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posted 02-16-2001 12:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for knightmare     Edit/Delete Message
Today when I logged on and came to Castle Quest it most of the time has those light bulbs to show if any new posts have been made since the last time you have logged on. But this time when I did they weren't there. Does anyone have any suggestions. Thank you

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posted 02-16-2001 01:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Peter   Click Here to Email Peter     Edit/Delete Message
I've found sometimes they are, and sometimes not. Like now actually !
I just look at the time of the last posting which is just as good. Easier for you being in the States, a maths headache in Europe !

posted 02-17-2001 06:04 AM           Edit/Delete Message
There is a history of problems with cookies.
I must admit to being a victim of this myself. The problems seems to be set in my own PC, and all I can suggest is that now and again you delete the cookies stored by CQ. It will take you a couple of fresh visits afterwards to get back to normal, but I've found that this occurs after frequent visits. Go to Preferences, then click the link. You will have to reset your preferences afterwards. Remember to set your browser to accept cookies.

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posted 02-21-2001 01:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for knightmare     Edit/Delete Message
Thanks, when I logged on today they were back were they were supposed to be. Thanks you.

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Philip Davis
posted 03-01-2001 07:14 PM           Edit/Delete Message
I wonder if these cookie problems are related to time zones. I reset my cookie file at 02.17 (I'm not sleeping well at the moment) on Friday 2 March my time. When I looked at CQ the message came that my last visit was 02.17 March 1 (possible since it was still Thursday on the West coast) and bulbs were lit as though that had been the time of my last visit (ie a day ago not 5 minutes before). I imagine the files soon get corrupted if they get told it's two different times/dates. Do the cookies check the time against my computers clock or against the servers clock or a mixture of both. If it's a mixture of both I imagine this is where some of the problems lie. If the cookies can check the time against my computers clock can it be possible for the times of posts in CQ to be shown in accord with my computers clock (set to my time zone) rather than to West Coast time?

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posted 03-01-2001 08:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TheScribe   Click Here to Email TheScribe     Edit/Delete Message
If it helps any in unravelling this mystery, this is how it is supposed to work: Cookies are set and timestamped with server time (-800 GMT) when you access CQ. When you access CQ again the times are compared and any forums that have new messages since you last accessed will show by the "lighted" bulb.

If you have cookies turned off, access with different browser (IE or Netscape), delete cookies, cookies corrupt, etc. proper lights will not display, or display incorrect.

To view the cookie in IE, go to /windows/cookies and look for something similar to anyuser@castles.txt

Hope this helps a bit...

All times are PT (US)

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