View Full Version : Login .... andyb again - I'm Ironbarr now.
November 22, 2001, 11:24 AM
Well... went through the delete cookies thing, but no joy.
Why (I wonder) does the login info default to andyb whenever there's a burp in the zeroes and ones - even man-made burps????
November 22, 2001, 09:54 PM
If I were a betting man, I would bet that you have some very old and stale cookies in your system from an older version of the vBulletin software. It may be that the current version of vBull doesn't delete cookies from an older version. You may have to go in and manually delete your cookies if the automatic process (in the f.a.q. menu) doesn't work, or, as it seems in your case, defaults to an older cookie. In the case of my Macintosh, it doesn't delete them at all, and I have to do it manually.
Caeca Invidia Es would certainly know more about this than I. Hopefully I'm not too far off base though.
Good luck Andy! :)
November 23, 2001, 12:29 AM
if you remember a month or two back we had the same problem and in the middle I had an ISP failure for most of a day - when I got back on TFL logged me in as Ironbarr and I was lost at sea. Thought you had pressed some buttons while I was down.
I've been deleting TFL cookies most of today - Now (12:20AM-11/23), just finished total search for "firingline" and had zillions of files since I had several windows open. But only three qualified as cookies (recent use). I even went to Netscape and renamed a generated file showing some TFL cookie data there. Then just came back in - no joy. It went to AndyB.
Was there a burp in the TFL world?
I'm lost, but maybe the Phantom Zero (or One) will turn around over night - I'm to bed.
Good night, Dave (or Morning)
(Too much food)
November 23, 2001, 07:53 AM
Assuming you're running some version of Windows, have you deleted all cookies in directory c:\Windows\cookies with the form ...forums[n].txt (n can be any number)?
November 23, 2001, 10:04 AM
I just logged in using Ironbarr and bad PW, and working through, received the email with correct PW.
Now, how do we make this default and offload that andyb login???
Dave and Mal - thanks for your help.
November 23, 2001, 12:46 PM
One thing you might want to do now on a 'just in case' basis is clear your automatic passwords. But, before you do, you have to realize that you will need all passwords for any other internet applications where the PW is normally filled in for you now. You do have your PW's copied down somewhere don't you? ;)
I am, of course, assuming you have AutoComplete turned on; the evidence says you do. I'm not sure of the name of that feature in Netscape.
To clear auto-passwords in IE (probably somewhat similar action can be done in Netscape):
Go to Tools - Internet Options
Click on AutoComplete
Click on Clear Passwords
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