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Log in or Log on

Most (actually all but one as far as I can tell) of websites and apps that I use inform me to Log in and, eventually, Log out. Santander bucks the trends asking me to Log on then log off.
My understanding is that logging on means accessing as website, etc and to Log in means actually entering your ID and password.
Any thoughts?

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Re: Log in or Log on

Log onto and off a network, log into and out of a website, that's the way I see it... Smiley
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Re: Log in or Log on

Never though about it
But you do book in/out and check in/out not off/on is there a principle?
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Re: Log in or Log on

When burning wood - log on
When using security - log in
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Re: Log in or Log on

pc  = logon on /off (sign on/off)
networks = log in /out (sign in/out)
websites = log in /out (sign in/out)

you clock in/ out of work but while there you switch on the pc and log on to the system, then you sign in to the network and log in to the intranet/internet site(s) as required before you finish up you log out of any secure sites, close any applications and log off the system before shutting down and clocking out /
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Re: Log in or Log on

Americanism  (on the team) vs English (in the team)
Like PeterL:-  no idea really never thought about it

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Re: Log in or Log on

Quote from: avatastic
When burning wood - log on
When using security - log in

similarly -
Accessing internet security  -  enter a "log in"
When viewing internet porn  -  getting a "log on"
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Re: Log in or Log on

With all the talk of logs it was only a matter of time before the woody reference popped up.
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Quote from: purleigh
When viewing internet porn  -  getting a "log on"

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Re: Log in or Log on

in a cold car...... " Put a log on"... put the heater on !  Cheesy
....................." put another log on"... turn the heat up more  Cheesy
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in a cold car .... put the 'log' in ... slide the 'log' out ... put the 'log' in ... slide the 'log' out ... 'log' in ... 'log' out ...
- sounds like dogging in a car park with an Essex girl  Cheesy
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Re: Log in or Log on

I used to know a girl from Malta who always thought that we got things the wrong way around when we said that the alarm clock ‘went off’, meaning it started ringing. She always thought that it should be when it ‘went on’ and was ‘off’ when it wasn’t ringing….there is a certain logic
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I fill in a form, I don't fill out a form...but that's another story.
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Re: Log in or Log on

My son took a Fine Arts degree, but ended up writing Java applications for banks. I've been in IT for almost all of my career. My grandson is named Logan.
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Re: Log in or Log on

does it make any difference Wink Wink