Max login time

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

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  1. Ben Kenobi Force Ghost

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    Mar 27, 2000
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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 Jedi Youngling

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    Aug 3, 1998
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    I've been notified that tomorrow the maximum setting will be 1 hour. Sorry.
  3. Ben Kenobi Force Ghost

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  4. PreacherBoy Jedi Youngling

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  5. Jeremyguy Jedi Master

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  6. Jedi Bib Jedi Grand Master

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

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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 Grand Master

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

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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 Grand Master

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

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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 Administrator Emeritus

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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 Grand Master

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

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

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

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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 Grand Master

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  18. Ben Kenobi Force Ghost

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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 Jedi Master

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    Feb 16, 2001
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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 Jedi Youngling

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    Jun 12, 1999
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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 Jedi Master

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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 Administrator Emeritus

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    Jun 28, 2000
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    Well, Snowball hasn't told us anything about the time being shortened, but the magical cookie fix solves most login problems people have.
  23. Gandalf the Grey Jedi Grand Master

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  24. Smuggler-of-Mos-Espa Jedi Youngling

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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 Jedi Grand Master

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    Jun 20, 2000
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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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