The IP isn't really the issue - only time THAT would be in play is giving someone the BIG BOOT from the forum - which I hope will never have to happen here, this is the friendliest forum I have ever been a member of.
The software is just a little strange, requiring you (sometimes, but not always) to log-in twice, not recognizing your first attempt and THAT throws a lot of people off at first.
I think the best thing I can always suggest is to CLICK ON THE HONEYBEE IMAGE to go back to the main page rather than choosing back in your browser - and of course (if possible) click on REMEMBER MY USERNAME and PASSWORD option.
I don't opt to stay logged in at work because it is a multi-user computer and Windows 2000 (what the Federal Government here uses) is quirky in the multi-user department, although we have to log in individually.
So, glad to have you aboard again, I see a second Fin aboard just yesterday too - I've seen stranger coincidences, but you guys might be friends or neighbors! Also, another member from India
Believe me, I enjoy this forum every bit as much as everyone else here - I love the LOG-HIVE images from Sean Chan from Malaysia - they really stick out as the most interesting hives I have ever seen.