Automatic login

mad jew

Moderator emeritus
Original poster
Apr 3, 2004
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Adelaide, Australia
If I go to the forums page, I automatically get logged in. I was just wondering if I was automatically logged in when I visit the main page and/or the guides. Call me anal, but I don't like to log on when I'm not visiting the forums because I play MacRumors through New Posts and logging on unnecessarily loses my marker as to what I've seen and what I haven't seen.

Anyone got any idea? It's not a huge issue, I'm just interested. :)
 

ipacmm

macrumors 65816
Jun 17, 2003
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Cincinnati, OH
I think when you visit the homepage or the guides, it doesn't log you on until you click on the forum. That is the way I think it does it for me so I am sure it will be the same for you.
 

eva01

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Feb 22, 2005
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Gah! Plymouth
I have always wondered why the main page isn't more integrated with the forum. I want to get notice of PMs when i go to the main page.
 

ipacmm

macrumors 65816
Jun 17, 2003
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Cincinnati, OH
eva01 said:
I have always wondered why the main page isn't more integrated with the forum. I want to get notice of PMs when i go to the main page.
Well the home page and the forums are on different servers so that could be why it isnt as integrated as other sites, it would be nice to let you know when you get new PM's.
 

mad jew

Moderator emeritus
Original poster
Apr 3, 2004
32,199
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Adelaide, Australia
ipacmm said:
I think when you visit the homepage or the guides, it doesn't log you on until you click on the forum. That is the way I think it does it for me so I am sure it will be the same for you.

Thanks. I reckon you're right. :cool:
 

~Shard~

macrumors P6
Jun 4, 2003
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I can confirm this - I only recieve "new reply" notifications in my Inbox when I actually visit the Forums. If I am on the main page, I don't receive anything additional - it doesn't count as the "most recent visit", causing new "new post" notifications to be sent to me.