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BettingSherlock
6th November 2009, 08:30 AM
When i log into the forum i use the "Remember me" option.
But the forum keeps logging me out again after some time.

Very annoying when it happens after i just typed a new reply as i lose that.
Works fine on other vbulletin forums so must be something about this forum.

Did i miss a setting somewhere ?

jimrobo
6th November 2009, 12:24 PM
thats strange works ok for me??

Check your security settings in your browser? Sometimes the browser is set up to only accept cookies from certain sites? Have you got another browser you can try it from to see of you have the same problem??

BettingSherlock
6th November 2009, 01:08 PM
I'll try firefox later on, seems to log me out after a period of time.
Never logs me in when first calling the forum in a new browser.

Any chance it's related to using TT at the same time ?

jimrobo
6th November 2009, 01:13 PM
I don't think so. It sounds like the board isn't picking up the cookie which could be a number of reasons. Do you use spyware that deletes cookies? Also I would check your browser settings as to whether youcan accept cookies.

BettingSherlock
6th November 2009, 01:23 PM
That's what i thought, but i use several forums with the vbulletin software and they all simply log me in automatically and keep me logged in.

Ok, shouldn't happen, i'll figure it out...

BettingSherlock
20th November 2009, 08:38 AM
This is beginning to piss me off now,
got the geek as "always allow cookies".

It's ok if i close the window and return within about 1 hour, logs me in automatically.
Any longer and i need to login again, event though i have "remember me" on.

When reading the forum again after about 1 hour i find myself simply logged out.

So seems the cookie is ok, but only for an hour or so.
Am i the only one that's got this ????????????

BettingSherlock
20th November 2009, 08:40 AM
Spoke too soon, only logs me in automatically again if i return within the hour AND inside the same browser window.

BettingSherlock
20th November 2009, 08:53 AM
Someone do me a favour,
go into the vbulleting forum settings and check this:

"vBulletin Options"
"Cookies and HTTP Header Options"
"Session Timeout"

Please tell me the value is at least half an hour or so, something like 1800,
at least not something really short like 60 :rolleyes:

BettingSherlock
20th November 2009, 09:00 AM
That should take care of being logged out whilst "slow" browsing,
not a clue why it doesn't log me in again when returning even with "Remember me" ???

The Geek
20th November 2009, 09:31 AM
Someone do me a favour,
go into the vbulleting forum settings and check this:

"vBulletin Options"
"Cookies and HTTP Header Options"
"Session Timeout"

Please tell me the value is at least half an hour or so, something like 1800,
at least not something really short like 60 :rolleyes:

900 { 15 minutes. }

And it stays logged in for me after many hours on firefox, IE8 & TT.

I know this sounds soooooo Betfair, but

1. Try clearing your cookies out for this site in all browsers.
2. Log in via each of them using the remember me option.
3. Then ditto the embeddd version in TT.

BettingSherlock
20th November 2009, 09:54 AM
remind me, how do i clear a cookie for a specific site ?

The Geek
20th November 2009, 10:03 AM
In IE8....

Tools Menu -> Internet Options

General Tab -> Browsing History -> Settings Button

View Files Button.

Sort by name column.

Then find & select "cookie:yourname@geekstoy.com"

Where yourname is the login for your PC.

Then press delete & yes to confirm.

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In firefox

Tools Menu -> Options

Privacy Tab -> Show Cookies Button

Find & select Geekstoy.com in the list.

Click remove cookie.

BettingSherlock
20th November 2009, 10:44 AM
Looks ok in firefox,
but no cookie to be founf in IE,
going to see what a login from the toy does now...

BettingSherlock
20th November 2009, 11:21 AM
wanted to delete just the old stuff but looks like i ended up deleting all cookies,
everything looks ok now,
can there be such a thing as too many cookies so it doesn't create new ones,
pretty stupid not to clean up old ones automatically, bloody Bill Gates being lazy again.

jimrobo
20th November 2009, 11:42 AM
I guess it depends how big the folder is but it is unlikely. There is the possibility it is picking up an old cookie.