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squarejawhero 12-07-2005 02:13 PM

I keep getting logged off
 
Any ideas why this is happening? Everything seems as normal, but every time I return here I'm logged out.

Jackal 12-07-2005 02:16 PM

It's a hint. Too subtle? :D

Where you log in, there should be a check box right beside it says "Remember Me". Some board change much have unchecked that.

squarejawhero 12-07-2005 02:22 PM

Git. :devil:

I've checked that several times now. Seems to be OK atm though, haven't cleared any cookies lately either.

(thanks!)

Dale Baldwin 12-07-2005 02:27 PM

Yeah, looks like Doug updated to the latest vBulletin, released yesterday.

Kolzig 12-07-2005 02:36 PM

Yeah, I was logged off also when I came here today. (I usually am always logged on)

Good thing that Doug is keeping up with the vBulletin updates. :)

Jazhara7 12-07-2005 02:43 PM

You destroyed my record! I was trying to stay logged on for ever!


...okay, actually it was just convenient...

...good thing I could still remember my password...


..Didn't we used to get warned when updates were coming?

"I think we'll go finish the speech about Schiller quickly, and then I will bring mommy to bed...She's been like this all the time, since she learned she couldn't go see the Premiere of "Narnia" today, which was also with an event at the cinema..."

*sniff* Narnia? ...are...are we going there? *looks at watch* We're late! *sniff*

...Narnia...

*weeps*

"Come, Mommy. Finish your work and then go to bed. You can read one of the Narnia books before going to bed, if that helps."

...yes, that would help...b-but my sister has the books at her home...I can't read them again before Christmas...

*Weeps the Niagara Falls tenfold*


"Oh dear, this is going to take longer than I thought..."


- :\ :\ :\ :\ :\ :\ :\

squarejawhero 12-07-2005 02:48 PM

Can't find the options to change it. Anyone?

RLacey 12-07-2005 02:51 PM

Same problem here.

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Intrepid Homoludens 12-07-2005 03:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lady Of The Seven Annoying Grins
You destroyed my record! I was trying to stay logged on for ever!


...okay, actually it was just convenient...

...good thing I could still remember my password...


..Didn't we used to get warned when updates were coming?

"I think we'll go finish the speech about Schiller quickly, and then I will bring mommy to bed...She's been like this all the time, since she learned she couldn't go see the Premiere of "Narnia" today, which was also with an event at the cinema..."

*sniff* Narnia? ...are...are we going there? *looks at watch* We're late! *sniff*

...Narnia...

*weeps*

"Come, Mommy. Finish your work and then go to bed. You can read one of the Narnia books before going to bed, if that helps."

...yes, that would help...b-but my sister has the books at her home...I can't read them again before Christmas...

*Weeps the Niagara Falls tenfold*


"Oh dear, this is going to take longer than I thought..."


- :\ :\ :\ :\ :\ :\ :\

:shifty: Oh just shut up and take your green striped pills.

pinkgothic 12-07-2005 03:21 PM

Aaah. Good to see I'm not the only one, otherwise I would have felt awkwardly lonely in my misery. :P

Jazhara7 12-07-2005 04:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Intrepid Homoludens
:shifty: Oh just shut up and take your green striped pills.


I was serious. It's a one time event, and I missed it.


- ;( ;( ;( ;( ;( ;( ;(

Intrepid Homoludens 12-07-2005 04:02 PM

:) My sympathies, dear. But next time at least write your password down since you have a hard time remembering it.

tabacco 12-07-2005 05:55 PM

I don't generally provide advance notification for minor point upgrades,since they don't create any downtime. Trep, if you clear your cookies all should be well again.

EDIT: If you don't want to clear all your cookies, open your cookies folder and just delete the ones called adventuregamers and forums.adventuregamers.

Intrepid Homoludens 12-07-2005 05:56 PM

Huh? I'm not having any problems at all.

tabacco 12-07-2005 06:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Intrepid Homoludens
Huh? I'm not having any problems at all.

Sorry... I saw your name as the last post in the thread and mentally confused it with the real thread starter:)

Melanie68 12-07-2005 08:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tabacco
...if you clear your cookies all should be well again.

