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Apr 12, 2009, 02:37 PM
 
Huh, weird. Usually "Remember Me" is just something that tells the page to remember who you are every time you try to log in. However, browsers do this too, so I have little need for those boxes, which is why I don't usually check them.
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Apr 12, 2009, 05:45 PM
 
Originally Posted by cwkmacuser View Post
Huh, weird. Usually "Remember Me" is just something that tells the page to remember who you are every time you try to log in. However, browsers do this too, so I have little need for those boxes, which is why I don't usually check them.
Those are two different things.

The “Remember me?” box on the page sets a cookie that remembers that you’re logged in, until the cookie expires (normally on Internet forums, if the cookie is set, a new cookie is set every time you log in, which means that the cookie only expires if you don’t visit the site at all for a long time—then you’ll have to log in again).

The “Do you want to remember this password?” browser pop-up does exactly what it says: it stores the user name/password combination in the browser (or, in OS X, in the Keychain), so that the browser will have the fields all filled out for you next time you’re logged out and need to log in again.
     
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Apr 12, 2009, 08:57 PM
 
With GMail (and other sites) the "Remember Me" button just makes it so that it knows who you are every time you go to the login page.
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Apr 12, 2009, 09:29 PM
 
Originally Posted by cwkmacuser View Post
With GMail (and other sites) the "Remember Me" button just makes it so that it knows who you are every time you go to the login page.
They still set or update a cookie. Your GMail cookie has your username in it so GMail can fill that in for you. Sites that log you in automatically (like ours) keep other stuff too, like a hash of a password or other stuff. And they ALL have an expiration date. Forum.macnn.com cookies look like they expire in about 24 hours.

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Apr 12, 2009, 11:42 PM
 
Originally Posted by ghporter View Post
Forum.macnn.com cookies look like they expire in about 24 hours.
It's gotta be more than that.

I've come back from travels after two or three weeks, and the cookie was still ok (i.e., I didn't have to login again).

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Apr 13, 2009, 09:50 AM
 
Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
It's gotta be more than that.

I've come back from travels after two or three weeks, and the cookie was still ok (i.e., I didn't have to login again).

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I wasn't intending to say that cwk's problem was all due to expired cookies. I was just intending to describe the mechanism through which sites use persistent "remember me" cookies to log one in. It does indeed HAVE to be something else. Browser bugginess, some other Web app interfering, that sort of thing...

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Apr 13, 2009, 10:47 AM
 
Originally Posted by ghporter View Post
I wasn't intending to say that cwk's problem was all due to expired cookies. I was just intending to describe the mechanism through which sites use persistent "remember me" cookies to log one in. It does indeed HAVE to be something else. Browser bugginess, some other Web app interfering, that sort of thing...
I wasn't referring to cwk's problem.

I was saying that your guess that " Forum.macnn.com cookies look like they expire in about 24 hours" can't be right, because they definitely are good for weeks. Unless, of course, even expired cookies will keep you signed in. Then I have to question the usefulness of the expiration date altogether.

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Apr 13, 2009, 02:19 PM
 
From looking at my macnn cookies, the bbuserid and bbpassword are good for 8 months and change. If it's the utmz cookie, that one is good for about 75 days.
     
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Apr 13, 2009, 04:21 PM
 
I must have "hit the jackpot" when I looked at my own cookies, because all but one MacNN cookie was set to expire about 24 hours after I'd signed on that morning...

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Apr 16, 2009, 01:41 AM
 
The "Remember Me" does the job properly.
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Apr 22, 2009, 01:44 AM
 
Originally Posted by MacNN Forums
The server is too busy at the moment. Please try again later.
Saw that for about two hours yesterday.

[OT: I'm curious how much impact this kind of downtime has on ad revenue.]
     
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May 4, 2009, 09:52 AM
 
The site's not marking threads I read as such until much later.

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May 4, 2009, 10:38 AM
 
I've experienced that a bit, too.
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May 5, 2009, 10:52 AM
 
Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
Have you been commenting on News stories in the meantime? A longstanding site bug is if you post a comment on the News page, it logs you out of the forums.
That's a bug?

I always thought that was a feature to persuade news trolls like Testudo to stay out of the forums?
     
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May 5, 2009, 09:54 PM
 
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Jun 25, 2009, 12:54 PM
 
Originally Posted by Simon View Post
What's with the board acting up lately? It's slow as crap and I keep getting stuff like this

Fatal error: Unable to connect to memcache server in [path]/includes/class_datastore.php on line 224
It's back, with a vengeance.
     
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Jun 25, 2009, 01:11 PM
 
Same here, I got it twice just trying to look at this thread.
     
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Jun 25, 2009, 02:03 PM
 
Yeah, got it again today too.
     
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Jun 25, 2009, 02:08 PM
 
I just wish I'd get a dime every time the hampstor gets a hiccup...

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Jun 25, 2009, 03:21 PM
 
Same here.
     
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Jun 25, 2009, 03:33 PM
 
I'll do it for a nickel.
     
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Jun 25, 2009, 03:49 PM
 
Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
I just wish I'd get a dime every time the hampstor gets a hiccup...
I don't know, if the hampstor doesn't get well again soon I'm going to start experiencing increased productivity on the order of more than a dime per reload.

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Jun 25, 2009, 05:18 PM
 
I blame besson.
     
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Jun 25, 2009, 05:47 PM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
I blame besson.
Was he responsible for feeding the hampstor ?

I thought he only fed the trolls...

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Feb 27, 2010, 11:55 AM
 
I've been trying to start a new thread for two day's, but just hang and get error messages. Tried two computers and my iphone, safari, firefox, deleted cookies... Just hangs on "newpost" or crashes the browser. Iphone says network connection cut (but all other sites work fine).
     
