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Re: READ THIS FIRST BEFORE OTHER THREADS: Login Failing

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:13 pm

Beakster wrote:Let me know if your logging in and out problems are resolved.

Hi Beakster,
As said, thanks for the work you are putting in updating the forum.

Unfortunately, I didn't suffer any of the log in issues mentioned by the others until the update. Today, I was logged out automatically, and each time I tried to log back in the forum returned to the home page, however, I was still logged out. It took 5 attempts in total. I'm using Windows 10 with Microsoft Edge, if that makes any difference.

I like the new notification and private message icon, it makes it much easier to see if there any notifications.
The Laser forum thing in the top left isn't displaying for me.

Cheers, and thanks again,

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Re: READ THIS FIRST BEFORE OTHER THREADS: Login Failing

Postby Beakster » Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:38 pm

Hi,

I've made another update to the cookie settings which I believe was causing the problem. If you are still having issues try:

1) At the bottom of the forum click the link that says "Delete All Board Cookies".

2) Delete your chrome history. To do this click the 3 dots in the top right. Then More Tools -> Clear Browsing Data, then select All Time. Note that this will clear data for all of the sites on your computer too.

To get the laser logo back try clicking refresh on your browser whilst holding the Ctrl key. Let me know if any problems are still happening or if things are working for you now.

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Re: READ THIS FIRST BEFORE OTHER THREADS: Login Failing

Postby Beakster » Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:59 pm

I've also just reset the Cloudflare cache, which is a service we using to try to stop spammers and bots bringing the board down. It seems this can cause some issues with logins. If anyone is unable to login to reply to this post please email me directly: [email protected] and if I have to I will remove Cloudflare to see if it can fix the problem completely.

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Re: READ THIS FIRST BEFORE OTHER THREADS: Login Failing

Postby Peter-S » Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:56 pm

Seems to be working much better for me know.
Pressing and holding control and then a refresh also restored the 'laser' logo
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Re: READ THIS FIRST BEFORE OTHER THREADS: Login Failing

Postby andyd » Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:31 pm

I haven't done anything myself, but I can now log out first attempt :cheers:

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Re: READ THIS FIRST BEFORE OTHER THREADS: Login Failing

Postby Jasonmarie » Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:32 pm

I use my I pad did the delete cookies but not showing laser logo what not a problem only thing is when I went to log in again I got a red warning that the site was not safe . Should have taken a screen shot , sorry .
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Re: READ THIS FIRST BEFORE OTHER THREADS: Login Failing

Postby Peter-S » Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:07 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:I use my I pad did the delete cookies but not showing laser logo what not a problem only thing is when I went to log in again I got a red warning that the site was not safe . Should have taken a screen shot , sorry .


I just clicked refresh on my ipad and the logo appeared
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Re: READ THIS FIRST BEFORE OTHER THREADS: Login Failing

Postby Jasonmarie » Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:24 pm

Cheers for that peter yes I cleared my history and log in and all back to normal now :beer:
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Re: READ THIS FIRST BEFORE OTHER THREADS: Login Failing

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:43 pm

I tried everything suggested, but I still couldn't get the Laser logo to appear. Today, it has returned of it's own accord...yay! :D
I have not encountered any further issues with being logged out and not being able to log back in, so that appears to be cured too.
Thank you for providing the solutions.

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Re: READ THIS FIRST BEFORE OTHER THREADS: Login Failing

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:20 pm

Hi Beakster,

I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to 'mend' the forum webpage mate. I aint got a dickie bird about what you did but its worked for me ! Everything seems to be operating just fine from my end now so once again thank you very much mate. I have said it before but you admin guys really do a great job keeping this great forum up and running by repairing bits of it when it goes wrong :applaud: :)

All the best

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Re: READ THIS FIRST BEFORE OTHER THREADS: Login Failing

Postby andyd » Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:18 am

Fordoholic Nick wrote:Hi Beakster,

I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to 'mend' the forum webpage mate. I aint got a dickie bird about what you did but its worked for me ! Everything seems to be operating just fine from my end now so once again thank you very much mate. I have said it before but you admin guys really do a great job keeping this great forum up and running by repairing bits of it when it goes wrong :applaud: :)

All the best

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PS What the dickens is a Cloudfare Cache :? :? :? :lol:

:agree:

Cloudfare Cache sounds like something you would get in Costa Coffee :spank:

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Re: READ THIS FIRST BEFORE OTHER THREADS: Login Failing

Postby pbar » Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:38 am

Fordoholic Nick wrote:
PS What the dickens is a Cloudfare Cache


It's actually Cloudflare Cache.

