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Old 02-11-2018, 07:27 PM   #1
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Timing out

I was replying to a post all nice and logged in. When I hit submit I was prompted to login again. Poof, all that I had typed in was gone. what's the deal?
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Still having the issue?
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Old 02-12-2018, 09:26 AM   #3
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I've suffered from timing out on the forum since joining in 2012. Figured it was just me. I've just used the 90's computing practice of copying every few minutes to save my work, hit the submit reply, and when punted out of the fourm re-log in and paste the final draft. It has bit me a few times as I've forgot to save and had to re type a long post. Again figured it was just me.

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It's happened to me several times as well. I do what Eric does above if it's a long post, copy it ever so often or at least copy before I hit send in case it times out.
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Thanks for the replies,
I'll give that a try.
Is there a difference in using "quick reply" as opposed to "reply"?
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Old 02-12-2018, 12:57 PM   #6
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Thanks for the replies,
I'll give that a try.
Is there a difference in using "quick reply" as opposed to "reply"?

No difference between the two BUT you may be logged out when trying to click on the full reply editor because I think this issue you have is being caused by cookies being purged as you change pages.

We use cookies to keep you logged in at page changes. Some security schemes purge these as you navigate around the site and so everytime you click on something you get logged out. There are two things to try:

1. tick the 'remember me' box as you are logging in.
2. Specifically allow cookie exchange with the site - (likely a browser setting)
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When this has happened, going back a page on chrome has sometimes at least allowed me to recover the message text and then cut and paste it somewhere.

I do feel like this has happened a lot less more recently.
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Old 02-17-2018, 07:08 PM   #8
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That seems to have worked, thanks GH
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