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over-zealous idle timeout

Jeff Verdegan
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Lately it seems I'm constantly having to log back in. I haven't measured, but it seems like after about 15-20 minutes of idle time, the site logs me out. I don't think it used to happen that quickly (3-4 months ago). It's very annoying to have to log in so much. This isn't a bank, after all. :-)

Any chance of getting the timeout bumped up to like, an hour, or a week? Or making it configurable?


Thanks,
Jeff
Paul Clapham
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You could just check the "Log me in automatically" checkbox when you log in the next time...
Jeff Verdegan
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Paul Clapham wrote:You could just check the "Log me in automatically" checkbox when you log in the next time...


I could if I wanted it to log me in automatically, yes. But I don't. I just want it to keep me logged in for a longer time once I log in, manually.

Although, truth be told, I'll probably just eventually get irritated enough that I'll decide auto-login is a lesser evil than premature timeout and do just that.
Andrew Monkhouse
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We do want to fix this, as this causes annoyances for a few people. Unfortunately we have a limited number of volunteers to work on the software, so I cannot tell you when this might be fixed.


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Jeff Verdegan
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Understood. Thanks for responding.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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