For the last 5 or 6 days (fuzzy since I've been away and back and on different computers), I am not able to login on (at least) my Vista computer using Firefox 17.0.1. The symptom is that when I show up on CP, it has me logged out (despite prior 'remember me' setting). When I attempt to login at the clicky symbol in the upper right hand corner, it accepts my login info, the popup disappears, screen blinks and I am back to the 'logged out' state. If I go to the CP login page (https://www.cp.com/script/Membership/LogOn.aspx) and login, it takes my info and gives me the same 'logged out' status on the main page.
I am currently using IE (not my browser of choice or habit) to login and submit this bug report. Attempting to login on firefox while I am logged in with IE gives me the hamsters (ha ha - that part might be working correctly).
Any attempt to login with firefox now gives me the hamsters (IE works fine). The hamsters report 'invalid viewstate', server is Web02.
I don't know if this is a different problem or not but I am a devotee of the Daily News messages. I don't always read them the same day, but I always read them. I note that I haven't received any Daily News messages since Dec 21.
I deleted my FireFox CP cookies and was able to login.
No new daily messages however; still none since Dec 21.
Glad you got the login fixed. Way-back-when, Firefox had lots of issues with cookies and clearing them was the only way to fix these issues. I haven't seen firefox issues for a long time, so it seems they have crept back in.
With regards to the Daily News, we took a hiatus on these during the break so that we could, well, have a break! They will be back for the New Year.
Using my IE8 (WinXP, SP3) I can log in when I hover the mouse over the "Sign in" link in the top right corner and fill out the pop-up login form. But if I click on the "Sign in" link and try to log in from the "Member Log-on" page, I get the hamster error just as on my phone.
Unfortunately I don't know how to get the "hover log in form" to stay open when I use my phone.
After reading the post from H.Brydon above, I tried clearing the cookies on my phone and using relaxed settings (accept all cookies, do not send "Do not track request to websites"), but it still fails.
"When you don't know what you're doing it's best to do it quickly" - Jase #DuckDynasty
Whilst I understand the reasons behind the voting changes in the lounge, I feel there is a 'Middle Way' to express approval/disapproval in the Lounge.
Have a simple or for the posts.
These would not be linked to the reputation metric for the user, but would, in essence, show the popularity/derision for a post.
It would be a community expression to reward the helpful/humorous/original thinking/lateral logic/just plain genius etc that we all enjoy, and would mete out opprobrium to the weak/poor taste/badly conceived/arrogant/obnoxious/offensive posts that we, as the regular visitors, could offer the reward/punishment we see fit.
It would only be measured against the individual post, so it would help to define the kind of inputs to the forum that we enjoy, and would help make a declaration of what was not seen as appropriate.
There have been many posts of late where I have wanted to upvote because of various reasons and feel cheated somewhat that I am unable to reward in some way the perceived cleverness of the OP.
what do others think?
--------------------------------- I will never again mention that I was the poster of the One Millionth Lounge Post, nor that it was complete drivel. Dalek Dave
Excuse my late response to your post, Sir David of Dalek (don't know how I missed it), but I think you make a very cogent, useful, relevant proposal.
"What do humans depend on: words ! We're suspended in language: we can never say what's up: or, down. We must communicate experience and ideas, but in ways that do not become ambiguous, and lose objectivity.
For parallels to quantum theory: we must turn to psychology, or to paradoxes thinkers like Buddha and Lao Tzu illuminated, examining reality, as both observer, and actor, in human life's small-scale micro-cosmic drama."
regardless of the number of times I attempt to confirm my email address firstname.lastname@example.org nothing happens. no email shows up---nothing---nada---zilch. i really dislike the various messages you display for those in this situation. please fix...
Dave is there a way to do the equivalent of a trace route on the confirmation email. I use gmail and can view my spam folder as well as the new message folder and as far as I can tell I'm not getting the confirmation request. In lieu of that perhaps you could just manually throw the switch that says 'email confirmed'?
The member has been nuked. Can any of the admins please delete these messages as it could take a while for these messages to be removed by reporting it.
Also it would better if there would be a option to delete/edit a message from a forum just like we can delete/Edit questions or answers in the QA forum.
It might be better if more people had permission to edit/delete messages with increasing spam in the site. For instance MVPs cannot edit/delete posts, if they had the ability to alter the posts, the spam messages may be removed a little more quickly.