Ta da! That worked! :)

Jazhara7 12-07-2005 09:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tabacco
...if you clear your cookies all should be well again.


How do I do that again?


- :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:

Melanie68 12-07-2005 09:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jazhara7
How do I do that again?


- :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:

What browser are you using? In Firefox, go to Tools > Options > Privacy button > hit Clear button next to the cookies.

If you have a different browser, I don't know the specific steps but look in your Tools/Options section.

Dobee 12-08-2005 05:26 AM

same here, isn't that clearing the cookies will require me to login again next time???

I forgot my password already, just now I need to spend at least 10 mins to do the stuff for resetting my pw........bad bad :frown:

Wormsie 12-08-2005 05:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dobee
same here, isn't that clearing the cookies will require me to login again next time???

But only once!

Dobee 12-08-2005 06:23 AM

:P .......i didn't know i need to click 'remember me' when i log in again,,so it's twice for me after clearing the cookies.........:crazy:

squarejawhero 12-08-2005 02:42 PM

I'm honoured to be confused with Trep.

I think...

Am I?

pinkgothic 12-08-2005 03:00 PM

How weird :) Clearing cookies helped. Thanks. :)

rtrooney 12-09-2005 03:14 PM

Deleting cookies worked, but it seems a rather drastic step. Deleting cookies doesn't only target the AG problem. Now I have to re-log onto every site I visit.

pinkgothic 12-09-2005 03:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rtrooney
Deleting cookies worked, but it seems a rather drastic step. Deleting cookies doesn't only target the AG problem. Now I have to re-log onto every site I visit.

You could've just deleted the AG specific ones :P

rtrooney 12-09-2005 04:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pinkgothic
You could've just deleted the AG specific ones :P

Not easily. Tools|Internet Options|Delete Cookies (IE) is the only surefire way to get them all. Unfortunately, it's using a guillotine to remove a pimple.

RLacey 12-09-2005 04:31 PM

I give it less than ten hours before someone makes the obvious suggestion ;).

On a rather less facetious note, can't cookies be delted manually in Explorer? And aren't they normally named in such a way that one can tell which ones the AG forums have created?

pinkgothic 12-09-2005 04:31 PM

I use IE, and honestly, just

(1) closing your browser to clear any annoying session cookies
(2) deleting the permanent cookies from this site in the Cookies folder

should do the trick. :) Never seen that not work. In fact, honest be said, I've never had session cookies interfere with anything (I certainly didn't bother with them cleaning up my IE for this forum, and it's all fine now).

Dunno, maybe I'm just lucky. :P

pinkgothic 12-09-2005 04:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RLacey
On a rather less facetious note, can't cookies be delted manually in Explorer? And aren't they normally named in such a way that one can tell which ones the AG forums have created?

Permanent cookies, yes, and yes. :9 You mean to imply rtrooney wasn't aware of that? Hmm. I never thought of it that way. :9 But now that you mention it...

rtrooney 12-09-2005 05:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RLacey
I give it less than ten hours before someone makes the obvious suggestion ;).

To avoid the suggestion, I happen to like IE. Firefox may be better for some people, but I've tried it, and it doesn't work for me.

If the powers that be here posted a list of the cookies that users should delete that would solve the problem, we wouldn't be having this discussion. They don't, so we're having this discussion.

Yes, perhaps it is possible to find individual cookies, but that's like editing the registry. Trying to do something piecemeal in Windows often doesn't work.

rtrooney 12-09-2005 05:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pinkgothic
You mean to imply rtrooney wasn't aware of that? Hmm. I never thought of it that way.

Trying hard to hold back. Feel a bit of invective coming on that would probably put me on probation.

fov 12-09-2005 06:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rtrooney
If the powers that be here posted a list of the cookies that users should delete that would solve the problem, we wouldn't be having this discussion. They don't, so we're having this discussion.

Whoa... why so angry?

If you look at your cookies, you should see one that says adventuregamers and one that says forums.adventuregamers. As far as I know those are AG's only cookies, and they're easily identifiable. Deleting them, and then logging in and clicking Remember Me solves the problem. I just tried it myself (first time I logged on using IE since the forum update) and it worked.

