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  1. Mar 16, 2003 #1
    'Server too busy'/login problems? Try this.

    Keep getting a 'server too busy' message?

    Quick solution: delete the PF cookie on your computer. In IE you can do Tools->Internet Options->Delete Cookies. This will delete all your cookies; if you know how to it's best to go to your cookies directory and delete any with "physicsforums" in the filename.

    Long-term solution: To not have to keep doing the above, go to your control panel->edit options and turn "Automatically login when you return (uses cookies)" OFF. You can leave "Browse board with cookies" ON.

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    I'm guessing the reason there are no posts is because everyone is having the same problem I was... the forum keeps demanding you login, over and over. If so, this worked for me:

    Get to your user profile screen -- click the "user cp" button up top. It'll let you in after you enter the right login information. Then set "browse the board using cookies" to off and update your information. It'll ask you to login, again, after that; but then you will hopefully be logged in within that window, and be able to post(your URLs will have a
    Code (Text):
    after them.)
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 17, 2003
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  3. Mar 16, 2003 #2
    we are aware of the current problems and are working on a solution. in the meantime please try damgo's suggestion. we apologize for this great inconvience.
  4. Mar 16, 2003 #3
    the registration activation problem has been fixed, can someone verify?
  5. Mar 16, 2003 #4
    Works for me w/cookies now. There were some old links to the modwest (test?) server when I registered this afternoon... did you get those?
  6. Mar 16, 2003 #5
    oh btw, to activate your accounts prior to a few minutes ago you'll need to replace pf.modwest.com with www.physicsforums.com in that url sent to your email.

    damgo, I'm not sure I understand you.
  7. Mar 16, 2003 #6
    Forum works for me with "browse using cookies" set now; it didn't before. I guess you fixed the email thing, which was my question....
  8. Mar 17, 2003 #7
    I tried, and everything is alright (for me at least :smile:).
  9. Mar 17, 2003 #8


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    A couple of times, I got an error saying that there was an incorrect response from the server. Is that because of PF2 still being alive on some cache?
  10. Mar 17, 2003 #9


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    I was having problems, but they seem to be fixed
  11. Mar 17, 2003 #10
    I was having some problem with a "The server is too busy at the moment. Please try again later." message being posted but I reloaded the page a couple of times and it went through.

    I think there is some confusion about the fact that you can still log on with your user name and password but not actually post so I was in and out, in and out again not realising what was going on. I had the same message straight after I 'thought' I had registered the first time and figured out the cookie thing myself.

    Hopefully the problem will only be a problem for people who tried to register early on. I'm pretty sure old members will be persistant and eventually get back in.

  12. Mar 17, 2003 #11
    Ok Greg. I fixed the link to activate my account and it worked. I'm in.

  13. Mar 17, 2003 #12
    Still seems to be a problem with cookies. Probably important that you take the 'log out' advice unless you want to continually manually delete the cookie.

  14. Mar 18, 2003 #13
    I realised that I had to "activate" my account after [frustratingly] trying to reply several times to a post. Then I thought I better check the email that sends out as soon as you register. Now my heart is beating, and a I can breathe again. Oh yeah, and PF is working, yay
  15. Mar 18, 2003 #14
    Tuesday afternoon, and am able to post at last. The forum was down for me all of yesterday, and the rest of the time I wasn't able to post.
    It's good to be back.
  16. Mar 19, 2003 #15


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    Greetings !

    Greg, there's sometimes a repeating trouble with
    the log on - the forum asks for me to log on again.
    Also, if you push "back" in your browser - to the
    screens before you logged on then you have to do
    it again. Further more, I'm using two browser windows
    at the same time and I have to log on in each of them
    This stuff didn't happen in PF2, I hope it's possible
    to take care of this in the future.
    Thanks !

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