Steven Walling <> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
         Resolution|---                         |WONTFIX

--- Comment #2 from Steven Walling <> ---
(In reply to comment #0)
> If a user checks the 'Keep me logged in' box when logging in, it only does so
> for a finite amount of time, about a month by default. The label does not
> reflect this - by not specifying any time period, the expectation is that the
> login will last indefinitely, which is simply not the case and has already
> led
> to some confusion amongst users.
> While the English Wikipedia modified their own interface message to specify
> the
> time period, that clarification should be added to core.

This bug is functionally the same as bug 47694. For all the reasons outlined
there, adding exact time expiry statements is not a common practice in login UI
and we don't need it. 

For MediaWiki core, the current default of wgCookieExpiration is apparently 180
days, or nearly six months.  Wikimedia sites currently do this with a 30 day
expiry, but frankly it's a broken user experience and we will be getting rid of
it soon with the new privacy policy coming in to place.

Since it's the exception, not the norm, to have a shorter expiry time for users
who opt in to being remembered, this logic would mostly just be unnecessary
cruft. Telling a user they are going to be remembered for exactly 180 days is
bizarre and unnecessary detail. All the user wants to know is if they are or
are not going to have to log in every time they open their browser and visit
the wiki.

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