Cookie timeout duration?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by videobruce, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. videobruce

    videobruce Active Member

    What is the time out period in this forum?
    It seems very short as I have to keep re-loggin in every few mwnutes when I leave the page and return.
    Very annoying.
     
  2. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

    This has to be you as I can go overnight without logging in and get up in the morning and all is well no logging in for me.
     
  3. videobruce

    videobruce Active Member

    It's not "me", but rather this forum doesn't appear to be compatable with Opera.
    Example; I left this page for say 30 minutes, came back and I had to log in again to edit the 1st post even though I didn't close the browser.
    Passwords are stored in a separate file and not as a plain 'cookie'.

    Ok, how about logging in within the thread itself as opposed to logging in on say the home page. Would that apply to the whole forum, or just that thread regarding staying loged in??
     
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2007
  4. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    You're correct videobruce...it's not "you". Forums generally have a setting for time to remain Logged on. I would assume this forum does also.
     
  5. videobruce

    videobruce Active Member

    I have run into this problem before with some other forums. It seems as it's getting worse. But, why doesn't everyone have the same issue as another poster said he didn't??
    I usually login and stay in the forum for sometimes hours, while I go elsewhere and then come back. It never use to be a problem, except in the past couple of years.

    What's the idea behind it and what can be done about it?
     
  6. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

    Do you tick the checkbox?
     
  7. videobruce

    videobruce Active Member

    Good question. No, I don't think so.

    Ok, here is the example. I stayed on this page between the time I posted the last reply and now, I received a e-mail of your response, clicked on that link which opened up a new 'tab' in this thread, but had to log in again to post this.

    I didn't check the checkbox this time purposely to see what happens. Looks as this is the issue. I think the reason I didn't is most of those 'checkboxes' ask if you want to have the 'cookie' stay on your system as in "remember me" Since I have this 'Wand' feature it isn't a issue as my passwods are separate files from the regular cookies that get deleted on exit as I have done from day one.
     
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2007