Is there a limit to how long I can stay logged in?

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Is there a limit to how long I can stay logged in?

I never clear my browser cookies nor do I manually logout, but every 1-2 weeks I will find myself logged out from BLF and then I have to relogin. I primarily use the Firefox browser. Has anyone else experienced this or knows of some settings I should check?

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I automatically get logged out approximately every 1-4 weeks.

I don't think there is a setting that can be changed.

Sorry.

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It was in our prenuptial agreement

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I was gonna say a day or so. From home, almost always stay logged in, but at work, over the weekend with no activity I always have to log back in on Moonday.

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I get logged out every week consistently. When Monday comes need to login again

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The limit is about 24 days according to the UID and password cookies. Maybe it’s multiple connections with a single UID that lets the Server delete cookies at some point?

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Is it something that our leader could change or is it hard coded by the forum software?

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I'm just glad BLF isn't like AliExpress.

I have to log into AE every single day I want to use the site, which is extremely user-unfriendly.

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Use Brave as a browser so much better than the rest. I was a Firefox browser user for many years not no more.

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Every morning I power up my computer, and after a few quick looks elsewhere I log in on BLF.
It’s going to be like that till I go to bed. Before I power down I use CCleaner to flush my system.
If the computer has to run overnight (for converting a movie) I pull out the data cable.
I would hate it if someone took over during my absence. To mine Bitcoins, or things like that.

Once in a (long) while, after having run some errands or so, I notice that I’m logged out of BLF.
I’m still “tuned in” on BLF, but I’ll have to log in again. All other settings are still the same.
Using a very old computer, with an even older OS, and Firefox on unlimited fibreglass cable.

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Not sure, but I suspect it has to do with the occasional server maintenance for the website.

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Rat wrote:
Use Brave as a browser so much better than the rest. I was a Firefox browser user for many years not no more.

I prefer Opera GX.

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Jack Kellar wrote:

I prefer Opera GX.

Looks interesting!

I use just regular Opera, but might give GX a chance someday.

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I remember the good ol’ days, when webpage designers actually gave a shat about their code, and tried at least minimally making it compatible across platforms, and problems weren’t just dismissed with a let-them-eat-cake type “Use a different browser”.

 

Remember Exploder, and how most (decent) webpages had probably half the content being “<!—[if IE4]>” and similar conditionals for, like, everything, just to fix the hideously noncompliant ways that Exploder worked?

“Frontpage ain’t done ‘til Netscape won’t run…”

People worked hard to fix that, and it wasn’t even Netscape’s fault, because it was compliant, and FP-generated html wasn’t. (Eg, its nested-table “formatting”. Open 8 tables, but only close 7.)

 

Today? “Use a different browser…”

Why even bother with standards, then? Just declare a free-for-all, and let the most “popular” browsers determine what’s acceptable. (Ie, the majority of browsers which all use Chromium. Some choice…)

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I like that we have so many browsers to choose from.

I just wish every web page would work with all of them.

(I'm guessing that's never going to happen, though.)

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Actually, that was kinda my point, that we don’t have all that many browsers out there, as that more and more of them are using the same rendering engine under the hood (ie, Chromium).

So what “works” for all those, might not work well if at all on any holdouts.

Then you’ll essentially only have 1 browser, but with different “skins” on top.

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<rant>
With Edge based on Chromium we now have a chance the standard gets accepted not only in browsers. As someone who had to design a company signature, I could have gone to Redmond armed. Flexbox? Thunderbird – check, GMail – check, Outlook on Phone – check, Outlook on Win … f*ck. It does not only mess up incoming mails; you can write code directly into Outlook and it doesn’t take it and put that into a damn mail, but converts it to its own crap Facepalm . However … that’s the reason why all companies have crap, non-responsive signatures. It’s Outlook on Windows. Or was. Hope the situation has or will improve.
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Ah, Edge… the retarded browser that doesn’t even let you save webpages or view images directly.

 

<still wishing for an eyeroll emoji>

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Lightbringer wrote:
Ah, Edge… the retarded browser that doesn’t even let you save webpages or view images directly.

 

<still wishing for an eyeroll emoji>


Will we ever get one?

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Lightbringer wrote:

Actually, that was kinda my point, that we don’t have all that many browsers out there, as that more and more of them are using the same rendering engine under the hood (ie, Chromium).

Yes, I saw and understood your post.

Even if most of the browsers are Chromium-based, I'm glad that there are so many to choose from.

Each one works a little bit differently, and I like having the choices that we have.  :THUMBS-UP:

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YES! This has been driving me nuts for ages! I use Chrome on both desktop and mobile, and half the time I click a PM notification link I end up logged out. Especially annoying on mobile because the login boxes don’t autofill properly for some reason.

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Hopefully Mr. Admin will be able to advise.

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FlashPilot wrote:

Hopefully Mr. Admin will be able to advise.

+1

He usually watches this sub-forum.

Maybe he could make the cookie last longer than 24 days?

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For what it’s worth, I need to re-log in every week. I assumed it was the same for everyone, but maybe not.

I’d rather use my flashlight around the house than turn on the lights.

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That is why I made this thread. I noticed this behavior a long while ago but finally decided maybe I should ask about it.

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> Is there a limit to how long I can stay logged in?

I have not noticed any login timeout limit in Firefox on iMac

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Hi everyone, sorry I just saw this thread. I think I found a way to increase the session lifetime. For now I set it to 60 days, let’s see if that works. However, I suspect that some might be having issues with browsers or other locally installed software that are deleting or modifying or blocking cookies, so this change won’t be of any help to them.

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Thanks sb. Let see how this change works out.

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I don’t think the change did anything. I logged into BLF on my smartphone and after a week I noticed I was logged out.

Could it be related to something else like logging into BLF from multiple devices at once?

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anonymous_user wrote:
I don’t think the change did anything. I logged into BLF on my smartphone and after a week I noticed I was logged out.

Could it be related to something else like logging into BLF from multiple devices at once?

Possibly related to your smartphone still having the old session time length. I’m not sure if it updates the session length immediately or if it’s the next time after you login. Also with a smartphone there could be other factors at play, possibly the browser interfering with or manipulating cookies?

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