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21. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 11y

Quoting bluewaav

... Um, who is Sander, by the waym? I think i addressed a question/post to her and I don't even know who she is, or if she's an Admin or anything.

Sander is a HE.

Read Sander's Profile.

22. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 11y

haha-every post i read this morning i burst out laughing!!!

Poor sander ay!!

23. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Quoting Peter

Hmmm, I don't really know what the problem is!

If you don't tick 'remember me', it should log you out after 90 minutes, which tends to be enough, and it's a LOT safer if you're on a shared computer of course. If you tick remember me though, you should have a 10 day cookie as stated before, which keeps you on for err, well, 10 days (as long as you don't log out or delete the cookies of course).

isa, when you say, you have to continually log on, does that mean 'every minute', or does that mean 'every 90 minutes' ?

Hey Pete!

I do not share a computer (with anyone other than Mr. Isa - and, after 20 years, I trust him). I have checked the "remember me" box with each and every log-in. And, after only logging in twice this morning, it now seems to be "remembering me" (finger's crossed). But, to answer your questions:

1) I have not emptied my cookie "jar" - that is, I haven't deleted the cookies.

2) Continually meant about every minute - though it seemed more random - it would vary between 30 seconds and up to 5 minutes intervals. It did not wait 90 minutes, that's for sure!

Thursday evening through Saturday late afternoon, I would log in and check the RM box. I would then choose a forum. When the page would change, I would been logged out and the username/password spaces would appear. I would log in again (check RM box). When I would click on a thread, it may or may not keep me logged in. That part was very random. I might be able to look at one thread or five, before it would kick me out again. When I would reply to a thread and click submit, with the side panel still saying "log out" (meaning I was logged in), the main "log-in" page would come up instead of my reply being posted. I could maybe reply to to a couple before being logged-out, but not consistently. As I said - it was very, very random. I did not log in on Sunday, though I did check the forums a couple of times during the day. (Had a pressing PS2 Tiger Woods tournament or two that kept calling our name - priorities, ya know...) So far this morning, I logged in, checked RM, replied to a thread, hit submit and the main log-in page appeared. I logged in again, checked RM, and all seems to be working okay now. (Maybe it was just testing my patience to see if I really wanted to keep my Travel Guru status. Or, maybe Sander's getting back at me for my comments in his Introductions thead. Or, maybe it's just the sheep playing tricks...)

Thanks for the input!
G.

24. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4809 posts) 11y

I'd personally blame the sheep, but that's because I went back to New Zealand slightly over a week ago. Haven't gotten them out of the system yet. :P

Anyway, which browser and which exact browser version are you using? (I seem to recall you mentioning this somewhere before, but I can't find that atm.) At first glance this sounds more like a problem on your end than something the site is responsible for. A couple of random suggestions/questions, which probably aren't it, but are worth checking off as "not the problem" to help us narrow down on what is the problem:
1) The cookie specification says that browsers should only accept cookies up to a maximum of 300. I know Mozilla/Firefox recently increased this limit because it doesn't make sense in the modern world anymore, but other browsers (or older Mozilla/Firefox versions) might still honor it, and if they have a bad algorithm for determining which cookies to throw away, you being at the limit of 300 could explain this. (Although it didn't sound like you visited any other sites in between logging in and out, so this probably isn't it.)
Perhaps worth deleting all cookies yet again though, just to rule it out.
2) Is the time and especially date on your system clock okay? If your computer think it's sometime in the future, it'll throw away cookies that it thinks should expire in the past, even though for the rest of the world this is still the future... (if you get what I'm saying...) :)

However, I think it's most likely that you and Mr. Isa being on at the same time from different computers is the problem. That said, since it _used_ to work, we probably changed something that caused it. I emailed Peter some further thoughts on that for him to try.

25. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4809 posts) 11y

Oh, and also: which exact browser and version is Mr. Isa using?

26. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4809 posts) 11y

and finally: Mr. Isa does not have any of these problems, does he?

27. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Hey Sander,

1) I am currently using Internet Explorer 5.2 on a Mac G4. (I know!)

2) I have about 50 cookies in the "jar" - so no overload there.

3) My computer clock is correct for date and time. (Though I'm usually in the ozone.)

4) Kris is also using Explorer - I will find out which version - I believe it's 6.x with (definitely) Windows XP. He will NOT be allowed to change his browser, only their IT people can touch their precious machines and they are truly a ueless lot.

5) The log-in problem did not start until Thursday evening - at least 4 hours after the last time Kris logged in from work. I was logged in just fine during that four hours after his last visit. We have not had any problems prior to this with both of us logged on simultaneously. But, who knows!

6) I do plan to download Firefox just to get rid of IE. But, with a 31.2 connection speed and an 8MB download size - I've put it off. It's about a 90 minute download time and have rural dial-up service, anything over a 30 minute download, the (fecking) server kicks me off - even though I have an unlimited service plan. (Yeah, I have issues with my provider, but they are the only one available to me at this time.)

BTW: I have been able to stay logged in today, for about 1'52" - then it kicked me out - right after sending to PMs. I take it that was the 90 minute thing logging me out. I had to log back in to give this reply. (Are we having fun yet, S? Sheep! It's the damn sheep! That wool gets into everything!)

28. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Forgot this:

No, Kris does not have this problem - only because he does not check the remember me box. Since their computers are monitored by the "Higher Power IT Idiots", they are not "allowed" to stay logged on to a site. (Too many employees at other facilities were staying logged on to porn and gambling sites so now everyone at the brewery is monitored - even though they weren't the voyeurs...)

29. Posted by newguy (Full Member 197 posts) 11y

Maybe Cookie Monster is hiding in your happily eating all the travellerspoint cookies? U should check. I suggest the "Lucky Durian" dissection so ingeniously pioneered by who else, the Isas themselves!

But i think u should let the admins here know more about your cookie specifications. Like did u accidentally block all the first party cookies or whats your privacy setting is like..or search thru the cookie jar for that blue TP cookie.

30. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

I think Cookie Monster likes living in my computer cos he gets to eat all the cookies he wants. (I'm not sure i want to dissect another durian...)

I will pass the cookie info on to Admin. Good idea. Since I am really the only user of this machine, I do not have anything blocked. It is set to accept all cookies (including the blue ones) and the security is set to medium - which will warn me of problems so i can block something. There are more multiple user identities set up either.