Author Topic: Did the logoff option disappear today or something with my browser?  (Read 10023 times)

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Did the logoff option disappear today or something with my browser?
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Re: Did the logoff option disappear today or something with my browser?
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2015, 02:44:53 PM »
I'm using Chrome and I don't see it either.

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Re: Did the logoff option disappear today or something with my browser?
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2015, 08:33:40 AM »
The link to change your forum settings has also disappeared, although you can still get to it in a roundabout way.  I guess Peter had to make room for those links to the main blog where all the marketing/money is.

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Re: Did the logoff option disappear today or something with my browser?
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2015, 02:15:29 PM »
The link to change your forum settings has also disappeared, although you can still get to it in a roundabout way.  I guess Peter had to make room for those links to the main blog where all the marketing/money is.
It was/is a really strange and unfriendly change. 

I get to my profile in a roundabout way by clicking on my user name while in a thread I posted to. Takes me here:

http://www.lendacademy.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=----

I typically like to explicitly logoff of forums or any sites I am on.  Perhaps I'm thinking I'm saving resources on their end or that someone could "pick up" my login connection when I have closed the window.  Not sure this makes technical sense.  I treated everything as if I was logging into a financial service. Explicit logouts.
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Re: Did the logoff option disappear today or something with my browser?
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2015, 03:48:59 PM »
I get to my profile in a roundabout way by clicking on my user name while in a thread I posted to.

That's all fine and good if you've posted in a thread recently and can quickly find one.  A user who hasn't posted in a while may not have that luxury, because now you can't find your own posts either.  A user who has never posted might be SOL.

I typically like to explicitly logoff of forums or any sites I am on.  Perhaps I'm thinking I'm saving resources on their end or that someone could "pick up" my login connection when I have closed the window.  Not sure this makes technical sense.  I treated everything as if I was logging into a financial service. Explicit logouts.

I don't think I have explicitly logged out of anything since the 90's when it may have been a larger issue for various reasons.  Mainly due to cookie non-support.  Any financial site today I certainly wouldn't bother with it unless you're using a public machine.  On a non-secure site such as this though, yes it would be possible for a sniffing attacker (or proxy) to grab your session cookies and hijack your session.  This would allow the attacker to commit heinous crimes like... masquerade as lascott and post naughty words on a random forum with 15 active members.  Somehow I don't think you have much to worry about.

Such an attacker could do the same thing while you are logged in though.  And it does not really save any resources for the site.  Even if the site actually deletes the session identifier(s) from the database when instructed (and that's a big if), the site is still storing way more data for you persistently and ditto for non-registered visitors too.  It makes no real difference to the database.  Also sessions time out automatically unless you have selected 'remember me'.

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Re: Did the logoff option disappear today or something with my browser?
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2015, 12:41:04 AM »
Thanks for that feedback.  I mainly brought up the thread because the site changed and there was no announcement.  A very common thing on other forums I have visited in the past.
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Re: Did the logoff option disappear today or something with my browser?
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2015, 11:25:43 AM »
Sorry everyone. I had my IT guy make some, what I thought were minor, changes last week. I didn't think it was significant enough to tell everyone and obviously I didn't realize things would break. I will get these addressed right away.
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Re: Did the logoff option disappear today or something with my browser?
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2015, 11:13:35 PM »
Corrections have been made. thanks.

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