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    Regular Coder dan-dan's Avatar
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    Session timeout...

    Please oh please can this be increased.

    I know security is important and everything, but everytime you leave to test a script for someone and come back you have to sign in again.
    It seems a bit short.

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    You could always try the "remember me" option at login. You just need to remember to log out eventually, but no more nuisance logins will come up that way.
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    Is not only about the login itself, but the reply which has just disappeared into thin air once I'm kicked out. It's so frustrating and it's happened more than once.
    The timout only seems about 10-15min.

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    Still, the "remember me" option skirts this trouble entirely. You aren't likely to get George to mess with his session expiration so I'm just suggesting a workaround to ease your mind.

    I used to be in exactly the same spot you're in now until I finally gave in and chose the persistent login option. I haven't had anything go wrong since then, and I haven't had my login stolen (at least so far as I can tell).
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    OK, sounds fair to me. Cheers

    Quote Originally Posted by Rowsdower! View Post
    Still, the "remember me" option skirts this trouble entirely. You aren't likely to get George to mess with his session expiration so I'm just suggesting a workaround to ease your mind.

    I used to be in exactly the same spot you're in now until I finally gave in and chose the persistent login option. I haven't had anything go wrong since then, and I haven't had my login stolen (at least so far as I can tell).

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    i have had no issues WRT timeout since I clicked that as well- I am really against doing that in general so I just make sure that the logins for here are nothing like mine for other places- the other option is to write your response in notepad and then copy/paste it into the reply window- if you are going out and testing code snips anyway you most likely have an editor of some sort open and are using it anyway... just use whatever lang it is you are coding in comment methodology

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    Quote Originally Posted by alykins View Post
    i have had no issues WRT timeout since I clicked that as well- I am really against doing that in general so I just make sure that the logins for here are nothing like mine for other places- the other option is to write your response in notepad and then copy/paste it into the reply window- if you are going out and testing code snips anyway you most likely have an editor of some sort open and are using it anyway... just use whatever lang it is you are coding in comment methodology
    Same here. I gave CF the sole exception to this policy to date.
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    If you author a new post, submit it and it asks for credentials, simply log in. It should carry your post and submit it successfully as well. Although I have a habit of copying the text anyway.
    That page alone should have an indication that you will not lose your post if you login at that page, but for whatever reason the vB didn't include the template for that.


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