A subject which has reared its head from time to time!
My bad news is that in the past few weeks I have been asked to "log in or register" much more often than I have in quite a while.
The good news is that after I have rolled my eyes in exasperation I go to login and find that my username and "......." password are already displayed and I just have to click "OK". Great - but if the system obviously recognises my computer IP address and knows perfectly well who I am, why on earth is it asking for a login? Just seems daft.
This has not impaired my quality of life to any great degree. I just thought I'd mention it. However, there may be some people out there who look at the forum but have stayed clear of registering or logging in because they can't stand the business of keying in their details (and maybe doing a RECAPCHA) at regular intervals. It looks like things have got a bit easer at least.
Graeme, you’re not alone. I have to log in every time. Same procedure as with yours.
Richmond, Virginia. USA
I had to log in today but the system rarely asks me to.
@jack-dodds Same here (generally) but usually it's because my computer decided to randomly restart after a Windows update or some such.
This happens to me every couple of weeks. Do you remember to click the "Remember Me" box when you sign back in?
Retired in Dunedin, Florida.
Yep. Doesn't seem to make any difference. As I say, the fact that it recognises your online ID and comes up with the correct username and password shows that it DOES remember you, but for some obscure reason it wants you to confirm anyway. And since it doesn't require any additional identification check to ensure you really are who you say, I can't see that it serves any security purpose.
Anyway, since clicking "OK" is no chore, I guess we can live with this pointless bit of administrative nonsense. It's just irritating. (Or amusing, depending on how you feel.)