I'm sorry you cleared all your cookies and now have to log in to all your websites again, but I'm also frustrated by the hostility directed at the AG "powers that be" over this issue. These types of upgrades happen on websites all the time. Doug didn't know when he did the forum upgrade that it would cause problems with cookies, and telling people after the fact that they can solve the problem by clearing their cookies really isn't a drastic measure. It's a matter of deleting two clearly marked files from a folder... nothing like editing your registry. If you didn't want to clear them all, you should have just asked which ones to delete before you did it.

rtrooney 12-09-2005 06:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fov
If you didn't want to clear them all, you should have just asked which ones to delete before you did it.

Please refer yourself back to the other thread, where Melanie said the solution was to delete cookies.

Where in that thread, or this one, did anyone suggest that cookies could be selectively deleted? And, using various browsers, the procedure for each? And, why should I think to ask what cookies to delete, when the operative word was to delete them all?

fov 12-09-2005 06:34 PM

A couple of posts up. Obviously not in time to spare you from clearing your cookies, but hey, sh*t happens.

As I said - sorry you have to log in to all your websites again. That's inconvenient, I know. But it's silly to get mad at AG like it's some big conspiracy. Doug didn't update the forum software with the intention of inconveniencing you.

tabacco 12-10-2005 12:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rtrooney
If the powers that be here posted a list of the cookies that users should delete that would solve the problem, we wouldn't be having this discussion. They don't, so we're having this discussion.

Well, the powers that be here tried to help by posting a suggestion. If you don't like it, youd on't have to do it. You can clear the cookies, or log in every time. That's up to you. I don't especially appreciate the tone, given that I spend my free time working on this site.

AGA 12-10-2005 04:40 AM

It's not a failing of the staff or other forum members that you don't know how to use a browser properly, it's a failing on your part. So your anger is just a little bit misdirected.

Fairygdmther 12-10-2005 05:59 AM

I use IE, and it isn't a question of not knowing how to use your browser - it's easy to delete all your cookies in one fell swoop. I had gone into windows and deleted the adventuregamers one but that didn't fix it. Not until yesterday's post, naming the forums.adventuregamers as the second one to delete, was I able to get it back working. I refused to delete all my cookies, to avoid the aggravation of having to sign back into all my regular sights. If the two cookies had been mentioned early on, there may not have been an angry post. When I found that post yesterday, I'd been just about to ask if there was another. I don't think it is realistic to expect the forum members to know the names of the cookies that AG logs into our computers, especially since they're not nearby alphabetically. Cookie files are huge, and the "find" function isn't available to search with.

Lynsie

Jackal 12-10-2005 07:14 AM

Let's make this really simple. Anyone concerned about deleting all their cookies was more than welcome to ask if there was a way to target AG's specifically. Usually one asks such a question BEFORE taking a "drastic step" on the basis of the first suggestion they hear.

I'm sure such a question would have been responded to kindly and informatively.

natalia 12-10-2005 09:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jackal
Let's make this really simple. Anyone concerned about deleting all their cookies was more than welcome to ask if there was a way to target AG's specifically. Usually one asks such a question BEFORE taking a "drastic step" on the basis of the first suggestion they hear.

I'm sure such a question would have been responded to kindly and informatively.

First, I just want to say I love this site, and I appreciate all of the hard work the mods and administrators put into it for free and during their free time. But, I'm not really technologically savvy and I took the advice posted on the initial thread to just delete cookies. I didn't know it would affect all of my log ins, and I didn't know you could target specific cookies, so I wouldn't even have known to ask about that.

I can understand the frustration at the situation. I'm definitely not frustrated at any of the mods -- maybe just at my own lack of technical know-how.

fov 12-10-2005 09:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fairygdmther
I don't think it is realistic to expect the forum members to know the names of the cookies that AG logs into our computers, especially since they're not nearby alphabetically.

It's not like AG staff has some wealth of knowledge about this that we withhold from forum members. I opened my cookies folder and found those two cookies. That's it, and it's something anybody could have done just as easily by looking in the cookies folder. Although I'm starting to be sorry I wasted three minutes on it. :shifty:

I just edited Doug's original post about clearing the cookies to add the names of the two cookies that need to be deleted. Hopefully that will prevent future readers from having to take this so-called drastic step. :P


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