I'm not certain of the length of the "inactivity timeout" in these forums, but it is certainly too short for an old man like me.
Today I spent maybe 15 minutes composing a reply in a thread. When I clicked Reply, I was asked to login again, so I did. Then, nothing but a blank screen here: https://www.thorforums.com/forums/ne...treply&t=28280
If I'm alert, I will remember to copy my reply so I can paste it back in after the re-login. Today I wasn't alert, so now I have to start composing my reply all over again. Yes, I know that I can hit Preview every 5 or 10 minutes to reset the countdown timer, but that also requires awareness on my part.
My browser is the latest Chrome, but I've had the same thing happen in Firefox.
- What harm would there be in extending the inactivity period to 20 or 30 minutes?
- Is there a bug in the forum software that causes the blank screen?
- Other than copy/paste, is there anything I can do to recover after that happens? The back button is ineffective.
- Why can't you drop a cookie on my PC so I can stay logged in forever, like Amazon does?
It may sound like I'm bitching, but really I'm just looking for a better solution.