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post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
Since the recent changes of the site's operating software, I keep getting logged out. It used to be that after logging in, as long as I didn't close the window, I would still be logged in when I returned, even if I left it open for a long time. Now, if I leave it for what seems like a very few minutes, even if I'm reading a thread, I'll get logged out.

It used to be if I took a really long time writing a post (an hour or more, yeah I'm slow) then sometimes I'd get logged out, now it happens after only a few minutes.

Any help changing this would be appreciated.
post #2 of 18
I'll look into it when I get back home. I'm on the road and will be home Monday.

I had not noticed this behavior. Try clearing your cache and cookies. It could be an old script causing the problem.

DC
post #3 of 18
My guess is that it's the JavaScript cache and/or cookies. Logout manually. This will clear your EpicSki cookies. Then, clear your browser cache (especially the JavaScript cache, if you can clear them independently), and let us know what happens.
post #4 of 18
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ssh
My guess is that it's the JavaScript cache and/or cookies. Logout manually. This will clear your EpicSki cookies. Then, clear your browser cache (especially the JavaScript cache, if you can clear them independently), and let us know what happens.
What is a browser cache (forgive my ignorance)?

This only seems to be a problem on my home computer, which is a dial up connection. When went to epicski on my work computer (DSL I think), I was already logged in. Would not logging out at work cause or contribute to the forced time outs at home?
post #5 of 18
No issue with the two places being logged in. Sounds like definitely a browser issue. Which browser do you use?
post #6 of 18
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ssh
No issue with the two places being logged in. Sounds like definitely a browser issue. Which browser do you use?
Microsoft Internet Explorer, I'm not sure of the version though, whatever they were installing on Dell computers a year or so ago.
post #7 of 18
OK. After checking my Windows machine, I'll tell you what I think should work. However, if you're really using IE from a year ago, you should run an update overnight one of these days; it has a metric ton of security holes.

In IE: Tools | Internet Options. Then, half-way down the dialog box is a box that says "Temporary Internet Files". Click the "Delete Cookies" and then the "Delete Files" buttons. You will need to log back into EpicSki (and other sites) after you do that. You may be able to accomplish what you need to by just deleting the files.

BTW, FWIW, my recommendation would be to stop using IE and start using Firefox for security reasons.
post #8 of 18
Dude, they be toyin' wid ja. They are booting you outa here now and again just to get a reaction. I can hear Dchan now, "hey, let's boot him now, and give him a hard time logging back in." Although I think ssh has a program he runs just to auto boot ya now and again.

Then again, maybe not. What do I know?

Mark
post #9 of 18
post #10 of 18
Thread Starter 
I deleted the temporary internet files and the cookies as you suggested, but it still logs me out if I don't change the screens often enough (I haven't timed it).
post #11 of 18
So your 'puter is a couch potato. Sigh heavily and ask it nicely if it won't let you stick around on this site. Maybe telling it you WON'T take it skiing would help. I couldn't hurt!

Mark
post #12 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by volantaddict
I deleted the temporary internet files and the cookies as you suggested, but it still logs me out if I don't change the screens often enough (I haven't timed it).
I don't want to be patronizing, but it wasn't clear to me whether you are just getting logged out of EpicSki and staying connected to the internet or losing your dialup internet connection altogether while viewing EpicSki. If it's the latter (you are losing your dialup connection altogether), the issue is probably related to some timeout policy change recently implemented by your ISP...coincidentally at about the same time that the EpicSki software was updated.
post #13 of 18
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gnarlito
I don't want to be patronizing, but it wasn't clear to me whether you are just getting logged out of EpicSki and staying connected to the internet or losing your dialup internet connection altogether while viewing EpicSki. If it's the latter (you are losing your dialup connection altogether), the issue is probably related to some timeout policy change recently implemented by your ISP...coincidentally at about the same time that the EpicSki software was updated.
It's the former, I'm getting logged out of epicski.
post #14 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by volantaddict
It's the former, I'm getting logged out of epicski.
Ah. I'm going to guess it's an EpicSki moderator consipiracy then.

Signed,
Grassy Knoll
post #15 of 18
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gnarlito
Ah. I'm going to guess it's an EpicSki moderator consipiracy then.

Signed,
Grassy Knoll
Perhaps they are trying to limit my imput to smart assed one liners, as my longer, thoughtful reponses are the ones I can no longer post. I always get logged out before I finish them.
post #16 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by ssh
No issue with the two places being logged in. Sounds like definitely a browser issue. Which browser do you use?
Happening to me with:
Firefox 1.5 OS X
After a certain amount of time...I get logged out.
I am finding this version to be a little 'buggy'
post #17 of 18

Vbulletin responses

Apparently this behaviour is being noticed by many customers of vbulletin. So far the responses and fixes have been a down level browsers, (not using latest versions with security patches) Cookies or cache problems.

To clear the cookies and cache in your browser,

Log off.

For IE:
you should be at version 6.0.2800.1106
On the menu bar click on tools, select internet tools. the first dialog box will have a selection for "delete cookies" click on this. Also you might want to click on "delete files" which will delete all the cached files on your hard drive.

Then press "ctrl-f5" to reload the page.

For Firefox:
You should be at version 1.0.7 or if you like being on the bleeding edge 1.5

Click on tools, select options
click on the privacy icon and the next dialog box will have places to click and clear cookies, and cache. Sometimes it helps to clear the history as well.

Then press "ctrl-f5" to reload the page.

The above operations can often help fix slow browsing as well as clear up lots of hard drive space that is sometimes taken up by temp internet files.

DC
post #18 of 18
Thread Starter 
Thanks DC, I've got the right browser version and deleted the temporary files and cookies, we'll see if it solves the problem.
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