View Full Version : Wasting my time...

June 28th, 2006, 06:49 PM
I don't know if this happens to anyone else or not but sometimes (actually most of the time) I will log in to this forum in order comment on a thread. After writing my comment and submitting it I get a message telling me that I'm not logged in. This is very annoying and makes me think that I'm wasting my time trying to post anything here.

June 28th, 2006, 06:53 PM
Try logging out, clear your cache, remove cookies (or just the ubuntuforums.org one) then log back in.

June 28th, 2006, 06:55 PM
Are you using Firefox? If so, do you have it set to purge cookies when you close it?

June 28th, 2006, 06:57 PM
And just in case : you can copy-paste what you have just written into a text-file before posting it.

June 28th, 2006, 07:05 PM
Yes, I already know about logging out to clear cookies. And yes I have Firefox with manual purge, which I always forget about. Is there an extension for auto clearing or is it just a settings change in about:config?

June 28th, 2006, 07:08 PM
I could be wrong, but logging out doesn't clear the cookie. You should try deleting it physically, then log back in.

June 28th, 2006, 08:00 PM
I get this frequently on the Tremulous forum - to get over it I just go to file->work offline then press back and copy/pasting - ensures that I don't lose what I have written. On this forum pressing the 'remember me' thingy when I log in seems to work fine.

Biltong (Dee)
June 28th, 2006, 08:08 PM
On this forum pressing the 'remember me' thingy when I log in seems to work fine.

I found the "remember me" thingy critically important. Once it is ticked I needn't do it again - and I use Opera.

June 28th, 2006, 08:29 PM
I get this on a lot of forums. Just be sure to tick the "remember me" check-box when you log in.

June 28th, 2006, 08:49 PM
its to do with the session timing out, like others have said ticking remember me will solve the problem but it will also create a cookie which stores your details and if someone steals that cookie they will have access to your account