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Multiple logins ill effects?

by u65 (Chaplain)
on Jun 10, 2015 at 13:56 UTC ( #1129856=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Are there any ill effects from multiple logins (other than possible clashes with editing the same node)?

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Re: Multiple logins ill effects?
by Old_Gray_Bear (Bishop) on Jun 10, 2015 at 17:30 UTC
    I routinely am logged in to the Monastery on multiple devices: my desktop system, a palm-top/lap-top, and a tablet. The only adverse effects I have seen are the occasional confused "I thought I voted on that Node already...." when I forget which machine I was/am on. A quick screen refresh puts me back in synch.

    I Go Back to Sleep, Now.


Re: Multiple logins ill effects?
by ww (Archbishop) on Jun 10, 2015 at 14:09 UTC

    If you're talking about sharing your uname/login with others... yeah, the variety of ill effects is too far reaching to discuss here.

    If you're talking about creating multiple users here, check with the gods. Broadly, they frown on that, but allow it in some cases, and so long as no more than one is used for voting.

    If you're asking about having a single user log in with a single uname/pw from multiple [computers|devices|IPs] simultaneously and then attempt to edit the same node from those multiple devices, at the same time,

        WHY ?

    Or maybe you'd like to suggest a use case not prohibited or deprecated in PerlMonks FAQ.

    ++$anecdote ne $data

      I should have clarified that I meant the same user on different devices (only one login per device). And I understand editing the same node from each login will be harmful.

      In response to WHY?: I regularly use two devices and don't always logout from Perl Monks site when leaving a device for a while (they are usually both active during waking hours).

      Thanks for the reply--question answered.

        I regularly use two devices and don't always logout from Perl Monks site when leaving a device for a while

        No, there is no harm in that. In fact, there's no reason to log out from perlmonks, ever (aside from the obvious things, like - you logged in on a shared computer somewhere). The site doesn't care how many devices you're coming in from. The site maintains no sessions with the browser. And the only cookies (normally) that the browser holds are strictly for "being logged in".

        I reckon we are the only monastery ever to have a dungeon stuffed with 16,000 zombies.

        I do this on a daily basis, have done for many years, with no problems.

Re: Multiple logins ill effects?
by ww (Archbishop) on Jun 10, 2015 at 14:19 UTC

    UPDATE: For reasons beyond my understanding my first reply vanished while I thought I was still editing and previewing it prior to creating it. The page was replaced by an prepopulated Super Search that had no obvious connection with any word or concept in the reply. So I created this (from scratch) to make pretty much the same point... and found my prior effort already in the thread.

    So I'm baffled. Reap this if that seems advisable... or leave it be, if it has some clarity-value not present in the previous.


    UPDATE 2: Since OP has responded that my previous post answered the question, maybe this should be reaped.

    Why do you ask? And, what are you asking about:

    1. Sharing a uname/pw with someone who might use them to log in at the same time you're onsite?
    2. Creating multiple unames/pws for yourself?
    3. Logging in from multiple devices, simultaneously?

    The answer that comes immediately to (my) mind, based on the unclear question, is a resounding and utterly unambiguous "maybe."

    maybe because (1) is idiotic; (2) is deprecated here, if used for voting; and (3) why on earth would you do that?

    Perhaps you can make your question intelligible by answering some of the questions above.

    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes. Juvenal, Satires

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