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This has happened a couple times and I was hoping it would just fix itself but it never seems to.

My browser does a pretty good job of keeping me logged in here on the forum, but every now and then it logs me out - which is fine, I understand how and why that happens.

But then once I'm logged out, I can't log back in with my password. I always have to login by email. Granted, this works, but then there's no purpose of having a password.

Even if I change my password on my profile, it will not allow me to log in.

Has anyone else experience this or am I on an island with this one?

If it's just me, then it's just me but wanted to call it out if it's something others have seen as well.

P#35424 2017-01-10 20:28 ( Edited 2017-01-11 23:31)

:: Scathe

I haven't experienced this issue myself. I do get automatically logged out from time to time, but I just put in my username and password and it always works. I haven't had to log back into the BBS for a while though, so maybe it's a new issue that started with the recent site update? Or has it always been this way for you?

Edit: Just tested manually logging out and back in. It worked fine for me.

P#35463 2017-01-11 12:51 ( Edited 2017-01-11 17:59)

Check if the browser is trying to log you in with your email address instead of your BBS username.

This has happened to me, and using the BBS username was the solution.

P#35464 2017-01-11 13:01 ( Edited 2017-01-11 18:01)
:: Scathe

Yeah, I should have clarified that like Level27Geek, I'm also using my username to log in and not email address.

P#35471 2017-01-11 13:58 ( Edited 2017-01-11 18:58)

Ah ha...that might have been the issue. I guess I never really paid attention to which username it was using - and kind of assumed either would be valid.

Thanks for the fresh eyes...

P#35487 2017-01-11 18:31 ( Edited 2017-01-11 23:31)

Also if that doesn't work for you other users, go look in your SPAM folder or your GMail. There should be a link to click on. Then you will be instantly taken to your profile and you won't have to log in

P#76713 2020-05-16 19:25
:: gmo

I've been having this problem as well. I'm not certain, but it appears that changing your password does not update the stored password on the site. If you change you password to something with a different number of characters, the number of asterisks (*) displayed does not equal the number of characters in your new password.

P#95437 2021-07-29 19:19
:: SaKo

I'm having the issue gmo mentioned. I forgot what password I used when I signed up, so I'm only able to login via clicking the link in the email. I'm unable to change my password, it doesn't seem to update it.

P#113862 2022-07-01 10:56

Same, only email login when I get logged out :/

P#113878 2022-07-01 16:33

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