Re: Problems staying logged in or making posts?
Thank you sniper762mm, for letting me use your account for testing. Here's the real issue most people might be having:
This forum's previous software was the version that had that problem - maybe some of you remember it from December of last year. When I researched the problem a couple of you were having recently, the issue only appeared to have reoccurred with this newer version, which I installed just a week or so ago (I lose track of time when I have some of these all-nighters).
The actual problem seems to have been my making changes on the root level of this domain, longrangehunting.com. I noticed, to my alarm, that this site could be reached with any of several different URLs (website addresses). The site should be using only one URL structure, which is http://www.longrangehunting.com - all other pages of the site follow that, such as, http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums, http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f47/problems-staying-logged-making-posts-33818/, etc. But what I found instead was a URL structure that could allow anyone to access the site using http://longrangehunting.com (without the www.) and also using http://lenbackus.net/longrangehunting and http://longrangehunting.lenbackus.net (lenbackus.net is the server domain).
This was not a good situation for many reasons, so I fixed the problem. But what I didn't realize is that some of the members here have one of the now non-working URL structures in their browser cache and/or cookies. For those especially with the cookie domain set wrong, you will have trouble staying logged in. I used a code for this domain's root that forces every visitor, no matter what URL structure they use, to land here with the proper URL. You can try this yourself - type in http://longrangehunting.com (without the www.) and you will see that it automatically reverts to the URL with the www. part. Try any of the other URLs and they do the same.
I'm very sorry for those having a problem staying logged in. If you clear your browser's cache and cookies, the problem will go away. Unfortunately, this also means you will have to login to all your membership sites again.
So yes, it's my fault. Blame it on the damn webmaster. Not Len. He works hard to bring you the best website for the long range hunter. My job is to make it a secure and efficient site. Sometimes that causes problems for the visitors. This particular problem would have resolved itself in time, depending on how long your browser retains the cache and cookies.
Again, I'm sorry for the problems you're having. Clearing the cache and cookies will make it better.
Jim, the webmaster