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Old 03-08-2001, 07:14 PM   #1
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Yeah, but the Laptop from work that I use (afterhours, of course) changes. I enable cookies, but don't want everyone else that I share puters with the benefit of my money. If I log out, then on a diff. puter log back in, will you then tell me that I am trying to rort the system by giving my login details to someone else?
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Old 03-08-2001, 07:23 PM   #2
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Wow, you lost me.



When you want to logout, you can do so by hitting the "Exit" button in our account at /user.motml, or just bookmark:



http://news.motorcycle.com/delcookie.motml



That'll delete all MO cookies.



Then, everyone will be an Anonymous Squid on the machine you just left, and you're free to login anywhere else, and the login database knows that you've paid.



You'll start seeing leftboxes, like the Who's Online one, that only paid MOians can see.



Be carefull that you don't leave more than two machines logged in with the same name, it'll set off the stolen password alarms.
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Old 03-08-2001, 07:24 PM   #3
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You're other right!



Just kidding.



Did I say right? I meant left. Sorry, been a long morning/day/night.



We're gonna ad some comedy to the message, and make it randomly change...
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Old 03-09-2001, 03:40 AM   #4
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I've donated, but I don't see the confirmation (left or right). Also, it appears that the skins/styles for customizing the page visuals aren't working.
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Old 03-09-2001, 03:46 AM   #5
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Duh, I logged out and then logged back in - now it is there.
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Old 03-09-2001, 04:27 AM   #6
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I must say I am somewhat disappointed by this article. I read the headline and thought, "Wow! Motorcycle Online is going to make money by franchising its name to a line of hot cereals, and won't become a fee site after all!" Alas, it was not to be. Well, maybe I'll get around to donating something one of these days.
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Old 03-09-2001, 04:48 AM   #7
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As one of the biggest opponents of charging for the site, I'm happy to say that this proposal sounds great, and you'll get my donation soon. Thanks for thinking through this issue and coming up with a reasonable solution.
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Old 03-09-2001, 05:13 AM   #8
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Default IMHO you should make some accomodation to...

registered readers who have actually *bought* something from one of your advertisers thanks to MO linking them up (e.g., at least a discount on any fee required to become a member with full privileges). I am now the proud owner of a new helmet at a better price than I could get locally thanks to MO.



To take your speculation one step further, 150 readers who actually *buy* things from your advertisers are worth more to them than 150 million who don't!
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Old 03-09-2001, 06:10 AM   #9
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Methinks you'd better put an "Exit" (or "Logout") button on every page, so people don't have to go hunting for it. Or at least a link to the "user" page.
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Old 03-09-2001, 06:16 AM   #10
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OK, I know on the news pages you've got the little "Main Menu", buried on the left under the long list of "Who's Online", that has a "Your MO account" link (which takes one to the /user.motml page you mentioned). I mean you need something on all the article pages, right up top. Make it a big, obvious button to remind people that they should log out.
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