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VeritasGames
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Anyone else using AOL's browser. Everytime I do I get an "invalid session" on any attempt to post.

Didn't used to. I did after the hacks on the site. Whatever changes made lock me out without switching browsers.

AOL uses proxy servers. Maybe that's part of the problem. Or maybe the code is searching for some browser type or another and AOL's browser isn't listed.

Anyone with a clue?

jwarrend
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Ugh! Invalid session

I've always had trouble posting to the site from AOL. Not sure what the problem is, I just switched to always using IE. I still get the message every once in a great while but at least I can go back and still retrieve the text using the "back" button; aol wouldn't store any of the text I had typed.

Fos
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Ugh! Invalid session

Well, it's a repeatable error... Tried posting with AOL as well and got the invalid session.

Jeff, does it lose only your really long posts? Is it just session time-out?

jwarrend
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Ugh! Invalid session

No clue, and it's been a while since I've tried. I'm not really hooked up through AOL anymore, although I could connect that way if someone really wanted me to try something specific...

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Ugh! Invalid session

Eh, I'm not hooked up through AOL either, but I still got the invalid session even when I used it through an existing connection (cable modem via a different provider).

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My thoughts

Fos wrote:
Eh, I'm not hooked up through AOL either, but I still got the invalid session even when I used it through an existing connection (cable modem via a different provider).

AOL is definitely a culprit, not sure what the problem is in your case. I would recommend your dump your cookies. You may even have to wait until after a new IP address is assigned to you.

Possibly a ipconfig /release followed by an ipconfig /renew might speed up the assigning of a different IP address.

-Darke

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Ugh! Invalid session

Sounds like the cookies have their expiriation set too short, perhaps, though I don't know why that would affect one browser and not another. I'll take a look.

-- Matthew

VeritasGames
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Ugh! Invalid session

After deleting my web cache and my cookies it seems to be neither. I've had this problem with a few different third party bulletin boards. It may have to do with the fact that AOL uses proxy servers. I can't say.

Most bulletin boards this is not an issue for. For this one it is. And it seems to coincide with the most recent patching efforts on the board.

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Ugh! Invalid session

Have you tried connecting to AOL as normal, then (while still connected to AOL) firing up a recent version of Internet Explorer to surf the web? I'm curious if that would give you different results ... I know that AOL's browser is a re-packaging of an older version of IE (or is it Netscape?) ...

-Bryk

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Ugh! Invalid session

VeritasGames wrote:

Most bulletin boards this is not an issue for. For this one it is. And it seems to coincide with the most recent patching efforts on the board.

For whatever it's worth, I had problems posting from AOL long before the hacking activity. And, I've had problems posting to Google groups from AOL in the past as well. I never tried very hard to find the problem, just used IE instead. (Note that this was AOL for the Mac, and a somewhat older release at that.)

Anonymous
I have experienced it

I use IE and experienced some kind of error the very first time I tried to post. I posted a snipit on Game Design about a Siege game and it was rather long. Well when I posted it I did not realize there was a problem and closed out. Later I went to look for responces and to my utter horror, no post existed! LOL I sat and retyped the thing again and made sure it posted this time. So I guess my point is that it happenend on IE as well. No problems since that one though. Puters are very frustrating at times eh??

Komi

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Ugh! Invalid session

I was considering looking up Wildstorms' sales from Diamond or Comic Book and Games Retailer. I figured no third tier company will outsell Wildstorms in this day and age if the game leads with a third tier logo instead of making an independent company add-on to a successful Marvel or DC game. I know you can't release it, but I figured that would be the best place to check for a problem if the board code interacts poorly with proxy servers post hack patch.

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What the heck?!?!?!?

VeritasGames wrote:
I was considering looking up Wildstorms' sales from Diamond or Comic Book and Games Retailer. I figured no third tier company will outsell Wildstorms in this day and age if the game leads with a third tier logo instead of making an independent company add-on to a successful Marvel or DC game. I know you can't release it, but I figured that would be the best place to check for a problem if the board code interacts poorly with proxy servers post hack patch.

