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03-11-2008, 22:48   #1
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Stop Signing Me Out!!

Recently i keep getting automatically signed out.. I'd just view the next page or to back to a forum and then the page would come back up in the Original Blue background.. so i'd have to log in again...
a small point but it annoys me no end!
I'd understand if I had left the computer, made a cup of tea and sat back down again, but this can happen as i read 5-6 pages of a thread..
Is there a way to keep me logged in for one session?
I dont want to be signed in all the time as i'm on a family computer and i suspect that my brother secretly reads the Motors section of Boards, and boards quite often appears in Google searches so i dont really want family reading everything i post..
Is this a new feature or are the mods having a laugh signing me out and forcing me to sign back in..??
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03-11-2008, 22:50   #2
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Click the remember me box and log out when you're finished?
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03-11-2008, 22:53   #3
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It's been happening to me a little bit lately, kinda annoying but not really a big deal
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03-11-2008, 22:53   #4
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Not going to work Alanstrainor, as i'd be on the internet, my msn pops up telling me i have an email notification from Boards, so i'd log in but then i could get kicked off the computer 5 mins later as my father uses the computer for his work.. i wouldnt remember to log out!


Just got signed out.. did someone just play me?
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03-11-2008, 22:56   #5
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Mods can't log you out, it's just your cookies expiring. The only way around it that I can think of is to tick the remember me box but as you point out that isn't always practical.
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03-11-2008, 22:59   #6
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Not going to work Alanstrainor, as i'd be on the internet, my msn pops up telling me i have an email notification from Boards, so i'd log in but then i could get kicked off the computer 5 mins later as my father uses the computer for his work.. i wouldnt remember to log out!


Just got signed out.. did someone just play me?
There's no way to keep yourself logged in without clicking the 'remember me' button. You'll just have to get used to being logged out the whole time, or else remember to logout when you're done.

If you use firefox, there's a setting to clear cookies at the end of each session that could be helpful to you, either.
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03-11-2008, 23:02   #7
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Nah, i'm using your basic Internet Explorer on XP

Is this a recent thing? because i've never noticed this before..
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03-11-2008, 23:09   #8
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This has been happening to me too. It happens randomly, it's not me getting logged out after 10 minutes or whatever of inactivity. I could be actively clicking through threads and all of a sudden I notice I'm logged out.
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03-11-2008, 23:10   #9
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No, it just depends on how long the cookies last before expiring. I don't really get it too well myself, but I used to have trouble on my work computer with it. It's annoying, but you'll get really fast at typing your password.
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It's happening to me too, using firefox.
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03-11-2008, 23:17   #11
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No, it just depends on how long the cookies last before expiring. I don't really get it too well myself, but I used to have trouble on my work computer with it. It's annoying, but you'll get really fast at typing your password.
I just got logged out 3 times in 1 minute. That's not normal!
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03-11-2008, 23:18   #12
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use the remember me button and log out when you're finished.

make sure you are using 'boards.ie' as against 'www.boards.ie'.
Same problem happens with phpbb and other forum software when the cookies aren't configured, and people put the www. behind it.
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04-11-2008, 21:23   #13
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This is happening to me a lot over the past few days too on both Firefox and IE, same as Faith described, and I've never had to log out/use the remeber me button beofre
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04-11-2008, 22:46   #14
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i'm using Boards.ie.. thought it redirected itself anyways..
Why are the cookies expiring so quickly?
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05-11-2008, 02:17   #15
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Same happening to me with Firefox 3. It's not just boards though, all me 'remember me' things aren't working. Right pain in the arse.
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