What is the time limit on posts, why is there a time limit, and and can it be extended?

Thursday, April 14, 2005 1:23 AM
Recently, my friend and I have both run into the same problem. We go to respond to someone else's post, or make a post, and we get the message "login has expired", rendering everything we've written to be null and void. I type at 55wpm or higher, and still I'm running out of time sometimes due to thinking about what I'm writing. So, could the time limit be extended a bit to say to 20 minutes (I have no idea what it is now)? If I try to use the edit button, it sometimes creates a second copy of what I've done, which I then have to go back and delete, And I better hope I get the right one, which is another challenge in itself, because the times on the two posts are often backwards. In other words, the first thing written has the later time, and vise versa.

Any insight to this and the other problem would be welcome. Thanks!

Thursday, April 14, 2005 3:52 AM
Intamin Fan,

If I know I am going to be typing up a long post, such as a trip report, then what I do is type the report in Word or something similar, the copy-n-paste it when I want to post something.

When I copy something from Word it doesn't transfer my paragraphs over so I copy it into Notepad then onto Coasterbuzz. That seems to do the trick.

I hope this helps you out.


Thursday, April 14, 2005 9:16 AM
Or tell the system to remember your login information until you explicitly log out. I've never run into a time limit, and sometimes it takes me all day to write up a post.

Sean, why don't you just write the whole thing in Wordpad? It's a perfectly capable text editor, and it copies properly, provided you have it set for "plain text"...

(I use Psion Word, Pages, XCode, TextEdit, EGO Edit Lite, or Apple Writer ][e, depending on which machine I am using and what mood I am in...)

--Dave Althoff, Jr.
Who needs Microsoft Weird, anyway?

Thursday, April 14, 2005 10:03 AM
At worst, < Ctrl-A > then < Ctrl-C > before pressing 'submit' will keep a copy of your text in your clipboard.


Thursday, April 14, 2005 10:07 AM
I use the 'Playa method ALL day, all the time, for work AND for forum posting...of course, 20+-digit numbers CAN be hard to remember off the top of your head...;)

Copy/Paste is my friend....:)

Thursday, April 14, 2005 12:15 PM
All good suggestions above. If you don't ask the system to hold on to your login, it's not going to. It's really not any more complicated than that. Check the box when you login, click logout when you leave.
Thursday, April 14, 2005 12:55 PM
Cookies can be your friend ;)
Thursday, April 14, 2005 1:21 PM
omg forum noob :o. I agree with moosh, cookies are your friend, especially if they're fresh baked. Or half-baked >_>.
Thursday, April 14, 2005 1:51 PM
I prefer totally baked.... ;)
Thursday, April 14, 2005 2:22 PM
I almost always type up my trip reports in Clarisworks (yes, I'm pretty old school) for the Mac, and then paste them since I'm on a dial-up connection. So I was down with that. Thanks for the other suggestion about the save login feature.

I still need to know though about why a double copy gets made of my posts though when I go back and edit them.

Thursday, April 14, 2005 2:40 PM
Double-clicking the submit button is the most likely reason....since that's how my system at works gets duplicated records...;)
Thursday, April 14, 2005 2:59 PM
I don't know how that can happen when you're editing a post, because it already has a unique ID to it. You can double post when you reply, but only if the posts come a minute apart.
Thursday, April 14, 2005 3:15 PM
I'm just guessing here...but I don't *think* it's in the EDIT phase when the double-post comes but in the submission. We're using ColdFusion for our back end, and it's a documented error that CF allows for multiple-submits on a "multiple-click form submit"...

Jeff is WAYYYY more savvy about this stuff than I am, obviously (shoot, he wrote the book, LOL), but it's a possible source of that error....

Thursday, April 14, 2005 3:26 PM

Joecoasterguy said:
omg forum noob :o. I agree with moosh, cookies are your friend, especially if they're fresh baked. Or half-baked >_>.

Half baked cookies in the oven
Half baked people on the bus
There's a little bit of fruitcake left
in every one of us

Sorry...it's been one of those days.

Friday, April 15, 2005 6:16 PM
Yeah. . . but it's spring break. . . and I'll be like a Cheeseburger in Paradise ;)

I've never had a problem with the time limits and such.


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