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Login troubles

PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:05 pm
by rustyslide
Some folks have complained that their first login attempt doesn't take, and that they have to log in twice.

Anyone noticing this? does hitting reload after the first (apparently ignored) attempt help?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:28 pm
by bosco
I just logged in and out several times and the reload doesn't seem to make any difference. I just logged back in and it was accepted. When I clicked on the reply button to this thread, it went back to log in window again and told me I needed to log in to make a post.

Interestingly, the same thing happens when I try to log out. I get a "General Error" window that says "Invalid_Session." Usually after two or three attempts it will let me log out.

I use Adware on a regular basis to remove spybots, data miners and tracking programs. Could this be eliminating cookies that are necessary for log in/log out?

Bosco

PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:27 pm
by rustyslide
There should be two cookies, I think, one to track the current session and one for remembering that you were logged in.

PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:29 pm
by jeffl
Well I encountered the login problem this morning again, and HAVE been encountering it. I'd like to figure out how get it back to where it was-- working properly.

PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 4:02 pm
by rustyslide
I'm not sure it's anything on your end.


Are you using bigroadblues.com/forum when you start? or brb.lonelyfridge.com/forum?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 4:35 pm
by jeffl
I've used 'em both, trying to isolate the issue. The results seem to be the same either way, but I'll go back and try the lonelyfridge url.

PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 4:39 pm
by jeffl
It works -- or doesn't work -- either way; It requires two login attempts to get it to stick and it wipes out the "recent posts" feature, which I assume occurs because of the second login: it assumes you just logged in a second ago. So, it seems to know that you made the first attempt, and in some way the first attempt must be successful or it wouldn't wipe out the recent posts.

PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 1:38 am
by songdog
Mine hasn't worked for several months. I check the remember me box and it doesn't automatically log me in when I come back either. I thought maybe one of my browser settings got changed when I moved but it appears that others are having the same trouble.

PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 1:47 am
by jeffl
maybe somebody should try a fresh membership enrollment with a different email address and see how it works. At least we'd know if it's just a problem with previous users.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 5:01 am
by leftyguitarman
Could using Firefox have to do with it at all? I never use IE, only FF.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 9:57 am
by raiph
For me, a "logged-in" page loads, momentarily, and then it resolves to an unlogged-in page.

A second log-in attempt is successful, but, of course, the "posts since last visit" has reset to zero.

That raises a suggestion: in days of yore, posts were not automatically marked as "read"; instead a "mark all as read" button was available and all posts remained listed until this button was clicked. Such a feature would be very useful, especially in circumstance where logging in were to fail.

Having to log in again to post a reply is an intermittent fault I have experienced for some months.

I never use FF, only IE.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 4:18 pm
by rustyslide
I got the problem at work this morning. It doesn't appear to be browser specific.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 8:37 pm
by songdog
As I recall, everything seemed to be working fine for me until the August/September timeframe. Maybe there was an update, change, patch, etc. installed around then that has created the login problems.

PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 8:49 am
by raiph
Seems sorted. Murky buckets!

PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 11:13 am
by raiph
No it's not - it's doing it again.

Mairder!