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Joe Offer 07 Jan 12 - 12:51 AM
Joe Offer 01 Jun 12 - 02:09 AM
Joe Offer 02 Jun 12 - 03:13 PM
Leadfingers 02 Jun 12 - 06:57 PM
Jeri 02 Jun 12 - 07:39 PM
Bill D 02 Jun 12 - 08:36 PM
frogprince 02 Jun 12 - 10:27 PM
Larry The Radio Guy 02 Jun 12 - 11:36 PM
michaelr 03 Jun 12 - 01:49 AM
Joe Offer 03 Jun 12 - 02:04 AM
michaelr 03 Jun 12 - 02:36 AM
GUEST 03 Jun 12 - 04:13 AM
JohnInKansas 03 Jun 12 - 05:48 AM
Joe Offer 20 Jun 12 - 02:54 AM
GUEST 20 Jun 12 - 03:53 AM
GUEST,Guest - Betsy 20 Jun 12 - 05:05 AM
Andrez 22 Jun 12 - 05:38 AM
Joe Offer 22 Jun 12 - 05:44 AM
JohnInKansas 12 Jul 12 - 10:09 PM
Andrez 13 Jul 12 - 09:06 AM
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Subject: Mudcat Membership / Registration
From: Joe Offer
Date: 07 Jan 12 - 12:51 AM

We do allow Guest posting, but it's nice to become a Mudcat member if you post here regularly. Then you can exchange personal messages with other Mudcatters, and participate in chat and other Mudcat features. Also, it helps people know that you are who you say you are.

To join Mudcat or to get your membership cookie reset information, contact me by e-mail. Make sure the word "Mudcat" is part of your message title. Less-specific message titles tend to get lost in my Spam folder.

I do get behind at times, and sometimes even get confused (or perhaps my confusion is constant...). If you wrote me and I don't reply in a day, send me another e-mail.

Thanks.

-Joe Offer, Moderately Befuddled Mudcat Archivist-
joe@mudcat.org


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Membership / Registration: e-mail Joe Offer
From: Joe Offer
Date: 01 Jun 12 - 02:09 AM

I got a bit behind on membership processing after my return from Ireland this week. I checked through my e-mail several times to make sure I didn't miss anybody, but I have the nagging feeling I did miss someone.
If you applied for membership and I didn't respond, please contact me again.

If you have trouble logging in or if your membership disappeared on you somehow, please contact me.

I heard from somebody today that he was sure I had deleted his membership - we rarely do that, and only after many warnings, so it's very unlikely that happened.

Thanks.
-Joe Offer-
joe@mudcat.org


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Membership / Registration: e-mail Joe Offer
From: Joe Offer
Date: 02 Jun 12 - 03:13 PM

I seem to have more than the usual number of people who are having problems with lost cookies. Anybody have any advice about making things so cookies don't get lost quite so easily?
I usually suggest doing a browser cache clear and running Windows Disk Cleanup (under "accessories/system tools"), but I don't really know if that's a proper solution.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Membership / Losing Cookies
From: Leadfingers
Date: 02 Jun 12 - 06:57 PM

It makes sense to do a Disc Clean and Defrag fairly regularly any way


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Membership / Losing Cookies
From: Jeri
Date: 02 Jun 12 - 07:39 PM

It's the browser that deletes cookies. I think people can control what their browser does. Even when we log out, we're asking Mudcat to do something to get our computers to delete our cookies. I'm pretty sure that if Max changes certain things, one has to log back in, but that's a very rare occurrence.

The problem might have something to do with a recent browser update, or some other security update. I don't know--just guessing.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Membership / Losing Cookies
From: Bill D
Date: 02 Jun 12 - 08:36 PM

Jeri is correct. Real control of cookies is ultimately in control of the user. It 'can' take a bit of going thru settings, but losing one's cookie should not happen often unless you explicitly need to reset it each time, as for privacy if someone else uses the computer.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Membership / Losing Cookies
From: frogprince
Date: 02 Jun 12 - 10:27 PM

I don't know if other people are getting the pattern I've had recently. When I hit mudcat in my browser favorites, I come up without cookie. But if I click either lyrics & knowledge or membership, I'm in, without having to log.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Membership / Losing Cookies
From: Larry The Radio Guy
Date: 02 Jun 12 - 11:36 PM

I've just had mine reset, thanks to Joe....and it seems to be working.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Membership / Losing Cookies
From: michaelr
Date: 03 Jun 12 - 01:49 AM

The more shit Max loads onto the site - such as facebook and other stupid links - the more trouble I have with having to click the "back" arrow to get back from a thread to the main forum page.

