**** Please enable 2FA on your OcUK forum account ****

Soldato
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If you’re with apple and use the built in password feature and set up 2FA with that you literally just tap in the code box and then tap the Autofill button above the keyboard, no other app, takes seconds to input a 2FA code.
Eh. No it doesn’t.

edit. My bad. Yea it does.
 
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It's not shocking to me at all that there are people who aren't exactly ecstatic to have their experience complicated, however slight it might appear to be to many of us.

Something that's come up time and time again with change related frustration in this place is that many of the members here consider this to be their Internet home, something I put down at least to it being one of the last bastions of the internet's community feel before the social media era and the complications that had brought. With that in mind, I think it's easy to see why people might feel less than happy with changes like this, especially when they seem to come out of nowhere and it completely blocks their access. Most of the time this sort of frustration can be avoided - or at least limited - by displays of empathy from the mod team and proper communication of the intended action ahead of time.

I agree actually, there should have been some better communication and a little time given before this was implemented. If people were notified of what was going to happen, they could have been informed about making sure their account was up to date and how to set up 2FA in advance.

I think perhaps it's easy for me to think 2FA is a very small addition too. For those who haven't used it before it's possible that it's a little daunting to set up something new like that.

On the other hand I think that admin and mods decided they needed to act fairly quickly to protect the MM which is absolutely fair after what happened. It's just something people need to adjust to. Talking about not coming back because of it is a little silly in all honesty.
 
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Just to dig out an app once a month and put in a code, yeah I may be a little annoyance, but one day I may feel I can't be arsed and don't bother anymore, the charm of this place is I can zip in by clicking on my bookmark at the top of my browser.

I still have a bookmark on my address/bookmarks bar, and I still zip by whenever I feel like it. It's just that once a month, for two seconds, I have to press the button on my password manager in my browser and then go back to zipping by whenever I feel like it for another month. Hardly arduous. If it's troublesome for you, adjust your workflow. Get a password manager with a browser extension and stop having to worry about it. Two birds, one stone. Now you can have complex passwords/phrases everywhere, integrated 2FA, and it's either auto input for your or it's just a click away. Sorted.

I've had to login 3 times and yes I did click 30 days and no I haven't deleted any cookies.

Browser extension? Setting? Something's doing it, because it works flawlessly on here for me (unless I haven't whitelisted OcUK's cookies from my privacy extension).
 
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I really don’t know why folk are getting their knickers in a twist here. I already use the MS Authenticator App for work so took seconds to add OcUK. Punch in a code once a month. Why all the drama?
 
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Browser extension? Setting? Something's doing it, because it works flawlessly on here for me (unless I haven't whitelisted OcUK's cookies from my privacy extension).

I've only got 3 extensions and nothing to do with Cookies - Real Debrid, Amazon and a video downloader.
I don't delete cookies or else I would be putting passwords in 50 times a day.
It only takes me 5 seconds put a new code in because my email is on the next tab but just wondering if this is going to happen every day?
 
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I've only got 3 extensions and nothing to do with Cookies - Real Debrid, Amazon and a video downloader.
I don't delete cookies or else I would be putting passwords in 50 times a day.
It only takes me 5 seconds put a new code in because my email is on the next tab but just wondering if this is going to happen every day?

I use the google authenticator App once a month and it take seconds, so not sure why you have to keep logging in. :confused:
 
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Most of the time this sort of frustration can be avoided - or at least limited - by displays of empathy from the mod team and proper communication of the intended action ahead of time.
There really isn't much empathy from mods (looking at the one that rhymes with Meek) nor proper communication of the change. This change was hot off of the heals of the mods dinner where banning random folk for fun was the topic of the day.

It would have been a lot 'better' if the change had been introduced progressively, or at least communicated progressively.

'Opt in' for 7 days because by day 0 you'll be forced in...

Anyway, whatevs, the bar is super low because ya'll volunteers but much like any public forum the community will always whinge.
 
Soldato
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This thread has spurred me on to activate 2fa for everything now. :p didn’t realise so many logins offer it now.
 
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For those that have to keep logging in

What browser, OS and type of device are you having the problem with?

AFAIK none of the mod team have seen this issue and we're using a variety of browsers so we don't know why it's doing it* but do know there are a few other bits of the forum that seem to play up but only under specific browser/device combinations**.
If we can have some information about when/where it's happening we can try to look into it and see if it's a problem at the forum end, or the browser and if there is a solution.


*We've been using two factor on the most part pretty much since the forum allowed it.


**We know for example there is a little used mod function that for some reason doesn't seem to quite work right in Safari, and for a long time in vbb sigs looked different depending on the browser in use (not much but enough that if we were checking signature sizes it required looking with more than one browser to be sure).
 

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I really don’t know why folk are getting their knickers in a twist here. I already use the MS Authenticator App for work so took seconds to add OcUK. Punch in a code once a month. Why all the drama?

Uncertainty and change! The same reason people panic buy bog roll and fuel :p
 

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Any device you want to log in with. If you aren't using your iPad etc, then there's no need to get a code for that :p
 

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Do I have to punch in a new code every 30 days on all devices evrrytime?

Yep, very annoying and honestly I don’t get why it’s required. I’m a big boy and I can decide what accounts I give enough of a crap about to use strong passwords and 2FA on. A computer forum is not something I care enough about to bother so forcing me is just annoying especially as I use it on 3 devices. At least set the timeout to forever or a long period of time.
 
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