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Edit: [solved] The old forum sucked!!!
« on: June 25, 2009, 03:23:00 pm »
I hate this Forum. You spend 15 minutes typing a post with a lot of good points and different views. And when you go to post it. Boom it's gone, instead you get log on again!!!!! And I can arrow back to it. All because I forgot that I had to copy every single post on this forum because it does this $hit. Maybe I'll try it again later after I cool off.      The above was all that's left or redone on a very nice post I had ready to reply with. No but because I forgot that I have to copy every single thread I post on this forum. It's gone. And I couldn't go back with the arrows. It gives me either blank screens or that stupid log on screen. Colin I told you in Fontana that if it's not user friendly, people won't come here. Well I've been giving it a try. But I'll tell you that I get more frustrated with this forum than I would if I was on that stupid arena that Rick has. My point being that it's not user friendly at all. This is why everyone stays on Concours (dot) org. And yes I'll remember to copy this so I don't loose it too!!!    Bionic Bob  COG & AMA member  First C14 CDA member #0220  2008 C14 & 2003 Mean Streak 
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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2009, 04:01:00 pm »
Bob,    There is a product called Crossloop.  It is a free tool to get assistance.  If you would like to download it at www.crossloop.com and then send me a PM for contact information, I would be happy to help you look at the problem by remoting into your system.  We could arrange a time and I could call you.  Crossloop is a TightVNC based product that connects via a central website.  You run it and select the SHARE tab, provide the person giving assistance your code (displayed on the screen) and then click connect.  The person on the other end keys in your code and clicks connect.  You will get a pop-up asking if you want to allow the connection from the assistor.  You install it to not run on start-up and since it requires authorization before connections happen, you are more secure than just letting someone remote in automatically.  I use the forum from 2 different computers as well as my Blackberry.  I haven't had any instance where I have been kicked off.    Just an offer to assist.    Thanks,    
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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2009, 05:55:00 pm »
I just use the old trick of logging back in, then hitting the back arrow twice.  It take me right back to the forum input page, and all my text is still there.  Now that I am logged on, I just hit submit and it takes it this time.      SCENARIO:    1.  Spend 45 minutes carefully composing and editing a thoughtful contribution to COGdom.  2.  Click SUBMIT.  The Login Page comes up.  3.  Say bad words.  Loudly.  4.  Log In.  5.  Click on Back Arrow once.  Login Page reappers.  6.  Click on Back Arrow once again.  The forum input page, along with all the text I carefully composed and edited, appears.  7.  Click on submit, and input is successfully posetd to the forum.    It's a pain in the a**, but doable.  Thanks for posting this on this forum, as I agree it does need to be fixed.  This is stupid.  I can stay logged on to dopey Facebook all day, what the hell is the issue with staying on more than 10 frikkin' minutes?  The more of us that gripe about this, the more ammunition Colin has to get it fixed.  Or change servers.  
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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2009, 06:51:00 pm »
I tried that Rich. It doesn't work for me. I go back and it's gone. anyway, I'm going to try what Norm suggested. I'm going to wipe the cookies in my computer and retry the remember me before logging in. Maybe it will work this time. If not Mr. Elliott will definitely be hearing from me. Thanks Guys. I've had a few hours to cool off. It's time to try and rectify this problem again. I'm getting tired of venting on Colin!!!!! Sorry Colin.    Bionic Bob  COG & AMA member  First C14 CDA member #0220  2008 C14 & 2003 Mean Streak  

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« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2009, 06:55:00 pm »
OK, I tried Norms idea. I hope it works this time with the cookies deleted first. so far, so good. But it's only been a minute. LOL    Bionic Bob  COG & AMA member  First C14 CDA member #0220  2008 C14 & 2003 Mean Streak  

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« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2009, 07:31:00 pm »
well...???  --  Steve Smith, COG #3184  COG Northeast Area Director  (somewhere in south central CT)     If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space.
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There is more to be gained by members raising hands saying "I'll do that" instead of pointing fingers saying "nobody's doing that."

