Bug Cleared cookies in Firefox - now no text window for reply or post

Stephen Tashi

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I cleared all cookies in Firefox 68.0. Now when I try to reply or create a thread using Firefox, I get no box to enter text. I do get the field to enter tags. Also, when I click on "Forums" while logged-in, I get no drop down menu.

I'm writing this using the Midori browser. All the above functions work in Midori.
 
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Try any other browsers? Try clearing cache? When did this first happen?
 

Stephen Tashi

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Try any other browsers? Try clearing cache? When did this first happen?
No, I don't have any other browsers currently installed (Fedora 29 machine).

The problem was fixed just now in Firefox by Edit->Preferences->Privacy&Security->Cookies and Site Data: Clear Data->Clear

The problem began this morning just after I did Site Data: Manage Data ->Remove All: Save Changes
 

Wrichik Basu

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I faced this today, say about 11 or 12 hours back. Lasted for maybe 30 mins, cannot say accurately. Tried from Chrome and Opera on Android, and got the same results.
 

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This topic is confusing. Logging in to an account on a website and then clearing your browser cookies strikes me as a way to break your log-in. If you then want to post something on any topic in the website, logging-in again would seem necessary. I should obviously test this, but I just do not feel an urge to do it.
 

Stephen Tashi

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If you then want to post something on any topic in the website, logging-in again would seem necessary.
In my case, shutting down the computer and logging-in again later in the day didn't cure the problem.
 

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Logging in to an account on a website and then clearing your browser cookies strikes me as a way to break your log-in.

It most definitely will. . .

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I'll do it right now. . .


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Wrichik Basu

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Logging in to an account on a website and then clearing your browser cookies strikes me as a way to break your log-in.
That is the normal behaviour - clear cookies and you're logged out. But I didn't clear the cookies, I just didn't have the reply box. It was just missing.
 

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