Yes. I support making log out visible on the first panel of the user menu.
I don’t logout as I only access Discourse from my own devices but I hate the current placement because it is at least one more step than every other forum and app that I use.
This has been an unresolved issue for years and may be described as a difference of opinion, e.g.
But applying the “god login” approach to the log out issue suggests to me that this proposal is the better solution. If Discourse doesn’t know when I want to log out then it should at least assume I want to when I display my user menu.
I know that there is a keyboard shortcut for desktop users but that doesn’t help if I’m temporarily forced to use a mobile device that is not my own.
Same here. And I am also concerned for those users who log in using public devices. This maybe an old school way of looking at things, but many of my community’s users still use cyber cafes. If they forget to log out it can be a real problem for them.
Maybe a plugin or admin setting to provide a “this is a public device” tick box at login would be interesting for some communities that need it. Then a logout link could be provided right at the top level, very prominent.
For everyone else the login would remain where it is. Users on their own devices do not need to be encouraged to log out.
Personally, I find there is some logic in the way it currently works. You have to click on your name (= representing the “account”) and log out is at the bottom. I agree with most which have been said above. I think it’s great like this, but I can understand that some people may have troubles to find it the first time (and it would be unfortunate if they need to log out from a public computer).
This may be a good thing, even if less is usually better (why have additional ticks and stuff which aren’t needed !?):