I'll just keep this short and sweet, and say that there is no way I logged out of any site on the Curse network and no way my cookies were wiped in the middle of a browsing session, when I booted up my computer and logged on first thing this morning with the WowAce forums being the only site open in my browser. :(
I am using Opera here at home, yes, but I've also seen it while at work, where I am forced to use Firefox.
The last couple days I've been getting randomly and completely logged out, as well. I'll log in, read posts for maybe 5 minutes, then type a reply, hit Submit, and get the "You are not logged in!" vBulletin error page. Hitting back, and reloading the page shows that I am indeed logged out. Clicking "Login" does actually require me to log in again.
Also, when I got home from work today and logged in, when I clicked "Login" for the second time to get the forums to recognize my login, the second redirect dumped me on a page that said "NETWORK COOKIE SET" and did not redirect; I had to hit back several times and reload.
Each redirect takes up to 20 seconds, and it's not consistent which ones take which amount of time. Today the first one was almost instant, while the last one took about 15 seconds. I can try to capture each URL next time if you like, but I imagine you already know what they are. :p
I'm still experiencing the annoyance in after I log in, the forums still think I'm not logged in until I click the "Login" link a second time, which sends me through a series of redirects that take forever and eventually send me back to the forums, which now recognize me as being logged in. Not sure if that was supposed to have been fixed or not.
Yes, using the vBulletin login form does not work at all.
Also, when "logged out" after a period of time, when I click login, I am sent through a series of HTTP redirects that take forever (10-30 seconds each) to process, and finally dumped back to the main site, logged in without having to actually enter my username or password. What is the purpose of this, and why do the redirects take so long?
Creating. Multiple. Posts. And. Threads. About. A. Topic. Does. Not. Get. It. Fixed. Faster.
1. My other thread was not intended to be "report functional bugs in the forum software here". My other thread was intended to be "report issues with the forum theme that make the forum difficult to use, especially for people with some degree of visual impairment". The whole point of a forum is that you create one thread for each topic you wish to discuss. In the interest of keeping the other thread on-topic, I created a new thread to discuss this topic.
2. You. Are. An. Asshole. Every single post you have made on these forums has made you look like a monumental jackass. You have consistently been condescending, insulting, and just plain rude. I don't care if you work for Curse. You are an asshole, and you are now going on my ignore list so that I don't have to read your shit anymore.
Edit Apparently the forum software does care who you work for, and will not allow me to add you to my ignore list. Therefore, I will no longer be visiting this site until you are either put on a leash or I can ignore you. Everyone is already upset about the rough transition. Your attitude does not help. Good day.
the "white page thing" is the php script error'ing. someone has to review the php error logs to figure it out. hitting backspace and losing your form data is because of how your editing and how your browser saves text in forms.
try going to user cp -> options , change the Message Editor Interface to Standard Editor or Basic Interface and don't use quick reply (they don't give you a choice to change to basic interface in the quick edit box).
My browser has nothing to do with it. I can't recall ever encountering any website, even other vB forums, that don't "remember" what I typed in form fields while using the back button. Also, the issue occurs in both Opera (at home) and Firefox (at work).
I believe I've found the issue. Whoever coded the WowAce theme's HTML either didn't understand how the tabindex attribute works, or was copying and pasting and not paying attention... at least on the login page, every form field has the tabindex attribute with a value of "1". And apparently the common behavior of Firefox and Opera when encountering such mistakes is to skip every other form field when tabbing through.
Edit Nevermind. That's not it. The vB site makes the same mistake with tabindex, but tabbing through the login form works fine there. I have no idea what the problem here is, then.
I'm really, really, really tired of spending 5-10 minutes typing out a thought-out response to a forum post, only to hit submit and be sent to a blank screen. And unlike most forums, hitting back on these forums does not preserve anything I'd typed in a field, meaning that everything I'd just written is gone. The last few times it's happened I haven't even bothered trying to remember everything I'd written. Please fix this extraordinarily annoying bug as soon as possible.
Also, please fix tabbing through form fields. The forum login page, for example. If I click in the username field, type my username, and then hit tab, every other site ever created on the entire Internet would focus the password field. What does this forum do? Skips the password field and focuses the "Remember me" checkbox. A second tab skips the "Login" button and focuses the "Reset" button. No amount of tabbing will ever focus the password field or "Login" button.