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I see than banner far too often.

SE decided in the beginning that there should be one account per site, and not a global network account. I disagree with this choice to some extent, but I'm also not really a typical user, and the choice of separate accounts has certainly some merit. So I'm not trying to convince SE to change this, but I'd like to eliminate some of the more annoying aspects this choice inflicts on users that are active on many different SE sites.

The primary annoyance for me is that I have to log into SE sites far too often. Part of the reason is that I use SE from three different desktop computers, a tablet and a mobile phone. The other part is that SE for some reason tends to forget that I was logged in. This is certainly intentional to some part, but I suspect it also happens sometimes unintentionally. Regardless, this means that I see the banner mentioned at the beginning on every single site I visit.

What I'd like to have is the option to log into all the SE sites at once. I think this would even make sense as default behaviour, but simply having the possibility to do that would be enough for me. This wouldn't create any account on sites where I don't have one, but it should log me into all SE sites at once.

This would eliminate the major annoyance that the fragmented account system causses.

  • Hmm...how is this completed, but yours isn't? Seems kinda silly. – Nick Stauner Jun 3 '14 at 20:32
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    I'm afraid that won't happen, as it was deemed too slow, especially for those who're at the other side of the world? – Arjan Jun 3 '14 at 21:28
  • This proposal would go along fantastic with this other one ;-) – Andrew Barber Jun 3 '14 at 21:50
  • I understand that the HTML5 data storage would have to be used for StackExchange sites on their own domains, but it would seem that logging into all the sites on a subdomain of stackexchange.com would be trivial to implement. They can share cookies and the solution wouldn't have to rely on JavaScript. – Stephen Ostermiller Apr 7 '15 at 13:59
  • This is now almost possible, so a dupe. – nicael Jul 8 '15 at 20:30
  • Dupe? This feature-request question was asked 1 year before the proposed dupe which is not a feature-request but a staff member essentially stating that this feature-request is now implemented. Imo - this is just "status-completed" (or "no longer reproduced" as many seem to want to mark as when a feature-request is implemented) – James Jul 8 '15 at 23:53

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