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losing a reply to a post
#1
I'm a little vexed.

Reading a post (Caratacus on the tombstone of Caelius) I logged in to write a reply. I wrote a long reply, looked up several references, and after a half hour I pushed the submit button... and to my estonishment I was asked to log in again and I lost my whole reply. I was really pissed about it.

Has anyone encountered the same problem? What the heck did I do wrong?

Hans
Flandria me genuit, tenet nunc Roma
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#2
Hi Hans,
Sorry about the annoyance.
It's probably the half hour. The system logs you in for a limited-time session. That ensures that if you check and leave the site, it doesn't show you as online anymore. If you do not do anything on the site (click a link, push a button), the timer runs down and eventually your session will expire. That should be after 3600 seconds however, so there may be something else going on, namely the session/cookie on your computer may have expired.

Whatever the reason, if you're going to write a long reply / the reply is going to take a long time to write, it's best to do that in Notepad or somesuch.
Greets!

Jasper Oorthuys
Webmaster & Editor, Ancient Warfare magazine
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#3
Yep. Notepad or Word (so you can spell check) then cut and paste. Much simpler in the long run, but once Idea when the same thing happened to me, I just pressed the "back" button twice, and there was the text, conveniently cached on my own PC. I was glad of that. :lol:
M. Demetrius Abicio
(David Wills)

Saepe veritas est dura.
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#4
Oh bummer

Hans
Flandria me genuit, tenet nunc Roma
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#5
Not sure about your computer situation, but could you try the "log me in automatically" feature?
I can't use it because I'm usually on from work, where we share computers, but from home I have it.
Marcus Julius Germanus
m.k.a. Brian Biesemeyer
S.P.Q.A.
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