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I hate the way SO only remembers you for a week or two, so when you return, you have to login, going to a separate screen and so on. Why do they have to make it so hard? What's the advantage in forcing frequent logins?

Yeah, I know I should find some other StackExchange site, go there, create an account there, login there, and post this complaint there - but you know, that's just more of the same problem. </rant>

Er.. what? We can't reproduce this, and there are sites in the network I don't visit very often, too.

Please note we did force logout globally, network-wide in April 2010 (to mandate emails for Google GMail OpenIDs) and September 10th 2010 (to enable global auth for all users).

Also, we delete any sessions older than 4 months as a matter of course.

So if you visit VERY infrequently, you might run into one of those.


http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/04/openid-one-year-later/ http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/09/global-network-auto-lo...

Yes, and when you log in it "forgets" where you wanted to go in the first place.

(They may have fixed this recently, but it was like that for the longest time.)

There was a recent forced logout on all stack* sites due to changes in the way cookies are handled. If you haven't visited in a while, that could be the cause of it.

For a puzzled second there I thought you referred SO to significant other. I thought I was reading some obscure head-in-the-code-24/7 programmer joke.

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