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Automatic login on phpBB forum type

1:18 pm on Nov 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

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My forum membership is now at 800 plus, and I recently selected to allow auto login for members. Is this a good idea, I mean will this be more attractive to new members signing in?

I'm thinking this might not make any difference.

7:08 pm on Nov 12, 2007 (gmt 0)


WebmasterWorld Administrator rogerd is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

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Max, what do you mean by autologin? Storing their info in a cookie to allow instant access from the same computer? If so, then it's a good idea. Some people check forums many times per day, and logging in each time would be discouraging for these frequent users. It's good to offer users the option with "Remember Me" checkbox so that if they log in from a public computer they don't inadvertently leave it logged in.

Or, if I missed the point, can you explain what you mean?

12:07 pm on Nov 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

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that's the answer I was looking for. Thank you. I was concerned about the spam I get, and setting it so they can login and spam more easily makes it easier for them to swamp me with spam.


[edited by: Maxnpaddy at 12:09 pm (utc) on Nov. 13, 2007]