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Forum topic by b2rtch posted 02-28-2013 11:45 PM 976 views 0 times favorited 19 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-28-2013 11:45 PM

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Recently, every-time I visit LJ, I have to log again.

-- Bert

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#1 posted 02-28-2013 11:48 PM

No problems here. I have to log in if I switch computers, from desktop to laptop or iPad. But if I come back on the same computer I’m still logged in. Do you have your cookies turned off?

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#2 posted 02-28-2013 11:50 PM


-- Bert

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#3 posted 02-28-2013 11:50 PM


I apologize for camping onto your question, but hopefully one of the moderators is reading this. I can’t start a new topic, all I see is a message that says waiting for my first post to be reviewed and approved. Is that normal?

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#4 posted 03-01-2013 12:13 AM

others have had this issue.. I think it’s something with the computer itself. But that’s the extent of my tech knowledge.

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#5 posted 03-01-2013 12:14 AM

Thank you Debbie

-- Bert

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#6 posted 03-01-2013 12:18 AM

I’m typically on across at least 3 or 4 different devices in a day and unless I shut them off (like my phone on an airplane) I almost never have to sign in.

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#7 posted 03-01-2013 12:30 AM

^Ditto Don’s experience.

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#8 posted 03-01-2013 01:02 AM

If I clear my history or use my CCleaner, I have to sign in again. Same with all sites if I do that.

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#9 posted 03-01-2013 03:16 PM

Do you have some form of anti-spyware program, or something else that may be deleting cookies. Cookies are the normal way to let a web site know that a person has logged in. Web sites don’t have a “memory” so information has to be stored in a cookie or passed in the URL so the next page knows what has happened.

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#10 posted 03-01-2013 03:39 PM

If I close my browser (using Mozilla Firefox on a Dell laptop with Windows Vista), I lose the LJ login. But if I leave the browser open, the LJ login stays active. Don’t know if this applies to other browsers as well.


-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#11 posted 03-01-2013 03:44 PM

I am familiar with computers and with browsers but what Gerry writes is interesting as I also use Firefox and the problem is new, I wonder if the last Firefox automatic update causes my issue.

Thank you all.

-- Bert

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#12 posted 03-01-2013 03:49 PM

That could be Bert … I recently switched to Firefox from Google Chrome.


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#13 posted 03-01-2013 03:51 PM

I am using the latest Firefox (19.0) and I stay logged in after closing and restarting the browser.

However, my OS is ancient – Windows XP.

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#14 posted 03-01-2013 04:05 PM

I use Chrome, and access the site from several different devices at home and the office.

My experience is that once I log in any any given computer, I will remain logged in, even if I close my browser. But if I switch to another computer, I will have to log in again. Then, if I return to the original computer, I have to log in again as well.

Bert, it sounds to me like your browser settings may have gotten changed somehow to not allowing cookies.

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#15 posted 03-01-2013 04:09 PM

I have found that, when automatic updates come through from Microsoft (in the case of Windows or IE) or Mozilla (in the care of Firefox), some settings, upon restart, revert back to factory defaults.

In Firefox you can check your settings: Options>Options>Privacy then “Firefox will use custom settings for history”. Be sure Firefox will keep third-party cookies until they expire.

Might solve the problem for some, might not for others.

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