Having to log in to see the "Classic View" is extremely inconvenient...

by AffiliatePrograms 18 replies
...and time consuming. It creates a disincentive to even bother coming here as a result. Consequently, I come here far less often than I normally might otherwise.
#suggestion forum #classic view #extremely #inconvenient #log
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  • Profile picture of the author AffiliatePrograms
    And I just had to log in to see if there were any replies here in the "classic view"...
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
    It's a losing battle, AP. FL is determined to force The Feed on us all. It's like a bad horror movie, really.
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    • Profile picture of the author AffiliatePrograms
      Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

      It's a losing battle, AP. FL is determined to force The Feed on us all. It's like a bad horror movie, really.
      Lol. Well put, Dan.
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    • Profile picture of the author AffiliatePrograms
      Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

      It's a losing battle, AP. FL is determined to force The Feed on us all. It's like a bad horror movie, really.
      And you, get back in here and back me up a little more now, Dan.
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      • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
        Originally Posted by AffiliatePrograms View Post

        And you, get back in here and back me up a little more now, Dan.
        FL is well aware of my disdain for Feed view and most of their other "improvements." They're like an alien race terra-forming the Earth, morphing and modeling it into something it's not in order to suit their needs.

        This place is no longer The Warrior Forum. It's Freelancer Presents The Warrior Forumâ„¢. Much like the immortal Bobby Brown, that's their prerogative.
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  • Profile picture of the author David Beroff
    I simply stay logged in all the time; it's really no huge deal. Not like I have any banking information or anything stored here.
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  • Profile picture of the author timokeefe
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    We're discussing the possibility of adding a cookie-based modern/classic switch for logged out users. It's not something that we'd do in the next week or two, but once we've got an effort estimate we can slot it in somewhere.
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  • Profile picture of the author timokeefe
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    Re: privacy issues, I'm also curious? If there's something we can do better there I'd be keen to hear about it.
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  • Profile picture of the author AffiliatePrograms
    You guys are kidding, right?

    I delete cookies, cache, and active logins a "million" times a day and have no intention of ever stopping doing that.

    Aside from what everyone already knows and has known for years about how cookies track you, there is this which is much worse:

    https://www.google.com/#q=cookie+ste...sion+hijacking

    You guys really don't already know about that stuff and those risks?

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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    I've stayed logged in on the WF (when it will let me) for years with no security problems.

    I don't delete cookies constantly, etc - just take basic common sense precautions with personal and financial data - and have excellent up to date virus and malware protection.
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    • Profile picture of the author AffiliatePrograms
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      I've stayed logged in on the WF (when it will let me) for years with no security problems.

      I don't delete cookies constantly, etc - just take basic common sense precautions with personal and financial data - and have excellent up to date virus and malware protection.
      Okay so then I guess you don't mind the privacy and potential business problems associated with allowing your every online move to be tracked by the entities that have cookies sitting on your computer.

      And as far as the other risks there go, if any of it happens, you're not exactly going to see it happen, yes? Even if you are fortunate enough that no one ever actually steals anything or makes a bad charge, for instance, which is apparently the case for you, then any successful "cookie stealing" still enables a much deeper privacy invasion than just the tracking of your every move, as in using it to take a peak any time someone wants even if they don't actually steal money or make charges - yet.

      No Kay, if you and anyone else happen to not recognize the reasonableness and normalcy of a policy and preference of deleting such things, then that would be what is unreasonable and not normal. I know that at least one of the most widely used browsers has a setting for deleting cookies automatically on browser close, for instance, and I would guess they more or less all do - and it's not for nothing such a setting exists. It's also not for nothing that the feature to remove them manually to begin with exists as well. And it's not for your best interests and respect for your privacy that some companies out there even create "super cookies" that don't even get deleted with such settings in place and you still have to do a manual delete for that kind, at least last time I checked.

      So no:

      What is going on with this entire matter here is another curious case of things getting worse and going backwards in this late year 2017 AD of the 21st century, not better. There's been a lot of that going around for years now. And a cookie based solution involving dilution of privacy and the other risks involved is not exactly an answer.

      (P.S. And yes, having and keeping everything like software up to date is merely a given.)
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  • Profile picture of the author David Beroff
    ...or you could consider that the worst that would happen if someone were to steal your cookies is that they could post as you. {yawn} Again, there's no sensitive financial information stored here. The site's not even https:, (yet). So yeah, consider that using cookies to log in is simply a time-saver, (from having to enter your password for every post), and if you choose to constantly delete them, then you also choose to decline all such "time-savers". So, is that "extremely inconvenient"? Yeah, probably, but it's entirely your choice.
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    • Profile picture of the author AffiliatePrograms
      Originally Posted by David Beroff View Post

      ...or you could consider that the worst that would happen if someone were to steal your cookies is that they could post as you. {yawn} Again, there's no sensitive financial information stored here. The site's not even https:, (yet). So yeah, consider that using cookies to log in is simply a time-saver, (from having to enter your password for every post), and if you choose to constantly delete them, then you also choose to decline all such "time-savers". So, is that "extremely inconvenient"? Yeah, probably, but it's entirely your choice.
      David, you clearly just don't really know as much as people need to about this issue. It's a choice between "deleting cookies" or "not deleting cookies." Nobody has time to selectively delete every cookie but WF's. If they did that they'd die of old age before getting their first affiliate site up online. If you have your browser set to delete cookies on close, for instance, then all cookies are gone except "super" cookies that may circumvent that. You might have accumulated many cookies by the time it's time to even consider whether you want them gone, many of them for sensitive accounts and things.

      And hello? There is still the issue of allowing your every move online to be tracked if you keep cookies. This may come as a shock, but I for one do not want the management and ownership of WarriorForum or any other site being able to do that and I have plenty of good reasons not to. Lots and lots of people feel the same.

      And frankly, in a purely hypothetical but unrealistic world in which the only cookie stealing you had to be concerned about is WF's, cookie stealers could also see your PM's, not just post as you. And you may not want that either for plenty of good reasons.
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      • Profile picture of the author David Beroff
        Originally Posted by AffiliatePrograms View Post

        ...their first affiliate site up online....
        There's a certain delicious irony here. You do realize that if everyone was as anti-cookie as you, your affiliate income would drop to zero, especially for the high-ticket programs that you promote, (seeing as people with that kind of money generally take time to make those sorts of decisions).
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        • Profile picture of the author AffiliatePrograms
          Originally Posted by David Beroff View Post

          There's a certain delicious irony here. You do realize that if everyone was as anti-cookie as you, your affiliate income would drop to zero, especially for the high-ticket programs that you promote, (seeing as people with that kind of money generally take time to make those sorts of decisions).
          Yes, I grant you that is definitely ironic and funny. I have sometimes even thought about how since a lot of people are probably so oblivious and apathetic about cookies that it could benefit that way, unless there is a "last affiliate referral gets the credit" policy. However, when it comes to these programs generally speaking all you need is someone to become a lead, and that is what easily happens immediately. So the main thing you care about is the session cookie. Once they become a lead, then they can take all the time they want deciding and you're covered.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
    I stopped browsing the forum on mobile because the forced Feed leaves out replies.

    The replies are why people start threads asking for advice. Duh.
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