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Discussion in 'Communications' started by Ben Kenobi, Apr 27, 2002.

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  1. Ben Kenobi

    Ben Kenobi Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I've noticed that the maximum time to stay logged in has been dropping. Have there been any security problems, or is it just better safe then sorry? Also, has it bottomed out at two weeks, or might it go lower?
     
  2. PreacherBoy

    PreacherBoy Jedi Youngling star 5

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    I've been notified that tomorrow the maximum setting will be 1 hour. Sorry.
     
  3. Ben Kenobi

    Ben Kenobi Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Damn. That will suck.
     
  4. PreacherBoy

    PreacherBoy Jedi Youngling star 5

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  5. Jeremyguy

    Jeremyguy Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Whatever, PB. :p
     
  6. Jedi Bib

    Jedi Bib Jedi Knight star 6

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    PEACHYBOY IS LYING! BANE HIM AGAIN! HE IS A SNAK!!!!!!@!
     
  7. Wattowatta

    Wattowatta Jedi Master star 4

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    On a serious note, it was probably done to protect board security from hackers and whatnot. It's annoying, sure, but they have a reason to do so.
     
  8. Jedi Bib

    Jedi Bib Jedi Knight star 6

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    I have sock-related duties to attend t all the time so I don't mind.
     
  9. Jedi knight Pozzi

    Jedi knight Pozzi Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Can't see what difference it'd make to a hacker, but still, two weeks isn't so bad.

    Is it done by Snowboard, or the addies?
     
  10. Jedi Bib

    Jedi Bib Jedi Knight star 6

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    The addies I assume. There is no techie anymore.
     
  11. Ben Kenobi

    Ben Kenobi Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Yeah, zerosleep apparently decided there were better things to do then make sure the JC runs smoothly. The arse.
     
  12. NathanDahlin

    NathanDahlin Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It's really rather odd...Snowboards doesn't have a developer anymore since zerosleep left, but they still manage to make little changes here and there like shortening pruning without warning us or lowering the "login time".

    It's a little unnerving, too. At one point, you could set your Maximum Login Time for "one year". Then it was shortened to "one month". Now it's "two weeks". I sure hope they don't shorten it too much more! :eek:
     
  13. Jedi Bib

    Jedi Bib Jedi Knight star 6

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    So the company is doing this without telling the board administrators?
     
  14. NathanDahlin

    NathanDahlin Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Apparently, unless the board is doing it on its own. [face_plain]
     
  15. Jedi Bib

    Jedi Bib Jedi Knight star 6

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    I wouldn't put it past the board... 'tis a dastardly board.
     
  16. Jedi Greg Maddux

    Jedi Greg Maddux Jedi Knight star 6

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    Yeah, I think I made a thread about this a couple of weeks ago when they first changed it from 1 year to 1 month. I agree with Nathan, I hope they don't knock it down more because I hate typing in passwords every time I'm here. :mad:
     
  17. Jedi Bib

    Jedi Bib Jedi Knight star 6

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    Whacha gonnado?
     
  18. Ben Kenobi

    Ben Kenobi Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    OK as Nate pointed out to me, I was a trifle unclear and borderline up there. I totally appreciate everything zerosleep has done for the JC, and did not mean to flame at all. I was joking, and as usual when I try to do my particular odd brand of comedy without an accompanying smiley, it comes off wrong.
     
  19. UCLAJediMaster

    UCLAJediMaster Jedi Master star 4

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    all i can say on the subject is that i really hate typing passwords... and i dont like the time getting shortened.
     
  20. Humble extra

    Humble extra Jedi Youngling star 5

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    time to Revolt, lets burn the rich plutocrats that reside in the Snowball Tower of Evil and start a new board!
     
  21. FaLLeN-AnGeL

    FaLLeN-AnGeL Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Just wondering if there are any official reasons for why it has been shortend. And also, for some reason I keep getting logged out. It's happened three times today. Has anyone else had this problem?
     
  22. NathanDahlin

    NathanDahlin Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Well, Snowball hasn't told us anything about the time being shortened, but [link=http://boards.theforce.net/help/cookie_fix.asp]the magical cookie fix[/link] solves most login problems people have.
     
  23. Gandalf the Grey

    Gandalf the Grey Jedi Knight star 6

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  24. Smuggler-of-Mos-Espa

    Smuggler-of-Mos-Espa Jedi Youngling star 6

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    Yep, i've noticed it's been dropping from once a year to 2 weeks for me. Every two weeks isn't so bad, but every hour would drive me nuts.
     
  25. Kadue

    Kadue Jedi Knight star 5

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    The time isn't a case of after an hour, it will ask you for your password, but after an hour of inactivity it will. So if you don't post or load up a page in that time, then it will ask for it.

    So really, 2 weeks is more than long enough.
     
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