I don't remember exactly when it started, but for the past "several" days I have been having a problem with FALSE forum logouts
This is on both Win7 64bit Pro and Internet Explorer 8 (auto-updates) and WinXP Pro and IE8 (also auto-updates)
The symptom is... I will switch away from whatever forum I am in to do something else for "awhile" (half hour to an hour or so) and when I come back to the forum, my name is gone and I see the login line where my name should be
When I click the login line it does NOT take me back to the login screen, it just puts my name back and I may proceed
Anyone else having this false logout problem?
I have been experiencing the same thing, and have Remember Me unchecked, but get logged back in, with the same operation, as you describe.
I also have been having issues, that are similar, where I go to post a Reply, and my log-in is showing properly, but get the "access denied - gotta' log-in," message. If I click the Log-in on THAT page, the log-in is automatic, but then I need to go Back a few times, as I almost always get the "Can't post a blank Reply." A few Backs, gets me to the editing screen, and now I am logged back in, and all works. Have not lost a Reply yet, but have taken to doing a Ctrl+A, then Ctrl+C, just in case. I hate re-typing a Reply.
For me, it started in the week between Christmas and New Year, and seems to have increased through today - Jan 03, 2011.
Not sure if it matters, but I'm on Chrome, on XP-Pro SP3.
Morning of Wed Jan 19... forum is slow, and false logouts are back again (maybe the two are related?)
This time, I don't even need to go away for awhile... I can be in a forum and click a saved link to go to another forum and I am falesly logged out
I click the login link and don't even have to go to the actual login page, my name just reappears and I'm still logged in
Sigh... Jived Again!
Jan. 19 was a maddening day for the forum. I had log-outs with almost every post that I read, or replied to, and the forum went down for short periods about six times for me.
Jan. 20 seems much better, but I know I have just jinxed myself.
It was not just the Pacific NW, that experienced these problems - you were not alone.
yes, i've seen it. usually a reload fixes it.