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Hey guys, I've been slowly plugging away at writing up the pages for the Help section here on the forum. Now I have been able to work on it for a good day, I've finally finished it enough for feedback suggestions!

If you get the time, check out the index over at 3DFoundry:
http://3dfoundry.tk/files/classdev_help/index.html

Please note that the styling of the pages isn't final, as they still need to be integrated within the forum's CSS before being added here. Content might also be needed to be added / removed / tweaked as needed, so keep that in mind.

Either way, check it out and tell us what you think
Created on: 3 years ago
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I'd have to say a huge thanks for the time you spent to make this documentation! I've awarded you with a shiny Premium Basic pack. I've also linked the help tab to that particular help link temporarily until I get the new patch out
Created on: 3 years ago
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Awesome man, thank you very much

If you need the source HTML files, just PM me
Created on: 3 years ago
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A general note about your login help files.

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NOTE: When using a shared computer, it is recommended not to check the "Remember Me" option, unless you remember to log out when you've finished the session.
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"remember me" doesn't quiet work the way you explained it.

Or you could just reword your "note" to " also remember" instead of  "unless you remember"

Continue reading for a more wordy explanation:

logging out doesn't secure your account when used together with "remember me", because on firefox ( cant speak for other browsers ) the username and password are auto filled in for you because of "remember me" requiring only a key-press to login again.

To secure an account requires 2 things, "logging out" and NOT using "remember me".

Also, in firefox, there is a login/password history that may or may not remove usernames & passwords once an entry is added ( you may have to manually remove stored names & passwords )
I'm unsure if these are auto cleared when "remember me" is unchecked  ( i've never checked it ).
So you may have to specifically remove the entries to protect accounts.

All in all, to fully protect your accounts, a better idea ( in windows ) is to log out of your windows account and setup and use the "guest" account that doesn't have "admin" privileges.

And or add specific accounts for each user, so as to keep everyone's data separate.
Created on: 3 years ago
Edited on: 3 years ago
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From what I know about how firefox and chrome work, they usually ask you if you want to auto-fill the password in. They don't usually do it automatically unless you've changed a setting that automatically grabs the username + password. Alot of InfoSec experts will say that it's REALLY not a good idea to use this feature in any browser, sinceusernames and passwords can be stolen easily through hidden textboxes and javascript.

The checkbox on the login screen simply tells the browser to set a 'cookie' to keep the session active. Without it, the session times out after a couple of hours (Not sure how long the cookie lasts here, but it's usually true with phpBB and SMF forums), requiring the session to be re-authenticated to continue. I believe on some pages, it also keeps the username but they shouldn't keep passwords since that's just asking it to be stolen.
Created on: 3 years ago
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