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Feel free to ignore me.

I just hate it when I click on a link within BGG, even a link to something I am subscribed to and follow, and it takes me there via Geekdo instead of BGG.

When that happens, I'm not logged in and my default settings are not used. Is there any reason why Geekdo doesn't recognize my BGG login? Its the same damn site, with a different name. Its annoying to have to change settings two different places and log-in two different places for the same thread.
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Where is this happening? if you are logged in via boardgamegeek, and are clicking on a link on boardgamegeek, the link should generally take you to another boardgamegeek page, unless someone has included a link in a forum post and copied the entire url (with geekdo).
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dakarp wrote:
Where is this happening? if you are logged in via boardgamegeek, and are clicking on a link on boardgamegeek, the link should generally take you to another boardgamegeek page, unless someone has included a link in a forum post and copied the entire url (with geekdo).

Which is very commonly what people are doing.
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If you use Firefox or Chrome there are a couple of workarounds in this thread:

BGG2Geekdo Firefox Addon - Fix links to boardgamegeek.com on geekdo.com
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cornjob wrote:
dakarp wrote:
Where is this happening? if you are logged in via boardgamegeek, and are clicking on a link on boardgamegeek, the link should generally take you to another boardgamegeek page, unless someone has included a link in a forum post and copied the entire url (with geekdo).

Which is very commonly what people are doing.


For some perspective: I am equally annoyed when this happens in the other direction.


It's usually not a problem, except for when I find that I am not logged in at boardgamegeek.com.

For now it looks like the only solution is to increase awareness of the Insert Geek Link function.
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At home, I just stay logged into both, and it doesn't bother me when I get linked away from whichever one I started on.
However:

Boardgamegeek.com is blocked at my place of work.
Geekdo.com is not.

Whenever someone links to boardgamegeek.com, I have to manually edit it to the geekdo address in order to see the page. It's not that big of a deal once you get used to it.
Where I get really frustrated is with File downloads. All the files seem to be stored at files.boardgamegeek.com, regardless of which site you're coming from, so I can't download files at work, at all. If that was fixed, I'd be a happy, happy man.




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Right, its not an issue at home. But any other computer (work, traveling, etc) and it happens.

Maybe some useful distinction is lost on me....but why are there two identical sites with separate log-ins?
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Weird, when i go to either site, it shows I'm logged in. And I have never been to Geekdo until this post/thread. Or at least on purpose. I'm using Firefox.

On a second note, the sites look exactly the same on my page and have my settings from BGG.
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dakarp wrote:
Where is this happening?

From within your very ranks. Octavian sent me a geekmail with a forum thread link, and it shuttled me off to geekdo as a mere stranger, not signed in.
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It's a technical issue. Cookies are issued by a domain, aka boardgamegeek.com or geekdo.com. This is a security issue obviously, as you wouldn't want most sites to set cookies which affect the behavior of other sites. However, it's a pretty easy fix: login to geekdo and boardgamegeek. Normally the cookies we set are permanent anyway (unless you're cleanin' 'em out) so it'll just show you logged in (with all settings) regardless of where you are... The underlying systems are completely the same, so subscription counts and such work across conditions.
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col_w wrote:
If you use Firefox or Chrome there are a couple of workarounds in this thread:

BGG2Geekdo Firefox Addon - Fix links to boardgamegeek.com on geekdo.com

I didn't see anything there that I could use. I want to stay on BGG, not switch everything to Geekdo. I have no idea what Greasemonkey is, and couldn't figure out how to make use of the script someone wrote.

Call me computer illiterate. My occupation does not involve knowing how to program anything more complicated than a statistics spreadsheet.

Yes, I can keep the log-in for both in the cookies at home. But on other computers its always requiring a double log-in. I guess I'm annoyed at having to go into the Geekdo front page and re-enter all of my prefs, too.
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Not sure if this has been mentioned - but the only difference between the sites is the domain name. Your account is the same.
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cornjob wrote:
Yes, I can keep the log-in for both in the cookies at home. But on other computers its always requiring a double log-in. I guess I'm annoyed at having to go into the Geekdo front page and re-enter all of my prefs, too.


