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Signing in to the boards

Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:17 am
by R1FSR
everytime I try to log in to the messageboards I get this .....


You exceeded the maximum allowed number of login attempts. In addition to your username and password you now also have to solve the CAPTCHA below.


Username: R1FSR


Password: *



Log me on automatically each visit
Hide my online status this session


What is the name of Steve's main guitar?:
This question is a means of preventing automated form submissions by spambots.


I get this after one attempt of logging in , I can also tick the log me in auto box and that never works either .

anyone else having this problem , it was fine just before the xmas holiday period

Re: Signing in to the boards

Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:28 am
by Jenn Pix
Yup. Same thing here.
It's done this before, too.
*shrugs*
As long as I can still get on, tho, it's only a minor thing...

I like it better when it's working properly, and I don't get that minor "what the.?." panic moment...
but like I said, as long as I can still get on, I can live with it.

Re: Signing in to the boards

Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:41 am
by R1FSR
hi Jenn
thanks for your reply , glad its not just me with the problem,
or should I say just a glitch with the boards ...as you say its
not a major problem but it is annoying :D

Re: Signing in to the boards

Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:37 am
by Quokka
Hi R1FSR,
Hi Jenn,

I have the issue too, you know ...
I first thought that my account had been hacked but this is not the case.

Hereafter the email exchange with Jeroen (from more recent to oldest):

Message subject: Re: Account hacked ?
Sent: Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:01 pm
Glad to read you, J

Hope you are doing fine.
And good "luck" with the tinkering (I need to look that word up ...) :wink:

And if I don't get the chance to write to you before, let me wish you a Vai-derful New Year.

Quokka

Sent: Sun Dec 29, 2013 9:34 pm
Don't worry, your account hasn't been hacked. We're tinkering a bit with some session settings etc.
Sorry for any inconvenience.

J

Sent: Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:24 pm
Hello Jeroen,

It's been a while since I sent an pm to you ;-)
Hope you are doing fine.

I just would like to know if my account has been hacked.
Since yesterday (December 18th), whenever I am logging to the Message Board, I receive this message :
" You exceeded the maximum allowed number of login attempts. In addition to your username and password you now also have to solve the CAPTCHA below."

And I can only log in if I put my login + password + answer the question about Steve's guitar

Am I correct ?
What do you suggest me to do in this case ?

Thanks for the feedback and IT support
Have a nice evening

Quokka



By the way, changing password doesn't solve the problem.
If you want to log in, you need to complete all the fields : Username + Password + What is the name of Steve's main guitar?

Quokka

Re: Signing in to the boards

Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:32 pm
by Jeroen
It's a cookie issue.
In preperation for the new site, I've setup a caching system on the server (a system that stores frequently requested pages and content such as images in memory, rather than have it read from disk each time, greatly speeds up the site). This particular system is screwing up the cookies. There is a solution, but I still have to implement it. I'm just back from a 2 week holiday, so please hang on a bit longer and it will be fixed.

Cheers,
J

Re: Signing in to the boards

Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:41 am
by Jenn Pix
*hugs*
You rock, J 8)
Thanks!

Re: Signing in to the boards

Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:10 am
by Quokka
We'll hang on, J

Can't wait to see what the new site will be like ♥

Re: Signing in to the boards

Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 3:17 pm
by anuj
Been this way for a little while for me - glad to know things'll be good soon. :)

Cheers,

Anuj