Now, try saying it three times quickly :)

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Re: READ THIS FIRST BEFORE OTHER THREADS: Login Failing

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:19 am

pbar wrote:Now, try saying it three times quickly :)


Ok Paul,

I will give it a go mate...."it...it...it"

Well this was pretty easy mate :wave: :lol:
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Re: READ THIS FIRST BEFORE OTHER THREADS: Login Failing

Postby pbar » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:31 am

Fordoholic Nick wrote:
pbar wrote:Now, try saying it three times quickly :)


Ok Paul,

I will give it a go mate...."it...it...it"

Well this was pretty easy mate :wave: :lol:


I actually thought that when I wrote that post. You should feel worried that your humour is akin to mine!

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Re: READ THIS FIRST BEFORE OTHER THREADS: Login Failing

Postby Beakster » Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:47 pm

Fordoholic Nick wrote:Hi Beakster,

I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to 'mend' the forum webpage mate. I aint got a dickie bird about what you did but its worked for me ! Everything seems to be operating just fine from my end now so once again thank you very much mate. I have said it before but you admin guys really do a great job keeping this great forum up and running by repairing bits of it when it goes wrong :applaud: :)

All the best

Nick

PS What the dickens is a Cloudfare Cache :? :? :? :lol:


Hi Nick,

The real hero here is Peter-S. Given that I don't have a car at the moment I'm not on here much and find myself caught up with other distractions. Peter S looks after all the admin stuff and then gives me a shout when there's a technical issue. So be sure to buy him a beer next time you see him :D

Cloudflare is a service which works like a gatekeeper for the forum. We started using it when we were getting loads of spammers attacking the forum from the south pacific. Cloudflare know about naughty servers and networks and block them from hitting the forum. They cache some of our forum data as well to make it appear faster, but this cache can go out of date, especially after an update to the forum which changes to cookie settings on the server. Clearing the cache means Cloudflare are relaying the latest cookie information which your browser sends back to the server to tell it who you are and keep you logged in. 8-)

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Re: READ THIS FIRST BEFORE OTHER THREADS: Login Failing

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:11 pm

pbar wrote:You should feel worried that your humour is akin to mine!


:shock: :shock: :shock: .... :lol: :lol: :lol:

I was thinking more "great minds think alike" Paul :)
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Re: READ THIS FIRST BEFORE OTHER THREADS: Login Failing

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:50 pm

Beakster wrote:The real hero here is Peter-S. Given that I don't have a car at the moment I'm not on here much and find myself caught up with other distractions. Peter S looks after all the admin stuff and then gives me a shout when there's a technical issue. So be sure to buy him a beer next time you see him :D


Hi Beakster,

Thanks for yoyr reply mate. Yep Peter really does do a tremendous job on this forum mate and have told him so but not in the form of a beer....yet :lol: :lol: :lol:

If it were not for the dedication from the likes of Peter and the admin team inc yourself then this forum would cease to exist so I am just really grateful. I have learned so much from this forum and most important made some great friends along the way :D

Cheers to all and keep up the great work :beer:

Beakster wrote:Cloudflare is a service which works like a gatekeeper for the forum. We started using it when we were getting loads of spammers attacking the forum from the south pacific. Cloudflare know about naughty servers and networks and block them from hitting the forum. They cache some of our forum data as well to make it appear faster, but this cache can go out of date, especially after an update to the forum which changes to cookie settings on the server. Clearing the cache means Cloudflare are relaying the latest cookie information which your browser sends back to the server to tell it who you are and keep you logged in. 8-)

Cheers


:? :? :?

Thanks for the explanation mate. Ermmm....I think :lol:

Its good to know someone is watching our backs. Nice one Beakster :applaud:
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Re: READ THIS FIRST BEFORE OTHER THREADS: Login Failing

Postby Paul G » Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:59 am

Well done guys for sorting the log outs but I've got a new one - when I log in I now have a choice of 4 user names? :headscratch:

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Re: READ THIS FIRST BEFORE OTHER THREADS: Login Failing

Postby Beakster » Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:49 pm

Paul G wrote:Well done guys for sorting the log outs but I've got a new one - when I log in I now have a choice of 4 user names? :headscratch:


Hi Paul, i don't really follow. After you log in it asks you what username you want to use? What are the options it gives you? Can you provide a screenshot?

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Re: READ THIS FIRST BEFORE OTHER THREADS: Login Failing

Postby Jasonmarie » Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:31 pm

So only the last few times I have had to log on again for every post ? Time is 17.30 and date is 6th November . If that helps putting a time frame on things
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