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Is not logging off detrimental?

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posted on Nov, 27 2006 @ 09:20 AM
I frequently forget to 'Log Out', and usually just click the modem (dial-up) off, when stumbling to bed.

Was just wondering if this detrimental to the site, in any way,
other than, the home page showing me online?

posted on Nov, 27 2006 @ 09:29 AM
I've noticed shrinkage in certain area since I've not been logging off.

I wouldn't recommend it.


posted on Nov, 27 2006 @ 09:39 AM

Hmmm, maybe I should re-phrase that...

I blame it on Monday.

posted on Nov, 27 2006 @ 07:15 PM
I was gonna take another track to get an answer, but noticing a fair number of 'views' ,

and guessing others may have some interest, I'll try one more time to get an answer

in the forums, now that the night shift is in.

forgetting to Log Out-

- no big deal or problematic?


posted on Nov, 27 2006 @ 07:20 PM
Well, if you're using a shared computer it's certainly best to log out after use

posted on Nov, 27 2006 @ 07:41 PM
Is not logging off detrimental?


It can lead to:

1. Sleep.

2. A social life.

3. Physical exercise.

4. Good health.

5. Prosperity.

6. A new, more positive outlook on the world.

And all sorts of other horrible things.

So whatever you do, don't log out! :shk:

Security Clearance

On a slightly less flippant note, if you're the only person who has access to your computer, I don't know of any technical reason why you would need to log out.

I don't log out, but I'm the only person with access to my computer, so I don't need to worry about anyone causing mischief while I'm away.

However, if anyone else has access to your computer, I recommend logging out each time you leave it unattended.

Every once in a while we see some strange (and often troublesome) behavior from a member, only to be later informed that someone other than the real member had been using the account.

Since we can't know if that's true or not, and each member is responsible for the behavior of their account, I recommend not taking the risk of letting anyone else use your account.

It would be bad.

Edit: Oh wait, I thought you meant Is logging off detrimental? My bad.

Not logging off is just fine.

[edit on 11/27/2006 by Majic]

posted on Nov, 27 2006 @ 08:19 PM
I never log off, I'm just too lazy to always log on to ATS, BTS, or PTS separately every time I want to visit the site or read a thread in each respective community. It's much easier to just come on ATS and automatically be logged in.

posted on Nov, 27 2006 @ 08:32 PM
Thanks guys,

No security concerns, from my end. Just me and my pc.

To be a little more specific, when I disconnect from the 'Net, (shut off modem) many times I have forgotten to log out on ATS.

My main concern was only for the site (ATS) and it's functionality.

OK, cool. I can forget about logging out, from now on.

(That's ok, M A J I C, I liked your list , anyway.)

posted on Nov, 28 2006 @ 01:17 AM
I often wondered about this too. My concern was that the server might have a finite number of "slots" available for logins, and once reached, could lead to excessive out-swapping of processes. Performance could suffer.

But now that we have been told not to worry, I won't.

posted on Nov, 28 2006 @ 01:39 AM
Good question, one I never gave to much thought to.
Does that make me insensitive, for not thinking about the
good of all the other members?

Anyhow, I never log-off, I dislike having to sign in every
time I come on, which is basically every day.

posted on Nov, 28 2006 @ 01:41 AM
I was just wondering about this the other day too.

I'm guessing that once you log in, the site checks on you every few minutes or so to see if you are still there and updates the "Who's on" listing. Other than that, I doubt that being logged in takes up any resources on the site. I am still curious as to the site's specific method for tracking state-less connections to see if you're logged in, though.

[edit on 28-11-2006 by Zarniwoop]

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