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Pauline McNamara

Joined: Jan 19, 2001
Posts: 4012
Just curious: if I don't log myself out, will I be automatically logged out after a certain time period?
Matthew Phillips
Ranch Hand

Joined: Mar 09, 2001
Posts: 2676
So far it doesn't appear so. I keep forgetting to log out and when I return I am still logged in.

Matthew Phillips
Dave Vick
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Joined: May 10, 2001
Posts: 3244
Me too. In fact I ahven't logged out since the upgrade - so there is either no time out or it is using cookies.
I like the fact that I no longer have to validate myself to get into MO.

Carl Trusiak

Joined: Jun 13, 2000
Posts: 3340
The system doesn't maintain your login on it. It's maintained on a persisted Cookie on your machine. If you log out, it sets that cookie to "Logged out" You can also "log out" by deleteing the cookie from your PC.
Ashik Uzzaman
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Joined: Jul 05, 2001
Posts: 2372

Dave, i also dont logout from my PC but when login from other computer's i don't forget to logout...otherwise u'll c someone talking like a one day claiming himself Ashik...

Ashik Uzzaman
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Madhav Lakkapragada
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Joined: Jun 03, 2000
Posts: 5040
Yes, Ashik. That is very important now.
Always remember to logout when using public computers. Closing all the Browser windows doesnot log you out, atleast on my machine. It is your responsibility to logout correctly.
Pauline, Thanks for bring this up. Nice work.
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