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Just a word of caution - I seem to be able to access the private forum without actually being logged in at the time.
Is this a "one off "- or we may have a problem. Just a word of warning.
I had to log in to post this.

Posted at 3rd Mar 2009 - 01:38PM   Posted by Countrymousie   Mouse Alert Comments: 11

Milla's Avatar I think that's the whole point of it, CM (good to see you back by the way!). Otherwise anyone could just look in. Although should point out to new members that private doesn't necessarily mean more exciting! Just that people are more happy ranting or feeling sad or whatever knowing that they can't be overread as it were.

Posted by: Milla on 3rd Mar 2009 at 01:56PM

KittyB's Avatar But what Mousie has just said is that she saw the private forum while NOT logged in. Which is more of a concern. I'll try logging out to see what happens...

Posted by: KittyB on 3rd Mar 2009 at 02:11PM

KittyB's Avatar I logged out and couldn't see the PFs, and had to log back in to type this - even though my username was appearing in the 'Who is online' bit at the right. Odd - I think it's all to do with cookies and your computer remembering pages it's cached to the memory whilst you were logged in previously.

Posted by: KittyB on 3rd Mar 2009 at 02:15PM

I logged out and shut the site down and then opened it back up, I could still see my name under 'who's online' even though I'd completely shut down, but I was not able to access anything of the private forum or the chat room. I had to log on to make this comment, as I'd expect to do.

Posted by: Celtic Heart on 3rd Mar 2009 at 02:23PM

Countrymousie's Avatar So... can any of you see it without actually being logged in ..I can.. perhaps my cookie has remembered me underneath as it were. I know some of you have been talking in this forum about personal things and I am concerned. KittyB was exactly right - I was absolutely not logged in and on the laptop which with this Vista thingie doesnt remember me.

Posted by: Countrymousie on 3rd Mar 2009 at 02:26PM

Suffolkmum's Avatar It happened to me once too Mousie, but hasn't happened since so I assumed it was a one-off cookie thing. Bit concerning though.

Posted by: Suffolkmum on 3rd Mar 2009 at 02:38PM

Milla's Avatar oh, Gawd, sorry, more haste less speed Silly milla.

Posted by: Milla on 3rd Mar 2009 at 02:40PM

Countrymousie's Avatar Oh must be my ruddy good at pastry to get more logs for the burner!

Posted by: Countrymousie on 3rd Mar 2009 at 03:01PM

Ivy's Avatar you wouldn't need to in the condo in Florida....

Posted by: Ivy on 3rd Mar 2009 at 03:07PM

Withy Brook's Avatar Your name stays on the "Who is on line" list for 5 minutes after you have last been active, so if it took you less than that time to do what you did, your name would still be there. It does not take account of logging out.

Posted by: Withy Brook on 3rd Mar 2009 at 09:18PM

Westerwitch's Avatar It is actually impossible to see the Private Forum unless you are logged in - it will indeed be a cookie thing - you may appear not to be logged in, but in actual fact you will be.

Not really here - but did want to reassure people.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 3rd Mar 2009 at 11:44PM

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