Clicking on DGrin Forum link in a post loses my display preferences

WinsomeWorksWinsomeWorks Keep Thou my FeetQuakertown, PennsylvaniaRegistered Users Posts: 1,935 Major grins
edited November 20, 2012 in Dgrin Forum Support
Just what my title says: When I'm in DGrin & I click on someone's link (in their post) taking me to a DGrin Forum thread, all of my display preferences get lost. This did not happen prior to the major change on DGrin, a year or two ago or whenever that was. It's disconcerting, because for instance, I have my DGrin display set to "White", and also set to show most recent posts first. But when I click on a link, DGrin displays as dark and shows recent posts last in the thread. I'm really hoping this can get fixed. It keeps bugging me but I never get around to reporting it.

I will also take this opportunity (again) to plead for some color display choice that is more neutral, or mid-range. I continue to find the bright white to be extremely rough on the eyes, and the dark is no better. If we could someday have a pastel color scheme (i.e. light blue, etc.) that's perhaps in the light/dark range similar to these gray dialog boxes that come up when we're in "White" mode, that would be absolutely excellent and a great relief.
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  • AllenAllen "tweak 'til it squeaks" St. Louis, MoRegistered Users Posts: 9,976 Major grins
    edited October 23, 2012
    Just what my title says: When I'm in DGrin & I click on someone's link (in their post) taking me to a DGrin Forum thread, all of my display preferences get lost. This did not happen prior to the major change on DGrin, a year or two ago or whenever that was. It's disconcerting, because for instance, I have my DGrin display set to "White", and also set to show most recent posts first. But when I click on a link, DGrin displays as dark and shows recent posts last in the thread. I'm really hoping this can get fixed. It keeps bugging me but I never get around to reporting it.

    I will also take this opportunity (again) to plead for some color display choice that is more neutral, or mid-range. I continue to find the bright white to be extremely rough on the eyes, and the dark is no better. If we could someday have a pastel color scheme (i.e. light blue, etc.) that's perhaps in the light/dark range similar to these gray dialog boxes that come up when we're in "White" mode, that would be absolutely excellent and a great relief.
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  • WinsomeWorksWinsomeWorks Keep Thou my Feet Quakertown, PennsylvaniaRegistered Users Posts: 1,935 Major grins
    edited October 23, 2012
    Allen wrote: »
    Are you sure you are logged in?
    Yup, I'm always logged in, and I see only "Log Out" beside my name up above. This is something that's been happening ever since DGrin changed over to the whole new style; I just never got around to reporting it.
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  • DavidTODavidTO Mod Emeritus Thousand Oaks, CARegistered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 19,160 Major grins
    edited October 23, 2012
    Note that you're logged in on a domain basis. So if you logged in on www.digitalgrin.com and someone linked it from dgrin.com, then when you visit that link you would be logged out. Maybe this explains it?
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  • WinsomeWorksWinsomeWorks Keep Thou my Feet Quakertown, PennsylvaniaRegistered Users Posts: 1,935 Major grins
    edited November 19, 2012
    On this issue, which, like I said, has been a problem ever since the new forum style (and was not a problem before that), I don't know whether people are linking from digitalgrin.com or dgrin.com ... I did not even know there were both, and still don't know what the difference is. Whatever is happening, I would just like to know if the developers of the new forum style are able to fix it.

    If it wasn't a problem for the old forum style, it shouldn't be a problem in this newer style either, unless something just hasn't been set up correctly for this eventuality. I mean, if people are often linking between one forum & the other, and they were doing the same thing back before the style change, shouldn't we still be able to keep our preferences no matter where they're linking from? It just gets confusing if I have preferences set to "recent posts first" etc. & I try to read links that are set the opposite way.
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  • AndyAndy Bicameral New YorkRegistered Users Posts: 50,154 Major grins
    edited November 20, 2012
    On this issue, which, like I said, has been a problem ever since the new forum style (and was not a problem before that), I don't know whether people are linking from digitalgrin.com or dgrin.com ... I did not even know there were both, and still don't know what the difference is. Whatever is happening, I would just like to know if the developers of the new forum style are able to fix it.

    If it wasn't a problem for the old forum style, it shouldn't be a problem in this newer style either, unless something just hasn't been set up correctly for this eventuality. I mean, if people are often linking between one forum & the other, and they were doing the same thing back before the style change, shouldn't we still be able to keep our preferences no matter where they're linking from? It just gets confusing if I have preferences set to "recent posts first" etc. & I try to read links that are set the opposite way.

