Work PC keeps remembering my login. December 11, 2007 3:27 AM   Subscribe

I once, months ago logged into MeFi from PC at work; each time I come back I'm still logged in.

I've googled and read the faq ... Have cleared all cookies etc. ... The weirdest thing is that it only happens on this one PC that I need to use maybe twice a month. Thank you very much for suggestions on how to protect my account.
posted by yoHighness to Bugs at 3:27 AM (23 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Could it be some weird effect of restrictions on the PC? Try checking for cookies before you log in next time - maybe it returns to a previous state every time you log in? Do you have roaming profiles at work that would carry your cookies over? I assume you have tried logging out?

Also, what's this hugs crap under the comment box? This is MetaTalk, not kindergarten ;-)
posted by dg at 4:11 AM on December 11, 2007


I like cookies.
posted by caddis at 4:16 AM on December 11, 2007

You have clicked the signout link on the top right, right? I mean it's a dumb question, but you didn't actually say you'd done it.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:32 AM on December 11, 2007

Yep, I stay logged in at work unless I log out. Quitting the browser does not log you out.
posted by The Deej at 4:36 AM on December 11, 2007

Thanks for the responses so far! To clarify:

- I cleared cookies
- Yep, I signed out (yet every time I come back it's logged in again)

It might be that roaming profile. I'll go really cookie monster on it, see if that helps.

Hugs crap under the comment box...??? *completely puzzled* where did it say hugs?? ... not that hugs aren't great
posted by yoHighness at 4:58 AM on December 11, 2007

Hugs are basically just completely great, is the thing.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:22 AM on December 11, 2007 [2 favorites]

I don't have any hugs crap under the comment box. People keep talking about it, but I don't see it!
posted by "Tex" Connor and the Wily Roundup Boys at 6:24 AM on December 11, 2007

Mess Free Cookies
Your family loves the little shaped cookies that you make that are rolled in powdered sugar. The only problem is that it makes such a mess!

Next time, grab a large plastic bag and fill with powdered sugar. Gently drop in your slightly cooled cookies and toss to coat. When you are done just toss the bag!

posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 6:37 AM on December 11, 2007

I believe I've related this little nugget before, but here goes anyway:

One of our local radio station morning shows uses the word "hug" as a substitute for the word "fuck", so as not to violate FCC regs, i.e.: "The traffic this morning was huggin' ridiculous."

So the little blurb under the live preview is much more fun if you think about it that way.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 6:55 AM on December 11, 2007

Everyone does not need a hug. Many people need a punch in the face.
Metafilter ----|Shark|---->
posted by chlorus at 7:01 AM on December 11, 2007 [1 favorite]

Sounds like chlorus has a case of the Mondays!

So it's not Monday. So what? Go hug yourself.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 7:03 AM on December 11, 2007

Probably a Hostess Twinkie.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 7:17 AM on December 11, 2007

crash is right, everyone needs a (ahem) hug.
posted by caddis at 7:20 AM on December 11, 2007

Thank you for your interest in hugs. Due to an unusually high volume of people interested in hugs, please hold and the next available hugger will assist you. Please note that hugs may be monitored for quality assurance.

Be sure to ask your hugger about neck hugs!
posted by JanetLand at 7:33 AM on December 11, 2007

mr_crash_davis : Hugging... What the hugs? Who the hug hugged this hugging... How did you two hugging huggers... Hugs!

quin: Well, that certainly illustrates the diversity of the word.
posted by quin at 7:36 AM on December 11, 2007

note: Everyone needs a cookie.
posted by Kwine at 7:52 AM on December 11, 2007

CCleaner works for me...
posted by blue_beetle at 8:45 AM on December 11, 2007

Metafilter was swallowed & excreted by a shark? This explains so much.
posted by Johnny Assay at 8:57 AM on December 11, 2007

Everyone needs a hug some HATE.
posted by eyeballkid at 9:00 AM on December 11, 2007

A shark hiding under a table, Johnny Assay.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:07 AM on December 11, 2007

Could this be an over-zealous work proxy keeping the old pages?
posted by bonaldi at 10:05 AM on December 11, 2007

All your cookies are belong to your employer's proxy server; you have no chance to survive.
If changing your password doesn't fix it, I recommend making your time.
posted by finite at 2:02 PM on December 11, 2007

... uses the word "hug" as a substitute for the word "fuck", ...

the Free Hug Campaign is beginning to make much more sense
posted by yoHighness at 2:15 PM on December 11, 2007

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