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Feb 27, 2010, 03:01 PM
 
Who is this "besson" you speak of? My name  is besson3c, I do not respond to my abbr eviated name because that is not my name.

And Laminar, since you hate me these days  from you I would like to be called Henry.
     
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Feb 28, 2010, 08:44 AM
 
The hamstor was fed, but was somewhat irregular for a couple of days. He's better now.

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Feb 28, 2010, 01:01 PM
 
Posting works again, thanks!

Search is still a bit funny. If I search for "post" I get an error that I can't search so soon after my previous search. If I search for "monkey" it works fine.
     
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Feb 28, 2010, 03:10 PM
 
Certain very common words apparently cause PHP to outstrip it's RAM setting, like "post" and "computer". On the other hand, "G5" or "intel" search ok.
     
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Mar 1, 2010, 03:25 PM
 
Yeah, I still think it's a bug if it tells me I'm doing searches too frequently rather then saying the word is too common. Anyway, thanks for fixing it so I can post again.
     
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Mar 1, 2010, 03:55 PM
 
I can't post a thread (a serious one, at that). Would you like details, or are you aware of this problem?
     
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Mar 1, 2010, 04:17 PM
 
Yes, details. Including the target forum and thread title. Before we increased PHP memory settings, failures were sensitive to title length.
     
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Mar 1, 2010, 05:00 PM
 
Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
I can't post a thread (a serious one, at that). Would you like details, or are you aware of this problem?
This is not a bug, it's a feature.
     
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Mar 1, 2010, 05:01 PM
 
Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
Yes, details. Including the target forum and thread title. Before we increased PHP memory settings, failures were sensitive to title length.
Forum is Lounge, thread title is "Time to be proud of Canada!".

The problem seems to be related to the headers that are returned being unexpected. Webkit returns "Got java.io.EOFException (Server closed connection while sending the HTTP header.): http://forums.macnn.com/newthread.php", and Firefox attempts to download newthread.php.
     
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Mar 1, 2010, 05:04 PM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
This is not a bug, it's a feature.
Are you trying to get me to report you? I'm not afraid to do just that.
     
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Mar 1, 2010, 05:06 PM
 
I can hear Laminar whimpering from here.
     
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Mar 1, 2010, 05:26 PM
 
Here is a picture of Laminar:



BURN!!!
     
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Mar 1, 2010, 05:45 PM
 
Now I'm getting blank pages on form submit in both browsers, just FYI...
     
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Mar 1, 2010, 05:47 PM
 
Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
Forum is Lounge, thread title is "Time to be proud of Canada!".

The problem seems to be related to the headers that are returned being unexpected. Webkit returns "Got java.io.EOFException (Server closed connection while sending the HTTP header.): http://forums.macnn.com/newthread.php", and Firefox attempts to download newthread.php.
It's not the headers. When PHP tries to allocate a bit more RAM than allowed, Apache kills the thread silently, causing these symptoms. After the search issues, we bumped the PHP RAM settings. I'll look into it further when our server guys are available.

In the meantime, you can probably make it go through by using a short thread title. Then edit the title as desired within the first 20 minutes.
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Mar 1, 2010, 05:55 PM
 
Odd... I've had to deal with the memory limit config several times on my own, but it (nor the max post size setting) was never triggered by something as simple as a text-only form post, nor was the protection provided by the Suhosin patch. Weird... I'm not doubting you, just intrigued is all, especially the part about the short thread title which is a pretty unusual sort of remedy
     
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Mar 3, 2010, 06:37 PM
 
The latest problems (new thread creation failures, Search crashes on common words, bogus floodcheck errors on legit Search submissions) should all be fixed as of ~12 hours ago.
     
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Apr 5, 2010, 01:35 AM
 
Well, here's what's probably a giant pain in your ass...



It's clearer if you see it at full res. Looks like the iPad's Safari isn't putting all the slices together properly.

I don't know if there's anything that can be done, it seems to be Safari's fault, but I thought I'd pass it along anyway.
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Apr 5, 2010, 01:43 AM
 
iPhone Safari has done this forever as well, must be something about how Webkit was tweaked for touch.
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Well, slap my ass and call me Charlie, it does.

I just never noticed it.
     
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Apr 30, 2010, 02:13 AM
 
Originally Posted by genevish View Post
If you try to search while not logged in, it won't search. If you're on the basic search, it takes you to the advanced search page. If you're on the advanced search page, it just refreshes the search page. There is no error message displayed, and no information to indicate this is not allowed.

Maybe this is intentional (you need to log in to search), but it would be good to put a message to that effect, rather than just refreshing the page and showing no results...
This has been reported intermittently, that Search fails silently if you are not logged in. It just drops you back on the Search page.

Turns out human verification (a CAPTCHA) is required when not logged in, and that code never got added to the search page template.

This issue is fixed.
     
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Apr 30, 2010, 06:13 AM
 
^

That’s absolutely brilliant.
     
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Aug 5, 2010, 03:15 PM
 
"Add to Ignore List" has been added to the username popup menu on posts.

This was on effgee's todo list during the redesign, but a visibility issue never got sorted out.
     
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Thanks Reader
     
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Aug 26, 2010, 04:54 PM
 
Search has been totally trashed for me, is it working for everyone else?
     
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Jan 23, 2013, 11:12 PM
 
For some reason most recent posts seem to be reflected against the wrong thread when viewing from the main page for some reason:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/c9btsng5mi...%2006%2058.png

In this image you can see that Im listed as having the most recent post in a thread about Netflix that I've never posted in.

Edit: removing Img tags, trying to post images from an iPhone is a pita.

Edit again: the problem is just in the News section - looks like the News Poster account isn't recognized properly in some way.
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