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Login screen now defaults to "keep me logged in".

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MardyBra Sun 26-May-13 10:54:24

I log in every time I use MN, mainly to stop my computer savvy kids logging in and finding out my user name.

The login screen now seems to have defaulted to having the "keep me logged in" box permanently checked. Given that anyone who wants to stay permanently logged in will have already checked that box and won't be visiting that page, can it go back to being unchecked iyswim.

Otherwise one day I'll forget to uncheck it, I'll be outed by a curious teenager, and there'll be no more Mardy. grin

MardyBra Sun 26-May-13 17:41:03

Just me then?

alcibiades Sun 26-May-13 21:07:33

I noticed that, and considered it just a minor irritation to now have to remember to untick that box every time I log in.

But you've made a good point. Someone could be outed/discovered by much worse than a curious teenager. It would be much better (and in a few cases much safer) if the default was returned to being unchecked.

MardyBra Mon 27-May-13 00:04:43

Bump. That makes two of us then. Anyone else?

SacreBlue Mon 27-May-13 00:10:11

I suppose I could worry about it more but DS knows nn and Internet is mostly off when work peeps are accessing (or monitored closely by me if on)

DS is teen tho so no worries on accessing any grown up discussions might even spark more debate and I think I'm easily id'd so nothing so far posted would make me blush

I find it handy to be logged in, but isn't there a cookie keeper you can keep on 'clear when shut down' to avoid p'wd being stored? Can see why you find it awkward.

MardyBra Tue 28-May-13 17:21:40

MNHQ have you spotted this yet?

alcibiades Tue 28-May-13 21:49:43

Bumping this thread, because I'd be interested in other people's views.

As well as MNHQ's view, of course.

JulieMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 28-May-13 22:53:17


We've seen this and will let tech know. smile

Maryz Wed 29-May-13 00:26:18

Thanks, Julie.

This is driving me mad too, as I keep forgetting to log out. And I have computer savvy teens as well.

I just think that the default should be "don't keep me logged in" as if you do tick the box you only have to do it once - you will be logged in automatically - whereas if you don't want to be you have to remember to tick it every time.

And to make it worse, the tick box is under the keyboard bit of the ipad screen, so I don't see it until after I have hit return every fucking time.

DiscoDonkey Wed 29-May-13 00:29:16

Yes me too it's a pain because I always forget to log out.

MardyBra Wed 29-May-13 13:45:03

Totally agree with Maryz. As always. wink

MardyBra Thu 30-May-13 10:45:43

Bump. Any progress?

YoniBottsBumgina Thu 30-May-13 10:49:02

It's better for me because if I log in on a new phone, browser, etc and forget to tick it it logs me out on every other device which is a real pain.

However the security issue seems more pressing than a minor irritation for ne.

MardyBra Thu 30-May-13 10:50:27

How many devices do you have yoni? confused

MardyBra Thu 30-May-13 12:00:57

MardyBra Thu 30-May-13 12:01:53

Sorry posted too quickly just then. That's the type of situation where it's important not to stay accidentally logged in.

Maryz Thu 30-May-13 17:09:53

Yet again I have come on to mumsnet to discover that I'm already logged in.

So ds1 who was at home alone all day could easily have clicked on TIO and read everything I write.

I really hope he hasn't.

Maryz Thu 30-May-13 18:29:15

And yes, Mardy. That thread is a real life example of why this isn't fair sad. I've reported your post in the hope that mnhq see it.

Maryz Thu 30-May-13 18:31:22

And I know I could "log out" at the top of the screen every time, and I do try to remember, but sometimes I just close it down very quickly if someone is lingering over my shoulder.

DiscoDonkey Thu 30-May-13 19:10:34

This is really annoying now, I'm so used to not having to logout that I forget too which is a real pain in the arse.
Come on mnhq sort this for us please.

alcibiades Thu 30-May-13 20:31:20

I'm going beyond being irritated or annoyed, to becoming rather angry.

Prior to the change, anyone who wanted to stay logged in just had to tick that box once.

Now, anyone who doesn't want to stay logged in has to untick that box every time.

MNHQ: this is a safety issue. And you should know enough from threads on the Relationships area at least that this should be at the top of your priority list to fix.

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 31-May-13 08:58:33

Hi there,

Apologies, we are looking at this.
I will give Tech a nudge this morning.

MardyBra Sun 02-Jun-13 11:31:05

Thanks Rebecca.

Lomaamina Sun 02-Jun-13 11:46:06

I agree entirely with OP. Major issues for me if my DS read my posts regarding illness etc.

MardyBra Tue 04-Jun-13 15:58:18

Any progress?

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