Why do I have to log in very time I try to do a posting?

Railheadz Jul 19, 2009

  1. Railheadz

    Railheadz TrainBoard Member

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    I'm having a bit of a problem with trying to submit a posting as it will go to a page telling me that I'm not logged in when I already was. Sometimes when I do log back in the page I was submitting becomes posted. Other times I have to back out and find the page I was working on and try it again. It usually goes thru the second time if I have to go back to the message page. Anyway to fix this problem??
     
  2. Flash Blackman

    Flash Blackman Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    When you log in, there is a "Remember Me" box to check. That will let your computer store a cookie and you won't have to log in while you are on TrainBoard. If you object to storing cookies, when you are finished with TrainBoard for a session, then just log out. TrainBoard will clear all of the cookies so you can log in next time you view TrainBoard. If you don't log out when you finish, TB will keep the cookies and automatically log you in when you come back for your next TB session.

    OTOH, I have so many firewalls, worm sniffers, trojan killers, spam screeners, script destroyers, etc. that I can sometimes over ride this option on some websites. Thus, you may have to experiment a little, but checking the "Remember Me" box should keep you signed in while you post and upload pictures.
     
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  3. Ike the BN Freak

    Ike the BN Freak TrainBoard Member

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    I'm having a similar issue, but its when I log in, says it did, then goes to the log in screen again...

    However if I click on resent threads, I go right to the forums and can post away...
     
  4. hotrod4x5

    hotrod4x5 TrainBoard Member

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    I also get the page that says, "you are seeing this message because you are not logged in or not a member yet" (quoted from memory) AFTER I log in.
     
  5. Guzman

    Guzman TrainBoard Member

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    check your internet browsers security settings specifically look for the settings for cookies.
     
  6. Flash Blackman

    Flash Blackman Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Thanks, Guzman. Any additional help is beyond me. I have asked other staff members to check this thread, too.
     
  7. Stourbridge Lion

    Stourbridge Lion TrainBoard Supporter

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    This is most often tracks back to a Cookie issue. How TrainBoard keeps you logged in is when you click the "Remember Me" box it creates a browser cookie with your User/Pass information. If this cookie gets removed then that information is lost and you once again have to reenter the information again. Not all cookies are bad as many sites like this use them this way so take a look at how your Internet/Browser setups are set and you will most likely find the issue there.

    :tb-nerd: :tb-nerd: :tb-nerd: :tb-nerd:
     
  8. Railheadz

    Railheadz TrainBoard Member

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    Hi Flash,
    I will give the remember box a try.
    If by chance I have anymore problems I'll come back and post about it here.
    Thanks for the info,
    Railheadz
     
  9. Guzman

    Guzman TrainBoard Member

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    Not a problem Flash!

    And Railheadz can pm me if he needs to. But try adjusting your security settings. In Internet Explorer it'll be under internet options. you can change it to medium security if it is set on high, or try custom setting it.

    in Safari on the Mac OS its under preferences.
     
  10. Switchman

    Switchman TrainBoard Member

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    I'm experiencing a Logout Delay

    error moved
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 20, 2009
  11. ppuinn

    ppuinn Staff Member

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    FYI: Trainboard software automatically designates any member "inactive" after 15 minutes if they do not click any icons, buttons, or links to navigate to another page within Trainboard. If you have clicked the Remember Me button and your security filters are set so the Trainboard cookie is placed on your computer, then, even though you may have been inactive for more than 15 minutes, you will be automatically "remembered" and won't get the "Not logged in" error.

    When I don't use my trainroom computer to log in to Trainboard (like when I'm using our family computer in our upstairs office, or visiting relatives overnight, or using a work computer at lunch or after hours), I don't hit the Remember Me box because I don't want others to be able to automatically log on as me. If I'm composing a post on someone else's computer that doesn't have the Trainboard cookie and it takes me more than 15 minutes, then I have to remember to copy the entire post, log back in, and paste and submit the post before 15 minutes elapses again...otherwise, I get the (very frustrating) "Not logged in" error. Some members who take longer to compose posts and who don't want to use the Remember Me button, will compose in Word, copy their post from the Word document, log on to TB, go to the Compose Post page, and then paste and submit their posts.

    If you continue to have log in difficulties after ensuring the Trainboard cookies can be placed and left on your computer (some security software will clean up cookies on a periodic basis--so the cookie may be there at the start of your session on Trainboard, but suddenly gone after you've been using it for a while!), be sure to post a description of your issue so the Trainboard trouble shooters can get right on it.
     
  12. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    This thread is the answer to the question(s) posted here.

    Charlie
     
  13. Switchman

    Switchman TrainBoard Member

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    I allways check the remember me box and then log out when I'm done. I logout on every sight I'm registered with.

    What with getting older and memory slipping :tb-biggrin: If I remain logged in I'll forget my password and even my user name.:tb-embarrassed:

    So logging in and out helps me to remember.

    See ya
    Ron
     
  14. Flash Blackman

    Flash Blackman Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Nothing wrong with that. I always do that on bank accounts and such.
     

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