when are you going to fix this blog so I only have to logon 1 time?

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 I thought it was because I was loggin' in with FaceBook, but when I got an account it did the same thing soooo, is this the 1980s with 8bit cpus or am I just plain ignorant?
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This venue is operated by GetSatisfaction, not ViaSat.

It appears that GetSatisfaction only supports single sign on from a Facebook or Google account.

The local GetSatisfaction account does provide universal access to any GetSatisfaction powered community.

Establishing, configuring and maintaining the trust relationships necessary for single sign on between disparate server is often beyond the pay grade for smaller player - witness recent issues with eSvt and My Account.

Naturally, Facebook and Google are pleased to offer this support (being an identity provider) to third parties - it helps them track your verified identiy's every movement - sometimes when it comes to privacy I wish it were still the 80s.

Single Sign On (SSO) is fascinating to an extent, it helped me extend my career by two years by implementing and supporting it for a USMC program.  Despite a simple appearance things can be quite complex - but then again, does anybody really know how to make a pencil - http://www.econlib.org/library/Essays/rdPncl1.html 
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I did some SSO back in the 80's on some laser facsimile machines for the Boston Globe and the customer didn't like it because an operator would forget to log off and when the new operator tried to log in, a supervisor had to be found to clear the old operator. So they decided that it's less of a hassle to enter a password when reqd by function.
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Regardless appears you were referring to the cookie issue - like you I always clear everything on browser exit for privacy...

If I were ambitious, I'd try not clearing across session boundaries to see if that's actually the problem - I'd actually be surprised if it remembers user name and password but who knows these days?   

  
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Hey just keep the first tab open and do what you please on any other no logon needed.
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Steve Frederick, Champion

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I do not have to sign on each time I want to access this forum. I sign on directly through my Get Satisfaction account, and go back to it any time I wish without signing on again.

I have never tried signing on through Facebook, because that would require Facebook to be open while I am on the forum, and Facebook is always updating every minute or so, and using my data unnecessarily.
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I'm not sure that is correct about facebook. It opens a window to log into facebook and transfers the data and closes the window. I will look at that when I get a chance and let you know if I find any background process that stay resident.
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Unfortunately the above replies are correct. We just answer,monitor and maintain the service parts of this forum, GetSatisfaction does everything else like the tech support of the actual blog (like logging in). 
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If you have your browser configured to clear history each time it is closed, then you will have to log in every time you visit this forum. When the cookies are gone, it logs you out.

You may wish to consider a password manager, like Roboforms, if logging in is that bothersome for you.
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Thanks Bev you're spot on. My browser is setup not save browsing history and to clear all cookies when exiting. I also do not go on line without my VPN active. Obviously I value my privacy so I'll just live with it
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