Staying logged in...?

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    Jan 03, 2008 6:26 PM GMT
    I know some sites will log you off if you are idle for a while. I seem to get logged off most of my sites when I go idle for a few minutes. It is really annoying, and I get kicked off AIM and crap. Is there some sort of setting on here I can change. I don't know if its the screen saver or my computer hibernates or what. I just wanna be able to leave for an hour and come back with everything on.
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Jan 03, 2008 9:57 PM GMT
    I've never been logged out of Realjock, unless I done it myself. Not sure how long I have been idle at any giving time, but I would think, it's your computer that's doing it, and not the realjock site. If it's a work computer, maybe it's a firewall or security software that's doing it. Sorry I cant be anymore help.

    Mike
  • phunkie

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    Jan 03, 2008 10:00 PM GMT
    not your computer. If you disconnect your connection that can cause it. other wise its the server thats responsible. you should write to the lovely peeps responsible for maintaining this site.
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    Jan 03, 2008 10:15 PM GMT
    After logging on to a web site, your activity on that particular site dictates whether you remain logged on. If you click on a link (on the site), a timer is reset on the web server, keeping you logged on. As long as you remain active by clicking links before the site-defined timeout value is reached, you'll remain logged on.

    Each web site will have its own time-out value. Site X might have a time out value of 10 minutes before you are considered logged off. For Site Y, it may be 30. Others may never log you off. It's an arbitrary value defined by the web site developer.

    Simply moving your mouse to wake up the (local) screen saver doesn't reset the web site timer. Similarly, clicking on a different web site also doesn't keep you logged on. If you want to remain logged on to Site X, for example, you must periodically "talk" to the Site X. Your means of talking is by clicking links on Site X.
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    Jan 03, 2008 10:28 PM GMT
    Yeah I don't have this particular problem with RealJock but I do with many other sites.

    Deep is there any way to keep logged in if I am away for like 2 hours and can't scroll around or click a banner?

    I wish there was some program or something.

    But yeah my internet also loses connection and regains connection which causes this. But again it only loses connection when I go away. So I still think something is wrong with the comp setting.
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Jan 03, 2008 10:40 PM GMT
    hippie4lyfe said
    But yeah my internet also loses connection and regains connection which causes this. But again it only loses connection when I go away. So I still think something is wrong with the comp setting.


    Your Internet connection has a timeout setting. If you check you settings you can change how long, or not have it time out at all.
  • phunkie

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    Jan 03, 2008 10:43 PM GMT
    technically speaking, you shouldn't get logged out since realjock contacts the server every x minutes for new mail which also keeps your session with the server alive.

    loose wiring, old network cards and/or windows standby/hibernation can disconnect the internet. you should contact your service provider.
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    Jan 03, 2008 10:48 PM GMT
    If you're not around to click to maintain your part of the conversation, the web server assumes you want to log off. Not much you can do about this.

    But...

    If you're a real geek and use a Mac with OS X 10.4 or higher, you could probably develop an Automator Workflow (set of Automator actions) that periodically clicked links on a given web site.

    Gotta love Apple!
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    Jan 03, 2008 10:54 PM GMT
    Realjock has some problem with remembering logins. I try from more than one location, on Explorer and Firefox, and it almost never remembers I am logged it. It appears that the cookie or whatever expires whenever the browser is closed. When I turn on prompting, it appears that cookies are saved 5 and 1/2 hours; however, they do not appear to work for me.

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    Jan 03, 2008 11:03 PM GMT
    FireFox has some real problems with RJ. Sometimes, the whole thing freezes as it's trying to bring in one of the ads. Don't have that problem with Safari....and have not had any problems staying logged in with either of them.

    John
  • Kohaku

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    Jan 03, 2008 11:15 PM GMT
    I use Firefox, but I've never had problems with this site. I really dislike IE anyway. The only time I've noticed a time limit on this site is for IM. If it's idle for 10 minutes it will end the conversation, but that's it.
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    Jan 03, 2008 11:16 PM GMT
    MikePhil said[quote][cite]hippie4lyfe said[/cite]
    But yeah my internet also loses connection and regains connection which causes this. But again it only loses connection when I go away. So I still think something is wrong with the comp setting.


    Your Internet connection has a timeout setting. If you check you settings you can change how long, or not have it time out at all.[/quote]

    Where and how do I try this?

  • Posted by a hidden member.
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    Jan 03, 2008 11:56 PM GMT
    I have no problem staying logged on to RJ.

    I too have the problem tho that I am not remembered and have to sign on every time. But that maybe due to my spyware cleaning out the cookie each evening. I should look closer and see if it is doing that.
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Jan 04, 2008 12:16 AM GMT
    hippie,

    I am using Internet Explorer on Vista, so not sure what you are using. This is how I change it.

    Click on the windows start button, then Control Panel, then Network and Sharing Center. There you will see all your connections. Click on the status of your Internet connection, then click Properties. Go to the Options tab, and you will see an option to set your Idle time. You can set it to never if you want to. Hope that helps.

    Mike
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    Jan 04, 2008 1:58 AM GMT
    Thanks Mike I have all that and followed those steps but there was no options tab there. I am on XP though.

    Also I use firefox.
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Jan 04, 2008 11:47 PM GMT
    OK, For XP it is, click on start button, then click Control Panel, then click Network and Internet Connections, then click Set up or change your Internet connection, then select you Internet connection in the list of connections, and click Settings, then click Properties, then click the Options tab, there you will see an option to set Idle time before hanging up.

    Mike
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    Jan 05, 2008 3:39 PM GMT
    thanks mike i hope this works =)