Sorry Chester, I don't get it. I'm truly not being dismissive. I have the same issue, altho I tend to use geekdo.com. It should be a one-time deal for any computer you use semi-regularly... The cookie will be there forever. I'm sorry it's not workin' out for ya tho.
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derk wrote:
cornjob wrote:
Yes, I can keep the log-in for both in the cookies at home. But on other computers its always requiring a double log-in. I guess I'm annoyed at having to go into the Geekdo front page and re-enter all of my prefs, too.


Sorry Chester, I don't get it. I'm truly not being dismissive. I have the same issue, altho I tend to use geekdo.com. It should be a one-time deal for any computer you use semi-regularly... The cookie will be there forever. I'm sorry it's not workin' out for ya tho.

There are probably 50 different computers at the hospital I might be sitting at during a given day. Obviously, I'd prefer not to stay logged on at any of them. I'm sure I'm not the only person who doesn't frequently use a home-base computer all day. The one at my desk (on days when I'm AT my desk) isn't a problem, nor my home.

But I'm already having to log on once in order to access the site from one of these. Having to do it again at random intervals is noticeable, and irritating.

Maybe its just me. I guess I really don't see the advantage....or any purpose whatsoever, to having duplicate log-ins for essentially the same site. It just feels like a system set up to irritate me, best I can tell. :)
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Aldie wrote:
Not sure if this has been mentioned - but the only difference between the sites is the domain name. Your account is the same.

Yes, then why if I log onto one, does it not recognize me as logged on to the other? Its the same password.

Also...the account doesn't seem to be EXACTLY the same, since Geekdo doesn't conform to the preferences I've set up in BGG. Maybe I'm missing something, but I think I could set up entirely different preferences between the two domains, for my same log-in. Otherwise, I really have no clue as to why the font gets all tiny when I log in to Geekdo.
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ElAdoranSureshot wrote:
For now it looks like the only solution is to increase awareness of the Insert Geek Link function.

Ok: I'm back to my old überbadge.
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cornjob wrote:
There are probably 50 different computers at the hospital I might be sitting at during a given day. Obviously, I'd prefer not to stay logged on at any of them. I'm sure I'm not the only person who doesn't frequently use a home-base computer all day.

Are the USB ports enabled on these computers? If so then perhaps FireFox Portable would work for you? It's a version of firefox bundled with a portabled apps launcher and specially setup to run from a USB thumb drive so that all settings are stored to the thumb drive such as book marks and cookies. That way if you used it instead of the web browsers on the 50 odd machines, you could stay logged in, but also be secure since the login cookie would be stored only on your thumb drive which you would keep on your person.
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jmilum wrote:
cornjob wrote:
There are probably 50 different computers at the hospital I might be sitting at during a given day. Obviously, I'd prefer not to stay logged on at any of them. I'm sure I'm not the only person who doesn't frequently use a home-base computer all day.

Are the USB ports enabled on these computers? If so then perhaps FireFox Portable would work for you? It's a version of firefox bundled with a portabled apps launcher and specially setup to run from a USB thumb drive so that all settings are stored to the thumb drive such as book marks and cookies. That way if you used it instead of the web browsers on the 50 odd machines, you could stay logged in, but also be secure since the login cookie would be stored only on your thumb drive which you would keep on your person.

Cool thanks. Most of these are "portals" and not true work-stations, but I'm pretty sure there are USB ports.
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...and once again, Jeremy wins "The Smartest Guy in the Room Contest"
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I have the same problem as Chester. Additionally, when I am already signed in to BGG in a tab, and I click a link back to BGG in another tab, it takes me to geekdo and doesn't recognize that I am already signed in.
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I really didn't follow that, Chris...
 
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Sorry, let me give a specific example. Using tabbed browsing in Firefox, I have BGG opened in a tab and I am logged in. I have Boards and Bits open in another tab. As I consider games on B&B, I click a link to the game's page on BGG. It brings me to geekdo, not as a logged in member, but as a visitor.
 
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Assuming you're using the same computer over and over, then you simply need a geekdo.com cookie, and you're golden...
 
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