On the front page I looked in vain for "log in" button. Eventually found to my surprise that clicking on "sign up" takes me to a page where I can choose between "sign up" and "log in". Do I have any reason to complain, or do I have only myself to blame? If I were more computer-savvy, I would have known that "sign up" includes "log in"?

I use the feature-request tag because I am requesting a more visible log-in button. It would be even better if MO would keep me logged in the way other stack exchange sites do.

  • $\begingroup$ I will add link to your previous post: Why does MathOverflow keep logging me out? (In case somebody has an advice regarding the issue you mentioned in the second paragraph.) $\endgroup$ – Martin Sleziak Jul 4 '18 at 3:22
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    $\begingroup$ What happens if you change your browser? In the post Martin linked to, you were using Internet Explorer; could that have anything to do with it? $\endgroup$ – Todd Trimble Jul 4 '18 at 14:40

I haven't managed to reproduce the effect you're describing.

I'm not computer-savvy either, but this is what I see when I go to MathOverflow in a window where the history doesn't show I'm already logged in (e.g., a private window). In the menu up at the top there's a Log In button, next to Sign Up. Here I'm using FireFox 60.0.2.

(If I'm already logged in and open a new tab in the same window and go to MO, I'm automatically logged in at the new tab.)

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    $\begingroup$ I see two "sign up" buttons in your screen shot: a black on gray button over on the left side, and a white on blue button in the upper right. You say there is a "log in" button next to the latter? Left or right side? I don't see it. Of course I do have some vision problems. $\endgroup$ – bof Jul 4 '18 at 3:32
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    $\begingroup$ @bof It is just to the left of the blue one. It is dark blue text on black, and I agree that it is not very visible. $\endgroup$ – Tobias Kildetoft Jul 4 '18 at 6:20
  • $\begingroup$ @TobiasKildetoft Aha! Thanks! $\endgroup$ – bof Jul 4 '18 at 6:32
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    $\begingroup$ @bof If you pass your cursor over the screen shot, can you then click to enlarge the image? I can, but I want to make sure others can too. $\endgroup$ – Todd Trimble Jul 4 '18 at 12:06
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    $\begingroup$ OK. Sometimes I can see it. Thanks. My "feature request" stands: I request the management to use more contrasting colors, for the sake of the visually challenged. $\endgroup$ – bof Jul 6 '18 at 9:50
  • $\begingroup$ @bof I suppose that when the new theme comes to MO (which is probably soon), the MathOverflow mods can talk with the SE staff also about various design-related feature requests. Relevant post on Meta Stack Exchange: Rollout of new network site themes. $\endgroup$ – Martin Sleziak Jul 19 '18 at 13:58

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