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Location: Texarkana, AR USA
Joined: 02/20/2003
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Had to keep typing in my password......

I could never get logged in........this forum doesn't support my browser.

Signed on using IE and it logged me in....what's the deal?

Anyone else have this problem?

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Location: Colorado
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Had to keep typing in my password......

You didn't mention which browser you're having problems with, however generally if you have the security settings too high or cookies turned off, then you will have problems with sites that require a password to login/post, etc. You must have cookies enabled in IE, that's why it works.

Most newer browsers now allow you to selectively enable cookies for individual websites.

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Had to keep typing in my password......

To the best of my knowledge this board works with any browser (Opera, Netscape 4.5+, IE 4.0+).

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Location: Texarkana, AR USA
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Had to keep typing in my password......

I'm using am aol type browser and have lowered my restrictions but I still have to type in my name and password........I'll keep trying.

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Had to keep typing in my password......

I haven't used an AOL browser for quite some time, however I believe they're simply a version of IE. I personally have had problems with IE and sites that require passwords, when that happens its always been because I had cookies turned off and I always have to selectively allow cookies for the browser to work properly on that specific site. If its an older AOL browser, you might consider upgrading, if its a newer one that's giving you fits, then its most likely cookie related. Try reading your help file and see if it has any suggestions. Also since it works in your IE browser, compare your preference settings and see if you can detect what's different between the two.

good luck!

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Had to keep typing in my password......

It definitely sounds like an issue where the browser you are using is not accepting/saving the cookie. A "cookie" is simply a identifier that allows the server to "know" who is posting what. Since you are repeatedly having to type in your password, the cookie isn't being stored by your browser.

Usually this is a privacy or security setting. You don't have to allow all cookies for the board to work and stop asking for a password everytime you post. Instead you only need to accept cookies that are from the same "domain" that you are visiting.

[ This Message was edited by: moderator on 2003-02-28 11:31 ]

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