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March 16, 2017
6:52 am
SavingIsGood
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Hi Peter,

I guess you use cookie to track 'remember me' when members log in. And you mentioned that 'remember me' life is about 2 weeks.
Could you make it little bit longer (forever?) as logging in ever day or so is becoming a chore even when using log-in/passwords helpers.
I can show you wast number of site when my log in does not expire. Like, never...

March 16, 2017
6:36 pm
Loonie
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I agree. I find it a nuisance too.
However, I would still like to be able to voluntarily log out.

March 16, 2017
7:16 pm
Doug
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I agree too. I think the only site with a shorter "cookie life" might be Starbucks Rewards program. 😉

I always have to re-sign-in here. I'd like to see it either a 365 day cookie or a cookie that perpetually stays signed in. What's the harm in that anyway...it is just a message board.

And yes, absolutely, I agree, Loonie, we definitely need to keep the option to manually sign out, especially when using a "public access" computer, perhaps or for those that prefer it; however, for one's "home desktop computer" and want to stay signed in, it totally makes to extend it. 🙂

Cheers,
Doug

March 16, 2017
8:16 pm
AltaRed
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Having a limitation on cookie life could help with security in event of a hack, AND to the administrator, a way to clean up membership on members who have moved on and are not coming back. Would be better to have a time greater than 2 weeks though. A year seems ideal but 30 days could be fine too.

P.S. Is there a policy for account deletion? e.g. for those members who have expired and are never coming back?

March 20, 2017
9:35 pm
Peter
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Hi all -- thanks for the feedback! I've increased the "remember me" time to 1 year now. There's no policy on deleting old users, although I should probably delete accounts where the user has not posted after something like 30 days.

March 21, 2017
1:55 am
Loonie
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Peter said
Hi all -- thanks for the feedback! I've increased the "remember me" time to 1 year now. There's no policy on deleting old users, although I should probably delete accounts where the user has not posted after something like 30 days.  

Will we still have the ability to sign out during that year?

I would give people more than a month before deleting them. Maybe a year. There are a number of people who post infrequently, but that doesn't mean they aren't paying attention. They may not feel they have anything to add on a regular basis.

March 21, 2017
5:58 am
JenE
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I agree with Loonie's 2nd paragraph, being one of the people who reads every day but doesn't post often. Don't delete me....sf-surprised

March 21, 2017
7:35 am
AltaRed
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I would agree that one year would be more suitable as well for account deletion due to inactivity. Making it the same as 'remember me' seems logical.

March 21, 2017
7:49 am
Peter
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Yes, clicking on the "Log Out" button will always log you out, no matter what the settings are.

If I implement some user cleanup, I think it would only affect users who have never posted.

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