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 Post subject: Re: Log in & out
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:43 am 
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Senex Iracundus wrote:
Every time I log in to BoB, I tick the Remember Me box. Yet increasingly of late I've found that I am not automatically logged in when I visit the site. This is only marginally irritating, I suppose, but it leaves me feeling like a mere visitor!

Today, the irritation was ratcheted up a notch. I was automatically logged in, and I read the day's postings. Then, leaving BoB running in one window, I went off and wrote an email. When I returned to the BoB window, I'd been logged out even though the (unrefreshed) window still showed me as logged in! I don't honestly expect Bob Admin to be able to fix this, but I just wondered if others had encountered the same problem. If they have, I'll feel less victimised!

I deeply regret that I cannot help with this problem. I have researched it and other than the suggestion that it's something to do with cookies no solution presents. This has happened to me a few times, but not recently and I suspect it is down to individual computers and their 'cookie' settings.

If it is any comfort, every time I add a comment or perform any administrative task on BOB I have to log out my alter ego, log in as Bob, and then reverse the process to let the other idiot back in again. A quick count reveals that the log-in names and passwords on my cork-board now number over 40.

Bob.


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 Post subject: Re: Log in & out
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:50 am 
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And nor could I, Merry - and I only put it there on your recommendation. I shall await new recommendations.

Now what have I let myself in for ?


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 Post subject: Re: Log in & out
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:14 pm 
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Oh dear Major! I sincerely hope that you do not feel I have deliberately led you astray!


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 Post subject: Re: Log in & out
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:24 pm 
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My thanks to Bob for caring, and to Merry for boosting morale a bit. Yet another mystery is added to the internet's catalogue.


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 Post subject: Re: Log in & out
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:17 pm 
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Bob the Administrator wrote:
.... the log-in names and passwords on my cork-board now number over 40.


Does the CIA use a security system like this?
Who would have thought that the security of 'the system' relies on a cork board?

I still think that the best use for cork is sealing a seriously-good red.
No, not a Commo: a shiraz.

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 Post subject: Re: Log in & out
PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 6:43 pm 
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Dear computer nerds, as the owner of a brand new all in one computer I am not sure how to transfer BoB from my current Fisher Price machine to my new one.
I have never logged in or out so do I need a password and if so what is it?

If I don't get a reply from any of you I will be most upset but not entirely surprised.

Tearfully yours.

Olderandwiser. xx


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 Post subject: Re: Log in & out
PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:28 pm 
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olderandwiser wrote:
I have never logged in or out so do I need a password and if so what is it?

Piece of cake, O'n'W: it's a website.
Try responding as a private message to Bob, the Administrator to recover your password.
We'll see you "on the other side" and congratulations on the new machine. Perhaps you can sit in your fleecy all-in-one while computing on your all-in-one.

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 Post subject: Re: Log in & out
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 2:06 am 
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I know, it's downhill after 60...65...70... and it appears the slope is getting steeper.
I cannot find the point that allows me to alter my password, something that should be done periodically.
Your guidance, please.

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 Post subject: Re: Log in & out
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 7:46 am 
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I'm not sure why you'd need to change your password since there's no financial element to BOB and the worst that can happen is that someone logs in as you, in which case we'd notice. But if you must:

User Control Panel (top bar)
Profile (left column)
Edit Account Settings
Enter new password and confirm

And when you change your password, forget to write the new one down and promptly forget it, I can do it in Admin, giving you a new one of my choosing (probably rude) that you can change as you will. And write the damn thing down next time!


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 Post subject: Re: Log in & out
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 12:46 am 
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Cumberland Cockney wrote:
I'm not sure why you'd need to change your password since there's no financial element to BOB and the worst that can happen is that someone logs in as you, in which case we'd notice.

Really? Am I that predictable or is my lofty tone that characteristic?
Having had our last site hacked, I'd hate to bear any responsibility for losing this one.
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And when you change your password, forget to write the new one down and promptly forget it, I can do it in Admin, giving you a new one of my choosing (probably rude) that you can change as you will. And write the damn thing down next time!

A bit 'arsh, there, guv. I hadn't forgotten it (apparent by the fact that I could enter my message).
I am advised by them wot claim to know that it's a good practice to change your passwords from time to time and not to use the same one you have elsewhere. That said, I followed their wise(?) counsel.
Be assured: the show WILL go on.

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 Post subject: Re: Log in & out
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 7:41 am 
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No offence meant GG, just extracting the Michael, and I do agree about changing passwords from time to time, certainly with any site where there's a financial risk. I believe some people have just one or two passwords they use for everything while I have dozens, a new one for every venture. The silly bit is the rule of never writing them down since they could be stolen, but who can remember them all? I know there are online systems for recording them but that seems a bit odd to me - suppose that is hacked? So I have a little card index hidden in the house along with my hard porn magazines and automatic weapons.

My main defence is keeping the vulnerable ones (online shopping sites etc.) to an absolute minimum and using Paypal wherever possible to avoid putting out card details. If I'm worried I simply change the lot.


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 Post subject: Re: Log in & out
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 6:25 am 
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Cumberland Cockney wrote:
....using Paypal wherever possible....

And Mr Musk thanks you for it: a million times over or more.
Mrs Spouseperson likes Paypal but I prefer direct debit wherever possible: payment arrives next day and is assured of arrival.
He may need it if this leads to some serious litigation.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-10/t ... rs/9747648

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 Post subject: Re: Log in & out
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 7:38 am 
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I assume Elon Musk has made his fortune out of Paypal just as others made their's out other banks and payment systems, but so what? I of course use direct debit when appropriate, but for one off payments online I feel safer not giving out my bank details to dozens of companies when I can restrict it to one that I trust.


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 Post subject: Re: Log in & out
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 6:14 am 
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Cumberland Cockney wrote:
I assume Elon Musk has made his fortune out of Paypal just as others made theirs out other banks and payment systems, but so what?

In his case, he keeps the lot. Why share with a bunch of the wider unwashed?

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