Login timeout is sometimes too quick


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Don Groves    (2007-03-13)
Login timeout is sometimes too quick.

Hi Thibault -- I was just typing a long response to a Forum article and when I tried to preview what I had written, I got the dreaded "Try again" message. My login had apparently expired and when I logged in again, all my typing was gone! Is it possible to extend the period of inactivity before we are automatically logged out so this is less likely to happen?

Thibault de Vassal    (2007-03-13 13:56:06)
Login timeout

Sorry about that, Don :/

It happened to me too.. but this is necessary.

Anyway, it happens one time, two times, maybe three times, but then one copy a long text before to send it :)

Don Groves    (2007-03-14 05:54:25)
Login timeout

You mean we should backup our work? This is too simple ;-)

Thibault de Vassal    (2007-03-14 11:57:07)
Login timeout

Yes, but the problem will remain if I add some time.. the difference is you'll lose longer posts :)

Mladen Jankovic    (2007-03-19 17:32:53)
timeout IS too quick

I find that the timeout is too quick for me in the course of normal surfing. Is it realy that neccesary to ask for the password so often.

Making local copies of long posts is an old wisdom useful for any forum (I usualy make do with a simple copy in the clipboard, but if you want safe use your text editor).

Thibault de Vassal    (2007-03-19 17:57:06)

Yes, sorry.. This is a security issue. Too many people do not logout (true for all websites).