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    Logging in

    Dear Loungers,

    Is there a way to ALWAYS stay logged into Woody's Lounge without having to log in each time when posting a message?

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    Re: Logging in

    Yes, make sure that your "Lounge Cookie" is retained on your system and you should alway be logged in.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Logging in

    If you don't logout, next time you won't have to login. Is it that what you want ?
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    Re: Logging in

    The above two posts are correct AND there is an additional way that works for me. If you create a Lounge bookmark that looks like the following, it will log you in when you execute it, at least mine does so in Firefox:

    http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/start_page.pl?Username=your user name&Password=your Lounge password&option=Login

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    Re: Logging in

    I've got my (Lounge) cookies enabled, don't log out of my session, and use the shortcut: "http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/login.pl?Cat=".

    That gets me straight to the Personal Control Panel, without the need to login.

    Question: Could users, like me, who don't logout affect Lounge performance? If so, I would be be happy to start logging out and switch to the "Username/Password/Login" format shortcut.
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    Re: Logging in

    Firefox stores your cookies in the automatically generated file cookies.txt under your specific Profile folder. If you are using Firefox it will be stored in the following location:

    Cocuments and Settings[username]Application DataMozillaFirefoxProfilesXXXXXXXX.dat

    Where XXXXXXXXX is a system file name. The details that Al mentions above are stored in this file and includes out User Name, the stylesheet we use and our password is even stored in there <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15> All Al's method does is store the user name and password in the string and Lex associates the style from our profile.

    I often clear out all my cookies and Firefox remembers the password details (personal settings), as I do not have a cookie present when I log on with Firefox it will request me to enter my username and automatically enters the password from the stored DAT file.

    Al's idea is fine if you are using ahome PC but I am for ever moving between PC's, Home, Work, College, Library, Laptop it would not be pratical especially when I forget my password a lot so I tend to store it in the original email sent by Lex
    Jerry

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    Re: Logging in

    Thanks for the reminder/clarification. I guess it's also implied via the "Who's Online" list of users who've been active recently, rather than logged in.

    I adopted the "mark read" strategy when I read about it, tried it, and found a noticeable difference. Now I do it at least weekly.
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    Re: Logging in

    > Could users, like me, who don't logout affect Lounge performance?

    No - as already explained, your login status is stored locally in the Lounge cookie, not on the Lounge server. So staying logged in doesn't cause any overhead.

    As discussed elsewhere in this forum, it helps to mark all forums as read from time to time by clicking <IMG SRC=http://www.wopr.com/w3timages/markallread.gif> in the Main Index. Several Loungers have reported that this speeds up loading Lounge pages.

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