Dear Stardock forums,
I've been reluctant to say anything for a while now, because I don't want to hurt your feelings. However, enough is enough! My patience has finally run out, and I feel have no choice but to put my foot down.
Overall, you and I have gotten along well, and for a fairly long time: We've been hanging around each other since before the first Galactic Civilizations (Windows version) was released. When you subsequently expanded to include GalCiv2, Sins of a Solar Empire, Elemental, and Impulse, I followed you there as well. I've developed a certain loyalty to, and even affection for, you. While you're definitely not perfect (I've been there with you during your periods of mental breakdowns and schizophrenia, don't bother denying it!), as a general rule, you've treated me well, and I thank you for it.
There is, however, one thing you've consistently been doing to me for at least four years now. It's been bothering me for all this time, to the point that I can no longer contain my irritation: Why do you insist that I re-log-on at certain intervals?
Honestly, not a week goes by that I don't have to re-enter my username & password at least once, if not twice. And it doesn't matter where I'm logging in from -- whether I'm in the GalCiv2, Elemental, or even JoeUser forums, I'm guaranteed to have to re-log-on no less than once every few days or so. To put it mildly, it's a "feature" of yours that has become way beyond annoying!
Yes, I realize that in the grand scheme of things, it's only a very minor inconvenience. However, you're the only forum(s) that requires me to do this. I frequent at least a dozen other message boards on a regular basis besides the ones associated with you, but none of them demand that I constantly re-enter my information....and there's no reason you should either.
So Stardock forums, I'm asking you to please stop making me log back in all the time. You should know better by now, and that it's no way to treat a friend. All I'm asking is that you extend a little common courtesy, nothing more.