It has taken up to six "back" clicks. Stupid and annoying.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Membership / Losing Cookies
From: Joe Offer
Date: 03 Jun 12 - 02:04 AM

Michael, instead of your method, try this: right-click on thread links, and select "open in new tab" or "open in new window." Then when you're done, close the tab or window and you're back to the Forum Menu. Using the "back" button routinely is usually not an efficient way to navigate a Website.

I clear the cache of my browsers about once a week. If I don't the browsers will have trouble with scripts and other complex actions. Trouble is, there's no one way to access the cache in all versions of all browsers - it's usually under "tools" or "options."

I run disc cleanup about once a month. Does disc cleanup clean the browser cache?

Whatever it is that I do, it means that I almost never lose my Mudcat cookie - I might lose it once a year, if that.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Membership / Losing Cookies
From: michaelr
Date: 03 Jun 12 - 02:36 AM

OK Joe, that does work. It's a work-around though, isn't it? I don't encounter any other sites where a back-arrow click will not get me back to where I was before. Something's wrong here.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Membership / Losing Cookies
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Jun 12 - 04:13 AM

Turn off java script when using MC.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Membership / Losing Cookies
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 03 Jun 12 - 05:48 AM

In Windows, using Internet Explorer, your cookie may be deleted when you run a Disk Cleanup if you haven't entered mudcat.org as a trusted site on the Internet Options, or sometimes if you've set the option to cleanup when you close the browser. They nearly always will be left alone if the site is listed as "always allow." (Click Tools | Internet Options | Privacy tab| Sites Button.)

You can run Disk Cleanup from "inside IE" but "open" cookies can't be deleted, so this doesn't do quite as thorough a job as running it from Windows Explorer with all programs closed. (Right click on the Hard Drive, Select Properties, Click Disk Cleanup. Results usually appear to be about the same, but no guarantees can really be made since there seems to be a slight degree of randomness regardless of what you do.

Also, in IE, if you set your "zone level" too high, only sites with an https prefix are allowed "always allow" status. If you run a cleanup while at the higher setting, it can result in losing ones that would be retained during a cleanup with the "zone" set at a more normal level.

Similar settings and behavior probably are somewhere in other browsers, but I can't comment on the ones I don't use.

If you're using an "aggressive cookie/popup blocker" so that you have to "click to allow" when you open a site, some of these blockers allow only "temporary cookies" that are supposed to disappear when you leave the site (but don't always do that even when they're supposed to). There should be settings you can use to adjust the feature, but I haven't had the problem so I can't say where to find them even in the security suite I use, let alone in yours.

John


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Membership / Missed Registration E-Mail
From: Joe Offer
Date: 20 Jun 12 - 02:54 AM

Hello to those who would like to join Mudcat. If you've sent registration information to me and haven't heard back, please write me again. I'm traveling in Italy and don't always have good Internet service (but I'm having a wonderful time). After two months of exotic travel, I will run out of money this week and will return to a more responsible existence. Until then, don't be offended if my response to you is delayed.

-Joe Offer-
joe@mudcat.org


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Membership / Missed Registration E-Mail
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Jun 12 - 03:53 AM

Sadly it looks like I've been evicted from Mudcat by the Cookie Monster. The cache cleaaring option offered by Joe is applicable to a Mac but the other options are Win based so not usable.

I have disabled a couple of browser extensions that might have affected things and tested but they have been running for a log time with no previous problems with cookies nor have they been updated etc.

