Required to be logged in?!?

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by FreddeX, Jan 30, 2008.

Jan 30, 2008

Required to be logged in?!? by FreddeX at 9:50 PM (1,166 Views / 0 Likes) 7 replies

  1. FreddeX
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    Newcomer FreddeX Member

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    I just built a new computer and when I go to gbatemp.net it says "board adminstrators requires all members to login" - since when is this a requirement and how come I can see there are 400ish visitors (=not logged in) on the site. Okey I've logged in now, but I actually thought this was some "phishing front" (so I refused to do so yesterday).

    I guess I was logged in (and remembered) with my old computer for a long time, so this maybe isn't new, but I couldn't see anything about this on the forums ... and again, how can there be 400 visitors (and 600 logged in users)?

    Just asking ... anyone care to mention why?
     
  2. Sinkhead

    Former Staff Sinkhead yay p1ngpong.

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    Maybe the visitors are the people who are on the form that is asking them to log in? I'm not sure.
     
  3. Osaka

    Member Osaka GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    yeah, the people who are sitting there like "uhhhh"
     
  4. Costello

    Administrator Costello Headmaster

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    Even though they can't view the board, visitors are still counted.
    We require all visitors to log in because we cannot withstand the huge amount of traffic generated by the near release of the Super Smash Bros Brawl wii game.
     
  5. DarkAura

    Member DarkAura Offline

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    ^ That will be hell. Be prepared for millions of n00bs and a billion visitors.
     
  6. Twiffles

    Member Twiffles танковые победы

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    It started happening already.
     
  7. DarkAura

    Member DarkAura Offline

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    Git your riot shields! I wonder if the record will be broken...
     
  8. pelago

    Member pelago Member

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    On the page that you see when you're not logged in, there is the text:
    with a link to http://gbatemp.net/rss.php?show=00010. However, you cannot reach that link without logging in, even though the wording suggests that you should be able to get to it without logging in. Is that correct?
     

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