June 22nd, 2010, 08:36 AM
AO login problems
There seems to be a problem with the login mechanism. I login and check the remember me box. I go to a thread and post a reply..........if I take more that a couple of minutes I try to post the reply and find that the system has logged me out.
Also, I keep getting taken to the discussion forums page rather than the front page.
Souleman seems to be experiencing the same:
I am using FF 3.6.3 with NoScript. AO is set to "allow"
I suspect that it might be a problem with cookies and FF?????
I have set cookies to "off" with AO entered as an exception (permanently), but I suspect that something is resetting that?
Last edited by nihil; June 22nd, 2010 at 08:48 AM.
June 22nd, 2010, 01:24 PM
Seems reasonable. I know that there have been no changes whatsoever to the code in a couple of years. I have to assume it's a Firefox issue. I've been steadily logged in for several days.
June 22nd, 2010, 05:04 PM
no issues here with my ol faithful ie7.
Johnno, grab 3.6.4 as it seems to work sincerly enough.
June 22nd, 2010, 05:29 PM
June 22nd, 2010, 05:42 PM
The way I have things setup with IE and Opera is that cookies are unusable and deleted when I either close the browser or redirect from the domains using them. For me the sessions expire within an hour at the most, not days.
Firefox is so.... ugh... 2004.
June 22nd, 2010, 08:49 PM
Well, I have been using FF 3.6.3 on this Vista box for over an hour now with no problems whatsoever.
I knew it wasn't an internal AO problem because I have only just encountered it, and we haven't changed anything that I was aware of. Anyway, I had no problems with Opera or Chrome (I didn't bother with IE on the grounds that someone else would have been bound to spot it before me )
I therefore concluded that it was some sort of FF issue, but that puzzled me as I have been running this version for several weeks with no problems and there have been no updates.
My assumption is that it must be some sort of rogue plug-in to FF, that has updated recently and "got it wrong"
Now, this Vista (which works just fine) box has:
1. NoScript (with AO permanently allowed). No problems with that and the settings are the same as the XP box giving problems.
2. AVG Safe Search and Security Toolbar. I don't think they even go near where the problem is, and I mostly use Avira, so they aren't on the problem box.
3. Better Privacy (a "super-cookie" killer)................ sounds promising but I have it on both machines, and AO just use regular cookies.
4. Liberty Guard. Cannot be anything to do with that, as it is a passive tool that checks what website you are really on...........or so they claim. I guess that would be classed as "anti-phishing"?
On further examination, I can confirm that even setting AO as permanently allowed for cookie setting ( all cookies are cleared on browser shutdown), this gets erased when I log off ( Power down) the box.
There is a plugin called "Taco3 with Abine" which I now believe is the culprit, as it tries to block tracking and advertising cookies. I notice that it is still in beta, so there must be a few glitches to iron out. I must check out the configuration settings and post back. At the moment it is the prime suspect.
June 22nd, 2010, 10:00 PM
That is the same problem I have been having, but it is more then likely the machines I have been using. Some of them (like this one), intentionally have older software for educational purposes. I think Flash is version 8.something, if that gives you an idea how old.
I may have been in FF, but not sure. I switch between FF, IE, and chrome all the time.
\"Ignorance is bliss....
but only for your enemy\"
June 23rd, 2010, 11:18 PM
Well, I went to 3.6.4 and made a few changes to that weird stuff, and everything seems OK now
June 24th, 2010, 03:18 AM
Well at least you arn't experiencing the issue at the moment. I think it may of been another server fart that may of caused the "Cookie" corruption to happen.
July 17th, 2010, 09:03 PM
Looks like "the wrong time of the month" again?
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