Subject: some users can't post in forums

Posted on: 04/02/04 02:36am
By:

Having an issue where some users can't post. My best guess is it is a cookie issue. Had some users clear their cookies, refresh the browser, log out and login. Still some users can view the forums but can not post/reply. Any hints?

some users can't post in forums

Posted on: 04/02/04 03:02am
By: buddilla

Im Having a simular issue were noone is able to sign in.
try setting your cookie domain.
either way try this geeklog-1.3.8 login

Maybe it will help.
-drew

some users can't post in forums

Posted on: 04/02/04 05:53pm
By:

OK I cleared my cookies and set domain to 'http://localhost:8090/public_html'

am i correct in assuming this path goes to home/public_html? that is where my index.php is.

Now I noticed an issue when i logged out and cleared my cookies. I am logged out but can still see admin in who's online. What does this mean??? I set my preference to set the cookie for 1 year but It should still be able to recognize when i'm on or off the site right? Help be thine appreciated.

some users can't post in forums

Posted on: 04/02/04 06:12pm
By: Turias

Your cookie domain is localhost? That's wrong. Do you have a registered domain? $_DB_host should be that doman. Cookie domain shouldn't even need to be set, but if you do, you should set it to '.domain.com', not localhost

some users can't post in forums

Posted on: 04/02/04 06:30pm
By:

Why domain.com instead of my registered domain?

some users can't post in forums

Posted on: 04/02/04 06:35pm
By: Turias

I said 'domain.com' with the implication that 'domain'=your domain.


some users can't post in forums

Posted on: 04/02/04 10:48pm
By:

ok lets say i dont want to set the cookie as you stated. should i leave it blank? ' ' also my cookie path is set to '/' is that ok?

some users can't post in forums

Posted on: 04/02/04 11:39pm
By: Turias

default values for all cookies stuff should be fine

some users can't post in forums

Posted on: 05/02/04 08:37am
By: vinny


Now I noticed an issue when i logged out and cleared my cookies. I am logged out but can still see admin in who's online. What does this mean??? I set my preference to set the cookie for 1 year but It should still be able to recognize when i'm on or off the site right? Help be thine appreciated


If you don't actually follow the "logout" link in Geeklog the Admin won't get cleared from the session list and will appear in the who's online box. Don't worry this is not a security hole. After about five minutes of inactivity Geeklog figures out a user is gone and clears them from the session table.

-Vinny

some users can't post in forums

Posted on: 05/02/04 08:42pm
By:

I was hoping that would happen because I have noticed it happens for some users but not all. Thing is that it keeps some users logged in for at least a couple of days. These are the users that are reporting to me they can not post/reply.

I mean come on now, who actually uses the log out feature...right? Everyone just closes their browser, surfs out, or manually types in another url. I think logging out yes could be necessary for session id hijacks etc.. but no one really does it. My 2 cents on that.

I'm really stumped as to why some can't post/reply even when logged in. Plus why when not logged in for a couple days they show up in who's online (i call it roll call on my site). Why it happens to one person and not the other is beyond me. You guys are great so far for helping out as much as you can and I thank you very much. Peace.

some users can't post in forums

Posted on: 06/02/04 03:46am
By: Dirk

[QUOTE BY= DJDevon3] Thing is that it keeps some users logged in for at least a couple of days.[/QUOTE]
The Who's Online block only lists the valid, non-expired sessions that exist at the moment. A session will expire after a certain time of inactivity by the user ($_CONF['whosonline_threshold'] holds that amount of time and defaults to 300 seconds). So if a user leaves your site without logging out, they should disappear from the Who's Online block after 5 minutes.



[QUOTE BY= DJDevon3] they show up in who's online (i call it roll call on my site).[/QUOTE]
Did you change the name of the block, too? There's a minor design flaw in Geeklog that requires this block to be named "whosonline_block" or it won't work properly.

You can change the block title to anything you want, but the block name should always be "whosonline_block".

bye, Dirk

some users can't post in forums

Posted on: 06/02/04 06:51pm
By:

i only changed the title the name is still whosonline_block the function is phpblock_whosonline.

well i don't see the two users reporting the error to me in the who's online block now, so maybe whatever was wrong was their fault...unlikely but i can hope.

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