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« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2009, 09:19:00 pm »
So far so good. It's been over an hour. The true test will be in a few days. I'll know if it asks me to log in, then it does it again. I'm just going to keep hitting the REMEMBER button.    Bionic Bob  COG & AMA member  First C14 CDA member #0220  2008 C14 & 2003 Mean Streak  

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« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2009, 10:43:00 pm »
Bob, anytime it asks for you password then you do need to check the box. I just hit the home page and click on the forum and I'm right in,never see the log in box anymore.  

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« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2009, 01:40:00 pm »
well it's been almost 18 hours and it hasn't booted me yet! I'm not going to celebrate yet, but it's looking good. I think I'll try to edit the title of this thread to something a little softer.    Bionic Bob  COG & AMA member  First C14 CDA member #0220  2008 C14 & 2003 Mean Streak  

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« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2009, 01:43:00 pm »
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 I think I'll try to edit the title of this thread to something a little softer.              Oh well it won't let me. I guess I'm stuck with the kind of harsh title.  :eg:      Bionic Bob  COG & AMA member  First C14 CDA member #0220  2008 C14 & 2003 Mean Streak    
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« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2009, 02:48:00 pm »
 
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 Oh well it won't let me. I guess I'm stuck with the kind of harsh title.    
     As an option, you can request an admin to delete the thread.  :p  --  Steve Smith, COG #3184  COG Northeast Area Director  (somewhere in south central CT)     If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space.
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« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2009, 03:06:00 pm »
No way! I can't afford the loss on my post count. You have a big head start on me! :)    Bionic Bob  COG & AMA member  First C14 CDA member #0220  2008 C14 & 2003 Mean Streak  

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« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2009, 04:56:00 pm »
I think the post count remains the same. Glad it worked for you Bob, I had the same issue in the past when I first discovered the "kick you off" feature LOL  

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« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2009, 06:59:00 pm »
Thanks to the help of the stellar "Forum Team" another happy customer LoL  Sorry you had all that hassle Bob. But glad we got it figured out.    Norm      Please can you add a note about this issue in one of the stickies so we can all refer to it.    It would be nice if the Forum allowed one to edit the Subject line! :(  Colin Prior  COG IT Director    Lake Forest Park WA  COG#7767  AMA#1081764  ROK#20000617  
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« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2009, 02:41:00 pm »
I know a lot of people empathize with your feelings about the rather clumsy attempt at forum software that Memberize has provided, but it does cover the basics. It'd be nice to have something with better features and rumor once had it that there's supposed to be something happening in that direction. So I don't think your topic title is offensive, even though it will exist for the vast eternity of the COGMOS. :)  
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« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2009, 09:13:00 pm »
Back to the top. This just happened to me and I am pissed. I'll redo my post later after I chill out. Which will be hard in this weather.   2003 Concours, 54K  COG #6953  IBA 28004  http://home.comcast.net/~slybones/Concours/connieMain.htm  
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« Reply #16 on: August 03, 2009, 05:30:00 pm »
Since learning a couple simple tricks I have never lost any posts since.  When you hit send and it asks for you to log in do it and then just hit the back button on your browser till you get back to your post and hit send.  It should go.  Or if you are a scared then before you log in just hit back and copy the text from your reply and paste it somewhere till you log back in.  Or best case remember to check the remember me when you log in.  ----------------------------------  South Central Area Director  Email scad@cog-online.org    <p align="left">My Photos<br
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« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2009, 03:48:00 pm »
This hasn't happened to me in forever, I don't know why you guys are still experiencing it. I leave myself logged in though so maybe that's it.     I do have this advice though:     Ctrl-A, Ctrl-C    Ctrl-A = Select All  Ctrl-C = Copy    Then, if you lose it, Ctrl-V = Paste  
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« Reply #18 on: August 06, 2009, 04:36:00 pm »
Brett - same with me.  No issues since forever.  Both at home and elsewere.  Greg H from Mass, Connie Droppers Anonymous Awards Dude  COG# 7010,a Tracey  CDA 120 (2.0)  99 Connie "Herrin Christabelle", 05 Ninja 250  
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« Reply #19 on: September 13, 2009, 08:53:00 pm »
Well it did it again. I just spent 15 to 20 minutes typing a post on a thread. But this lovely forum dumped it on me again just as I was finishing up. And you wonder why you can't get people on this Forum!        Bionic Bob  COG & AMA member  First C14 CDA member #0220  2008 C14 & 2003 Mean Streak  

