ColdFusion error on MeFi's index page, cookie-related May 21, 2007 8:56 PM   Subscribe

The other day, MeFi and its subdomains started giving me the following ColdFusion error when loading the index page. (Firefox / Intel Mac, as below.) MeFi works fine for me in Safari, and I'm guessing that resetting my cookies will solve the problem. (Something's corrupted in there, maybe.) But I thought I'd pass along the error screen in case it's of interest to the powers that be... Error is as follows:
posted by bicyclefish to Bugs at 8:56 PM (10 comments total)

[moved this in here]

The web site you are accessing has experienced an unexpected error. Please contact the website administrator. The following information is meant for the website developer for debugging purposes. Error Occurred While Processing Request Element USER_PASS is undefined in COOKIE. Resources: * Enable Robust Exception Information to provide greater detail about the source of errors. In the Administrator, click Debugging & Logging > Debugging Settings, and select the Robust Exception Information option. * Check the ColdFusion documentation to verify that you are using the correct syntax. * Search the Knowledge Base to find a solution to your problem. Browser Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X; en-US; rv: Gecko/20070309 Firefox/ Remote Address [ip redacted] Referrer Date/Time 21-May-07 08:48 PM
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:59 PM on May 21, 2007 [1 favorite]

Thanks, jess. Holy hell, I don't know how to work computers tonight.
posted by bicyclefish at 8:59 PM on May 21, 2007

Is this because I have over 2000 favorites? I'm not sure the servers are calibrated to handle such an astronomical figure. These things were designed with less favoritable people in mind, they're not ready for the orgy of favorosity that follows in my wake. I ruined k5 this way too, or at least I would have if I had been a member there.
posted by jonson at 9:06 PM on May 21, 2007 [1 favorite]

I'd say that yes clearing the cookies out to fix that.

And there's got to be a witty dick joke to follow what jonson just said, but I'm too lazy right now.
posted by Rhomboid at 9:25 PM on May 21, 2007

Weird, I don't even see a reference to the cookie.user_name variable on the front page of the site.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:27 PM on May 21, 2007

As long as you're editing, jessamyn, there's a stray IP addy in that mess.
posted by carsonb at 9:33 PM on May 21, 2007

posted by cortex (staff) at 9:50 PM on May 21, 2007

Another error, although likely unrelated, I am not seeing the labels for the three format buttons (bold, italics and link) nor am I seeing the t-shirt graphic on the front page.
posted by caddis at 4:50 AM on May 22, 2007

They are now back, nevermind.
posted by caddis at 6:47 AM on May 22, 2007

Clearing cookies did indeed fix it. Just another mystery of ColdFusion for you to ponder...
posted by bicyclefish at 8:03 AM on May 22, 2007

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