Login timeout?

By kitty500cat ยท 17 replies
Dec 24, 2006
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  1. Hey guys,
    I was just working on helping a guy, and I had a nice long reply typed out. When I was finally finished, I hit "post reply" or whatever the button is. Unfortunately, in the time I was compiling this, my login had timed out. So instead of posting it, it took me to the page where it says that I'm not logged in. So I lost my nice long reply, and since I was using Firefox, even though I hit the "back" button, it had erased all my work.

    So can I change the amount of time I can be logged on while not doing anything? It's really annoying to have all my work erased.
  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415


    I never got logged out, at least not that I have noticed, it may be a firefox thing,

    If your doing a long post, ( as I learnt a while back) highlight the text and do a CTRL + C then refresh the page, then do a CTRL + V, this is handy as you can see if anyone has added an addendum to the post or a quick reply by another poster, plus if you do get logged out, just copy the txt back in.

  3. Brigadoon

    Brigadoon TS Rookie

    I agree with kitty500cat. It was happening to me to yesterday and it's a damned nuisance - also it's only on this forum. I thought I had the "allow cookies" setting wrong in Internet Options or in my ZA Pro, but the Internet Options privacy was at default setting and my ZA Pro privacy was set to allow all cookies.
    I can't remember if I was using FF or IE yesterday but this one is on Firefox, so I'll let you know in a minute if it doesn't post properly.
  4. Brigadoon

    Brigadoon TS Rookie

    Posted ok this time (using Quick Reply)
  5. gamerguy

    gamerguy TS Rookie

    ok, that's never happened to me, but i feel for u guys, and i think ididmyc600 may be right, just a firefox thing, but u ppl seem to be really smart with computers, and i had to questions, question number 1, do any of u know a good free mmorpg maker, and question number two, if i'm in the wrong forum to ask that question, what forum should i be in for that type of question???

    thx--- please help
  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +422

    I think it is 15 minutes. Although I've never had that thing like you described.

    I have spent a long time writing a post before, and then submitting it. It still submits like normal, but then it shows no new posts on any of the other forums (expected behavior). Do you have TS set to remember you? Or are you logging in every time you visit?
  7. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 2,154   +6

    I didn't have that problem any more after checking the "remember me" box.

    Post this question in the Gaming and Consoles forum.
  8. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,039   +9

    Happens to me all the time, since I have to search up detailed information to offer.

    I write too much, I'll try not to here :D
  9. Brigadoon

    Brigadoon TS Rookie

    Another way round it is to open Notepad and construct your post there. Once it suits you, then copy the text and post it.
  10. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 856

    I do as Brigadoon if I think it might be a long post. However I have used Firefox solely for longer than the time I've been on here.
  11. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,676   +991

    Just hit the "remember me" box when entering your user/password, that should keep you logged in.
  12. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 2,154   +6

    I do that now and it works. Thanks though :)
  13. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    if you hit "back" in FF or whatever and it comes up with a blank text box, try clicking inside the text box and do a ctrl + z (undo).

    Sometimes it works, sometimes not... but the copy command is very useful.
  14. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,039   +9

    Old thread warning....

    Anyway, it sure isn't that hard to go ctrl+a, ctrl-c, and then click summit. That way, if anything goes wrong, just go ctrl-v.

    Or the other suggestion is to type your reply in word or notepad, and then copy+paste. Word might be better for those extra-long messages, or if you're writing out a guide since if it crashes, you've got auto-save on (hopefully!).
  15. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,177   +990

    I'm strickly a FF guy and the timeout doesn't occur (also set remember).
    Timewarner(the isp) frequently looses connections, so I've gone to the
    COPY/PASTE routine and/or to using notepad as a message creation tool
    from which I can use google.com to pull references. When completed,
    the post is then easily pasted into the reply any number of times until
    the submission is actually read.
  16. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,039   +9

    I use FF, and these days, I must say I can almost say its the only browser I use.

    I still encounter the same problem.
  17. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    IE, Firefox, nor Opera have ever logged me out of TechSpot before. FireFox has many issues with it as well :( . What I have noticed though is that the CMPS reports me not logged in, but the Core Forum does. BTW, what CMPS does TechSpot have :confused: ?
  18. Cyberbabe

    Cyberbabe TS Rookie Posts: 36

    I use Maxthon 2 Beta5 and if i take a long time and if I'm asked to log in, i log in then hit Back twice and my text is there.

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