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Hi, maybe I'm just a special case, but here's my problem: I almost always have to login twice before I actually get signed in--and then I get about half an hour to an hour before being automatically signed out again. I haven't actually timed it, but recently I've responded to a post, gone on a read another thread and try to post on that, only to discover I've been signed out again. When I first signed up to permies this wasn't an issue, though I can't say exactly when it started. However, it means I don't participate as much, as it's such a bother to keep signing in, over and over.

I'm not a very computer-y person, so I don't know if it's my own browser settings--though I do know I can stay logged in on my Google account or Etsy account indefinitely and never get signed out unless I actually do it myself.

I'm using Firefox.
 
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When you log in here did you remember to tick the "Log me on automatically each visit" checkbox?
 
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Tim Cooke wrote:When you log in here did you remember to tick the "Log me on automatically each visit" checkbox?



I did it consistently for a few weeks, probably a couple of months ago (maybe? can't be sure exactly when), but it didn't make a difference then--I still had to login twice, so I gave up. I haven't been doing it recently, but I did it again this time when I re-logged in to write this post
 
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I wonder if there might be something wonky in cookies or cached files or something.

Do you have a browser other than firefox to try?
 
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paul wheaton wrote:I wonder if there might be something wonky in cookies or cached files or something.

Do you have a browser other than firefox to try?



Unfortunately I only have firefox on this computer. I haven't actually attempted to sign in on a different computer for a long time, certainly not since I began having this problem. If I get a chance, I will try it on a different one.
 
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If you know how to clear your caches and your cookies you can try that. Otherwise, I'm thinking that if you try a completely different browser and the problem is not there, that suggests that your cookies and caches might need clearing on Firefox.
 
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Gosh, I certainly don't have that problem. When I'm in Ladakh where I am most of the time (Indian Himalayas) we tend to have extremely poor, slow internet. I think one of the reasons that I like permies so much is that it (at least the old version, which I am still using) is very stable, has left me logged in forever on both my phone and my computer, and the pages actually load when a lot of other stuff on the net, like standard news sites, fails to open. YAY!

(I'm using Chrome on a Mac, and Browser on an Android phone. I think when I used to use Firefox on my Mac it also always left me logged in)
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