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Why does MN lose my post when I am logged in and click 'post my message'?

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jaffababy Sat 16-Jul-11 10:35:53

Here's what happened this morning (and other mornings)
1. log in
2. read posts people have made on threads I'm on
3. click 'add message'
4. write lovely long post
5. click 'post message' AND MN ASKS ME TO LOG IN AGAIN AND LOSES MY POST.

How can I stop this happening? Sorry if this is a repeat of another thread. I did a search but couldn't find a relevant topic.
Thanks

Tech (MNHQ) Sat 16-Jul-11 11:22:01

Hi Jaffa, sorry we are aware of this problem and working on a fix. The basic issue is that if you don't do anything on the site for a while, it thinks you've gone away and logs you out. You could try get round it by clicking on "Remember me until I log out" when you do log in.

If that doesn't work, until we have a fix in place you could try copying and pasting your post into windows notepad or the mac TextEdit program just before you post. That way if MN loses the post, you can log in again then paste your post back into the MN post window.

Hope this helps.

jaffababy Sat 16-Jul-11 15:18:10

Thanks, Tech. The timeout isn't very long then.

houseofheave Mon 18-Jul-11 08:52:00

The time out is less than 5 minutes and it is driving me BONKERS!

It was fine all of last week and then as soon as the upgrade was done last night, it went back to losing all of my posts.

This is the third time I've tried this one and its not a very long post!

AnyFucker Mon 18-Jul-11 08:54:08

this is bugging me too

AnyFucker Mon 18-Jul-11 08:54:29

I need to literally post something every 5 mins or it logs me out

Tech (MNHQ) Mon 18-Jul-11 10:07:57

Hi, sorry, we know it's frustrating. We should have a fix in the next few days.

AnyFucker Mon 18-Jul-11 10:11:58

days ???

arrrrgh

you are doing a grand job, carry on

< gibbers >

Tech (MNHQ) Mon 18-Jul-11 10:45:18

It might be sooner... we're trying to do that managing expectations bizniz innit.

AnyFucker Mon 18-Jul-11 12:46:19

don't try to manage me young man ! <frown>

shonnomanom Wed 20-Jul-11 21:17:32

It driving me mad. sad Iv lost count of the amount of times this past week it has happened.

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