    It has NOTHING to do with the styles and everything to do with how people make their links (or how they sign in). David explained it rather well. dgrin.com digitalgrin.com www.dgrin.com - however you are logged in that's the domain that your login cookie will be in on.
  • WinsomeWorksWinsomeWorks Keep Thou my Feet Quakertown, PennsylvaniaRegistered Users Posts: 1,935 Major grins
    edited November 20, 2012
    Andy wrote: »
    It has NOTHING to do with the styles and everything to do with how people make their links (or how they sign in). David explained it rather well. dgrin.com digitalgrin.com www.dgrin.com - however you are logged in that's the domain that your login cookie will be in on.
    You're misunderstanding my use of the word "style". When I said "new forum style", I meant that this was never an issue before the whole re-vamp of Dgrin a year or two ago. I was talking about the overall major change or whole new look... I don't know why or how, just saying that this problem where preferences don't get saved when we click on a link is something "new" that only cropped up with the re-vamp. I understand what you're saying... sorta... although if I try putting digitalgrin.com in the address bar, it immediately switches to dgrin.com anyway. But anyway, I'm not arguing that point; I believe it. I'm simply observing this: So something prior to the entire re-vamp allowed preferences to be kept even if we clicked on someone's link to dgrin or digitalgrin. This makes me think there should be a fix for the re-vamp that would also allow this same remembering of prefs?
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  • AndyAndy Bicameral New YorkRegistered Users Posts: 50,154 Major grins
    edited November 20, 2012
    You're misunderstanding my use of the word "style". When I said "new forum style", I meant that this was never an issue before the whole re-vamp of Dgrin a year or two ago. I was talking about the overall major change or whole new look... I don't know why or how, just saying that this problem where preferences don't get saved when we click on a link is something "new" that only cropped up with the re-vamp. I understand what you're saying... sorta... although if I try putting digitalgrin.com in the address bar, it immediately switches to dgrin.com anyway. But anyway, I'm not arguing that point; I believe it. I'm simply observing this: So something prior to the entire re-vamp allowed preferences to be kept even if we clicked on someone's link to dgrin or digitalgrin. This makes me think there should be a fix for the re-vamp that would also allow this same remembering of prefs?
    NOTHING with respect to dgrin.com digitialgrin.com or www.dgrin.com has changed. You just aren't following.

    It's really simple Anna Lisa: when you login, you are COOKIED into the domain you are logging in to - so if you login at www.dgrin.com and then you go to a link that is http://dgrin.com/blahblah you WILL NOT be logged in. It's as simple as that. Always has been that way and always will.
  • WinsomeWorksWinsomeWorks Keep Thou my Feet Quakertown, PennsylvaniaRegistered Users Posts: 1,935 Major grins
    edited November 20, 2012
    Andy wrote: »
    NOTHING with respect to dgrin.com digitialgrin.com or www.dgrin.com has changed. You just aren't following.

    It's really simple Anna Lisa: when you login, you are COOKIED into the domain you are logging in to - so if you login at www.dgrin.com and then you go to a link that is http://dgrin.com/blahblah you WILL NOT be logged in. It's as simple as that. Always has been that way and always will.
    I think you really mean if you're logged in at dgrin.com & then go to a link that is digitalgrin.com/blahblah then you won't be logged in? Anyway, I'm totally following you on the rest-- but all I can tell you is that I was here for several years & never had this issue. I clicked on links all the time that went to one or the other, & my prefs were always saved. Only when the forum was re-vamped did this behavior start happening. Everything else that's being said about it still has no bearing on what I'm trying to get across: it wasn't an issue for years. Now it is. If you're saying this happened for you even before the forum was re-vamped, Ok, I don't know why that would be. But I noticed the behavior right away after the re-vamp, & it's been happening ever since, so it doesn't seem like coincidence.
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  • ian408ian408 More wag. Less Bark. Administrators Posts: 21,747 moderator
    edited November 20, 2012
    For your browser's purposes, www.dgrin.com is not equal to dgrin.com or digitalgrin.com or anything else.

    If you log into www.dgrin.com and then followed a link to any of the other instances, you will not be logged in. In the past, forum defaults may not have made what you are seeing as obvious. And except for the two new styles, nothing underneath the covers would have changed how the site works.

    Make sense?
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