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Byron Quick
February 10, 1999, 07:16 PM
Help! I can't get the preferences to work anymore. I have reset them several times and have deleted all reference to the firing line in my cookies file. Still no good. What next?

Rich Lucibella
February 10, 1999, 08:28 PM
I just changed the display on mine from 2 days to 100 days and back. No problem.
What are you trying to change?

Jeff Thomas
February 10, 1999, 09:28 PM
Rich, I have a bit of the same problem from time to time. About 50% of the time my machine at work doesn't retain the TFL data. At home the machine probably 'forgets' TFL 10% to 20% of the time. [You see - you've got me hooked here. Can't even go to the office without taking a peek at the forums. ;) ]

[This message has been edited by Jeff Thomas (edited 02-10-99).]

Byron Quick
February 11, 1999, 04:52 AM

I am trying to get ANY of the preferences to work. I have to type in my username and password on each post. Same with the number of days on the posts. Nothing is working for me.

February 11, 1999, 02:13 PM
Do you have cookies enabled on your browser?

Rich Lucibella
February 11, 1999, 05:36 PM
Check cookies enabled per Mort. Please report back.

Byron Quick
February 11, 1999, 11:18 PM
I'm using Netscape. How do I tell if cookies is enabled? The cookies text file is full of stuff that I just deleted :) Let's see if that helps.

Byron Quick
February 11, 1999, 11:21 PM
OK. I'm pulling up the topics as I set the preferences. Still not pulling up my username and password, though. Let me type it in one more time and see if it works this time.

Byron Quick
February 11, 1999, 11:22 PM
Nope. Still don't get the username and password.

Rich Lucibella
February 11, 1999, 11:44 PM
It's your cookies. In Netscape do this:

-Advanced (click on the word "advanced", not the "+" next to it)

That's where you'll find your cookies settings.

February 12, 1999, 12:35 PM
One thing to remeber is that if you are not using a bookmark to get to the forums, you have to enter in the same URL each time.

For example http://www.TheFiringLine.com/ is not the same as http://www.thefiringline.com/

By not capitlizing letters, you have set a different cookie.

If you are using the same bookmark everytime, it could be that your browser is not set to accept cookies.

If your browser is set to accept cookies, there is a possibility that you have "bad" cookies being stored in your internet temporary files on your computer. Believe me, I was tearing my hair out until I found this problem one day. With this situation, you have to delete your cookies from your program file, delete them from the temporary files, turn off and reboot your computer and it should work. Note the bold type, if you don't turn off and reboot, guess what doesn't get deleted?

Good luck!


Kevin Jon Schlossberg
SysOp and Administrator for BladeForums.com

Rich Lucibella
February 12, 1999, 02:19 PM
Thanks for the technical backup.

Byron Quick
February 12, 1999, 08:22 PM
OK. Now if I can just find the files :) I'm getting bad cookies and everyone else is getting good cookies...there's a sad song in there somewhere.

February 16, 1999, 08:20 PM
Spartacus, try some milk with your bad cookies, sometimes it helps. You have to keep some milk in your cookie account at all times. - Doc

[This message has been edited by Doc (edited February 16, 1999).]

February 16, 1999, 09:18 PM
This keeps up we'll all be tossing our cookies!