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Old October 21, 1998, 12:18 PM   #1
ShadedDude
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ok I got a problem...

I have come to the realization that
when I come to the forum, everything is ALWAYS new. I think the cookie from my very first visit is stuck or something. I have a few threads that are always yellow, but the majority are red. Also I always get cross hairs on the main page...havent seen a bullet hole yet.
Took me awhile to realize this =D
Any suggestions?
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Old October 21, 1998, 12:37 PM   #2
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Bet you're using Netscape Navigator like me. It has to do with an early on change we did.

Here's the fix:
-Go to your Netscape Directory
-Search for Cookies.txt
-Open it with a text editor.
-Delete all lines including the text: thefiringline
-Come back to the Forums

All the posts will still show as unread, but after the first time your cookies will update properly.
Let us know if this works.
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Old October 21, 1998, 02:04 PM   #3
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actually no, I using IE.
I would love to be using netscape...but netscape has decided that it will no longer alow java to exsist on my computer...this as soon as it sees anything more complext than a rollover it crashes, and takes my entire system with it.
I've tried to reinstall, and install stand alone versions. Nothing has helped, so for now I am limited to IE. I will get around to fixing it eventualy because, well hey, life just looks better in netscape =)
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Old October 21, 1998, 02:11 PM   #4
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Then you need to find your Cookies and edit them.
Let us know what you find.
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Old October 22, 1998, 06:56 AM   #5
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ShadedDude the cookies file in IE is at

C:\WINDOWS\Temporary Internet Files<Br>
This is where it stores all cookies, it is a little time consuming because you have to say Yes i want to delete this cookie for EVERY cookie.
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Old October 22, 1998, 11:09 AM   #6
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There is a program called Cache and Cookie Washer. What it does is keep you from storing cookies and history on you - except the cookies YOU want to keep. This has many advantages. When I started out I did know about them - after a year of heavy internet use my HD was full and I didn't know why untill I opened up my cookie file. This program keeps that from happening while managing the ones you want to keep. Try it out - free download. You will have to search for it, search off snap.com or hotbot.com - you should find it with no problem... Also a program called WINDOWS WASHER is very handy as well. I found these off the Kim Komando web site www.komando.com She is the science editor for popular science magazine - and gorgeous as well - worth the look.
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Old October 22, 1998, 11:47 AM   #7
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Cool. I ate all my cookies and now my screen is full of bullet holes =)

Zach was right on both counts, they are in the temp I-net files...and you do have to kill each one. But it worked!

Thanks alot guys!

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