Forum login timeout too short

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HamScanMan
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Forum login timeout too short

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Hello:
When login in to the forum and then responding to a thread or creating a thread, the login session seems to terminate very quickly. You then hit submit and it asks you to authenticate again. After that, you lose your typed response. Its a pain, makes people type responses quickly to beat the timer and end up with inaccurate responses, lack of detail or having to retype.

Yes, there are workarounds, when prompted to login again, go back (hit backspace) the the last page, select your response and copy it, then login and paste it into a new response window.

Or, precompose your response and then paste it to a thread.

Better yet, change the timeout.
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Re: Forum login timeout too short

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This is probably a browser issue. Try using another browser. The timeout for form entries is set to 7200 seconds, and the "remember me" login expiration timeout is turned off (the stored cookie never times out).
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Re: Forum login timeout too short

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Happens on chrome, pc and mac. Worst on Safari on iphone (less than 30 seconds). Will try edge.
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Re: Forum login timeout too short

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Hey SharkRF team:

This timeout is still an issue. All platforms, all browsers. Tonight, I typed a long ass response and clicked post, bank, it asked me to login again. Screw it. I am not typing all that again.

Usage tonight - Chrome on MacOS.

Happens on Chrome Win10 and Safari MacOS.

Not a local issue, does not happen on any other forum or web interaction, only your forum.
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Re: Forum login timeout too short

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Interesting. I usually have to login to the forum max. once a month.
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Re: Forum login timeout too short

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Same problem here, Iphone also..

Need to copy, submit, login again and paste message again
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Re: Forum login timeout too short

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Still happening... Just had to do the login, compose message, copy it, post, prompted for login again and after that, pervious text is missing, paste texts, post again quickly.
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HamScanMan wrote: Fri May 08, 2020 1:54 am Still happening... Just had to do the login, compose message, copy it, post, prompted for login again and after that, pervious text is missing, paste texts, post again quickly.

I just said that.
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Re: Forum login timeout too short

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I know. I was adding the fact its still happening so the rfshark folk know. Keeping the thread current. They apparently can not replicate the issue.

I do read the previous posts!
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Re: Forum login timeout too short

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I saw the checkbox at login to "Remember Me". That seems to be working better now.
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