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Old 01-21-2008, 06:34 PM   #1
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I'm a slow typer. Twice in the past it seems like i got timed out on taking my time posting a lengthly reply. Does anyone know if this is a fact. Pretty irritating for this slow typer.
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Old 01-21-2008, 06:53 PM   #2
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Hi Fred -- I think you've got something on the order of 10 minutes before an unattended log-in is timed off. You wouldn't be timed off if you refresh another AIR Forums page periodically on a different tab. This would allow you to continue composing in a separate window or tab. The most surefire remedy is to compose your complex posts in a simple word processor (eg, Notepad on a PC), then cut & paste to a Forums reply window.
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Old 01-21-2008, 07:00 PM   #3
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Oh, I just hate when it times out before I finish a really good reply! It happens to me all the time. The cut and past Idea is a good one.
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Old 01-21-2008, 09:34 PM   #4
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HI,

Yes, you can be "timed out" fairly quickly... I type pretty fast, but if I get into a lengthly response and then get up for a coffee refill.... I have lost it all sometimes.... very annoying. The copy/paste is a useful tool ~ but a little extra work. You aren't alone.

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I hunt and peck fairly rapidly. But I keep replies short anyway.
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How about composing your reply in a word processing program like WORD or WORD Perfect and then copy/pasting it into the Forum?

This avoids the possibility of timing out.
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Another option is to hit the "preview post" button after you have been working on your post for a while. his should reset the timer and allow you to keep working on the post with out timing out.
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Another option might be to use Firefox as your brower in stead of IE. It caches your typed text and if it goes "missing" you can use the back arrow to recover it.
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How about composing your reply in a word processing program like WORD or WORD Perfect and then copy/pasting it into the Forum?

This avoids the possibility of timing out.
Not a bad idea but be careful not to transpose to a different font. Our standard here is Verdana with a font size of 2.

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