On moodle.org we have 'auto-login' as guests turned on so that when people browse the forums here they don't need to login. As you can imagine we have way more anonymous users than logged in ones who arrive here from search engines.
Unfortunately, using Moodle to support anonymous guest browsing is not a very typical scenario (most institutions would want to personalise the experience of the user more, rather than support many anonymous guests).
Recently we've been discussing trying to iron out some rough edges when presented with the login page on moodle.org (MDLSITE-3382).
One thing we've been talking about this week (MDL-48479) this is the behaviour that when have been logged into moodle.org and your login times out, you get sent to the login page when viewing a thread - rather than logged in automatically as a guest.
My questions for you are:
- Do you or Moodlers you talk to find being presented with the login page a barrier?
- When you view a thread and have been previously logged in - would you like moodle.org to ask you to login, or log you in as a guest?
- Bonus question, if you are using this feature on your own Moodle site, how would you like it to work?