Lately we have a bunch of people who are blaming the site because for their own web browser's functionality not being up to their standards.
When you sign up, you enter a username and a password. These are PERMANENTLY written to the site's database. They CANNOT be lost. (If you were banned from the site, you would get a banned message when you tried to log on, you cannot miss this.)
Now, your own web browser writes something called a cookie on YOUR computer for you, which is a record of your username and password, so you will be automatically logged in. It's saving you the trouble of having to re-enter it every time.
Eventually, either that cookie never gets saved in the first place (mobile browsers) or it gets purged with time (browsers only keep these things a limited time,) you have to reenter your username and password. This is how a website works to keep anyone from logging in as you! Your account wasn't "lost". You weren't banned. The site is verifying your identity. In case you forgot your password, there is a little link there that will email you a new one even, for your convenience!!
If you don't like being logged out, you need to select "log me in automatically each visit" when you log in, and you won't get logged out as long as that cookie exists. Getting logged out automatically is a FEATURE, albeit a stupid one if you ask me, how hard is it to click "logout" when you are done using the site. I have never been logged off in the middle of a post using Firefox doing the above. It may not work if your cookies aren't actually saved (i.e. mobile phones.)
It is kind of un-intuitive how it says "log me in automatically each visit," really actually means, "keep me logged in"... maybe I should change that. You will not be logged in automatically each visit if you click on "log out", you are permanently logged out until you log in again. Hope this makes sense.
EDIT: OK I changed it, now it says "Keep me logged in until I manually log out."
Also, lately we have had a PLETHORA of complaints about people using multiple usernames. Eventually, this comes to me.. is person x really person y? Is this person really that person? It's confusing and a pain. Honorable web forums do not allow people multiple user names. The mods have chosen not to really enforce this, but I am sick of hearing about it, stick to one account please! If you forget your password, there is a password recovery feature as described above. If you are still absolutely perplexed and can't get your account to work, I guess you have no choice but to make a new account, but making a new one every time your cookies get deleted is not the way to do things.
Finally, as for the slowness and lags lately with the site... hopefully Bluehost can do something about this. But Ratch needs to find the time to do it. He hasn't had the time to sleep, so... it'll get done when it gets done. I'm sorry that Bluehost isn't as fast as a dedicated server, but it's probably because we are on some outdated equipment over there.
Sorry to sound annoyed, but I built this site, and when I hear that the site is "full of bugs", it's like an insult on my work.
Last edited by cheeps
on Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:31 am, edited 6 times in total.
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