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BUG: Keeps changing log-ins Answered

OK, a weird bug - Roger-X was editing his first instructable, and when he changed steps it suddenly changed from being logged in as him, to being logged in as me. No strange messages or useful screen-shots - it was just the bit at the top that changed. The page also locked, so that in the end we had to shut down Firefox and re-start it. Later, when I was looking at my comments, the login suddenly jumed back to Roger-X's. Again, no odd messages, and this time it didn't lock - I could access all his account quite easily. Additionally - we are experiencing problems logging in and out - if one of us logs out, the other can't log in until we shut down FF and re-start (yes, we've tried flushing the cookies etc). We type in our username and password, and it just jumps back to the login option. It's bleedin' annoying, folks.

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Something like that happened to me once. It said it was logged in as me, but when I posted a comment it posted it as my dad. I deleted the comment, logged out and back in, posted the comment again, and have never had the problem again.

Between logins, it usually works for me to "tools

Short straw uses secondary browser! Draw carefully, Kiteman!

Cookies? You're both using the same machine I assume? L

We are/were (I use my EeePC more now), but we had already tried deleting cookies before I posted.

THAT HAPPENS TO ME WHEN IM IN 1 ACCOUNT I LOG OUT AND INTO ANOTHER ACCOUNT ON MY OWN

yes but i use this one not my old one

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rachel

9 years ago

Annoying indeed! The switching back and forth I don't have a theory about, yet, but the bit about it jumping back to the login option - what happens if you do a hard page refresh at this point? (Shift-F5 on FF)

I think I have a theory - R-X had opened FF in another window (not just another tab), and had left it logged in.

So maybe it was confusion n the part of my PC, rather than a site bug?

I'm sure this happened to me years ago, but I can't remember any details. L