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  1. Macowner2 macrumors newbie

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    After logging in with my user name and pass number, up come welcome and the name.
    I then go into a forum to post to a thread say what I want, then go to the bottom of the page to submit new thread. On pressing submit up come a flag saying I must be a member to add to this thread. So once again I enter my user name and pass. It then returns me to my original entry, to which I press submit new thread. Guess what? Up comes a flag saying this is a duplicate of what I entered in the first place.:confused:
    My equipment is a iMac (6 months old) linked to the web via a :apple: Time capsule and modem.
    Any ideas please
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    How did you create this thread then?

    What browser are you using, have you enabled "stay logged in" during one of your login attempts, does your username with a "welcome," before that appear on the top right, with a status about your last visit and private messages?
     
  3. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    I think it's something to do with Cookies.

    Not sure though.


    And I don't mean the kind that you eat :p.
    But, spinnerlys brought up a good point: How did you post this thread?
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Is the forum you were trying to post in the PRSI?

    Because you don't have enough posts to post there, so it will cause that error.
     
  5. szark macrumors 68030

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    If it happened exactly as he said, it might have been a synchronization issue between the servers, where one recognized his new membership but the other(s) hadn't.
     
  6. Macowner2 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi All
    Many thanks for the replies.
    At present I am using Safari 4.0.2, the top RH of the screen did show the welcome flag. I then hit the Post Reply flag, not sure whether it was the top or bottom flag. Entered the message, I previewed the post then clicked submit. Up popped the you need to be a member to reply, on entering my user name and pass after a few seconds the reply page came back. So I pressed Submit reply again, then the duplicate flag came up.
    I seem to recollect the first time I had this saga I lost my reply and had to write it all out again, now I use command/C to store it ready to paste if necessary.
    Kind rgds to all
     
  7. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Which thread was it?

    That may help figure this out.
     
  8. AmbitiousLemon Moderator emeritus

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    I suspect you have turned off cookies in your browser preferences which prevents the forum software from keeping you logged in.
     
  9. Doctor Q Administrator

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    See also the Forum Tips and Tricks section of our FAQ, where the use of the Remember Me? checkbox is described.
     

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