This is getting very old having to log in every time I want to post something, urgh!Then one wonders why this site doesn't have many people posting-could it be they are tired of having to log in all the time!
If you are not 'saving' your passwords then yes, you will need to log in every time. If you get a box asking to save your password, click yes. The password I use for the TAS site it site specific. I use it only for this site, as I do not store any passwords in my computer outside TAS. That way, if anyone were to hack into my computer, they will get no passwords. If you want to not have to log in each time, click "Remember Me", or"Save Password". or anything like that. But whatever you do, do not select 'Log Out' to leave this site. If you do that, you will have to log in each time. If you aren't logging out, but you still have to log in, your passwords are not being saved I hope this helps.
Also, I think because covid restrictions are being lifted a bit, people are wanting to get out and do things, which I think is a good thing. I think once winter closes in on us, you will see the site pick up again.
I know at our age we don’t necessarily like change. But it happens. Of the 4 or 5 sites I visit only one has not changed its format. When the old guys die off so will the site. Not sure what subjects we could add, seems like most are covered. Just need more folks to add their experience
What are topics you might want to hear about ? What might be fun this winter ?
I check this forum several times a day and am very disappointed in the level of participation. I also check one other forum and it seems to be as busy as ever. The new format is much harder to navigate and I think that must discourage participation. I think this is the best forum available and I sure hope people will get on board and bring it back like it use to be. .
I have the same feelings Fallhunt expressed. This forum has been and continues to be important to me. I like checking in on it. There has been an unwelcome trend in forum structures to make them look like a twitter feed. This may be easy on the coders, but it takes away from what a forum is. It makes the conversation disjointed.
But I don't think that's the main reason forums are in decline. It's just what's trending these days. And folks are working way to hard making ends meet to fool around on a 'puter.
Those of us left hanging around need to double down on shaving wood, doweling shafts, hammering out points, shooting squirrel, and sharing along the way.
It seems to me that participation on this forum has greatly decreased. I would not think that needing to always log-in would inhibit enthusiastic participants that much. Only in my case and speaking only for myself, I rarely participate anymore due to the lack of thread topics that motivate me to participate. In the past I found it difficult not to inject my "two-cents" even when it seemed that my opinion might not be welcomed, and it would probably be better to keep my opinion to myself. For a long time after that changed, I continued to check the forum at least once a day and usually more often. Now I only even bother to check about once a week. I absolutely agree that as a participant I have an equal responsibility to initiate topics. In the past I occasionally did initiate topics usually in the hopes of gleaning information. However, it is more my nature and I more enjoy reading topics started by others, particularly when the topic pushes my buttons, so to speak, such that I have a strong desire to add my "two-cents".
Of course if you clear your cookies you lose the login as well. Some folks do, like my wife. Clears her search history as well. But, my password is saved so it’s no big deal. Try finding your password to a site you joined 9 years ago but never logged in until yesterday. Ya, us and Sirus radio
No kidding! What a pain. I also hate having to string my bow, wipe my butt and put clothes on. Hell anything that take 30seconds or more, is pushing the limits of my patience.
I had the same problem, but found a solution. I’ve noticed that if I just close the site when I’m finished looking, then click on it when I come back, it doesn’t make me log back in. This is on an iPad, I’ve never tried it on a computer…
I don't have to log in each time I want to post.
I used to go months without having to log in again. But as software gets updated to harden it against hacking and whatnot, I find I have to log in more often. If I switch devices, as in look at this forum at my desk computer and then from my laptop, I will have to log in again.
It's the price of "security" I guess...
This site is the only one I have that problem with and its been going on since this new version started. Yes just now it kept my sign-in because I left it open on my favorites bar but when I close stuff down for the evening or whenever I will have to log in again in order to comment. Been that way for a long time.
I don't have to log in each time!
I don’t seem to have that issue. I do have to log in every once in awhile especially if I haven’t visited for a few days.