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Logging into TS from home PC.

By DLx/P ยท 14 replies
Jul 8, 2003
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  1. Last night at home, for the first time, I tried to log into tech spot. I logged in fine, no problems. But if I tried to post reply or start a new thread. I got a screen that said I was not logged in.

    I normally log into TS from work. But lastnight it was acting like I had to re-register. Whats up?
  2. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    It has something to do with your cookie settings. Check those again and make sure cookies are enabled.
  3. DLx/P

    DLx/P TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 99

    When I "logged out" last night. The usual screen saying "all cookies have been cleared", or something like that popped up. Same as it does at work when I log off.
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +419

    I hear you DLx/P there is some underlying cookie problem here that everyone overlooks, I have seen it too my friend. Good luck having it looked in to though :)
  5. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,588   +965

    If it's a different PC which you have never used for browsing/posting on the forums, shouldn't you start by logging in with your user/password? Or perhaps I should have assumed you did from your first post, I had to ask anyway.
  6. DLx/P

    DLx/P TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 99

    Julio, I logged in (from home) just as I normally would here at work. It even showed my ID as currently on line. Everything was normal until I tried to make a post. Thats when it told me that I was either not logged in. Or I didn't have access to the particular page. Then it took me to the new member register page.
  7. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    This has happened to me too sometimes. I investigated this and found out logging out leaves four cookies from TS. If you can, try deleting those too if you can. Then log in again.

    I would have thought "all cookies cleared" means all cookies cleared or deleted, but no. Cookies named bbuserid, bbthreadview, sessionhash and ASLTRG remain and they're not empty.
  8. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Nice find mict. All that would need is simple batch file program to delete those without seraching for them every time. If that was your only option of getting rid of them of course.
  9. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Mozilla has a handy cookie manager ;)
  10. DLx/P

    DLx/P TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 99

    okay thanks much, will try this tonight....
  11. DLx/P

    DLx/P TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 99

    Finally dawned on me tonight! I was using AOhell's browser when I was having these problems. I went to TS through IE. Now I can post without any problems. So it was AOL all along.
  12. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    It usually is ;)
  13. JSR

    JSR Banned Posts: 592


    hey, mic ..........do they remain, depending on os?.........i seem to clear every cookie............and, i do not seem to have any stragglers....yet, i do have these same issues on occasion........ like yesterday, for example
  14. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    I'm not sure if it happens on other operating systems, I've been using only one for quite a long time.
  15. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    I am getting the same problem at work. I log in and the next instant it says I'm not logged in. Manually deleting the cookies helps, but only for a while. Using IE equivalent.

    Can't log in to other forums using vB either. Forums using link based logins work ok..

    I am blaming the proxy serevr for doing nasty things with cookies :p

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