I'm trying to make sense out of what you just said but I can't! Did you train of thought make a 180 degree turn right there?

-Darke

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Ugh! Invalid session

I just had a problem after posting but my post did make it through. I got an error message telling me that IE had to close. I don't get them at all on this computer and never had one on this site, but wanted to report it all the same. I'll edit this if it happens again.

-Steve

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Re: What the heck?!?!?!?

Darkehorse wrote:
VeritasGames wrote:
I was considering looking up Wildstorms' sales from Diamond or Comic Book and Games Retailer. I figured no third tier company will outsell Wildstorms in this day and age if the game leads with a third tier logo instead of making an independent company add-on to a successful Marvel or DC game. I know you can't release it, but I figured that would be the best place to check for a problem if the board code interacts poorly with proxy servers post hack patch.

I'm trying to make sense out of what you just said but I can't! Did you train of thought make a 180 degree turn right there?

-Darke

Looks to me as if he was posting in the superhero thread, or thought he was, then switched at the last sentance.

P.S. I used to get the Invalid Session when I would take too long (like an hour) to submit a post once I'd started it. My cookie was expiring or something. I have not had that happen in a long time. I use IE. I would recommend a simple Select All, Copy before hitting submit, just in case because when I had my problems I often lost the information alltogether (back button was no help).

- Seth

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Re: What the heck?!?!?!?

Darkehorse wrote:
VeritasGames wrote:
I was considering looking up Wildstorms' sales from Diamond or Comic Book and Games Retailer. I figured no third tier company will outsell Wildstorms in this day and age if the game leads with a third tier logo instead of making an independent company add-on to a successful Marvel or DC game. I know you can't release it, but I figured that would be the best place to check for a problem if the board code interacts poorly with proxy servers post hack patch.

I'm trying to make sense out of what you just said but I can't! Did you train of thought make a 180 degree turn right there?

-Darke

Looks to me as if he was posting in the superhero thread, or thought he was, then switched at the last sentance.

P.S. I used to get the Invalid Session when I would take too long (like an hour) to submit a post once I'd started it. My cookie was expiring or something. I have not had that happen in a long time. I use IE. I would recommend a simple Select All, Copy before hitting submit, just in case because when I had my problems I often lost the information alltogether (back button was no help).

- Seth

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Ugh! Invalid session

Now we're getting a lot of double posts. I've noticed that if you submit it once, it stays on the page and doesn't appear to do anything. But if you hit submit it posts it again. It looks like it's happening to others as well.

-Steve

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Ugh! Invalid session

OK, I've discovered something about my Invalid_Session problems; perhaps it will help...

I first logged on from work when in California.

When I later tried logging in from Massachusetts, I hit (and still hit) Invalid_Session errors. (I can Chat, and can post from home, and stopped worrying about the rest.)

However, when I log in in California I don't get these errors, and can post. I _believe_ I could still post in MA last time I was in CA, until I logged out, but I'm not sure - I'll try it when I get home.

Joe

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Ugh! Invalid session

Joe_Huber wrote:
OK, I've discovered something about my Invalid_Session problems; perhaps it will help...

I first logged on from work when in California.

When I later tried logging in from Massachusetts, I hit (and still hit) Invalid_Session errors. (I can Chat, and can post from home, and stopped worrying about the rest.)

However, when I log in in California I don't get these errors, and can post. I _believe_ I could still post in MA last time I was in CA, until I logged out, but I'm not sure - I'll try it when I get home.

Joe

Well to be honest it's probably a bug in the forums where it tries to match up your ip address with the ip address the system has 'on file'. I've NEVER been able to recreate it so I really can't troubleshoot. I apologize for all the frustration it causes but it appears to only affect a handful of people (ironically enough it's some of our most active users).

-Darke

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