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Is there some sort of login time limit?

02-20-2015, 11:03 AM
#1
Joined: Jan 2015
Location: Under a Raincloud
Posts: 102
Is there some sort of login time limit?

A lot of times when I've finished writing a post or reply, when I click submit it does not go through because I've been logged out. I'm not sure if this is a forum or browser issue. I looked at the forum options and didn't see anything, but is there some kind of login time limit? And/or is there an option to not be logged out so quickly?
02-20-2015, 11:59 AM
#2
Joined: Feb 1983
Location: Barcelona
Posts: 1,268,692
I'd make sure your browser isn't doing anything weird. Like any forum, VBulletin here just sets cookies and should keep you logged in basically forever.

02-20-2015, 01:22 PM
#3
Joined: Jan 2015
Location: Under a Raincloud
Posts: 102
Ok, thank you! I was guessing it was browser related, but I was surprised it was happening in both Safari and Firefox.
02-24-2015, 11:53 PM
#4
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: California, USA
Posts: 4,473
Quote:
Originally Posted by ThumbSnail View Post
A lot of times when I've finished writing a post or reply, when I click submit it does not go through because I've been logged out. I'm not sure if this is a forum or browser issue. I looked at the forum options and didn't see anything, but is there some kind of login time limit? And/or is there an option to not be logged out so quickly?
Ya know---There's nothing wrong with my browser, and I've noticed as well, that I'll log in, then write a long wall of text that I've taken awhile to compose, and I hit submit only to see the same thing--says I'm not logged in, and I lose my entire post. Poof! Gone! I've been SO pissed off before when that happens sometimes I just forget the whole thing because I'd have to do it all over again and I don't bother 'cause it'd take too long! I'll hit the back button to no avail. So now to prevent that from happening to me I'll submit the post before I'm done, then edit it, then save. That way, I don't get cut off. I've always wondered if anyone else has had that happen to them but haven't seen it mentioned 'till now!

Last edited by bigrand1; 02-24-2015 at 11:59 PM.
02-25-2015, 12:49 AM
#5
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Upstate NY/USA
Posts: 2,409
I had the same issue and noticed I'd not checked off the "remember me" box next to my log-in name (prior to logging in). No issues with being timed out after that.
02-26-2015, 12:21 AM
#6
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: California, USA
Posts: 4,473
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Originally Posted by Coldar View Post
I had the same issue and noticed I'd not checked off the "remember me" box next to my log-in name (prior to logging in). No issues with being timed out after that.
Ha! That's all it is?! Maybe that's just the ticket! See how it goes now that I've done that! Thanks for the tip!
02-26-2015, 05:13 AM
#7
Joined: Sep 2013
Location: uk
Posts: 3,554
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigrand1 View Post
Ha! That's all it is?! Maybe that's just the ticket! See how it goes now that I've done that! Thanks for the tip!
Also if you are posting something that had taken a long time to write it's worth highlighting and copying the text, then if it disappears it's just a case of pasting when you log back in.
03-09-2015, 12:18 AM
#8
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: California, USA
Posts: 4,473
Quote:
Originally Posted by cloudpuff View Post
Also if you are posting something that had taken a long time to write it's worth highlighting and copying the text, then if it disappears it's just a case of pasting when you log back in.
Makes sense. I've actually taken a picture of it and copied it over before--heh-heh, but Coldar came up with the answer I needed! Problem solved! Once again thanks for that tip!