I actually am glad you posted again your "name field" observations from the Rob thread because I just deleted my rambling off the cuff reply to you down there and wanted to rewrite it up here to make it more clear and accurate, and also to get off of Rob's thread
I was not giving a fully accurate description below anyway so this will be better since I just went and tested it all again as a refresher!
I didn't really mean to say the name field behavior "isn't a bug", since one would assume it would load your name immediately upon login, and it doesn't, just that it's not a major
bug because if you just take one of the simple actions outlined below, it then does function as you would expect for the whole rest of your login session...
Xweb's "YOUR NAME" field works like so:
If you have no valid cookie from a previous login session and you are not currently logged in then the "YOUR NAME" field will always be blank and you will always have to manually type a name in. Simple enough.
If you do log in with an account, you get a login cookie that has the "name" you entered in your N54 account preferences in it. Here's the actual bug part, this does NOT populate the post/reply "YOUR NAME" field immediately
upon first page reload after receiving the cookie. It will, however, do so on every one thereafter as long as you still have that valid session cookie.
Utter Xweb name field happiness can be arrived at a variety of ways:
You can just log in using the link on the main forum index page instead of the one on the post/reply screen, then you will already have the login cookie with your name in it the first time you click into post/reply, OR...
You can log in on the post/reply screen and instead of posting immediately go back to the main forum section index page (this is what Gregory was doing) and then return to the post/reply screen, OR...
You can log in on the post/reply screen and just manually type your name into the blank reloaded field this one time only...
And from then on, for the rest of your session, in any of those cases, the "Your Name" field will always be preloaded with whatever the last value that was posted as "your name".
So in reality it's not a very big deal, as long as you understand how it is working, otherwise it can be somewhat confusing and just seem like a random event that sometimes your name loads and sometimes it doesn't.
Hopefully this clears things up for everyone? If further clarification is needed please ask!