7 Replies Latest reply: Jul 30, 2011 11:53 AM by rccharles
seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (10,940 points)

I'm getting a touch fed up with constantly having to 'sign in' to the discussion pages.    Why is this so necessary; why cannot it be a daily requirement or even longer by choice?


As of now I find the need to sign in manifests itself every hour or so depending on my activity.  Would anyone know what determines the

time that you get, having signed in, and what determines the cut off point when it becomes necessary to repeat the signing in process.

  • ~Bee Level 7 Level 7 (31,130 points)

    seventy one --


    This is a burning question that asked been asked tons of times here.

    Very annoying, I know.

    And the lack of response from our good Hosts is also annoying.


  • Alancito Level 6 Level 6 (11,020 points)

    The problem is being worked on, but...





  • rccharles Level 5 Level 5 (6,265 points)

    When I timed it about a month, I guessed the no activity signout is about one hour from the last time you had an interaction to the forums.


    Generate some forum activity every hour. 


    I have several tabs running. I command + click to load a new topic.


    I noticed that "using Apple Support Community" hasn't finished loading.  Looks loaded to me, but a graphic or two must be missing.  I guess that is good for my "activity" status!!! ( just finished during my review for typing/spelling errors )





  • seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (10,940 points)

    Thanks, rccharles.


    Been away for a while, hence the delay in acknowledging your observations.   Very interesting.   I HOPE THE HOSTS NOTICE but I am finding this nuisance now manifesting itself after a mere 20 minutes since I got back.   What on earth is the point? 

  • RJV Bertin Level 3 Level 3 (950 points)

    There are browsers that can reload a page at a given interval (Opera, Omniweb too I think). That should work.


    But whatever the reason for the logging-off, could we AT LEAST have some sort of automatic-logindialog-when-replying feature, rather than having to scroll up to log in and then page back to the desired post?!

  • ScuseMe Level 2 Level 2 (215 points)

    I agree wholehartedly.


    I'm about to abandon these boards permanently. It's a shame, since I'm a relatively new user of the Mac ecosystem. I always came here first when I had a question that needed answering. But with my seemingly inability to do a complex search query to find information here, it's better to use Google to find one of the thousand or so other boards which have similar information.


    It's a shame that I now feel dread when a link drags me here

  • rccharles Level 5 Level 5 (6,265 points)

    RJV Bertin wrote:


    There are browsers that can reload a page at a given interval (Opera, Omniweb too I think). That should work.



    For Firefox:

    "Reloads web pages every so many seconds or minutes. The function is accessible via the context menu (menu you get when you right click on a web page) or via tab context menu (just in Firefox 4.0)"



    "Tab Mix Plus enhances Firefox's tab browsing capabilities. It includes such features as duplicating tabs, controlling tab focus, tab clicking options, undo closed tabs and windows, plus much more. It also includes a full-featured session manager."