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Postby malcolmb » 16 Jul 2015, 11:00

I am sure there are very logical reasons for the short time allocated between logging on and being automatically logged off. But may I make a heart felt plea for this to be reviewed. It is irksome to have spent a long time writing a reasoned reply to a personal message or thread comment only to find when I hit the "Submit" button that I have been automatically logged out! OK, with a bit of deft back button clicking I can get back to my message, but is it really necessary?

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Postby DaRC » 16 Jul 2015, 13:31

The auto log out is 3000 seconds or 50 minutes which is quite a long time.
I would suggest that you save anything longer than 30 minutes to a notepad, just in case.

If I get more reports on it I will review the settings with the other hosts.
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Postby Selene » 16 Jul 2015, 19:45

This board is also subject to a variant of Murphy's Law: The more thought you put into a reply, the greater your likelihood of experiencing one of the periodic glitches that eats posts.

I've fallen victim to this any number of times, but does that translate to remembering to compose in a word processor every time? Nooo...
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Postby malcolmb » 16 Jul 2015, 20:38

DaRC - Obviously I will take your word for it, but it seems like much less than 50 minutes to me - a good example was this morning when I think (and of course I may be wrong!) I had only about three quarters of an hour before having to dash out, I wrote a response which was primarily a copy and paste from a Word document and was still automatically logged out! And I still had time after logging back in to send my reply, shave etc AND start this thread before I went! Either I must have a serious word with my clock or perhaps the Server has a different concept to time to me!

I have now got into the habit of copying all my text before I hit the Submit button - just in case! :)

Selene - Ah, the great and devious Murphy - I have met him many times! I am sure that many people use a word processor to craft their reply and I have tried this. But constantly clicking between the Word Processor and the Browser to see if I am still answering the right question (or not!) does get a bit tedious! :wink:
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My original "Druid Music" CDs (all proceeds to the charity "Pagan Aid":
https://lylemusic.bandcamp.com/

My original Celtic / Folk / Jazz music at:
http://www.soundclick.com/lylemusic
http://www.soundclick.com/malcolmbrown
http://www.youtube.com/user/LyleMusic

“So many Gods, so many creeds, so many paths that wind and wind. While just the art of being kind, is all the sad world needs.” Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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Postby Green Raven » 16 Jul 2015, 23:41

Hi all,

Yes, I have been caught out by this a few times as I always forget to account for the time I have spent browsing before penning my reply or missive. Typing this on Word now even.

Is there not a way of inserting a button labelled “refresh log in”? Y’know, to give us contemplative types who proof read and check spelling with our brains an even chance.

Afterthought:
I am somewhat minded of Blaise Pascal’s 1657 quip, referring to one of his Lettres Provinciales, that “I have made this longer than usual because I have not had time to make it shorter.” :)
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Re: Login Timed out on this message board

Postby malcolmb » 17 Jul 2015, 10:21

Afterthought:
I am somewhat minded of Blaise Pascal’s 1657 quip, referring to one of his Lettres Provinciales, that “I have made this longer than usual because I have not had time to make it shorter.” :)
How True!

I do wonder at the need for an automatic logout. I regularly log into other forums, start or respond to a thread and then wait for responses while still logged in. Simply by opening another tab, I can carry on working on the net and then periodically go back to the forum to view responses. I have never been logged out no matter how many hours I have waited. Equally, I am not aware of any automatic logout in the various social media sites where people seem to spend their whole lives (not me of course! :wink: ).

There are many sections of this Forum where people contribute very deeply considered and meaningful inputs to fascinating subjects. A reply to such contributions should equally be well considered and meaningful. That takes time. Having to write such replies in another application or against the clock seems to me to be odd and in my view unnecessary. We should be encouraging participation, not hindering it.

50 minutes is a rather arbitrary period of time. If it was an hour, I could I suppose understand that and equally two hours might have a small but in my view very tenuous logic. I still think the whole concept of automatic logout should be reviewed and preferably removed.
Peaceful Earth Grove: https://www.peacefulearthgrove.com/


My original "Druid Music" CDs (all proceeds to the charity "Pagan Aid":
https://lylemusic.bandcamp.com/

My original Celtic / Folk / Jazz music at:
http://www.soundclick.com/lylemusic
http://www.soundclick.com/malcolmbrown
http://www.youtube.com/user/LyleMusic

“So many Gods, so many creeds, so many paths that wind and wind. While just the art of being kind, is all the sad world needs.” Ella Wheeler Wilcox


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