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Author Topic: Logging in and out  (Read 1194 times)

A Disgruntled Scotsman

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Logging in and out
« on: August 16, 2012, 05:55:23 pm »
I've noticed over the time I've been here that for some reason my account is forcibly logged out at random intervals.  These intervals aren't always the same: I once left my laptop open with myself logged in; I returned 20 minutes later (I checked the clock as I left and as I sat back down) and my account was still logged in when I tried to navigate to a specific SIG.  This is never consistent however, sometimes I will be forcibly logged out after 5 minutes of inactivity which seems rather pointless.

Moreoften than not, I'm logged out while composing a reply to a post which is deeply irritating, especially when I'm composing lengthy replies.

Does anyone else get this?  Is it normal for the server (I'm assuming its the server but I'm more than probably wrong) to do this?

Is there anyway of getting around this?
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Re: Logging in and out
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2012, 06:05:29 pm »
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Is there anyway of getting around this?

 
Try clicking the "remember me" box just below the log in. That works for me.

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Re: Logging in and out
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2012, 06:31:48 pm »
Quote from: A Disgruntled Scotsman;69431
Does anyone else get this?  Is it normal for the server (I'm assuming its the server but I'm more than probably wrong) to do this?

The forum software will log you out if you are inactive (helps prevent hacking). On most systems you can prevent the effects of this this by checking the "remember me" box when you log in.  If you do not accept cookies and the like, you will always have this problem, however.
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Re: Logging in and out
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2012, 06:48:01 pm »
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The forum software will log you out if you are inactive (helps prevent hacking). On most systems you can prevent the effects of this this by checking the "remember me" box when you log in.  If you do not accept cookies and the like, you will always have this problem, however.

 
Ya, with cookies enabled and clicking the 'Remember Me', I get the opposite effect - it NEVER logs me out - so if I want to be offline, I have to manually click the LOG OUT

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Re: Logging in and out
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2012, 10:37:11 pm »
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Ya, with cookies enabled and clicking the 'Remember Me', I get the opposite effect - it NEVER logs me out - so if I want to be offline, I have to manually click the LOG OUT

Yes, that's actually how it is supposed to work.  If you have "remember me" set, you should always be logged in -- at least if you visit the board again before the board cookie expire.
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A Disgruntled Scotsman

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Re: Logging in and out
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2012, 10:26:09 am »
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Try clicking the "remember me" box just below the log in. That works for me.

 
I've tried that and it seems to be working so thanks for the help :)

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The forum software will log you out if you are inactive (helps prevent hacking). On most systems you can prevent the effects of this this by checking the "remember me" box when you log in.  If you do not accept cookies and the like, you will always have this problem, however.

 
The remember me thing works fine.  If the auto-log out is a security feature then it's something I'd rather have than an unsecured forum.

Thank you all for the info!
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Re: Logging in and out
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2012, 11:53:08 am »
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Thanks for asking about this; I suddenly started having the same problem, and it was getting really irritating. (I'm not sure why it suddenly started, since--on my computer at home, at least--previously I'd been logged in on a permanent basis, or so it seemed.)

When I get home I'll make sure the "remember me" button is clicked.
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