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  1. Aug 1, 2004 #1

    anti_crank

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    What is the timeout limit for users to be logged in? I was composing a very long message that took me well over an hour, but when I hit submit it informed me that I was not logged in. You can probably see where this is going...
     
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  3. Aug 1, 2004 #2

    Evo

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    I believe it's 20 minutes.

    Sometimes using the back button on your browser will let you go back to your post, but not always.

    A good idea if you are making a lengthy post is to do it in word and then cut and paste it.
     
  4. Aug 1, 2004 #3

    Monique

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    I'm sorry about that post, I know it can be annoying :) I believe it's 20 min too, but when you logged back in, wasn't your message posted? It's good to be on the safe-side and just press CTRL+A and then CTRL+C before making the post..
     
  5. Aug 1, 2004 #4

    dduardo

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    This is just an Internet Explorer issue.

    [Client-Side Solution]
    Use Mozilla Firefox

    http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/

    [Server-Side Solution]
    Remove the cache-control time limit in the php session handler. Once the session times out you won't be able submit, but your post will be saved.
     
  6. Aug 1, 2004 #5

    Monique

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    That's what I thought: that the post was saved even after the time-out.. I think one time I was timed out, signed back in and the post was posted after all.. erm.. or was that in hotmail? :rolleyes:
     
  7. Aug 1, 2004 #6

    dduardo

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    Sure Monique, whatever you say.... :rofl:
     
  8. Aug 1, 2004 #7

    Monique

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    ah, you know, last night I dreamt I was walking around in two entirely different shoes, life can be confusing :rofl: or the time I told someone he was on the right subway and that I was going in the same direction, and all of a sudden the train starts going in the wrong direction..
     
  9. Aug 2, 2004 #8

    jimmy p

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    :slapforehead: I always make sure that if I am in someone elses shoes, they are better than mine so I can steal them.

    Anyway I have never had a time-out problem. Does it only happen when posting cos sometimes I can leave it on the main screen for an hour or so and then enter a forum and I'm still logged in as Jimmy P... which is quite a suprise.
     
  10. Aug 3, 2004 #9

    Gokul43201

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    I never get kicked out...I believe I stay logged in for days at a time without logging out. And I use IE (when I'm home).
     
  11. Aug 3, 2004 #10

    Monique

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    That's because you've clicked the 'remember my password, automatically log me in' box, but if you've not been active for 20 minutes and try to make a post, it will tell you you're not logged in.. unless you've refreshed the screen in between.
     
  12. Aug 5, 2004 #11

    russ_watters

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    I generally just wear sandals. Wait, what was the question again?
     
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