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by norcaljayhawk / February 2, 2006 9:22 AM PST

Question?.how often do you take advantage of the Remember Me option when logging in to CNET or any other site. Do you even give it a second thought...or even knew this was an option??

Does Remember Me functionality work as you expect it to? I would love some examples?both good and bad

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At home
by PudgyOne / February 2, 2006 11:36 PM PST
In reply to: Remember Me?.

At home, I use Mozilla Firefox and I have it remember the email address and password.

At work I have to use Internet Explorer. I have to login each time I use it. When I click on the URL to login, It always says Welcome Back PudgyOne. This is a shared computer and I think each time you come back to the website to login, (if remember me is not checked), it should say Existing subscribers, like it does when you first visit the login page.


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Great feedback....
by norcaljayhawk / February 3, 2006 8:30 AM PST
In reply to: At home

There are a few schools of thought here.... and your post has revived this internal discussion. I will get back to you on the outcome.

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Hey Pudge
by Eskiegirl302 / February 11, 2006 2:56 AM PST
In reply to: At home

Just curious, but since you use both Firefox and IE, and probably everyday, I was wondering which one of these browsers you prefer?

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I prefer
by PudgyOne / February 11, 2006 3:38 AM PST
In reply to: Hey Pudge

I prefer Mozilla FireFox. I use IE when I have to use it or to double check my coding for the website.


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I never have anything to remember
by Melati Hitam / February 4, 2006 3:09 AM PST
In reply to: Remember Me?.

even in my own computer, you know I just like to be in the paranoid type user.

Beside, we also know that many Spammer harvesting our data from the cookies etc.

So, for this question, I would answer 'not needed'

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Harvesting information from cookies..
by norcaljayhawk / February 5, 2006 11:49 PM PST

You bring up a valid concern that needs to be addresses/demystified. I cannot speak for any company outside of CNET Networks but I can assure you (1) that we do not engage in spamming anyone ? all communication is permissions based, and (2) we do not ?harvest? user information for the purposes of selling information to nefarious groups for the purposes of spamming. If you have examples to the contrary please?let?s bring to the discussion.

As it pertains to Remember Me, whether you opt-in or opt-out of the service, it is only offered to assist users who don?t wish to log-in to non-secure areas of CNET. There is no enhanced tracking associated with Remember Me. If this is not clear?.let?s keep the dialogue rolling.

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I know Cnet may not harvest... but
by Melati Hitam / February 7, 2006 3:53 PM PST

as we know that there are many advertising in it.

When you open any link/forum, you will see in the status bar, some addresses i.e. ad.doubleclick etc ..

which as far as I know it has something to do with an advertising program (tracking etc.)

So its not Cnet itself, but the advertiser (within cnet web page) that might get into cnet database..

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trust me on this one...
by norcaljayhawk / February 9, 2006 12:48 AM PST

I can assure you -- double click is not able to access/harvest any of our user databases....Rest assured that we will not let this happen. It is simply not in our best interests.

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Don't need Third party cookies enabled
by Newbie9 / March 21, 2006 9:46 AM PST

With blocking of Third party cookies, Gmail and Yahoo found to refuse logging-in to their email accounts (they want all cookies to be enabled) but I could log-in into this forum with Third party cookies blocked.

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by hfhlt004 / February 7, 2006 3:48 AM PST
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"Remember Me" doesn't seem to work on many sites.

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good feedback...
by norcaljayhawk / February 9, 2006 12:50 AM PST
In reply to: Remember

Can you provide me with a use case, on CNET or another site,where Remember Me functionality is not in-line with your expectations...thanks

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just a test
by Marc Bennett CNET staff/forum admin / February 9, 2006 12:56 AM PST
In reply to: good feedback...

to see if my forum posts disappear in my profile.

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Remember me works good
by byker49 / February 12, 2006 4:02 PM PST
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Works on most sites that I know of.

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Good Utility
by fredsteigman / March 11, 2006 2:42 AM PST
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Yes as I said good utility but I generally avoid any sort of 'remember me' types for security reasons.

It takes a few seconds to type in the password , but it gives a lot of peace so I prefer the peace

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remember me
by bobbygee / March 13, 2006 6:59 AM PST
In reply to: Good Utility

I have the option selected on my CNET front page but it doen't do anythimg because I still have to type in my EMail Address and password.

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Don't know why
by Newbie9 / March 21, 2006 9:22 AM PST
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the Remember Me functionality worked well in Mozilla Firefox and Netscape browser but not in Opera and Internet Explorer.

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