So I'm logged in after I use that bookmarklet somebody posted that allows you to auto login by hitting your bookmark twice. And I am reminded of just how heinous and cr@ptactular this forum still is...
This is what your average forum goer has to go through to browse and then post to this terribly designed and inadequately functioning mess:
First option (Manual) "the slow way"
Open a window/Tab
Hit "general discussion" bookmark
Automatically redirected to the main/fluff/advertizement page
(Or shortcut: bookmark the login page then
Get Automatically redirected to the main/fluff/advertizement page AGAIN!
Navigate back to general discussion AT LEAST TWO MORE PAGE LOADS.
OR There's "the fast way"
Open a window/Tab
Hit Login bookmarklet (takes you to login page)
Hit Login bookmarklet again (completes login process)
Get Automatically redirected to the main/fluff/advertizement page
(Or shortcut: use a bookmark A THIRD TIME to get to General)
Things I have to do every time that suck:
I often have to log back in after a completely random feeling auto log out regardless of being idle or actively posting/reading.
Have to log in and hit refresh to use "view subscribed threads" because god knows what havok would befall the world if my subscribed threads were not secured!
Have to re-login and refresh to get a "reply to thread/create new topic" button because: New forum thinks I logged out randomly EVEN WHEN I CAN STILL POST FROM ANOTHER WINDOW/TAB
I often have to hit refresh on the screen I'm looking at to use navigational options (see above) because: New forum
Sometimes lose "new posts/read latest" half way through reading because: New forum
Sometimes double post because: New forum
Here's how it worked on the old Forums:
start reading and/or posting