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Postby tardistraveler » Sat Aug 23, 2003 5:45 am

I seem to have trouble logging in when clicking the link provided in the e-mail response that someone has posted to a thread. When I'm on my work computer, I will click the link, and sometimes it takes me to the thread, no problem, and shows me logged in. Other times it will take me to the thread, and shows I am NOT logged in.

When I'm on my home computer, it NEVER logs me in.

I figure this has something to do with cookies. Any suggestions on how I can make sure it logs me in when I click the link?
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Postby tardistraveler » Tue Sep 30, 2003 7:16 am

Well, I'm still having this problem, and no one has posted anything here yet to indicate what's going on, so I'm bringing this thread back current.

So, if anyone knows how I can fix this - HELP!

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Postby N2yes » Wed Oct 01, 2003 5:41 am

<font color=red><font face='Papyrus'>Sorry about that, Tardis. All apologies. Let me think on this for a bit and get back to you. I don't imagine this will be too difficult a problem to surmount.</font id='Papyrus'></font id=red><img src=pix/icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Postby N2yes » Wed Oct 01, 2003 11:20 am

<font color=red><font face='Papyrus'>Well, Tardis. I think I have a solution. You should check to see if cookies are even turned on with the computer that doesn't log you in. I find this usually the problem. I can't guarantee a surefire fix going on what you've told me but I think this'll do it. Write me back, give me an update.</font id='Papyrus'></font id=red>

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Postby Ed Schaum » Wed Oct 08, 2003 10:23 pm

There are several things to check -

Make sure that you always access the site using the www at the front of the url

Make sure you have cookies enabled

Go to www.yestalk.org , click the login link, and then check the box to make sure your login info is saved for later.

If you still have difficulty, let me know and I'll look further.

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Postby tardistraveler » Wed Oct 08, 2003 10:47 pm

Thanks, I'll give it a try, and let you know.
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Postby tardistraveler » Wed Oct 08, 2003 11:22 pm

OK, I'm at work now, and I seem to notice a discrepancy. Remember I said it works here sometimes, and doesn't sometimes.

Received this link, which worked:

<font color=red>You can view the reply at http://yestalk.org/forum/link.asp?TOPIC_ID=4382</font id=red>

Then received this link, which took me to the page, but didn't log me on.

<font color=red>You can view the reply at http://66.206.24.100/forum/link.asp?TOPIC_ID=4478</font id=red>

So, why does one link have yestalk.org, and one link contain an IP address? Yestalk.org seems to work, but the IP doesn't log me in.
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Postby Ed Schaum » Thu Oct 09, 2003 4:09 am

That is the ip address of the site, but your cookie controller doesn't know that an ip address equals a certain domain name, it interprets the address exactly as entered. So when it looks up to see if you are logged in, it can't find anything under a site called 66.206, etc.

I'm not sure why you are getting any messages that include the ip address instead of the domain name. I DID have it set up that way while we were moving the site several months ago, but there shouldn't be any reference to the ip anymore.

If this is a new email you received, forward a copy to me and I'll try to track it down. If it's an old link that you're using, then change the ip to www.yestalk.org and you'll be logged in when you get here.
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Postby tardistraveler » Thu Oct 09, 2003 5:53 am

Hi, Ed - yes it was a new message I got this morning. If I can retrieve it still from the trash heap, I'll send it to you! Thanks.
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Postby tardistraveler » Thu Oct 09, 2003 6:14 am

Right after I did that last post, I went back to checking e-mail responses, and there was another one. I hit reply - don't know if you get those or not Ed. I'll try e-mailing you from here on the site and copy the text in. Hopefully you'll get one of those. Looks like something on the site is still inserting the IP address into the links.

Thanks very much for your help.
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Postby tardistraveler » Thu Oct 09, 2003 6:16 am

Well, the on-site e-mail won't let me paste a message. I think the reply went to admin@yestalk.org, so you should get it.

Thanks again.
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Postby Ed Schaum » Thu Oct 09, 2003 9:00 am

I took a quick look at the code and I don't think there's any problem there. If I'm correct, it's picking up whatever domain the person posting the message is connected to. So if someone connects via the ip number, then the link you get would have the ip.

Are you getting a notice for my reply? If so, does it have the right link?
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Postby tardistraveler » Thu Oct 09, 2003 9:03 am

Yes, Ed - this one worked fine. Here's the message I got:

Hello tardistraveler

Ed Schaum has replied to a topic on YEStalk Discussion Forums that you requested
notification to. Regarding the subject - Automatic Login.

You can view the reply at http://www.yestalk.org/forum/link.asp?TOPIC_ID=4425


Thanks Ed, and you too N2Yes, for trying to help with this.
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Postby Ed Schaum » Thu Oct 09, 2003 9:24 am

Ok, we've solved the ip problem. If you get a message like that, you know the person is connecting here using the ip instead of the domain name. I don't recommend connecting like that, but if you want to, you can also log in while under that address, and you'll remain logged in with both addresses after that.

As far as the one with no domain at all, not sure if that's a code problem, or if the person online did not click something in order to write/reply. If the link is pasted into the browser, there's no referrer at all, so you wouldn't get anything at all in the domain part of the link. I'm just guessing on this though.
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Postby Ed Schaum » Thu Oct 09, 2003 9:29 am

I'm replying by pasting the link instead of clicking it. If you get a useless link this time with no domain, then that confirms the problem.
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Postby tardistraveler » Thu Oct 09, 2003 9:47 am

Yep - that's exactly what happened. Here's the message I got.

Hello tardistraveler

Ed Schaum has replied to a topic on YEStalk Discussion Forums that you requested
notification to. Regarding the subject - Automatic Login.

You can view the reply at link.asp?TOPIC_ID=4425


So, are you saying that these bad links are caused by the way I sign on? Or the person doing the posting which generates the e-mail? Not sure I'm entirely following here.

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Postby Ed Schaum » Thu Oct 09, 2003 10:15 am

It's not you, it's the other people. Everyone should be using www.yestalk.org , not the ip address, but there isn't much I can do about that.

Re the bad link, not sure why anybody would paste a link instead of clicking, so it may be possible there's another way for that to occur.

I know this doesn't really solve the problem, I'll look into some sort of workaround.
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