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    re this forum, technical aspect, log in form

    Hello,

    Just to say, the log in form on this site is not recognised as a user name and password form by my browser so it doesn't ask me if I want it remembered so that it can automatically insert my username and password. The browser does for other such forms. Just wondering if there might be a quick easy fix to sort that (I guess it'll be in the form, on cboard's side)?

    Thanks.

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    It would be helpful to tell as what browser you're using.
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    Safari, an old version for sure, 6.1.6, but it recognises log in forms as log in forms usually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BpB View Post
    Safari, an old version for sure, 6.1.6, but it recognises log in forms as log in forms usually.
    Your browser is two-and-a-half years old. Upgrade it. Current versions of Chrome, IE, and Firefox all work as expected with this forum's login form.
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    Hopefully someone can help me understand this, what is the logic behind never upgrading a browser? I've been working in web dev and a lot of stuff is bending over backwards for people who refuse to download a new browser.

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    I could be wrong, but I do have a theory.

    For years, I've thought that the biggest contributors were companies who had intranets that ran on IE6 or something like that, and they figured, well, IE6 is the platform, when we upgrade the platform, we'll need to start a project to fix the software. The problem is they just didn't want to do it. For personal computers, I think there is no real excuse, but I think it comes down to either a) general use time or b) misconceptions about how a browser is different from other software. Some people may simply not use the computer as much and never make time to update. Some people may treat the browser the same way they treat other software, like word processors, and not update them unless they have a compelling reason beyond technobabble.

    The problem is being solved on its own, as browsers have realized that people use the software as much as the OS, and manage their projects accordingly; by default, never browsers patch themselves like newer OSes patch themselves.
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    Knowing Apple, I wouldn't be surprised if you had to buy a new computer to upgrade the browser to a more recent version. Of course, Mac users should be using Firefox or Chrome anyway.

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    I dunno - I like Safari on my phone.

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    > Hopefully someone can help me understand this, what is the logic behind never upgrading a browser?

    I'd have to upgrade my OS to upgrade Safari. And I just don't fancy doing that.

    Firefox isn't asking if I want to it to remember the log in details either. v48.0.2.

    Oh, just to be clear, I'm not talking about the "remember me" tick box. I'm sure that works, I guess. I'm talking about how usually Safari and Firefox, on other sites which require log in details, usually recognise automatically that I'm filling in log in details, when I am, and asks do I it want to remember that, then, if I say yes, automatically fills in the user name and password from then on.
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    Personally, I find it strange that you would need to update a 2 year old browser to work with a login form that most likely hasn't chance since that time in any meaningful way. I'd probably look into other areas. Like disabling existing plugins or run the browser in safe or barebones mode, clean up cache, etc, to better diagnose the problem.
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    You're right. I just saved the page's HTML to my desktop, and opened it from there, typed in anything into the user name and password fields, clicked log in and the browser asked me if I wanted to save username and password. Well, there we are. Not sure why it's not working online but at least now I know it's not cboard's HTML now (which I thought it was, sorry )

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