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Discussion in 'Questions, Problems, & Feedback' started by Otis61, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. Otis61

    Otis61 Newport, Or. New Member

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    I just got done writing a long thread reply, but then was kicked off when I tried to submit it. When I logged back in it was gone. How can I change the amount of time I stay logged in between actions.
     
  2. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Hey Otis, sorry about your loss. Make sure the Remember Me box is clicked when logging in and that shouldn't happen.
     
  3. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    I feel your pain, I've had this happen over the years of owning a computer and it's frustrating. One thing that sometimes works is to hit the back button and hope it is still there.
     
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    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    another option that might work would be to write your posts in notepad or word and cut/paste. If it crashes just paste again and your good so long as you don't exceed maximum size for post
     
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    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    I had something similar happen when I applied for a job. They dumped the answers to their questions if you missed a field. It was a web developer job so I mentioned their shoddy application site and what 5 minutes of improvements would do at my interview.

    It sucks to lose what you've typed. I second the option of typing it in a text editor and pasting it. I do it if I've typed enough text.
     
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    gunnails Hillsboro Active Member

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    High speed internet access via Comcast cured the issue for me, dial up is such a pain.
     
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    VW_Factor Woodburn Oregon Active Member

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    That doesn't have much to do with forum logins timing out over a period of time.
     
  8. WhyteCheddar

    WhyteCheddar East of Moscow by the Willamette Well-Known Member

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    This has happened to me quite a bit lately. I have just chalked it up to divine intervention and skipped posting it again. It probably saved me from getting banned. :laugh:
     
  9. Otis61

    Otis61 Newport, Or. New Member

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    Thanks for all the posts. I'm not a big computer guy, but I'm sure these are all good options. What I envisioned was more like just increaseing the timeout period to more like 30 minutes instead of 10 or whatever it is right now. Is that something I can do myself in my settings? Or is that something the mods can do? I know some other forums have that time up to as much as an hour. Can this even be changed?