Logged out in Chrome October 25, 2008 8:53 PM   Subscribe

When using Metafilter with Chrome (on Windows XP), I seem to get logged out frequently. Has anyone else noticed this?

There doesn't seem to be any pattern, as far as I can tell, and it started when I switched from Firefox to Chrome. It will sometimes happen while I'm browsing the site, so it's probably not an issue with cookies not persisting from one session to another.

It is quite possibly a problem with Chrome, since Metafilter is the only site I stay logged in on and use daily.
posted by Mr. President Dr. Steve Elvis America to Bugs at 8:53 PM (41 comments total)

It's just doing the rest of us a favor.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:54 PM on October 25, 2008 [2 favorites]


YES, and it's not just mefi. My reddit login disappears too.
posted by Skorgu at 8:54 PM on October 25, 2008


I'm guessing this is related to a cookie limit Chrome has in place. I can't find a confirmation anywhere, but we've had reports of problems with IE7—which has a 20 cookie limit per domain. Once these folks installed a patch to increase the cookie limit to 50, the login problems went away.

MeFi uses a hefty number of cookies for setting site preferences, so it's pretty easy to run into a 20 cookie limit (if that exists). Firefox, Opera, and Safari generally have a 50 cookie limit per domain.
posted by pb (staff) at 9:08 PM on October 25, 2008


It's just doing the rest of us a favor.

Ohhhh!
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:12 PM on October 25, 2008


It's just doing the rest of us a favor.

Oh no you D-I-D-I-N-T
posted by special-k at 10:35 PM on October 25, 2008 [1 favorite]


I run in to this on Chrome with every site as well. If anyone knows a fix, I'd love to hear it.
posted by 0xFCAF at 10:44 PM on October 25, 2008


Burhanistan you are so bad. hehehehehe
posted by bjgeiger at 11:10 PM on October 25, 2008


I'm quite certain you meant to post this under "features".
posted by loquacious at 12:37 AM on October 26, 2008


It hasn't been happening for me here, but I have noticed it elsewhere.
posted by penduluum at 12:56 AM on October 26, 2008


No problem here.

Testing in Firefox and Safari on os_x.
posted by localhuman at 1:00 AM on October 26, 2008


This happens to me. It seems like sometimes Chrome decides to just log me off of everywhere.

It's because Chrome is a jerk.
posted by aubilenon at 1:56 AM on October 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


but he obviously gets logged in again.

this is a bug, not a feature.
posted by UbuRoivas at 2:25 AM on October 26, 2008


I don't have this problem. Win XP Pro (two different machines). But I hardly ever use Chrome.
posted by dg at 4:10 AM on October 26, 2008


me too - only in Chrome (on XP SP3). Doesn't happen on the other forums I belong to.
posted by the_very_hungry_caterpillar at 8:29 AM on October 26, 2008


Happens to me, too. I get logged out of a few sites every now and then. As far as I've heard it's a known bug with cookies.
posted by Nattie at 9:44 AM on October 26, 2008


I get logged out every few days, too. It's a known issue with Chrome and they're working on a fix.
posted by kiripin at 10:16 AM on October 26, 2008


It's just doing the rest of us a favor.

He's one of the only ones we've ever been able to keep around, and this is how you treat him?
posted by jamjam at 10:20 AM on October 26, 2008


It's just doing the rest of us a favor.

Seriously, this is how you choose to respond to a MeFite's technical question? This isn't a referendum on the user.
posted by Falconetti at 11:09 AM on October 26, 2008


Seriously, this is how you choose to respond to a MeFite's technical question? This isn't a referendum on the user.

I think there's some serious tongue-on-cheek action happening here... no need to get exercised.
posted by Captain Rayford Steele, Tribulation Force at 11:12 AM on October 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


*throws herself in front of MPDSEA, sobbing*

Stop that, all of you! Don't you hurt 'im!!! He's sick, I tell ya! He just needs our help!! Be gennle!! I... I...

I lulz him. I LUH-huh-huh-huhlz hi-hi-himmmm!!! *more sobbing, clinging, wetly*
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 11:33 AM on October 26, 2008


That's not a cheek.
posted by boo_radley at 12:09 PM on October 26, 2008


well, not the cheek you're thinking of, anyway.
posted by UbuRoivas at 1:04 PM on October 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


I get logged out, but I log in again. You're never gonna keep me down.
posted by kindall at 1:06 PM on October 26, 2008 [3 favorites]


This is because Chrome sucks.
posted by rodgerd at 2:25 PM on October 26, 2008


You're never gonna keep me down.

I'll never run around and desert you, FWIW.
posted by turgid dahlia at 3:28 PM on October 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


I wouldn't recommend you dessert him, either.
posted by UbuRoivas at 3:58 PM on October 26, 2008


Oh, come on now. I wuv wittle Steve Elvis guy also, and I'm sure he doesn't mind being the butt of a joke now and then. Plus, it was such a tempting "FIRST!" type situation that I would've been in the wrong had I let it pass by.
posted by Burhanistan at 7:23 PM on October 26, 2008


I wouldn't recommend you dessert him, either.

Pretty fussy for people who just got some free gelato. And who live in Coogee.
posted by turgid dahlia at 8:27 PM on October 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


Oh right, feces. I though it said Reese's!
posted by turgid dahlia at 8:31 PM on October 26, 2008


Reese's? Isn't that an American chocolate? How can people tell the difference?

Also, as you would expect with a story like that, it was perhaps inevitable that Kevin Bacon would show up sooner or later:

"My question is: 'Did Kevin Bacon put the faeces in the ice-cream?'" said lawyer, Steven Lewis.
posted by UbuRoivas at 8:35 PM on October 26, 2008


This happens to me, and I use IE6 on Windows 2000. It started on September 30.
posted by Crabby Appleton at 8:42 PM on October 26, 2008


Six degrees Number two's of Kevin Bacon.
posted by turgid dahlia at 8:43 PM on October 26, 2008


Sheesh. I forget a "t" and then I follow through with an extraneous apostrophe. Go-go-Gadget-wordsmithery!
posted by turgid dahlia at 8:46 PM on October 26, 2008


It's nice, at least, to see all the news agencies reporting that the hotel has a new brassiere. I wonder if the female staff get to wear it in turns, or is it for display purposes only?

And Crabby Appleton - you should probably take out a restraining order on Kevin Bacon.
posted by UbuRoivas at 8:46 PM on October 26, 2008


Also, I like how we're talking about poop appearing in our food, and then Crabby is talking about how that happened to him too when he started using Windows. It's like a Mac fanboy's wet dream.
posted by turgid dahlia at 8:47 PM on October 26, 2008


Yeah, but I don't know if we're all that keen on having Kevin Bacon on our side.

Couldn't Apple have hired somebody else to do their dirty work - Natalie Portman, for example?
posted by UbuRoivas at 8:57 PM on October 26, 2008


I don't know. Natalie Portman from Leon, or Natalie Portman from Star Wars?
posted by turgid dahlia at 8:58 PM on October 26, 2008


Yeah, well fuckin' excuse me for trying to ignore all the shit in this thread and actually post something that's relevant.
posted by Crabby Appleton at 9:05 PM on October 26, 2008


Eponysterical!
posted by turgid dahlia at 9:07 PM on October 26, 2008


I was thinking more along the lines of Hotel Chevalier.
posted by UbuRoivas at 9:08 PM on October 26, 2008


Yeah, it happens every now and then with pretty much all sites. It might be Google wanting me to work.
posted by _dario at 1:10 AM on October 27, 2008


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