i have the weirdest problem logging into the forum.
i go to the Forum Index page and try to log in. tried both ways: clicking the "Login" link at the top right of the page (=>Login screen), or using the "Login" button at the bottom of it. in any case after the login procedure i get back the Forum Index window, but the unlogged version! with the "Login" links at top and bottom. unread posts not marked in red, no link to "View posts since last visit" (aaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!)
the weirdest thing is that my name IS listed as one of the registered users online!!!!!
so am i logged in or not?
i start browsing the forum, open a few Forum pages (CD-RW, Feedback etc.) and they all have the Login link at the top => i'm not logged.
if i go into a topic and try to post ("Post reply" etc.) i get the login screen. so again i type my username and password, and i'm apparently loggin in, in the Post a reply screen i have the "Logout" link at the top. so i can post. after posting it apears that i am logged in - partially ?!?!?. continuing to read topics (in that forum, i think) i appear to be logged in, there's the "Logout" link at the top, and i can post/reply etc. in this forum's index screen i can even see new posts in red. if i go to the previously opened forum index screens of other forums and refresh, some of them change to the logged in version and some do not!!!
well, this is very annoying to say the least, not having unread posts marked in red is a MAJOR hassle for me.
this all happened on my home computer. Windows XP (non SP1). Norton AntiVirus 2002 and Personal Firewall, no viruses on the computer. it just happened one morning with no explanation. had not changed anything in the system, hardware or software, prior to that (i mean recently - like in the week or two before this started). no changes just before this happened to any aspect of my system to the best of my knowledge.
cleared the History, Temporary Internet Files, offline content and Cookies in Internet Explorer, didn't help.
this happens only on my home computer, when i browse from another compuer at univ no problem, everything is completely ordinary.
can't figure out what happened. wha't screwed with my comp?
can anyone help????
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the land of Mordor, where the Shadows lie
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