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Posting Time-Outs

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1. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 5y

I know, or think I remember this being discussed before... But, is there a way to extend the time-out period when posting a reply? I was in the middle of commenting in a thread when I received 2 phone calls I had to answer. Combined, they took 20 minutes. I came back to finish my reply. Thankfully, I remembered to copy my text. When I hit preview, I'd timed out. I copied my response into the reply box and clicked submit so my remarks are there. It also happens when I'm answering health questions and I take an extra few minutes to grab links or verify my wiki information is correct. (Note to self - update wiki links!)

Anyway, can the time limit be expanded a bit?

2. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 5y

You don't have the 'remember me' tickbox ticked when you log in? If so I don't think you'd ever see a timeout... at least that's my understanding of how it should work!

3. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 5y

Interesting. About the only time I'm logged out is when the cookies expire. I always tick the 'remember me' box when I have to log back in. But, I've had this happen a few times recently. I now copy the text, if I think I've taken to long to answer something, just in case. I'll let you know if/when it happens again.

4. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 5y

It just happened again in a post in Intros. I'm still logged in and have been for a few days.

5. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 5y

Hmm, weird. When this happens, you are say off answering a phone call, then come back and hit Preview/Submit as the first thing you do, or do you start typing again and then hit Preview/Submit? I'm not really sure why anything would time out in either case, but maybe Peter has some ideas :)

6. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 5y

This time, I wrote my response (copied it) and hit preview immediately. I took no breaks between typing and hitting preview (except to do the command C before clicking preview).

7. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 5y

Did the typing take you a long time? What does the error message say that you get?

This is very strange, as clearly it shouldn't be timing out. Has this been happening for a long time? You do have javascript switched on I imagine?

8. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 5y

I took about 3 minutes or less to type my response. There was no error message. I clicked preview and it brought me back to the page with an empty reply box. No 'You are only seeing a preview at the moment.' comment or anything. Just an empty reply box. I copied the text in again, hit preview, it appeared and hit submit.

Javascript is on. Java, Safari and the Mac system are all up to date too. I have no updates to download.

As for time - no - but it has been happening the last 3-4 weeks.

9. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 5y

Hmm, I've never ever seen that, but then again, I don't use preview, which I'm guessing is to blame here ;) You were just assuming it was a 'time-out' then (there hasn't been any error messages saying that)?

10. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 5y

No error messages at all. I use preview with almost every post longer than a couple of sentences. Mainly because my train of thought alters and I want my comment to make sense. But, it has happened even when my replies are written in a very short time (5 minutes or less). I love the preview option so use it constantly.

So yes, took it as a 'timed out' issue. But, the reply I made in Intros today was quick with no interruptions and it still happened.