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I am not sure if anyone else has experienced my log in being changed from automatic to me having to log in with each visit. How is that happening? I click the little box for automatic log in every time I have to enter my name and password but for some reason that little box has been unchecking itself.
 
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Do you have cookies enabled? Are you using a 'privacy' setting on your browser?

If you don't have cookies enabled, or if you are using a privacy setting, the site has no way to recognize you each time you try to log in.
 
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John Polk wrote:Do you have cookies enabled? Are you using a 'privacy' setting on your browser?

If you don't have cookies enabled, or if you are using a privacy setting, the site has no way to recognize you each time you try to log in.


I appreciate your advice but whatever the problem is it seems to be on the site and not my settings. I am not a computer "geek" and I don't mean to sound rude but I am not computer illiterate either. I am a retired database manager and have been running this particular Mac since 1999. It has been upgraded by me several times so even though it is ancient by computer standards it is smoking fast but will need to be replaced this year since I can no longer upgrade the OS. Whatever the problem is isn't my settings.
 
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Whatever the problem is isn't my settings.



Hmmm, I thought John's questions were part of the process to try and figure out why it is working for the rest of us, and it is not working for you.

But since you are not interested in trying to help that that are trying to help you, I guess you'll get it figured out on your own.

Thanks for trying John!
 
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paul wheaton wrote:

Whatever the problem is isn't my settings.



Hmmm, I thought John's questions were part of the process to try and figure out why it is working for the rest of us, and it is not working for you.

But since you are not interested in trying to help that that are trying to help you, I guess you'll get it figured out on your own.

Thanks for trying John!


Pointing out that the problem isn't on this end solved nothing. I am not certain what gave you that impression. The problem seems to be intermittent. All I did was point out that my browser accepts cookies and none of my settings have changed. I even checked to see if there was a glitch with my cookies setting but everything there looks fine. I wonder why you would think the problem isn't on your end. Is that an impossible consideration? I checked this end and it isn't here. It was a simple question that seems to be getting blown out of proportion. My Mac accepts cookies. Sometimes I come to permies and have to log in and re-check the little box to log in automatically. Why does this issues have to be on my end? It isn't Paul. Your reaction seems a bit baffling to me.
 
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baffling to me.



Yes, I can see why it is baffling to you.

Somebody computer savvy would say to John "I have cleared all my cookies and bounced my browser and the problem still exists".

Somebody not computer savvy would say to John "What are cookies?"

But your response was "not my end so don't ask" which makes me think "it is probably your end and you don't know it."

Even if it is the server, we need to figure out why you are seeing the problem and we are not. Therefore, we need to verify a few things on your end.

John is taking his valuable time to try to help you. Without pay. So he starts off by asking the most obvious questions. You respond to state that you are not knowledgeable and that you are knowledgeable. And that it is definitely not on your side. You want help. And at the same time, you don't want help.

My questions to you would have been the same. The most likely problem is that that cookies have gone stupid. It happens. Clear your cookies, bounce your browser, and see how it goes from there. But of course, you are certain the problem is not on your end. And, at the same time, you have not stated that this is something you have done.

Therefore my message to John is: Thanks for trying John. If you walk away at this point, I understand. Let's leave this one to somebody that seems to speak "dave" and can, therefore, help him. Because it looks like a job bigger than I am willing to take on also.

I'm not getting paid either.

John asked "do you have cookies enabled". You never answered. Did I mention that John is a volunteer and not getting paid? Plus, I think John would much rather talk to people about permaculture than try to help somebody that won't answer the questions.

A simple question was asked. A lot of odd stuff that did not include an answer came back. I would rather see John put his valuable time somewhere else.

 
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