> But very many commercial sites, including Apple and Amazon to name two, > do exactly this. When you re-enter the site they 'remember' who you are > using a cookie. In my case, I'm building a multi-player strategy game > and while I want the players to go through an initial briefing the first > time they ever join the game, thereafter they should be able to get > straight into the game if they are still using the same PC. But as I > said, the specifics of my use aren't so important - lots of sites leave > permanent cookies around and the results don't seem to be catastrophic. > > The question is still: how to do it?
If each user has a unique user id, then make a table called seen_briefing: create table seen_briefing ( id int(11) unsigned not null default '0', primary key (id) ) Make an entry once a user has seen whatever they need to. Then, on their next login, do a join against the seen_briefing table, check for an entry... -- Greg Donald -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php