Login errors February 2, 2003 9:14 AM   Subscribe

It seems like others can get to the site fine, but I've been getting this same error for a few days now when trying to access MetaFilter:

The value "" cannot be converted to a number

The error occurred in C:\metafilter sites\www.metafilter.com\header.cfm: line 166
Called from C:\metafilter sites\www.metafilter.com\index.mefi: line 178
Called from C:\metafilter sites\www.metafilter.com\index.mefi: line 349

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posted by tomorama to Bugs at 9:14 AM (5 comments total)

I remember a similar error message. Deleting the MeFi cookie from the browser worked for me.
posted by willem at 9:21 AM on February 2, 2003

I'm thinking that in order to post to "bugs" there should be a standard "Have you tried deleting the MeFi/MeTa cookies?" prompt.
posted by DBAPaul at 11:34 AM on February 2, 2003

Sorry to have inconvenienced you terribly by asking for help with a problem. I'll know better next time.
posted by tomorama at 7:28 PM on February 2, 2003


you didn't inconvenience me, I didn't mean to be non-helpful above, only that:

a. most of these 'bugs' turn out to be "cookie issues"
b. it would have been appropriate to include OS and browser version

if you've deleted your MeFi cookies and are still having problems post here again.
posted by DBAPaul at 2:58 AM on February 3, 2003

But I must admit Tomorama helped me; I've had the same error message on my computer at work for a week now. I wouldn't necessarily have known to delete the cookie.

I have been remarkably productive at work this week, though. Metafilter - good for your brain, bad for your work.
posted by pomegranate at 4:27 AM on February 3, 2003

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