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longhair
January 28, 1999, 03:12 PM
i don't know if anybodies here to answer this since everyone's gone to the shot show, and it ain't a very big deal, but it keeps showing the last time i was here as 1-23-99.
my cookies are on everything works fine, i was just wondering why it does'nt update me. like i said no big deal, just wanted to bitch about something. ;)

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Rich Lucibella
January 28, 1999, 03:26 PM
longhair-
What is your Browser software? Have you hecked to make certain that you haven't disabled cookies? Have you tried a shift/reload on the main forum page?
Rich

longhair
January 29, 1999, 01:39 PM
Rich, my browser is netscape, but don't know which ver. off hand, yes, i've "hecked" :) my cookies, no i haven't tried a shift/reload, but i will. like i said i really ain't no big deal, just my curiousity getting the best of me.thanks..............bc

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longhair
January 29, 1999, 01:43 PM
Rich, i did the shift/reload thing, it brought me up to date. thanks again.

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Rich Lucibella
January 29, 1999, 01:47 PM
Version 4.5 is available free. If the shift/reload doesn't work, you may try that.

Barring that, try this:
-Go to your Netscape Folder
-Open the file "cookies.txt"
-Delete all references to The Firing Line

That'll start you with a clean slate.
Rich

ShadedDude
January 30, 1999, 11:54 PM
Clear your history out, and delete your cookie file...most likly what is happening is you typed in something like www.TheFiringLine.com and when you use the history it comes up with something like www.theFiringLine.com or something with a lowercase and a cap.

You can see this in your cookies if you have 4 TFL entry's. You should only have 2. If you have 2 and not 4 then forget everything I said. :)

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Dennis
January 31, 1999, 12:57 AM
I have Billy Gates' Internet Explorer. I've noticed the "anomalies" you mentioned:

If I leave TFL and come back later, I must "toss my cookies" beforehand or I don't get the newer entries. Then I must refresh every forum page and every thread page after selecting it or coming back to it (after being elsewhere).

"Refresh"ing on the "welcome" page doesn't help unless I have deleted the cookies beforehand.

The "bullet holes" and "red sights", the folder colors, and the colors of the thread titles seem to be somewhat random at least part of the time.

I don't know what all this means (if anything) but I hope it will help you. In the interim, I'll stay busy "lurking" & "posting" and enjoying TFL by looking at the clock and "refresh"ing as needed. When our overloaded, "back country" server is busy it's kind of a pain - but I'll live with it.

BTW, "toss my cookies" includes the following Windows folders: Cookies, History, Recent, Temporary, Temporary Internet Files.

As I said, hope this helps.

Rich Lucibella
January 31, 1999, 10:15 AM
Dennis,
I'm gonna refer this to Spark. He's got a bunch more experience with UBB than I. Maybe he can help.
Rich

Dennis
January 31, 1999, 02:09 PM
Rich,
Part of MY problem is I get so interested in the info that I forget to keep accurate track of the tech stuff.

If it would help you or Spark to test something from here, let me know. I have absolutely NO technical expertise but if you e-mail your instructions I'll print 'em out and follow 'em.

Otherwise, I'll hush 'cause I know y'all are working on it.

longhair
January 31, 1999, 02:46 PM
thanks for all the replies. :)

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fiat justitia

longhair
January 31, 1999, 05:00 PM
Rich, i loaded netscape 4.5, it took an act of congress, but got it loaded. we'll see how it works. by the way, what's the deal w/ all that encryption stuff? should of told'em i was a terrorist. ;)

[This message has been edited by longhair (edited 01-31-99).]