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I often quit the browser for several hours.  When I come back, I nearly always have to log in again, even with cookies.  (I keep a separate window open for the archives, but that reverts back to the non-archive recent shouts.)
It does time out by design. There's a poller which queries the server for new shouts, and updates it if something changed. At some point it will time out to save server resources. There is no reason to continue to query the server if nothing happens. Most shoutboxes are not used as chatboxes (it was not designed as a chatbox but more like a commenting box), and as such do not have a high frequency of new shouts.

Timeouts happen if there hasnt been an update for:

Guest: 5 minutes
Logged in user: 60 minutes

So as a registered and logged in user, the browser auto-queries the server for 60 minutes to see if anything new happened. In my opinion it is reasonable for it to time-out after 60 minutes (360 queries) since the chance of anything happening anytime soon after that is low, and wastes resources. The timeout timer resets itself if an uodate happens.

Some time after the time-out happens, the server will also invalidate and remove the session.

The shoutbox does have an option to stay logged in. This will set a cookie on the client's browser so that the user will be auto logged in when he loads the shoutbox.
iShoutbox + Chat4all Shout support and bugs / Re: Time to delete a shout
« Last post by Adonix on May 28, 2018, 02:06:49 PM »
I didn't check on it but I think the default is indeed 60 seconds.
Two things:

I log on, and at some point, it seems to lose the login.  I'm not sure of whether it happens:
- after a certain amount of time, or
- if I don't have the tab active, or
- the comupter has been sleeping and I wake it up, or
- if I'm not running the browser for a while, or
- something else.
My expectation is that it should keep me logged in until (a ) I log out or (b ) blow away cookies.

Also, one of our users wrote: "it is frustrating that this chat service times out where postings won't auto refresh. You'll see a green arrow at the top, and we have to click refresh. it is not like that with chatango, the old chatroom, and most chat services."
iShoutbox + Chat4all Shout support and bugs / Re: Time to delete a shout
« Last post by Chatter on May 28, 2018, 08:46:36 AM »
Yes, I do know that it's configurable.  Because we have no admin (and therefore no access to those settings), I was taking about the default setting.  People are saying that it's about a minute.
iShoutbox + Chat4all Shout support and bugs / Re: Time to delete a shout
« Last post by Adonix on May 28, 2018, 02:07:35 AM »
The shout edit/delete limit is configurable from the adminpanel (setting section) and also from the enhanced privileges section where privileges such as time limit, use os ubb code, smilies etc can be set by usergroup.
iShoutbox + Chat4all Shout support and bugs / Time to delete a shout
« Last post by Chatter on May 28, 2018, 02:01:38 AM »
I was told that the default for users to be able to delete shouts was 10 mins, but people are reporting that it's just a minute or two.  (Unfortunately, the site owner hasn't make our admin an admin yet, so we can't see or change anything yet.)
iShoutbox + Chat4all Shout support and bugs / Re: Use return key to post
« Last post by Adonix on May 27, 2018, 04:05:49 PM »
I'll add it to the list. It's a bit of work though, so not something that will be there tomorrow as it needs an item to be added to the adminpanel.
Yes, if a user is deleted (or renamed), the original name is free to be used again.
iShoutbox + Chat4all Shout support and bugs / Delete user ID - available again?
« Last post by Chatter on May 26, 2018, 12:27:19 PM »
If an admin deletes a user ID, can that ID be registered again?
(While I was busy asking all the questions, someone registered my ID, and the community was explicitly instructed by the site owner not to register my ID.)
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