Automatic log off...sorry but I hate it....

Mr.Federer

Hall of Fame
Why is it there? why does this happen? I was writing a pretty long post about the Fiesta Bowl and when I clicked on submit new thread...it says sorry but you are not logged in. This really sucks...really sorry to say it but I have to. Is there any way I can remove this option?

Edit: I don't "hate" it but I do strongly dislike it.
 
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SFrazeur

Legend
Why is it there? why does this happen? I was writing a pretty long post about the Fiesta Bowl and when I clicked on submit new thread...it says sorry but you are not logged in. This really sucks...really sorry to say it but I have to. Is there any way I can remove this option?

Really? My log in is permanent. Have you put the check for "Remember Me?.
 

Sagittar

Hall of Fame
if you hit the back button , you would have found your post as it is and copied it , then when you log in back you could post it again ..

probably the reason for what happenned to you is that you emptied your temporary internet files so the cookies the site put on your pc to recognize you was gone so you need to log in again ..
 

cghipp

Professional
Not if he hasn't checked the "Remember me?" box. He could also have his browser set to not accept cookies.
 

Sagittar

Hall of Fame
Not if he hasn't checked the "Remember me?" box. He could also have his browser set to not accept cookies.

you're right on your first segment of the phrase if he didn't check the remember box he would be signed out , as for your last segment : you can't totally shut off cookies acceptence , there would be still a small portion that must get in to continue browsing otherwise you won't be able to browse at all ..
 

BreakPoint

Bionic Poster
Yes, if you don't check "Remember Me", then it logs you out after several minutes of inactivity. Pretty annoying especially after you just wrote a long post and was trying to submit it, it tells you that you're not logged in which makes your heart jump a beat. However, I believe after you log in, it does continue to submit your post for you or at least get you back to the screen you were on.

Getting logged out happens to me all the time when I borrow other people's computers to surf this site and don't want to be permanently logged in from their computers (you can imagine the troubles that could cause).
 

SFrazeur

Legend
Where does one find the "remember me" function? Thanks
When you log in:
remember_me.jpg
 

heycal

Hall of Fame
Getting logged out happens to me all the time when I borrow other people's computers to surf this site and don't want to be permanently logged in from their computers (you can imagine the troubles that could cause).

Actually, I can't imagine the troubles that would cause... What are they, your friends posting stuff under your name or something? ("Use lightweight sticks with huge heads!")
 

Deuce

Banned
Once you 'log out', the 'remember me' function is cancelled, and you have to log in again with your password next time.

That said, it would be very nice if the 'automatic log off' time were extended to, say... 2 or 3 hours.
Is there a valid reason for it to not be?
 
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