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Am I the only one having trouble staying "logged in?"?

Asked by Taciturnu (6037points) January 22nd, 2011

I’ll reload a page or check messages/activity/“questions for me” and will have to log in again, even if I logged in less than a minute ago. Sometimes I’m logging in 3–4 times just to give a lone answer, or send a lone message. The worst part is that I lose my work in the progress. I’ve since taken up “copying” just in case.

Does this have to do with site traffic? What gives?

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AmWiser's avatar

No trouble here. I seems as if you’re having some kind of computer problem and I hope it’s not a virus. You might want to put this question in General where hopefully a computer savvy jelly might have a remedy.

Sarcasm's avatar

Generally issues with logging in/staying logged in are issues with cookies.
Are you having this issue on any other sites?
What web browser are you using?

Taciturnu's avatar

Thanks @AmWiser @Sarcasm

I’m not having any trouble with other sites, only Fluther. It’s also only a recent problem. (Last couple of weeks.) I’m using IE.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

I’ve had that trouble in the past when I was using IE8, but since I switched to Google Chrome, it stopped.

Fingers crossed that it remains stopped.

Seaofclouds's avatar

I’m not having any problems either. I use Safari.

Taciturnu's avatar

@hawaii_jake How do you switch to Google Chrome? And do you like it better?

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

Well, I giggle googled “Google Chrome download” and got this site which had the download for the browser. I simply downloaded it and started using it.

It was extremely easy to transfer my favorites from IE.

And it’s lightspeed faster than IE.

I use it all the time now, so yes, I like it much better.

Taciturnu's avatar

@hawaii_jake OK, thanks. I downloaded it. I’ll get back to you on whether it solves the problem. :)

Is there a way to magnify the pages at all? I used to set IE to 125%. Edit: Never mind, I figured that part out.

augustlan's avatar

Firefox is also a good browser.

Taciturnu's avatar

@augustlan I hate using Firefox on other people’s computers. I guess it’s just not my style. Fortunately, it seems like using Google Chrome helped the issue!

augustlan's avatar

I’m glad… that must have been terribly frustrating!

Taciturnu's avatar

‘Twas. I stuck it out for a while, figuring it was a glitch with the site. I never heard anything from anyone else, so I figured I’d ask. Glad I did!

Thanks again, everyone.

JilltheTooth's avatar

Thanks for asking this, @Taciturnu , I’ve been having that problem as well. I’ll try changing my browser, too. New computer, I’ve been lazy.

loothegr8's avatar

This is happening to me as well, does it seem like changing browsers works? Because I just downloaded the new Internet Explorer 9 the other day…

augustlan's avatar

@loothegr8 Ah, IE. It’s not compatible with a lot of websites. Definitely switch to Firefox or Chrome.

loothegr8's avatar

Wow I was unaware of this, thanks!

Taciturnu's avatar

@loothegr8 I switched to Chrome. Problem solved!

loothegr8's avatar

@Taciturnu Yea I switched to FireFox yesterday and now its working, I just never thought that the “Browser” would be the cause of the problem, mainly because I have always used IE and never thought about changing it. But I’m glad it’s working now!

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