using Firefu.. I mean Firefox.
  • 42. Re: Why doesn't Apple Discussions keep you logged in like normal forums?
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,490 points)
    My first answer


    If you are using Safari you may have more luck on answers in the Safari forum.
    http://discussions.apple.com/category.jspa?categoryID=169 (This is the Category level and you needs to choose windows or Mac)

    I have seen posts about this from several Level 4 posters who have not been able to fathom this.

    I personally use Firefox 3.6.x and have not had any issues.


    As It says I use Firefox

    I prefer to use tabs (Can do the same as Klaus1 to look for other info).
    I stay logged in as long as Firefox is active - although I don't normally close the window as I only get to spend about 3 hours here.

    The answer probably still remains in the Safari Forums whether the issue is a Snow Leopard drop will logged in to Apple Discussions or some other drop out such as the computer going to sleep (Closes all network Connections) or a Network drop.



    8:42 PM Thursday; July 29, 2010
  • 43. Re: Why doesn't Apple Discussions keep you logged in like normal forums?
    Andreas Carlsson Level 2 Level 2 (235 points)
    Barbara Daniels1 wrote:
    P.S. There are, unfortunately, some things in life one simply has to accept as being as is and, after a somewhat heroic effort to change such things without success, one needs to realize that one's own wellbeing would be served best by just accepting things one cannot change. I believe this issue would qualify. Having said that, I am done with this thread.


    With that approach Apple wouldn't have been where they are today. And I think that none of us have. Because it is in human interest that we want to improve things.

    When I don't like things they are, I change them. If I'm not able to do that (as in this case), I make suggestions.
    What I still don't get is why AD behave like this. I don't want to not be able to quit my browser, I want to be logged in all the time. And I'm not very afraid that someone writing something in my name...

    I rememeber a similar discussion several years ago, so I know that I (and Miriam for that matter) am not alone!

    With that said; Is anyone of you employed by AD? Where can I get my voice heard? (This is after all the Feedback part of the Discussions)
  • 44. Re: Why doesn't Apple Discussions keep you logged in like normal forums?
    Andreas Carlsson Level 2 Level 2 (235 points)
    Ralph Johns (UK) wrote:
    If you are using Safari you may have more luck on answers in the Safari forum.


    But why does every other board on the planet works as it should with Safari? It is an AD problem, and it is a choice by the administrators/programmers.

    I just tried it with Firefox. It seems to work good until I quit FF. After that I have to login again (just like Klaus explained). I want to be able to use AD without logging in every now and then. And I want to use Safari, not Firefox.

    I know that you all don't agree about this behaviour, but I think that there's a reason that both IPB, phpBB, and all other boards works this way! And that reason is the same as why I use Macintosh, and it's spelled "e-a-s-y"...
    Or maybe "U-s-e-r f-r-i-e-n-d-l-y".

    No offence intended, I just want to make my voice heard.