Puzzling Cookies Question

Sat Feb 11, 2006 1:50 pm

I have always wondered why when I come on board here from a saved addy in my mail list that the auto log-in works fine.

"BUT" when I come on board from the new post alert e-mails on posts that I am active in here it does not recognize me and requires a new log-in even though I am entering from the same source. It has been like this since I have been a member. Other forum new post alerts I get always recognize me so it has something to do with this boards system only?. :roll:

Sat Feb 11, 2006 1:53 pm

JB:

that will probably have to be answered by Dennis. I have never seen that problem. The only time I have to relog in is when I have cleaned my puter of spyware, malware and other bots.... which removed tracking cookies and other data miners that are a little more malicious..

Sat Feb 11, 2006 2:00 pm

Rudi Ya`know whats funny is I dont re-log in, I just hit recents and go to a logged-in page that I have visited and it has me as logged in again. It never has really bothered me but it has always made me wonder "Why". :lol:

Sat Feb 11, 2006 2:07 pm

JB:

Could it possibly be some kind of bug-g-boo that this particular upgrade of the phpBBS Software doesn't like in your WebTV Browser???

Sat Feb 11, 2006 2:22 pm

Rudi wrote:JB:

Could it possibly be some kind of bug-g-boo that this particular upgrade of the phpBBS Software doesn't like in your WebTV Browser???


Dont think so Rudi because it has done this and has been the same since the first day that this web-page forum was born.

Sat Feb 11, 2006 6:41 pm

I don't use the alerts, so I'll have to test this out. Has anyone else experienced this before?

Cookies & message alerts

Sun Feb 12, 2006 12:29 am

Always have to re-log in with message alerts. I receive this;

Subject: Topic Reply Notification - Stripped screws
Hello,
You are receiving this email because you are watching the topic, "Stripped screws" at Farmall Cub. This topic has received a reply since your last visit. You can use the following link to view the replies made, no more notifications will be sent until you visit the topic.
http://farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic. ... 9882#79882
If you no longer wish to watch this topic you can either click the "Stop watching this topic link" found at the bottom of the topic above, or by clicking the following link:
http://farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic. ... atch=topic
--
Thanks, The FarmallCub.Com Administrator


At the bottom of the thread from the alert, I always get this:


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


I usually enter by just typing Farmallcub on my Webtv and all necessary cookies are still in place for complete access.

Re: Cookies & message alerts

Sun Feb 12, 2006 10:19 am

Charles (49) Mo wrote:Always have to re-log in with message alerts.

At the bottom of the thread from the alert, I always get this:


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


I usually enter by just typing Farmallcub on my Webtv and all necessary cookies are still in place for complete access.


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Charles, Thats exactly the results that I get.

I see that you are using WebTv also so maybe it is just a WebTv thing :?: .

But I get alerts from 4 other forums and they all recognize me from the mail alert post link.

Sun Feb 12, 2006 4:26 pm

JB:

I also use the alerts, but very seldom click on em... there are just too many to be opening up that many windows... so I just delete em and then pop open my tabs which brings up farmallcub.com....

However, I just tried it, and it works perfect for me.

This has to be a WebTV issue and I would probably bet dollars to doughnuts, that you might be able to get some resolution to this question by getting hold of your WebTV support people...

I have never even seen WebTV, so I haven't got a clue where to start....

Hope that this helps a tiny morsel or so...

:? :shock: :roll: :wink:

Sun Feb 12, 2006 6:40 pm

I found this with a little searching that may be a clue to what is going wrong:

Problem with WebTV cookie server: You might be able to tell if there is a problem with a WebTV cookie server if you go to this WebTV status page. If you see a yellow or red symbol next to 'Cookies,' then there is a problem in a WebTV cookie server. You should contact WebTV about that.


Here is the link to check your WebTV cookie's on their server:

http://developer.webtv.net/status_board/stat.html

Status board

Sun Feb 12, 2006 10:15 pm

Looked there but it seems that the board has been non-functional since 9/27/05.
The "WE DON'T CARE TEAM" at WebTv
seem to be doing their usual.

Now I'm a Guest???

Sun Feb 12, 2006 10:21 pm

Logged on thru a recent and It let me post, but showed me as a Guest.
Definitely a WebTv thing.

Sun Feb 12, 2006 10:45 pm

I was wondering how a guest posted on here since Dennis stopped allowing guest posts a long time ago.

That status board has not worked in a long time. WebTv used to be good until MSN bought them out. The monthly fee has never been reduced but the service keeps getting reduced monthly it seems. When I first came on WebTv in 98 it was much better than it is now. But I still like the ease of using it without worrying about all the troubles PC users have that I read about such as VIRUSes wiping you out. I would have to learn all over if I got a P.C. and that scares this old man.

Sun Feb 12, 2006 10:58 pm

I beleive Guests are allowed in the message board forum only.

WebTv

Sun Feb 12, 2006 11:03 pm

I've been been a WEBBER for a long time also. Your right about the declining service. Seems that every upgrade is really a downgrade since MSN got their sticky paws involved.
THe great thing is that we don't have to worry about crashes and viruses. Was given an ancient PC and if I can find some memory that is above its 32M, I might try to get on the net. Its just a learning tool now with Windows 98.