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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by DavidLeodis » Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:25 pm

For some days now when I receive an email informing me that there is a new post in a thread that I am interested in when I use the link to that post and log in I then get a message "You are not authorised to read this forum, possibly because a post or topic was moved out of the public section of the forum". I wonder if anybody else is regularly getting that? If not then it would seem there is some problem at my end. My antivirus and firewall is up to date.

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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by bystander » Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:47 pm

Probably spam that has been removed. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by owlice » Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:47 pm

You're probably getting those messages as a result of spam posts that have been removed by the time you arrive here to read them.
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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by owlice » Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:47 pm

What bystander said!
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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by DavidLeodis » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:41 pm

Thanks bystander and owlice. :) I wondered if that may have been the case.

Apologies if I had somehow given the impression that the Starship Asterisk* system had caused me "inconvenience". I do appreciate that there are things out of its immediate control.

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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by owlice » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:51 pm

David, it's very likely the case, as we delete spam every waking hour.
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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by geckzilla » Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:13 am

:spam: :thumb_down:
Just call me "geck" because "zilla" is like a last name.

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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by Beyond » Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:14 am

Geckzilla, what an inspirational smilie. You guys are so good at 'popping' spam, you should have tee-shirts made up that say-->Starship Asterisk*, Special Ops spam popping team. And when you've had a rough day at spam popping, you could sing this cheerful little ditty to help you along-->Merrily we pop the spam, pop the spam, pop the spam; Merrily we pop the spam, all the da-ay long.
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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by bystander » Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:24 am

I actually like canned spam, just don't care for the internet kind.
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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by Beyond » Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:45 am

bystander wrote:I actually like canned spam, just don't care for the internet kind.
Spamzactly! You can't put a real can of Spam in cyberspace,and you can't put internet spam on a grocery shelf.So you can have your spam and pop it too :!:
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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by geckzilla » Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:50 pm

Spam was probably invented on the grocery shelf or some similar capitalistic venture. We're just fine with seeing it in public places where we expect to see it. BUY 1 GET 1 FREE!!!
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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by Chris Peterson » Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:12 pm

bystander wrote:I actually like canned spam, just don't care for the internet kind.
Just think... if Hormel had been aggressive about protecting their trademark, our references to unwanted Internet advertising would be so much more cumbersome...

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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by Beyond » Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:02 pm

How come we have so much fun with something that's so irritating :?: :?: It's almost like the satisfaction that comes from swatting a pesky fly :spam: :yes:
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Posting not possible

Post by Dieter Willasch » Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:37 am

I am a registered user ( username Dwill), but I am unable to post under my username after I have logged on and my name appears in the online user list.
When I go to Postreply I am asked again for my username and the scramble input. When I then put in my username and the correct scramble the system tells me that this name is already in use as it should for a new user, who uses my name. That is why I have to write this post under my real name.
So I think the system forgets my username, when I change pages. I have tried to post via different computers and browsers but the fault appears with all.

Who can help?

Dieter

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Re: Posting not possible

Post by bystander » Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:00 pm

@Dieter

If, when you post, it is asking for a username and scramble, you are almost certainly not logged in.

If you are logged in, you should see something like this at the top right of every page:
[attachment=1]Logged-In.png[/attachment][/i][/b]
Otherwise, you aren't logged in and you will see:
[attachment=0]Logged-Out.png[/attachment][/i][/b]
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by Dieter Willasch » Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:26 am

Thanks bystander!
Yes, but this is exactly the problem!
After I log in and this is confirmed and I change pages, e.g. to go to this postreply, the system logs me out again!

What can I do?

Dieter

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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by bystander » Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:23 pm

You must have cookies disabled. Enable cookies for asterisk.apod.com
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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by Dwill » Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:44 pm

But I tried this with several browsers and computers: always the same behavior!
Even with my iPad, where I do not even know how to disable cookies.

Its quite mysterious!
Thanks for trying to help me.

Dieter

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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by Moonlady » Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:36 am

TEST TEST TEST

This is only a TEST


I am trying to demistify the technology here in this forum :oops:

Am I able to add a picture here???

And do I succeed to add a clip too???

What do the abbreviations mean?


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Please help me!

Post by saturno2 » Sun May 13, 2012 11:53 pm

I am saturno 2.

Starship Asterisk answer me:

What is the Asterisk about ( one word )

I I write 100 different words and anything is O K :?: :?: :?:

I cann¨t enter to site of APOD.

Please help me, Thanks.

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Re: Please help me!

Post by owlice » Mon May 14, 2012 12:06 am

You are already logged on; you don't need to answer that question when you log on.
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Re: Please help me!

Post by saturno2 » Mon May 14, 2012 1:09 pm

Owlice

Very much thanks by your explanation

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Re: Please help me!

Post by bystander » Mon May 14, 2012 1:24 pm

Read your PMs (personal messages). I answered your question on April 7th.
Know the quiet place within your heart and touch the rainbow of possibility; be
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Re: Please help me!

Post by saturno2 » Tue May 15, 2012 5:23 am

From saturno2
To bystander

It´s true. You answered my question on abril 7
But I not saw the PMS. Excuse me.
Thanks


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