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 Post subject: CAN'T LOG IN? Read this!
PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2006 10:01 pm 
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Occasionally our host makes software changes or upgrades without notifying us. This may recently have happened again (the board running slowly is an indication), and we're concerned that some of our members may not be able to log in.

If this has happened to you, please try clearing your cookies, or at least those from The Hall of Fire. That should allow you to log in; if it doesn't, try clearing your cache as well. You may have to do this procedure more than once, but after that the problem seems to disappear.

If you need help, or if this suggested procedure doesn't work for you, please send an email to the marshals at hof_shirriffs@yahoo.com.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. The marshals aren't warned about these changes, so we can only respond after they happen.

—Primula Baggins, for the marshals


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2006 10:19 pm 
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Thanks :) That's what seems to have happened to my laptop. I thought it was its fault because my PC can still log in. Good to know its not my laptops fault :)


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 1:07 pm 
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For those who need to know:


To remove cookies in Internet Explorer 5.x/6.x:

• Run Internet Explorer
• Open the Tools menu.
• Select Internet Options to open the Dialog box.
• Click the "Delete Cookies" button.
In Internet Explorer even if you remove cookies manually, index.dat file stores Internet surfing information. This file can't be deleted manually as it is used by Windows all the time. In ClearAllHistory "Delete cookies" feature is combined with clearing the content of index.dat file.


To remove cookies in Mozilla Firefox:

• Open the Tools menu.
• Select OPtions.
• Select the Privacy to open sub-menu.
• Click the View cookies item.
• Select one or more cookies you want to remove and click "Remove Cookie". Clicking "Remove All Cookies" will remove all cookies.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 2:18 pm 
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Thank you, Alatar!

To remove cookies in Safari:

  • Open the Safari menu.
  • Select Preferences...
  • Select the Security icon.
  • Click the "Show Cookies" button.
  • From the list that appears, select the cookies you want to remove and click "Remove." To remove all cookies, click "Remove All." Then click "Done."

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― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 2:39 pm 
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In Internet Explorer even if you remove cookies manually, index.dat file stores Internet surfing information. This file can't be deleted manually as it is used by Windows all the time. In ClearAllHistory "Delete cookies" feature is combined with clearing the content of index.dat file.

Interesting - I didn't know that. I noticed you can't delete the index, but logging in here after the cookie-change worked in spite of that.

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but being a cheerful hobbit he had not needed hope, as long as despair could be postponed.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 11:50 pm 
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Could someone post what hall of fire cookies look like in the cookie list? I got locked out here and have just wickedly deleted all my husband's cookies to get back in. He and my daughter are not going to be pleased, I'm guessing. But I couldn't spot the Hall of Fire cookies and became restless and impulsive and just wiped the whole slate clean.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 12:17 am 
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Hehe, looks like I'm not the only one who likes to keep some cookies. :D
(But, really, it's no big deal losing the cookies, I think - they'll just have to log in on all sites that need a login. You could tell them that many people are so doubtful about cookies they hardly allow them, and if they do, delete them after each session.)

In my list it looks like this:
Cookie:user@thehalloffire.net/

It looked the same before, but I guess the info contained in the cookie is different now.

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but being a cheerful hobbit he had not needed hope, as long as despair could be postponed.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 12:28 am 
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I had about four of them with slightly different names and deleted them all, but the names were so similar that they were right next to each other in the list.

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― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 4:53 pm 
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And for the record, you don't have to delete All your cookies. If you do, all the places you log in will have to be redone. Just delete the HOF ones....


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