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extending the forum time

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:51 am
by collectors
Hi, any chance of extending the login time. I have had it a couple of times when writing a post & lets say the phone rings or you make a cup of tea & come back to the forum it wants you to login again. No problem, but then you find anything you have wrote has gone. Think it set a bit to short.

Re: extending the forum time

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:03 am
by Walkingthedog
I have never been logged out. I have logged myself out but otherwise I’m always here.

Re: extending the forum time

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:18 am
by Brian
collectors wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:51 am
Hi, any chance of extending the login time. I have had it a couple of times when writing a post & lets say the phone rings or you make a cup of tea & come back to the forum it wants you to login again. No problem, but then you find anything you have wrote has gone. Think it set a bit to short.
Hi
I have double checked the forums settings and as I thought there is no time lime set. The control board for the forum shows Zero minutes which means there is no log out time limit...
Posting
Limit editing time:
Limits the time available to edit a new post. Setting the value to 0 disables this behaviour. Setting 0


What browser are you using? IE is know to cause time out issues.

Re: extending the forum time

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:36 am
by Walkingthedog
I’m sure we have had something similar to this on the old forum and it turned out the users PC/tablet was doing the logging out.

Re: extending the forum time

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:50 am
by collectors
Brian wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:18 am
collectors wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:51 am
Hi, any chance of extending the login time. I have had it a couple of times when writing a post & lets say the phone rings or you make a cup of tea & come back to the forum it wants you to login again. No problem, but then you find anything you have wrote has gone. Think it set a bit to short.
Hi
I have double checked the forums settings and as I thought there is no time lime set. The control board for the forum shows Zero minutes which means there is no log out time limit...
Posting
Limit editing time:
Limits the time available to edit a new post. Setting the value to 0 disables this behaviour. Setting 0


What browser are you using? IE is know to cause time out issues.
Hi Brian, strange, Its happened using an Acer laptop with Google chrome as a browser. I will try on the other laptop as it has windows & the Firefox browser. Tend to use the Google chrome as its a lot faster than many other browsers for the internet.

Re: extending the forum time

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:18 pm
by Brian
As a test, I've had a post open for just over 45 minutes. While my PC screen went to sleep during this time as soon as I touched the mouse I could continue to type in the text box that I'd left previously. I'm currently using a desktop PC running Windows 10 and the browser is Google Chrome..

Re: extending the forum time

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:05 pm
by Rog (RJ)
Have you ticked the "Remember me" tick box when you logged in?
I stay logged in for days at a time without being logged out using Chrome on my android tablet.

Re: extending the forum time

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:33 pm
by collectors
Got the same with my Firefox browser. But in all fairness it was about 1 hour. But no problem, i see there is a save draft i should get used to.

Re: extending the forum time

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:34 pm
by collectors
Rog (RJ) wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:05 pm
Have you ticked the "Remember me" tick box when you logged in?
I stay logged in for days at a time without being logged out using Chrome on my android tablet.
Ah! That might solve it & no i hadn't.