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  1. Nov 24, 2011 #1
    I have to keep signing in!!!

    What happen that in the last two days, I have to keep signing in every time I left and came back in?
     
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  3. Nov 24, 2011 #2

    Bobbywhy

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    Re: I have to keep signing in!!!

    Me too! Need to sign in over and over again during the past 12 hours.
     
  4. Nov 24, 2011 #3

    D H

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    Re: I have to keep signing in!!!

    Cause of the problem: The site went through an upgrade Wednesday. Your stored cookies are confusing the upgraded software.

    The solution: First log out from PhysicsForums, clear all of your cookies from this site, and close your browser. Next reopen your browser and log back into PhysicsForums. If you select the "Remember me" box during the login it will once again remember you.
     
  5. Nov 24, 2011 #4
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    Me too. Thank you for the fix, all better now :)
     
  6. Nov 24, 2011 #5
    Re: I have to keep signing in!!!

    What browsers are all y'all using? I'm on Chrome and the problem went away on its own after a couple sign ins.
     
  7. Nov 24, 2011 #6
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    I have the Windows 7 and I don't know where the cookies are. I use Firefox.
     
  8. Nov 24, 2011 #7
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    in firefox, Go to tools, then options, then the privacy tab, then "show cookies" (on the mid-left), then either remove all cookies, or choose the folder for physics forums and remove those cookies.
     
  9. Nov 24, 2011 #8
    Re: I have to keep signing in!!!

    I had the problem with chrome and safari, but not with IE.
     
  10. Nov 24, 2011 #9
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    Hmm, interesting. maybe occasionally my dell eats cookies.
     
  11. Nov 24, 2011 #10
    Re: I have to keep signing in!!!

    Thanks, I really appreciate your help. It seems to work now. You even taught me to get the tool bar up on Firefox!!! When comes to computer, I am not the brightest bulb on the tree.............In fact kind of dim!!!!:rofl:

    Happy Thanksgiving.........Turkey day!!!!
     
  12. Nov 25, 2011 #11
    Re: I have to keep signing in!!!

    Where do i find the cookie folder of Internet Explorer 9?
    I found a folder with many files like cookie:xxxx but couldnt find anything that xxxx has physicsforums in it.
     
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2011
  13. Nov 25, 2011 #12

    Ryan_m_b

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  14. Nov 26, 2011 #13
    Re: I have to keep signing in!!!

    Just some feedback as of today:

    Using Opera 11.52 under Kubuntu 11.04
    I still have to sign in pretty much every 10 minutes.

    Yes, I have emptied cookies, restarted the browser, etc.
    It was functioning fine before the update...

    Thoughts?

    Edit: I just tested - It happens for me in FireFox as well.
     
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2011
  15. Nov 28, 2011 #14
    Re: I have to keep signing in!!!

    Are you checking the "remember me" box?
     
  16. Nov 29, 2011 #15
    Re: I have to keep signing in!!!

    Yes, I made sure that was checked. The strange thing is that the problem seemed to be fixed and I did not have to re-login all day. I was on the site 20 minutes ago and all was well. However, I just jumped to this subforum (from the email digest link) and I suddenly find I am logged out.

    I am afraid I can't see enough of a pattern to be much help.
     
  17. Nov 29, 2011 #16
    Re: I have to keep signing in!!!

    Start paying attention to whether the link has www or not. Let me know.
     
  18. Nov 30, 2011 #17
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    Bingo.

    If it has www, the login problems occur. Without www, everything is fine.
     
  19. Nov 30, 2011 #18
    Re: I have to keep signing in!!!

    Everything i ve tried has failed. Except the www thing. I try it now and see it works, physicsforums.com doesnt need relogin but www.physicsforums.com it does. I think it is a bug of the site or Internet Explorer 9 (i dont use other browsers).
     
  20. Dec 8, 2011 #19
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    Just changed a setting. Any better?
     
  21. Dec 9, 2011 #20
    Re: I have to keep signing in!!!

    No Joy.

    In Opera, the no-www version still works well for me but the www version kicks me off after about 2 minutes. It seems to be working a bit better in Firefox, but it isn't my primary browser so I wouldn't notice any problems outside of poking around for 10 minutes.

    I notice that the links on the front page, while in no-www mode, all jump properly to no-www pages, except the little sub-forum links (like Science Book Discussion) that jump to a www version and thus don't have me logged in. If I remove the www, everything is fine.
     
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