Author Topic: Does anyone know why the forum logs me out when I try to post?  (Read 1172 times)

oneday

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Hoping it doesn't happen now.  But at least 4 times over the last week or so, I have lost posts because clicking the POST button causes me to be logged out.  Help!
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Re: Does anyone know why the forum logs me out when I try to post?
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2018, 12:08:28 PM »
Is your login session expiring because you set it to a short time when you first login?  I set mine to forever and then after flushing my history, close Chrome & reboot my Win7 machine frequently.  So I've never had my session get a chance to expire which theoretically could happen between reading and posting.

You didn't give us any OS or browser info so this may not apply.  Back when using WinXp and IE, I'd get issues with login credentials not clearing/resetting IF I had a Windows Explorer window open in the background.  After learning to close those windows before closing out of a session and closing IE so I could start a fresh session under another ID, I stopped having issues.  IE was set to clear the history on closing and I had the settings configured to not store login info so that I shouldn't have had issues but somehow Windows Explorer seemed to keep the previous session info live.  Thanks Micro$oft!

If you haven't done so in a while, you might try purging temp files & login data, closing browser and explorer windows and see if a reboot works.  As a software tester, I do it habitually and frequently which helps me avoid oddball browser behavior.

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Re: Does anyone know why the forum logs me out when I try to post?
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2018, 12:32:07 PM »
Lulee, thanks for the detailed explanation.  It was a session expiring problem.  I usually login forever, but was using the 60 minutes option...after I posted my query above, I paid more attention the next time it happened & noticed.  User error!
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Re: Does anyone know why the forum logs me out when I try to post?
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2018, 05:12:04 PM »
Glad to hear it was something so simple!