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Post by raffles on Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:01 am

just did google search on my web site www.goldenvalleyguineapigs.weebly.com, one of the headings was a post i had made on the forum titled 'delitin a post' when i clicked on it the link takes me straight to the forum and am logged in as raffles, this means anyone can log on as me doesn't it??? how do i get rid of that link from the google search?? Help!
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Re: search engine brings up forum thread!!

Post by rosie on Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:42 am

but surely they would need your login details?
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Re: search engine brings up forum thread!!

Post by Roline on Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:43 am

Were you logged in here at the time? /Try again after logging out of here first
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Re: search engine brings up forum thread!!

Post by Matt on Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:20 pm

No, it doesn't mean anyone can login as you.

When you login to a forum or any other website you're registered to, or when you register, something called a cookie is stored onto your computer only which saves that username and password, so that next time you visit you don't have to relogin.

If you don't tick the 'remember me' option then it is programmed to expire within a set time frame, whereas if you do click it, it doesn't run out (until something happens like you delete your cookies for example).

So basically, the link is only letting you see the thread because it knows it is you because it's from your computer. It would not be logged in as you on anybody elses. It's like if I find a link on google search that links to a thread on here, I ask the forum to remember me so when I click that link I will automatically be logged in. This is because the forum would search my computer for that cookie it stored on it, and find it.



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Re: search engine brings up forum thread!!

Post by raffles on Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:43 am

ok thanks for sortying that out Thankyou
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