MeFi log in problem September 10, 2002 1:15 PM   Subscribe

Annoying problem: Every single time I log into MetaFilter I have to go through the login process twice before it actually works. It always works the second time, never the first. Anyone else experiencing the same thing?
posted by TurkishGolds to Bugs at 1:15 PM (8 comments total)

It's trying to tell you something.
posted by ColdChef at 1:35 PM on September 10, 2002

maybe try deleting your cookies.
posted by crunchland at 1:58 PM on September 10, 2002

Deleting cookies doesn't help.
posted by TurkishGolds at 1:59 PM on September 10, 2002

what browser? what version of that browser? what os?

I've never encountered the problem, but if I can reproduce it, I can fix it.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 2:12 PM on September 10, 2002

Windows 2000 - SP3. IE6.

Not to make this problem even more annoying, but I just logged out and logged in over and over again and the double-login was only necessary some of the time. Still, when I am logged out for a few hours and then come back, I always need to login twice.
posted by TurkishGolds at 2:41 PM on September 10, 2002

I had this problem with my ssh passphrase for a long time: always worked the second time, never the first. Drove me nuts. trying to figure out what was wrong. Turned out I was mistyping it the first time and being more careful the second; it had to do with the proximity of a couple of keys and my fingers' tendency to fudge them.
posted by hob at 4:44 PM on September 10, 2002

That was my first guess as to what was wrong. I tried intentionally typing my password wrong and I am brought to the retry/forgot password page.
posted by TurkishGolds at 5:26 PM on September 10, 2002

It might be your privacy settings in IE6, or even some other web software you may be running. I know whenever I visit Plastic or a few other sites, I have to disable IDcide 1.0.3 Build 75, otherwise I'll find myself shunted back to the logon window.

posted by Smart Dalek at 5:59 PM on September 10, 2002

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