A Unix permissions repair has also been tried to no avail as has defragging but these are more random approaches. As noted above, it is clearly a browser issue across platforms which is of concern if there is no fix. Might look at one of my other machines and see if my cookie is alive there and then find the file and physically relocate it to the machine I'm using. At least then if it 'disappears' I can follow up why or what is making this happen.

Cheers,

Andrez


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Membership / Missed Registration E-Mail
From: GUEST,Guest - Betsy
Date: 20 Jun 12 - 05:05 AM

Hi Joe ,
I tried to Login but Mudcat wouldn't accept my password. Thinking I might have got it wrong - I asked Mudcat to send it to me. Mudcat said the Email address which I entered was not correct. The Email was clearly correct - I checked and re-checked . I appreciate you're travelling Joe so I will be patient. Also Mudcat is taking much longer to open than normal - so maybe there's an overall glitch.
Many apologies for the hassle .

Betsy


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Membership / Missed Registration E-Mail
From: Andrez
Date: 22 Jun 12 - 05:38 AM

OK just checking back in to say that I've beaten the Cookie Monster after all. The issue was that I had turned on an unused antispyware ware function in my virus software and although I had specifically set it to allow Mudcat and a few other key sites, somehow the software kept blocking them. I have a whole bunch of browser extensions set up to reduce snooping from Google and other marketing type sites but the problem remained despite disabling all of these. It was a Mac based issue so there's no joy or help to PC using 'catters who are having problems with their cookies, passwords etc.

Glad to be back.

Cheers,

Andrez


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Membership / Missed Registration E-Mail
From: Joe Offer
Date: 22 Jun 12 - 05:44 AM

Glad to have you back, Andrez-

For everyone's information:
    The password sender mechanism doesn't work very well. Better to contact me by e-mail if you've forgotten your password information. If you had another e-mail address when you registered at Mudcat, please be sure to give me that old address, too.


Thanks.

-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Membership / Missed Registration E-Mail
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 12 Jul 12 - 10:09 PM

I suppose I really should complain, since I found my cookie missing yesterday. I'm quite certain that it could not have been caused by the freak power outage while my browser was running (and while I had dozed off at the keyboard and forgot to shut the browser down).

According to my recollection and records, that's approximately the SEVENTH time I've had to reset my cookie since I first signed up here (with my current name).

Obvously, having to reset a cookie on average once every 573.5714 days is just completely unacceptable, but what's even worse is only getting 1,758.6 posts per cookie.

Of course four of my seven crumbles were during my first year or so here, before I learned how to designate mudcat as a "trusted" site, so my DPC (days per crumble) and PPC (posts per crumble) actually have improved quite a bit, with only 3 in about 8 years (973 DPC). I'd calculate "second half" statistics for PPC if I weren't too lazy to look up how many posts I made after the breakin/learning year(s).

John


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Membership / Missed Registration E-Mail
From: Andrez
Date: 13 Jul 12 - 09:06 AM

Reminds me of the hoary old line about lies, damned lies and statistics!

Good one John, I like your thinking. I'll bet there's more where that came from too :-)

Cheers,

Andrez


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Membership / Missed Registration E-Mail
From: Joe Offer
Date: 17 Aug 13 - 07:16 AM

I just found out yesterday that my Mudcat e-mail address isn't working, so I've missed registration applications and cookie reset e-mails from about the last two days.

If you received no reply from me, contact me at this e-mail address:

joe-offer@msn.com



Sorry for the inconvenience.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Membership / Missed Registration E-Mail
From: sciencegeek
Date: 17 Aug 13 - 08:40 AM

we often share the same laptop, so what do we need to do to get the hubby registered?

I'm the technoklutz & he's the dinosaur, so he's shied away from trying it himself... sigh.

    E-mail me and we'll sort it out. It helps to have separate e-mail addresses, but even that can be surmounted. It's very easy for two people to have two user names, two passwords, and one computer
    -Joe Offer-
    joe@mudcat.org


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Membership / Missed Registration E-Mail
From: artbrooks
Date: 17 Aug 13 - 08:54 AM

I never seem to have any of these problems - try Firefox.


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