manchild wrote:Something is wrong with logging/posting PM on f1technical. When I click on preview it asks for user/password again and after that there is nothing I wrote, same goes for sending, when I click send it asks for user/password and kills all of previously entered in a message.
FYI : autologin puts a cookie on your computer that lasts for about 2 weeks and destroys after that if you did not visit the site in the meantime. The cookie contains only your name and an 128bit hash of your password. Nothing is sent unencrypted, it's even not stored that way, which is why I cannot recover your pass if you lose it.
Login problem explanation:
For the login problems, I can only think of one possibility: sessions are stored in a memory data table in the mySQL database. Memory tables are very fast but have limited capacity. So they get full and when the table has just emptied while you don't have a cookie, your session is emptied and you have to enter your credentials again.
As to prevent the site to be down because of a full table, I have even contributed to a mod to solve it. You can see more here if you wish:
Sorry for the inconvenience but it's basically phpBB code from the forum.