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Is there a new rule/process that logs us out after some time period of inactivity?

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  • Is there a new rule/process that logs us out after some time period of inactivity?

    I walked away from my computer, forgot I hadn't logged out, ate breakfast and returned to make sure I was logged out. Guess what? I had a popup dialog box advising me I had to log into my account again. That's a "new" thing to me. Is it a change? (I usually check the "keep me logged in" checkbox, or whatever it's called, so coming back with a login dialog hovering over the open forum I last posted in requiring me to log in again was a surprise.)

  • #2
    I've noticed this too- I understand it on banking sites, but seems a bit unnecessary here. Probably one of those things we'll just have to live with.


    • #3
      First I've heard, I know we had an update a few days back, that may be a part of it.
      The image file limits have been reset. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

      Thank you for your understanding.


      • #4
        I'm just leaving myself logged in 24/7 because logging out seems to require me to create a new password each time. I know that's not a smart thing to do, but it's the only way I seem to be able to visit and participate here any more. Hopefully the algorithm for password recognization won't eventually recognize I'm always logged in and lock me out. (Google itself may be part of the's password-saving function doesn't have my DG password in it, and basically requires me to create a 'new' password in order to enter here and participate. I can find no way to force Google to add my DG password manually.)

        (Case in point: I attempted to log in today, moments ago, and was advised (by popup) I was already logged in, and was I sure I wanted to change my password (*I chose NOT to change my password, but I have no idea what the previously 'changed password' is. I do not know what else to do. I'm getting tired of always having to change my password (here and elsewhere) just to see what's happened since last I was logged in. It is quite literally driving me toward quitting all computer use and just saying goodbye to all my friends here, for once and for all.)

        I do not know how long I've been "logged in"....I haven't visited here in some time...can't remember the last time I tried.


        • #5
          I think the issue is with your computer settings rather than this site.

          What web browser do you use please? I will see what I can find.

          Here is some solutions for google chrome

          If you are in Private Browsing mode, passwords are not kept.
          If you have not enabled cookies websites won’t remember you and may log you out.
          Did you copy your drive to new computer? Some files may have got corrupted or perhaps are not compatible with the new system and need to be refreshed.
          Do you you use a third party password creator. it might be interfering with the web browsers password functions.
          You may need to clear cache and cookies, make sure the appropriate remember passwords box is ticked in the browser settings, and login to all your sites again. This means you need to know all your passwords as any that were saved in the system will be cleared.

          The first place to start though is checking your browser settings to make sure the Save Password (or whatever it is called in your system) is enabled.

          P.s. I rarely logout of here. It won’t show me as logged in unless I actually have the web page open.

          Last edited by Skwerl; 02-07-2022, 05:12 PM.


          • #6
            To support what Skwerl has stated, I also never get logged off. My phone and home PC are always logged on. My work PC I manually log on in the AM and remain logged on until I log off at the end of the day.
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