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Author Topic: Show Unread Posts, Odd Problem  (Read 2669 times)
K0BT
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« on: March 22, 2017, 11:49:49 AM »


If I log in to eHam and try to read the posts since my last visit  (http://www.eham.net/ehamforum/smf/index.php?action=unread), the site returns me to the login screen.

If I log in, navigate to the classifieds section, and then try to read new posts, it works fine.

This behavior is consistent across multiple machines.

I clear cookies after every browsing session and wonder if the site is looking for info in a cookie and is not handling the exception when one is not found.  Then again, it might just be me doing something wrong.

Any ideas?

Thank you,
Bob
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K0BT
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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2017, 11:21:24 AM »

Does anyone else experience this?
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N2MG
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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2017, 11:35:06 AM »

I have to ask - are you sure you are logged in at the moment when you click that link?

Mike N2MG
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K0BT
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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2017, 11:56:55 PM »

Mike,

I'm definitely logged in and this has been going on consistently for a couple of years, but when I tried it last night and again today the problem didn't crop up.  What's odd is that this happens (or was happening) on my Android and Linux devices, too.

Thanks,
Bob
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K0BT
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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2017, 12:19:42 AM »

Oh, I did go into profile settings yesterday for the very first time (I've always been fine with the default forum settings) and wonder if that could have changed anything.  Anyway, it seems to work correctly now and I'll let you know if it happens again.

Bob
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« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2017, 05:49:08 AM »

Whenever websites give me troublesome pages, I always try - in this order -

1. a different browser (I test on IE, Chrome, FF)
2. Closing the original browser, opening again deleting all history/cache/etc, closing and then opening one last time and  trying the "broken" page
    (not sure all the closing and opening helps but...why not?)
3. Different OS (Linux)
4. A different computer from a different location (in case it's an IP address issue) <-- only if I really want to visit the "broken" page. lol

-Mike
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K0BT
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« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2017, 09:03:41 AM »

Thanks again Mike.  For me, the problem persisted on my Windows laptop and desktop PCs, an Android tablet, and two Linux laptops - running Firefox, IE, Edge, or Chrome.  My origination point didn't matter.  After finally going into the site's forum profile settings, even though I changed nothing relevant, the problem went away.

Sounds odd, I know, but the consistency of it over time and across multiple machines seemed to indicate a site-side setting.  I wish I knew exactly what solved it.
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