Trouble Logging on to Metafilter
November 27, 2004 8:30 PM   Subscribe

Problems with metafilter.

For some reason, I can log into the ask metafilter section but cannot log into the standard metafilter site.

Even after clearing cookies, history, cache... when I login I just get the metafilter site presented to me as if I was not logged in... If I intentionally enter the wrong password I am told that I have errored, but cannot log into metafilter.

This happens using Firefox and IE6. I've even tried computers at friends houses and the same thing happens.

Is this because I close the browser without logging out?

I've never had this happen on another site.
posted by doctordendrite to Computers & Internet (13 answers total)
ok, I found that if I log into, log out, then log back into the main metafilter site, I can bypass this problem.

Apears the problem was that I was not logging out properly, but just closing the browser.

Weird bug, though.
posted by dancingbaptist at 8:35 PM on November 27, 2004

Er, why the two accounts?

Also, this is not the place for this really. MetaTalk (MeTa) is what you're looking for.
posted by mrgavins at 8:40 PM on November 27, 2004

Response by poster: So I can flamebait and argue with myself... just kidding

No, I thought maybe the first account was corrupt or something and then signed up for another.

Now that I figured it out, I'll just use the first.

An extra 5 bucks for Matt I guess, and 5 bucks less for me :-(
posted by doctordendrite at 8:47 PM on November 27, 2004

Not only does

this belong in MeTa under "bugs",

but you really should try take more of a

conservationist's style when posting

anything in the green - or blue or gray for that matter -

or you will annoyingly push an hours' worth of queries into

the archives.

Also, aesthetically it looks quite manic.
posted by naxosaxur at 9:26 PM on November 27, 2004


you should break your posts

into oddly-spaced lines

so it looks

like bad poetry

you'd see on a

Livejournal site.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 9:39 PM on November 27, 2004

Additionally, you should never implement

the "more inside" function, and cram as much as you can

on the front page of your post.

MI is for pussies. Bravo for listing your entire question

on the front page of the green. Bold and innovative! Huzzah...
posted by naxosaxur at 9:50 PM on November 27, 2004

Make sure it's not MetaFilter, MetaTalk, or Ask MetaFilter related, as those posts would best be posted in MetaTalk than here.

I guess a bolded sentence in the first paragraph on the post page is not enough, huh?

On the other hand, I encourage you to buy some more accounts and pay Matt more money.

Clear your security and zone settings. Make sure the username/password are correct. Try a different browser.
posted by azazello at 10:04 PM on November 27, 2004

yes, lets all mock and kill the newbie

posted by dancingbaptist at 1:30 AM on November 28, 2004

posted by naxosaxur at 2:43 AM on November 28, 2004

What naxosaur said.
posted by graventy at 12:46 PM on November 28, 2004

What dancingbaptist said.

Except I'm not being facetious.
posted by grouse at 2:48 PM on November 28, 2004

If you were directing that to me, dancingbaptist, then I was not mocking doctordendrite because he was a newbie. I was mocking him because he does not possess minimal reading comprehension skills.
posted by azazello at 4:11 PM on November 28, 2004

yes, lets all mock and kill the newbie

Really, it's the only way they learn when you don't have a lot of time to spend. And as we've probably doubled the active population in a week we really don't have the time. And learn they must or we risk a degrading of the S:N that will make the september that never ended seem like a university lecture.
posted by Mitheral at 10:44 AM on November 29, 2004

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