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#$%^&*!!! invalid_session

Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2004 11:17 am
by Betty Felon
"Invalid Session" drives me nuts. I pop on the board between mundane work tasks, and sometimes things come up in the middle of a post. Or maybe I'm crafting something or put time into it, and it just takes awhile. Either way, when I go to post it I get invalid session and all work is lost. Rarely do I feel like retyping it.

Am I just being nuerotic or does bother other people?

Is there a way to increase the time before a session logs itself out?

And I'm not nearly as cranky as it sounds, but I can't edit this or I'll get invalid session.

Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2004 11:56 am
by Merlin
Does this help? ... =9888#9888

Are you using AOL or another ISP that uses proxies?

Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2004 12:18 pm
by Unremarkable
hmmm, I've let mine sit for a day and that's never happened to me.

Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2004 12:28 pm
by Merlin
Like I say, it's a very common problem, and an annoying one at that.

In the times that it's come up before, it's often been related to proxy servers. As I understand it (which is not much), the existence of a proxy server between the user and the site can cause confusion for a browser session.

If you log in and a cookie is set, it's basically your browser's way of saying to the site: "It's cool. It's Betty. You know her. Let her stay logged in." This all goes fine unless or until something happens to disrupt that relationship and make the site think it's not really you ("Hey, someone's trying to use Betty Felon's login session: Abort!").

The "something," in this case, is that something about your connection is different enough that the cookie has expired and the session you were trying to use has died (for your protection, as they say).

This is a very long winded way of saying, uh, "sorry." But chances are good the problem can be fixed by doing the hand waving in the above link. If it doesn't, um, you should get a different job. :)

PM if you keep having probs, k?

Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2004 1:10 pm
by Betty Felon
ok thanks, I'll try the cookie/ bookmark solution. But for some reason it does this to me everywhere I log in. Is it that likely that I live in a completely proxy server internet world? perhaps. I'll let you know.

and yes, I should get a different job. When I leave I am going to cite the proxy servers for the reason I'm leaving in my exit interview. Because if I can't spend the day comfortably posting on message boards, I'm going to find a job where I can. haha.

Posted: Thu Nov 11, 2004 8:14 am
by Liesbeth
your avatar is too cool for computers to handle, they switch to overload and forget your name...
I have a lamp for avatar and never have these problems

Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2004 8:08 am
by Betty Felon
The link fixes worked! Either that or the new computer my work gave me. I was informed that my former computer was 9 years old. I can never tell how old a windows machine is. ...I'm so apple biased.

Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2004 5:36 am
by LoveSickJerk
Betty Felon wrote:The ...I'm so apple biased.

As you should be!!