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Andro
02-23-2013, 07:10 PM
Many of us are having the unpleasant experience of working really hard on a post, only to click 'Reply' and find out that all we wrote is gone because we've been automatically logged out... Some of us re-start from scratch/memory, others give up altogether.

Many websites that require logging in, also have an automatic log-out function after a certain period of apparent inactivity (activity is interpreted as refreshing/changing pages/browsing through/etc...).

In most cases, this is for 'security' reasons, in case you are on a public computer or are posting 'sensitive' information that you wouldn't want to be associated with you by a by-passer, in case you leave your computer. Or simply to prevent anyone else from accessing your account if you go away and forget to log out.

Many web-based email services also have this automatic Log Out feature (or 'Log In Time-Out'), after a certain period of apparent lack of activity.

There is a simple way to prevent this problem on Alchemy Forums:

Under your Log-In info fields (User Name & Password), there is a little box called Remember Me.

Just check/tick that box and you will NOT be automatically logged out until you log out manually OR unless your computer/the Internet shuts down or the entire world shuts down altogether :)

Just in case, it's also a good idea to copy, paste & save a post you deem important to a text document on your computer.

Ghislain
02-24-2013, 11:32 PM
Thanks Androgynus

I have been bitten by that one on more than one occasion.

Ghislain

Illen A. Cluf
02-26-2013, 09:53 PM
Under your Log-In info fields (User Name & Password), there is a little box called Remember Me.

Thanks for this tip, Androgynus! I can't remember how often I typed in a long response, only to find that my session had "timed out" and I lost my entire post.

Sometimes out of frustration, I would not bother posting it again, other times I would provide a condensed version, likely with some points missing.

But I have since learned to make a copy of the message before sending it.

Illen
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Andro
02-26-2013, 10:31 PM
I too had to recreate many posts from memory.

I thought the Remember Me box was for something else, but checking it actually keeps you logged in indefinitely (until you log out).

I hope many people see this post/thread and put an end to the automatic Log-Out inconvenience once and for all :cool:

Lunsola
03-20-2013, 08:56 PM
I thought that too. I assumed if I clicked it I wouldn't have to log in next time I visited. Totally got me on my first post but I started checking to see if I was logged in after that. Now thanks to this thread I won't have to do that anymore! Thanks for that.

Andro
05-05-2013, 11:05 AM
I wrote a nice post, and it's gone now cause I got auto logged out. :(
I'm all bummered out.

To prevent this from happening again, please see this: Log In Time-Out? (http://forum.alchemyforums.com/showthread.php?3415-Log-In-Time-Out)

Orbital
05-11-2013, 02:25 AM
Thanks Androgynus!

Andro
07-23-2013, 04:11 PM
Since people are still having the occasional 'Log In Time-Out' issue, I though I'd re-post the original message as a reminder:
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Log In Time-Out?

Many of us are having the unpleasant experience of working really hard on a post, only to click 'Reply' and find out that all we wrote is gone because we've been automatically logged out...

Some of us re-start from scratch/memory, others give up altogether.

Many websites that require logging in, also have an automatic log-out function after a certain period of apparent inactivity (activity is interpreted as refreshing/changing pages/browsing through/etc...).

In most cases, this is for 'security' reasons, in case you are on a public computer or are posting 'sensitive' information that you wouldn't want to be associated with you by a by-passer, in case you leave your computer. Or simply to prevent anyone else from accessing your account if you go away and forget to log out.

Many web-based email services also have this automatic Log Out feature (or 'Log In Time-Out'), after a certain period of apparent lack of activity.

There is a simple way to prevent this problem on Alchemy Forums:

Under your Log-In info fields (User Name & Password), there is a little box called Remember Me.

Just check/tick that box and you will NOT be automatically logged out until you log out manually OR unless your computer/the Internet shuts down or the entire world shuts down altogether :)

Just in case, it's also a good idea to copy, paste & save a post you deem important to a text document on your computer.

Awani
12-27-2013, 07:30 AM
I've changed log-in time out from 15 min to 1 hour. Might help.

:cool: