View Full Version : I can't log out.
2006-Mar-07, 01:45 AM
Came home and saw that I was still logged in to BAUT, and I can't log out. It goes through the same motions as always, but will still show me active when I return to the index. How do I deal with this? I don't want to be perpetually logged in.
2006-Mar-07, 03:30 AM
The last thing I know a lot about is computers, but perhaps in your profile you have checked some sort of "always log me in when I get here" or some such thing, so that as soon as you log out, it detects that you are here, not logged in, and automatically logs you in. I know I haver have to log in because at some point I told the system it would be OK to log me in when I get here. And I don't think I have ever looged out anyway, when i go offline, I figure it assumes I am dead and gives up. Or perhaps I remain logged in even though I am no longer on line. SInce the computer is off and the dialup disconnected, I surely don't care.
2006-Mar-07, 05:10 AM
I think this comes back to the Remember Me function. If you've checked that, it always remembers you, via your IP, whenever you navigate around these pages. Although, I don't have a problem logging out if I want to. Curious.
2006-Mar-07, 05:21 AM
I think it actually remembers you via your cookies, not your ip.
2006-Mar-07, 05:34 AM
You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.
2006-Mar-07, 05:52 AM
That's very unusual. You're clicking the "Log out" button on the toolbar?
2006-Mar-07, 10:22 AM
It did feel like Hotel California. That has never happened before. Fraser, of course I was hitting logout on the toolbar--I always log out after I post. I even tried restarting my PC, tried signing in and out again--everything. Enzp, there's nothing in the User CP that keeps you logged in, nor have I touched my Options, just the signature and profile. Normally, after you log out you get the "All Cookies Cleared" and then I see my name is no longer active. I would get "All Cookies Cleared" but it wouldn't log me out--I'd still show active on the index. I always click the Remember Me button when posting, so that has nothing to do with logging out when one hits Logout.
So, I viewed my cookies and deleted those for 3/6/06 since it happened today and there was a cookie for bautforum for 3/6/06, and another one with some ISP # I need to investigate. Deleted just those cookies and that worked. I should have copied the bautforum cookie to show you, but I thought of that after I deleted it. :wall:
That was freaky, and I wonder why it happened just today. It wasn't an issue at work, just on my PC at home. I don't feel trapped now, so it's all good.
2006-Mar-07, 11:56 AM
It wasn't an issue at work, just on my PC at home.
Oh. Your doppleganger was logged onto BAUT from your computer
at work while you were using your computer at home.
-- Jeff, in Minneapolis
2006-Mar-07, 11:59 AM
Hmm and just last night we started watching .hack//sign where somebody has this problem in a virtual reality RPG.
2006-Mar-07, 02:00 PM
I'm somewhat concerned how this cookie happened. I didn't do anything different than before and I was logging in and out no problem all weekend. If it happens again I'll investigate it further. I couldn't resolve the other cookie with the mysterious IP# in my IP finder. :think:
2006-Mar-07, 02:08 PM
I had the same "problem" a day or 2 ago...I thought it was just my MSNTV2 "wonking out" on me. :)
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