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« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2009, 02:27:00 pm »
Hmmm because no matter how many times you tell someone how to avoid the problem they do not listen and do it again?  That can happen on any forum.  ----------------------------------  South Central Area Director  Email scad@cog-online.org    <p align="left">My Photos<br
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« Reply #21 on: September 14, 2009, 10:00:00 pm »
From June 25th till September 13th without having to log in or have a problem. Then on September 13th it does it again for no reason. That's 2 1/2 months. I also didn't have to log in today like every day for the last 2 1/2 months. It also didn't ask me to log in when it dumped me! So the log in part has nothing to do with yesterdays problem.    So tell me Bob how to fix this problem? Because obviously Clearing the cookies and clicking remember me only works on for a while or when it feels like it. And since it doesn't ask for me to log in now, obviously log in isn't the problem. So I guess your "tricks" won't work anyway. I have a better idea. How about software that doesn't do this in the first place.   By the way, this is the "ONLY" site the has ever given me problems like this. How about "YOU LISTEN" when I tell you that there is a problem here. Just because you haven't had a problem, doesn't mean there isn't a problem. You sound like the people that never had a KIPASS problem tell the people that have had KIPASS problems that there's nothing wrong with the system!      Bionic Bob  COG & AMA member  First C14 CDA member #0220  2008 C14 & 2003 Mean Streak    
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« Reply #22 on: September 15, 2009, 10:18:00 am »
OK, let's go thru this again...    The forum is just a "tool", it came with the package that was selected mostly for the other things that it does very well (like secure credit card processing, store front, membership management, ...). We did not select this forum, we also have to live with it. At the time, there was a perfectly good forum being used by the club (ya, you know which one I'm talking about. We could easily start that fire going again, but let's not go there). We can't change anything about the forum, it is embedded into the rest of the package. I know it suck, the IT guys knows it sucks, we all know it sucks (when you compare it to other standalone packages). But busting each others nutz ain't good help anything. And obviously, no-one is keepping the "supper secret" method of never getting dumped from anyone. It just happens. Personally, I'm so tired of forums and the BS that always seems to happen in them. Far more important things in life...      Dave Muir  1980 LTD1000 - Rocket  1999 Concours - Rocket II  1997 Dyna - wife's  CT-COG #3649
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« Reply #23 on: September 15, 2009, 10:51:00 am »
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Because obviously Clearing the cookies and clicking remember me only works on for a while or when it feels like it. And since it doesn't ask for me to log in now, obviously log in isn't the problem. So I guess your "tricks" won't work anyway. I have a better idea. How about software that doesn't do this in the first place.
    I have not cleared my cookies or even seen the log on page in near a year. Check your cookie settings Bob, if they are set to expire in a given amount of time then you need to change that setting. Since you are the only one who still reports this issue it would seem to be on your end.    I would love to see this forum replaced but the cost of using another host is prohibitive especially when the increased costs would only be an improved forum. We have had NO issues with online registration, the store front or any of the other features Memberize provides at a much lower cost than any other hosts.     Maybe we should go the route Rick took and go all profit,we could get some Google or Bing ad's, open an "arena" to increase site traffic and allow people to use multiple accounts so they can troll and increase page views which = $$$ :gasp:  

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« Reply #24 on: September 15, 2009, 12:10:00 pm »
You right the forum sucks.  I guess I will just shoot myself.      It does work the same way every time and any diversion from that is changes in your browser or computer not the forum software.  If it was dumping everyone everyday then a lot more complaints would be here.    When you got dumped did you try going back on the browser and copying the text you entered to a safe place while you figured out the problem or did you close the window loosing all chance of recovering from the problem?  ----------------------------------  South Central Area Director  Email scad@cog-online.org    <p align="left">My Photos<br
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