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#1 Michael Hannah

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 08:05 AM

Our area has (finally) gotten (very slow) DSL broadband so am now accessing the site with it. My DSL router is set (and not changeable by me) to drop the line if I am inactive for 5 minutes but to re-establish immediately if I need it. Most of the time this is totally transparent to me. Unfortunately it appears that this line drop logs me out of the Wholly Genes forum site. I will be composing a long reply to a post and by the time I hit Submit the site tells me I am not logged in. Other forum sites I use do not seem to exhibit this behavior. Is there some personal setting I can make to my account, or something else someone can suggest? It is easy to log back in, and the site provides my text so I can copy it and then paste in the new login, but this is getting annoying. Anyone have any recommendations?
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#2 Virginia Blakelock

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Posted 01 July 2008 - 05:29 AM

Michael, with those limitations, you might find it practical to subscribe to individual WG forums and read messages offline - and then compose replies to be pasted later online. For this I use NoteWonder to draft the reply and then go to the forum to quickly paste it. In my case it's interruptions in my workplace that can make it more convenient to work offline.

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#3 John Cardinal

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Posted 01 July 2008 - 11:51 AM

Michael,

My guess is that your IP address is changing when the DSL connection drops. I think (but do not know for sure) that the WG forum site will force you to re-logon if you change IP addresses, even if you have the "Remember Me" option set when you logon. My guess is based on my own experience: I use a laptop that I carry between home and work, and whenever I change locations, I am logged out. It's a bit of a pain because the "View New Posts" functionality gets messed up when I visit the site after changing locations.

#4 Michael Hannah

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Posted 01 July 2008 - 03:37 PM

Thanks John and Virginia,

Since the time I posted this I have been able to convince my DSL provider to increase my idle timeout value. That seems to have solved the problem. John, I suspect that your guess about the IP address is correct since I am behind my own hardware firewall and it does seem to (sometimes) assign a new IP address when the DSL reconnects.
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