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[edit] Login troubles

have you logged into and not If not, then that's your problem. A security feature of cookies is that they will not log you in for both the non-www and www versions of the site. Most people link to the www version, but I just take out the www each time that happens (as it rarely does) and go from there.

If it's not that, then I have to suggest that you try a different browser. browsers such as Safari and Internet explorer have issues with cache and cookies, which causes it to look like you're logged out, but you really aren't (but still can't do anything as if you were logged out.) ColdReactive 02:24, 7 July 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the help, but I'm using Chrome, not Safari or IE, and I had no success with or without "www". I think it has something to do with my internet connection; I'm out of town, using HughesNet instead of Time Warner, and this wouldn't be the first problem I've experienced because of the world's worst satellite internet provider. I'll just have to deal with this until I get back to my normal internet connection. Thanks anyway! -Oxguy3 21:33, 21 July 2010 (UTC)
Update: I just tried clearing my cookies, as well as using Internet Explorer instead of Chrome, but still no luck. When I enter my username and password and click the Log-in button, I do get logged in, but I'm logged back out as soon as I click any link. This is strange, because I have no problems on Wikimedia sites like Wikipedia. Oh well; I'm getting back to my normal internet connection soon, so I'll just wait until then. Oxguy3 18:45, 29 July 2010 (UTC)
You're not the only one recently who's been having trouble staying logged in while using HughesNet. I'd say that has to be the problem. Should we make a wiki note about this? The Knights Who Say Ni 21:52, 29 July 2010 (UTC)
I don't really know what exactly a wiki note is (bug report?) but this problem definitelyseems notable. I just searched for and found another instance of login trouble with satellite internet, so it definitely seems to be a problem.
It should be noted that on Wikimedia sites (i.e. Wikipedia, Wikibooks, etc) I have no login troubles. Wikimedia sites are using MediaWiki version 1.16. HRWiki, however, is using MediaWiki v1.15.4.
I just discovered something. According to, my "remote port" keeps changing rapidly. Could this be the reason that I can't log in? -Oxguy3 00:43, 1 August 2010 (UTC)
No, that "remote port" value will typically change every time you load the page - that's normal. As for MW1.16, that only came out a couple of days ago – it'll be a little while before we actually upgrade here (since there's a bunch of tweaking and testing that needs to be done first).
As for your problems logging in... I don't know what's going on there. You've already tried all the things I would normally suggest. If you can catch me on IRC I might be able to help out a bit. --phlip TC 12:35, 1 August 2010 (UTC)
I just confirmed that it's definitely HughesNet that is causing my problem. I am using the exact same computer, but with a Verizon Wireless modem instead of HughesNet, and my problems are gone. I think we should definitely make a wiki note about this (whatever wiki notes are) -Oxguy3 18:56, 5 August 2010 (UTC)
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