[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #23295: Improved login expiration warning

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Thu Jul 11 19:17:51 UTC 2013

#23295: Improved login expiration warning
 Reporter:  mintindeed                           |       Owner:
     Type:  task (blessed)                       |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal                               |   Milestone:  3.6
Component:  Autosave                             |     Version:
 Severity:  normal                               |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  autosave-redo has-patch ui-feedback  |

Comment (by mintindeed):

 Sorry, I dropped off the planet for a while, but I've been following along
 when I can, and the current state of this looks fantastic.

 > Showing login expiration warnings inconsistently is not that good UX.

 I totally agree with this.  Playing a little bit of devil's advocate, in
 our experience being logged out unexpectedly is only really an issue when
 doing content editing or any kind of lengthy/tedious tasks (including
 ajax-y tasks like moderating comments).  Editing posts, moderating
 comments, editing comments, interacting with settings/content in plugin
 settings pages, and administering widgets.

 > Can remove that and leave it to only check every 5 min.

 5 min is OK if the user dismisses the dialog, but speaking from experience
 (dozens/hundreds of users over multiple sites) a 5 min delay for the
 initial check is too long.  15 seconds is about right, but even if it's
 increased, as long as the duration is filterable, it will fit anyone's
 use-case, so the defaults can be whatever works for the majority.  For
 context, we have had multiple times when a user has been logged in,
 clicked on "Edit Post", made a content change, and gotten kicked to the
 login screen when hitting Update — the whole interaction taking just a few

Ticket URL: <http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/23295#comment:74>
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