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Implemented "You Must Be Logged-In To Do That" Error

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Deepmartini, May 25, 2011.

  1. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    Sometimes when I have Xenforo open and some other windows open and I forget the Xenforo is there, I go back to click on something on Xenforo and because I have been idle for so long it logs me out and gives me a message "You Must Be Logged In To Do That". Then I have to search for the logout button, click that then click login and then login.

    A better way would be when that message appears, to simply have a login box that appears with it, so you can simply login then be redirect back to what page you were on or what you were trying to do.

    Is this error going to be fixed in the next update?

    *See image below.

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  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    As this is the designed behaviour, I have moved the thread from bug reports to suggestions.
  3. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    This should have a login box so you can log directly in when the error message shows up. Instead you have to click out of the error box, then figure out another way to log in. A more intuitive approach is to let people login at the point of error. See image. must be logged in to do that error message.png
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  4. ChemicalKicks

    ChemicalKicks Well-Known Member

  5. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I have moved the thread from bugs to suggestions as it is currently functioning as designed.
  6. Veer

    Veer Well-Known Member

    +1 this feature.
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  7. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    Any updates on this? Not very user friendly.

    There should be a login box on the error popup, that way the person can login right from there instead of clicking around and getting confused how to get back inside the site.
  8. Fuhrmann

    Fuhrmann Well-Known Member

  9. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    Seems like a nice quick simple fix and adds a lot of value.
  10. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member


    Same as the timeout message.
    It just isn't helpful or friendly to just say "You can''t do that" without offering a route to do it.

    (Apart from permission obstacles and even then I want my message to apologise that it's not possible.)
  11. Mikey

    Mikey Well-Known Member

    have you tried editting the phrase "login_required" and putting something like..
    You must be logged-in to do that.
    <xen:include template="login_bar_form"  />
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  12. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    Does this work? Will it add the login form? My site isn't up yet so I can't test it. Would be great if this is possible?!
  13. Fuhrmann

    Fuhrmann Well-Known Member

    No, does not work.
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  14. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

  15. steel_curtain

    steel_curtain Well-Known Member

    Does that error still open in an overlay for you? If I try to view an image or download while viewing as a guest I'm taken to this screen.

    Edit: Was able to reproduce by opening two windows in the same browser, logging out in one, and then trying to post in the other.

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  16. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    I think they did add the login form to certain errors, but it still shows up for other things when you time-out etc. Not sure what I clicked on exactly but the error box pops up and theres no login form. If they can simply attach the login form to any login error that would be excellent.
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  17. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

  18. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

  19. Rob

    Rob Well-Known Member

    I have to agree.... when you get that error and cant login right there its extra clicks to do so. For the sake of a simple login form it would improve things but I have to say, its hardly an issue that bothers me and its not a showstopper. If this doesnt get implemented then I wont be bothered in the slightest but it would be small improvement I agree.
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  20. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    Any updates on this? Hope it gets fixed in the next version.

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