Disappearing thread and constant log out syndrome

By BlameCanada ยท 13 replies
Sep 8, 2007
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  1. In the last few days,I`ve replied to two threads that suddenly disappeared
    off the face of the Earth,and numerous others where I`ve been automatically
    logged out.

    This is all getting very wearying. :rolleyes:
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    I have been reliably told that TS had a minor bug and that it has now been fixed.
  3. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,671   +988

    No idea what could be happening exactly, but a good idea to follow up where you posted is using the "My posts" link on the menu above.

    Also threads might get moved by moderators. For example I just moved this thread to the appropriate forum: "Site Feedback" where it belongs. I left a redirect in the Meeting Spot, too.
  4. BlameCanada

    BlameCanada TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 320

    Ok,thanks for that.

    I did put it in the Meeting Spot,more to see if any other members had

    these issues,rather than bother the Elite straight away. ;)
  5. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    We see just about everything. And things happen quite often behind the scenes. But that's what we are here for. No worries.
  6. PeteSete

    PeteSete TS Rookie

    I am having the same problem--being logged off--while surfing the site. I cleared the cookies in my browser but it doesn't help.

    Is there any advantage to being signed-in if I don't plan on making a post? I'm thinking why fight it, go with the flow and just don't sign in at all, because it is kind of aggravating.

  7. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Does it only happen on TS or does it happen on other sites?
  8. PeteSete

    PeteSete TS Rookie

    This seems to be the only site that it happens. Utter Access.com lets me stay logged in all day long, and with the several news media sites I use, this is not a problem.

    I found a post from 12-19-2003 where people were complaining about this and a 15 min. time limit was mentioned. If there is a time limit is in force, shouldn't the timer start over each time I click on something?

    So is there any advantage to being logged-in when not posting comments?
  9. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,186   +469

    For what it's worth, getting logged out doesn't seem to happen to me unless I click on log out. I can leave and come back to the site all day. When I clear my cookies I will get logged out, of course.
  10. PeteSete

    PeteSete TS Rookie

    Right! That's how I think it should work.

    ---It just happened again when I tried to post this response. Very frustrating.

    It's not a big deal because most of the time I just lurk here. Now I'll be a stealth lurker.

  11. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Evangelist Posts: 2,154   +6

    If you check the Remember Me box when you log in, it keeps you logged in indefinitely on that browser (probably until your cookies are cleared).
  12. PeteSete

    PeteSete TS Rookie

    When I logged in the last time I did check the Remember Me box, so I should know if that works very soon now.

  13. PeteSete

    PeteSete TS Rookie

    ...so all I need to do to log out is clear my cookies? ;)
    Clearing the cookies was one solution offered in the old 2003 post I found on this topic.

    I want to report that after 5+ hours I'm still here and logged in, so it seems safe to say this problem was solved by checking the Remember Me box at log in.

    Thanks for the help.
  14. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,186   +469

    To log out you can also click on "Log out" near the top right of the page. That way other web sites are not affected.

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