It's happening again. This is driving me up the wall. I just reinstalled the board again and when I went to the board index, it said there were 2 users online. 1 registered and 1 guest. I knew that wasn't right so I tried logging out and logging in again and (much to my surprise
), the same problem happened all over again. I was logged in as myself but still only seeing the board as a guest. So I went to my browser (Pale Moon) options, Privacy, remove individual cookies, typed in my site's url, removed all the associated cookies, went back to the board, hit Ctrl+F5, and this time, I was now fully logged in. Is this **** something to do with the browser? I usually use Firefox but got sick of that recently due to it being too slow and sticky but I never had this
problem with it. Is it just because I'm now using Pale Moon that I have to go through this crap? I'm gonna try reinstalling again, this time in Firefox, and see if I get the same problem.
EDIT: Whatever this issue is, it affects Firefox too. I didn't have this problem with 3.1.9 Why am I having it with 3.2?
EDIT: Just tested reinstalling 3.1.9 on Firefox. I was able to log out and log back in again with no problem so there is something unique to 3.2 that's causing this issue. I assume. If the same issue happens in both browsers but only with 3.2 and not with 3.1.9, then I assume the problem is with 3.2 But both versions do have one symptom in common. When I'd finished reinstalling 3.1.9 and I went to the board index, I was again told there were two users online. Myself and a guest. As I said, I was still able to log out and log FULLY back in again despite this. But I'm still curious why this keeps happening. Surely at the moment of installation there's only one user online, the founder. How can there be a guest? Is the guest a bot?
EDIT: OK, the guest isn't a bot. The guest is definitely me. I clicked Who Is Online and it said I was, from my IP address, and a guest, also from my IP address. Under Last Updated, for me, it said the current time, and for my "guest", it said the time I started the board according to the admin index. So why, when the board starts, am I appearing to it as a guest, and what is causing my inability to log out and fully log back in again without having to manually delete cookies?
EDIT: Just did an experiment. Reinstalled the board, then waited 7 minutes to go to the board index. I wanted to give the "guest"'s session time to expire. When I did go to the board index, I was the only user online, and the statistics said the most users ever online was 1. So I tried to log out and back in again, and AGAIN, the same... thing... happened... I could only see the board as a guest and AGAIN had to manually delete the cookies. Maybe this is something to do with 3.2, maybe it's something to do with the browsers I'm using (Firefox and Pale Moon), as KevC suggested to me in a PM, maybe it's something to do with Cloudflare, another suggestion of KevC's. I don't know. All I know is this problem does not occur with 3.1.9
Bruce Banner wrote:I was able to log out and log back in again with no problem
So can someone please tell me what is the most likely cause of this issue?