Backroom Glitch - Mark (RLBS)
As you must be aware we had a backroom fault today.

To the three people who e-mailed me to apologise, then as I said, don't worry it wasn't your fault.

Unfortunately whilst the fault removed your ability to get to the backroom for a while, it removed the username checking for a while also allowing all manner of little oiks to slither through the door.

I think we have everything working well enough now though.

And again..

Sorry about that.
Backroom Glitch - Maz
Must admit, I was wondering what powers of persuasion one particular 'punter' must have had to get back in.

Reading this post, and his 'new' username, makes everything clear. No one is that persuasive!
Backroom Glitch - Nortones2
Maz: did I miss the interesting bits? Who got through and why is this person notorious?
Backroom Glitch - Maz
Yes
Backroom Glitch - Maz
Sorry Nortones wasn't being facetious, but I've had 3 good responses fail to post and now I try poor one and it works!

I've lost all enthuisiam for the story now. Sorry.
Backroom Glitch - Nortones2
No doubt the gossip will reveal itself given time!
Backroom Glitch - Maz
Okay, bloke posts on car key theft thread. We'll call him CRTB. Mark says, I'm surprised you're here again after last time especially after your offensive e-mail. Remember not to advertise this time.

Then Mark posts another one to say I've re-read that offensive e-mail. You're out of here.

An hour or two later CRTB is happily posting away and I wondered why...

BTW, this doesn't seem at all interesting now, 4th time around!
Backroom Glitch - Nortones2
Maz: I missed it all. Must not go to sleep at the back.....
Backroom Glitch - BrianW
As you might have seen from another post, I lost a reply due to login timeout again today.

Could you enquire of Stephen whether it is possible to incorporate a time-out countdown warning device.

Natwest Bbank have got one on their online banking site.
It is one thing on that site which works properly!
Backroom Glitch - M.M
Brian,

Various methods have been mentioned to avoid the time-out when posting...

The easiest is to get in the habit of selecting your text and clicking "copy" before you click "post". If you do lose it then you only have to paste it back a few seconds later.

MM
Backroom Glitch - BrianW
MM
Yes, I know that there are ways, but if you are trying to compose a post in the middle of other tasks it is easy to lose track of the time and stray over the 20 minutes.
I would have thought that a count-down and/or a warning onscreen that one's log-in had expired is a reasonable facility to request.
And Stephen is sooooooo clever (grove, grovel, grovel).
Backroom Glitch - HF
Dumb question - why is there a need for time-out?
HF
Backroom Glitch - Mark (RLBS)
1) so that we can ditch the fools.
2) to keep system resource usage down.
Backroom Glitch - HF
Understood.
HF
Backroom Glitch - slefLX
Another idea to possibly get round the 20-minute timeout that i sometimes use - if you think your reply is likely to be long or you're busy doing other stuff at the same time, compose your message in a different program eg "notepad" and then when you're satisfied with it simply paste it into BR and you've only been there a few seconds. A bit of a hassle I know but it beats the timeout.
"I read it somewhere - can't remember where."
Backroom Glitch - Dynamic Dave
Has something happened with the BR again?
Over in Tech forum, the topics titles are all swidged up together, seems ok here in discuss. Is the problem because of "New Vauxhall Omega owner :-)" having an extra long username?
Backroom Glitch - Mark (RLBS)
Are you using a different computer ?

It shouldn't have happened but I've temp. made the issue go away by shortening his username for him.

Backroom Glitch - Dynamic Dave
No, same puter I always use.
I remember in the "we're back" thread Martyn was going to do something regarding a max limit on characters in an authors name. Could this be the problem? By shortening NVOM's name has cured the problem now though.

www.honestjohn.co.uk/forum/post/index.htm?t=10776&...e
 

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