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Thread: Why persistence of login details and no more blue blobs?


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Enquiring Mind

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Why persistence of login details and no more blue blobs?  
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  Posted: Oct 13, 2014 9:36 AM
Hi,

Two questions:

1. Why when I am logged in do I no longer see blue blobs to indicated whether I have already visited posts?

2. My IE browser is set up to delete browsing history and cookies upon exit. This meant that if I had logged in to the EMBT Forum website and then exited IE, the next time I launched IE and visited the EMBT forum website I would be identified as "Guest". But today I found that when I re-launched IE and visited the EMBT website it identified me as the user that I had logged in as the previous IE session. Is this because the EMBT website now stores my IP address when I log in on its server, or is it due to some change in how Windows 7 and IE handle browsing history and cookies?

TIA
EM
Tom Brunberg

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Re: Why persistence of login details and no more blue blobs?  
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  Posted: Oct 13, 2014 10:10 AM   in response to: Enquiring Mind in response to: Enquiring Mind
Enquiring Mind wrote:

Hi,

Two questions:

1. Why when I am logged in do I no longer see blue blobs to indicated whether I have already
visited posts?

2. My IE browser is set up to delete browsing history and cookies upon exit. This meant that if
I had logged in to the EMBT Forum website and then exited IE, the next time I launched IE and
visited the EMBT forum website I would be identified as "Guest". But today I found that when I
re-launched IE and visited the EMBT website it identified me as the user that I had logged in as
the previous IE session. Is this because the EMBT website now stores my IP address when I log in
on its server, or is it due to some change in how Windows 7 and IE handle browsing history and
cookies?

TIA
EM

EM,
1. It was disabled in conjunction with the frequent crashes end of august and during september to
ease the workload of the server. John F. may or may not consider activating the functionality
again, when things have stabilized.
2. I don't know.

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Tom Brunberg
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Enquiring Mind

Posts: 88
Registered: 10/6/08
Re: Why persistence of login details and no more blue blobs?  
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  Posted: Oct 19, 2014 3:51 AM   in response to: Tom Brunberg in response to: Tom Brunberg
Tom Brunberg wrote:
Enquiring Mind wrote:

Hi,

Two questions:

1. Why when I am logged in do I no longer see blue blobs to indicated whether I have already
visited posts?

2. My IE browser is set up to delete browsing history and cookies upon exit. This meant that if
I had logged in to the EMBT Forum website and then exited IE, the next time I launched IE and
visited the EMBT forum website I would be identified as "Guest". But today I found that when I
re-launched IE and visited the EMBT website it identified me as the user that I had logged in as
the previous IE session. Is this because the EMBT website now stores my IP address when I log in
on its server, or is it due to some change in how Windows 7 and IE handle browsing history and
cookies?

TIA
EM

EM,
1. It was disabled in conjunction with the frequent crashes end of august and during september to
ease the workload of the server. John F. may or may not consider activating the functionality
again, when things have stabilized.
2. I don't know.
Many thanks for the reply. I am not sure, though, why displaying one extra field for a message record should create much additional workload for the server. And besides, there seems to be considerably less activity on these forums than in the past. Is it the database that is struggling to handle the volume of stored messages?

EM
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