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does anyone know what the timeout is for the session vars on this site? It seems like even if I'm idle for 10 minutes, I have to log back in.
 

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i can go months without having to log back in. I wonder if it's a browser setting?
 

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Ditto. I stay permanently logged in … but 'invisible'
 

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I use chrome and have New posts in my bookmarks bar and just click to get them each time.?
 

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Correct. Only have to log in once in awhile, I think when cookies get cleared.
well i've searched thru chrome's settings and nothing is off. cookies r not being cleared at any time, even when closing the browser. but how can this be a browser issue anyway? cookies are issued by websites.
 

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cookies are issued by websites.
But browsers can be set not to allow them. In any case, I was just speculating, I don't know the answer.
 

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hey you guys,

does anyone think that this timeout issue could be related to the fact that I'm logged in here many times on my mobile phone's hotspot?

I also get this stupid issue with my bank whereby when logging into online banking, almost everytime those idiots want to send a verification code to my phone cuz they don't recognize the device. it does not matter how many times i press that stupid "register device" button after entering the code. the low level agents claim it's an issue with me clearing cookies, but just like this website's issue the cookies are never cleared. I have a suspicion it's their website's code not thinking US Cellular's IP address associated with hotspots are valid or something. As far as I know, that IP address doesn't change.
 

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I would have thought that if you were 'attached' to another hotspot, that ip address would change.?

I only logon from PCs, two devices in the house and one in office, so never have the problem after initially logging in?
 

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I would have thought that if you were 'attached' to another hotspot, that ip address would change.?
as far as I know, the ip never changes. I assume the hotspot ip address comes from a cell tower? everytime I've checked the geo location database ip address of my page visits via PHP code, the address has always been the same.
 

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I was at the library on a wi fi all day long today and not once did I time out on this website, and there were times that I was idle for 30 minutes or more. Now I'm back home on the hotspot again and sure as hell, the timeout has started happening again!
 

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Can't discuss hand-held logins, but on the PC if you are using Windows 10, that also has a setting that involves how long you can stay on. I found it once, set it, and forgot about it. AND forgot about where I found it.

I'm having e-mail issues from my browser (Firefox) and apparently the inability to follow e-mail hyperlinks is a known issue with Win10 also. If you are NOT on Win10, then I'm dashed if I know what could do it. But I have seen that phantom logout happen even on an XP system. On the other hand, some of my logins have lasted quite a long time.

Just to rule some things out: The phenomenon is NOT related to the "disallow third-pary cookies" setting. (I've experimented with that one.) It is NOT related to whether you allow the browser to remember your password for the site. (I have NEVER allowed that.)
 

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Can't discuss hand-held logins, but on the PC if you are using Windows 10, that also has a setting that involves how long you can stay on. I found it once, set it, and forgot about it. AND forgot about where I found it.
i'm on win7
 

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update:

my mobile carrier, us cellular, only has one suspicion as to what could be causing this problem. After I use a certain amount of mobile data, my connection speed slows down a bit, and when it does the subsequent connection is said to be "throttled". So their guess is that this phenomenon is causing the session timeout to happen, although I'm not convinced. I've been on plenty of slow internet connections via ISPs over the years and I've never experienced this timeout thing happening.

But through a speed test conducted by google, after a google search for "speed test", it shows my current download speed at .12 mbps and upload speed of .73 mpbs. That is insanely slow, but none the less I can still access webpages with little trouble and even stream videos online with limited buffering.

So I guess I'm stuck dealing with it, since there are no other ideas.
 

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While I understand throttling, I don't see that as related to logging you out. To be honest, I would have, at first guess, said it was a cookie problem since web connections are not actually continuous. There is no "keep-alive" or "heartbeat" signal with HTTP or HTTPS. Are you using a VPN? Because what rides the VPN won't have a heartbeat, but the VPN itself might.
 

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