I'll see if we can check out about the pop-up. Best thing to do, though, is sign in up-top, then don't log out when you leave, just close the window. It should keep you signed in the next time you come, so you avoid all the issues.
I will give some thought to the baserunning discussions forum. Not sure if we would have a lot of traffic on it but you never know. Thanks for the suggestion in any case!