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This is SO annoying

  1. Apr 5, 2004 #1
    This is SO annoying!!!

    How many minutes do you get to post something before the evil computer logs you off automatically???

    Sometimes, when I put up long posts (with comments on almost every line in someone's post) and try to post them when I'm done, the compter gets a MAJOR attitude going. It makes me log on again PLUS deletes that long post I spent so much time and thought on. GRRR....it gets me in a bad mood right away.
    But I have a solution. I copy/paste my post on Word Doc and then press "submit reply".
    None the less I'd like to know how much time I have to post something.

    :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

    Oh yeah, and I can't view the "Who's Online" thing. I find it very amusing to watch myself being cookied. :rolleyes: (simple pleasures).
    The evil computer says in its evil writing on its evil little screen in its evil little sign thinggy:
    :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:
    POSTIVELY EVIL I TELL YOU!! I can live without watching myself being cookied, but I'd like to know why I can't.
    :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

    This has nothing to do with my post, but did you notice that "Evil" spelled backwards is "live"? whoa, creepy! :eek: :eek:
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2004
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  3. Apr 5, 2004 #2
    It logs you off of PF? Must be some setting you have, because it doesn't log me off until I decide to get rid of my cookies. Which is pretty often, since I like to eat them.

  4. Apr 5, 2004 #3
    LOL! cookiemonster,
    But if you get rid of your cookies (the silicon generated type), wouldn't cause problems with the Proxy (whatever a Proxy is; it says there'll be problems on the options section in the form you fill out to be a member @ pfs if you choose to not have cookies)?
    Anywho, this sort of thing always happens to SquareIt when it comes to technical computer stuff. Something always goes wrong....
  5. Apr 5, 2004 #4
    They all come back when I log in again anyway, so no harm done. And it gets rid of all the crap that other people who use the computer throw on it.

    And if I remember correctly, the proxy's how you get from your computer to the intraweb. But I don't know how computers work, just how to fix 'em.

  6. Apr 5, 2004 #5
    lol, you know how to fixe'em but not how they work? Interesting.

    What kinda crap would that be?
  7. Apr 5, 2004 #6


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    It erases everything you wrote? When I get an error (white page because I can't connect to PF), I just click back and my entire post is there.

    If you're having problems with it logging you out, go to internet options (if you use IE), go to the privacy tab, make sure it is set no higher than medium. Any higher than medium, and you'll encounter problems with not being able to login and things like that.
  8. Apr 5, 2004 #7


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    PF will log you out automatically after 20 minutes. If you need to spend more than 20 minutes composing a response, do so in a text editor, and then paste it into the site's reply box.

    - Warren
  9. Apr 5, 2004 #8
    Most of the time, I don't even want to know what kind of crap it is. I just get rid of it...

    Yeah, I really don't have much of an idea of how computers and stuff work. I could probably guess and get pretty close, though. I've just had to live with 2 people that have a bad habit of turning sophisticated computers into hunks of metal.

    Does it really, Chroot? I run off and do stuff all the time and leave PF up and I never have to log in again...

  10. Apr 5, 2004 #9


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    You may not have to actually type your password in again, if you have selected for pf to remember them for you -- you are automatically logged back in. However, after 20 minutes of inactivity your session expires and you are indeed logged off, whether you realize it or not.

    If you open a reply screen to type in a new post, and then wait 20 minutes, the page still looks the same, but the server has expired your session. When you click the post button, you'll get an error.

    - Warren
  11. Apr 5, 2004 #10


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    Next time if you think you've been inactive for a long time, do a simple thing to save your post:

    CTRL + A (select all)
    CTRL + C (copy)

    so if something happens, you can simply do CTRL + V (paste) and have it all back again :)
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