I know that what I am going to ask is possible, because this is the way it works on other forums I visit
When you go to an Adobe forum and you are NOT logged in, it has a link that says Login / Register
If you ARE logged in, the same space says Welcome --name here-- and then goes on with several option links to the right
So... the forum is "smart enough" to show different things depending on your current logged status
I will ask that that that initial not logged state be modified to show...
Register or Login - and provide a SPACE FOR ID and a SPACE FOR PASSWORD and a "Click to Login" button
If you are already registered, there is no reason to have to go to a different page and then back to the forum... just allow entering your ID and PW right on the forum page
If you need to register... that click would take you to a different page, to register
This whole log in here is SSA or $$A backwards. That's what a lot of complaints have been about. You have to keep logging in and when you're in you suddenly get logged out... Often in the middle of a post! What you say makes eminent sense, but by that very definition – as someone mentioned to me in a similar thread i started – will see no favour with the big bosses. For some strange reason they are determined to make everyone jump through the hoops every time they access the forums.
I've got! Finally, i've got it! Eureka! It's a strange kind of loyalty test. That's right! They want to see how much visitors to the forum are prepared to put up with. It's nothing more therefore, than an ego massage. A self-induced (you all know what i mean) kind of joy. "See the peasants have to come back! Our forums are so great! No matter the hurdle, the pain, the anguish, they come back and back for more... Why? Because Adobe is King!"
Their argument, the want to tie one log-in to the store. Everyone else's point, you must be nuts. Who wants to compromise their financial dealings with a public forum... no matter what. In reality, it doesn't work anyway...
I guess, they bought a sad piece of work and are now trying to justify it. And a few hard working folk like John C and Kanguyen are running their soles off their feet (being polite, again) trying to get this whole furshlinger mess to work.
John T Smith wrote on 2009-06-01 21:20:
If you are already registered, there is no reason to have to go to a different page and then back to the forum...
There is. It is a basic design principle that when using a federated
login system all logins should happen at the site of the owner of the
account, and not at the site of a mere participant. Adobe is owner, Jive
Jochem van Dieten
Easier? Heck, I'd be happy if persistent login would simply WORK and not log us out every 24 hours, or less.
Logins don't even WORK, it's broken.
Would we say a car is "working" if it runs for 24 miles (or less, randomly) and then it just turns off and you have to restart it? Nope. Well you could try, but if you sold a vehicle like this saying it "works" you'd end up on the losing side of the lawsuit I'm sure.