Unless you're annotating a game. Preview doesn't help in that case either. I'm with Borg' on this one.
Bigpoison was assimilated!
All the "solutions" offered so far are like band aids for a broken arm.
There are thousands of diamonds, crowns and gold stars. Chess.com can easily afford to make it so that chess.com doesn't need to time out for 24 hours.
That time-out is a security measure. 24 hours is way too long.
Then the user should be able to choose.
I have no security issue to worry about from chess.com. If I want security I lock my computer, which I do every time I stand up from my computer.
Not being able to choose to bypass this stupid "server disconnecting on ya" issue is a complete violation of the "fair play policy" imo.
And in any case, it's nothing to do with security.
If I leave my post unsubmitted/unpreviewed for a week, I can come back to it, hit F5/refresh and I am still logged into chess.com... so what exact security concern is being addressed by the server aborting user posts after 30 minutes. Do tell.
BorgQueen is absolutely right, this is not a security issue. Walk away from your device & even after several hours somebody else can come along & do whatever they want with your account.
I can't remember ever being forcibly logged off, even when I've forgotten to log out from one day to the next!
I remember challenging the 30 minute limit with the staff & being told it was done so long ago, they couldn't recall why it was done that way-lol.
Well, in any case, if you're punching out such a long post that you surpass the timeout limit there's a good chance your post was too long anyway and wouldn't have been read.
That's not the most sensible of remarks is it Grobe? Most of the posts I write aren't long, just complicated. If you're inserting a single game diagram with annotation, it's very easy to go over the limit!
Another thing - the timer starts from the moment you load or refresh the page, so if I've had a page open for 25 minutes & forget to refresh it, I only have 5 minutes in which to write & submit my post - had you realised that?
Indeed, and I am one who opens 10 tabs at a time, so that is a key issue right there stephen.
Totally agree, but meh, I'm over it now, I just don't bother to write long posts here anymore... and I am sure others do the same.
Like me, for example. Why bother annotating a game if you're probably just going to lose all your notes at the end?
Also, when a member gets banned or closes his account, don't delete his posts or threads that he started.
@macer75 - what on earth does that have to do with the topic, lol?
And save the whales!
And save Wales as well because that's where I live
Except then we'll all be overrun with Tom Joneses!
What's a Borgqueen?
A Borgprincess after coronation!
I guess a borg is just a grob spelled backwards.