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I can't log-in to MetaFilter

I can't log-in to MetaFilter. I am sure of my username and password, but they aren't working. I've tried deleting cookies. I probably haven't helped matters by obfuscating the email address in my profile so I can't have my password emailed to me. Assuming I haven't been banned, please help!

(Posted on behalf of nthdegx)
posted by Jairus on Jul 3, 2005 - 10 comments

Logging in from the Sidekick works now!

OMG! Logging in from the Sidekick works now! Thanks, Matt!
posted by caitlinb on Jun 26, 2005 - 4 comments

I am TOO logged in. The thread has been taken out.

When viewing a deleted thread (While logged in) I see a bit at the bottom that says "You are not currently logged in. Log in or create a new account."

I can confrim that this is happening in every thread that is currently missing off of the front page.

Firefox 1.0, WinXP, &c.
posted by ChrisR on Feb 15, 2005 - 9 comments

How are metafilter .org and .com different?

Is there some significance or explanation to the finding that metafilter.org looks like mf.com, except for the fact that I can't log in to .com and I can to .org?

Part of the reason I asked is that for two months, since joining, I have tried in vain to log in to Metafilter.org, which was what my bookmark pointed to, and I accidentally went to the .com site and had no problem. I admit I'm not always very savvy with these things.
posted by docpops on Jan 17, 2005 - 8 comments

MetaTalk for the logged in only?

This is probably an annoying pony to add, but is there any way we can get a flag added to MetaTalk posts so that they'll only be visible to a user who is logged in?
posted by bshort on Jan 4, 2005 - 31 comments

Metafilter login doesn't work for me on Firefox.

Metafilter login doesn't work for me on Firefox. Just sends me back to the homepage without logging me in. It does work on IE. Metatalk and Ask Metafilter seem fine on both browsers. I've deleted all cookies, etc, and still no luck. Can anyone suggest a solution other than "use IE" or "don't post to Metafilter"?
posted by Justinian on Dec 13, 2004 - 22 comments

Login errors

several people are noting thisafternoon that having logged out, they are now unable to log back in.
posted by quonsar on Aug 8, 2004 - 21 comments

Logging onto MeFi via a Sidekick is currently impossible.

Logging onto MeFi via a Sidekick is currently impossible. Is there any quick fix to this? The Sidekick browser times out when trying to access the Login_action.cfm page. Matt has said this probably won't get fixed. But is there something in the coldfusion code that can be slightly tweaked to allow logging in? I know of at least a handful users that would love to be able to access their mefi account on their Sidekick.
posted by gluechunk on Aug 7, 2004 - 6 comments

Mefi coldfusion error

When I try to get onto mefi or any of its subsidiaries I get this coldfusion error.

This only happens in Firefox. I'm posting this with IE.
posted by Evstar on Aug 2, 2004 - 5 comments

are you going to log in? huh huh huh?

I'm using Firefox on Windows XP, and I just tried to go to MeFi and then here to MeTa, and it kept pestering me to login. When did THAT happen? Or, as I'm guessing, is this a bug?
posted by taumeson on Jul 30, 2004 - 2 comments

Proxy Cookies

Bug report: MeFi has suddenly started relying on IP addresses to identify users. A coworker just emailed me with a screenshot which showed that he had my session (he has no account but was identified by my username). Loading the blue just a second ago, I myself was identified as a certain milnak whom I do not know (but that person is located very close to me geographically). The unifying thread seems to be that we work for a certain large software company and thus all access MeFi through the same outgoing HTTP proxy.

And yes, I know, I should get back to work instead of reading the blue, etc, etc.

Side note: metatalk still identifies me correctly as blindcarboncopy.
posted by blindcarboncopy on Jul 16, 2004 - 11 comments

no login no blue

this happened once before - the blue won't load up unless i'm logged in (both IE and Moz) grey and green are fine logged in or not. I can login via ask. or metatalk. then the blue appears.
posted by soplerfo on May 11, 2004 - 3 comments

Login should return you to where you were

If you're viewing a specific post when you click the link to log in, logging in should return you to that post.
posted by lbergstr on Nov 22, 2003 - 5 comments

No more NYT posts, please!

After the nth post to a new york times (nytimes.com) site that requires a subscription, which was easily circumvented via searching google news for 3 of the words in the quoted article text from the post, I'm wondering if we can do anything programmatically to solve this. Perhaps search through the posted links, and if nytimes comes up without a partner section of the link, put a small note in red on the preview screen. Or at least add this and the comments we've previously made about posting to low bandwidth sites to the posting guidelines.
posted by woil on Sep 5, 2003 - 30 comments

Forced login - what?

I just got forced to login when loading either MetaFilter or MetaTalk, with a statement that only logged-in folks can post. What's that about?
posted by NortonDC on Jul 14, 2003 - 13 comments

Is MetaTalk visible to non members?

Are people who are not logged on, or who do not have accounts, allowed to see MetaTalk threads? I just sent my husband, who is a recording engineer and he got a message saying he didn't have permission to view it.
posted by Lynsey on Apr 15, 2003 - 13 comments

Weird DoubleFelix error.

What's DoubleFelix, and why do I get prompted to log in to it? Matteo directed us all to look at someone's posting record, but when I did, I was prompted to log in...? Did I miss a memo?
posted by crunchland on Apr 7, 2003 - 4 comments

Login and return to where we started?

This is a very small and unimportant request, but maybe it would be easy to implement. When we login, could we then return to the page we logged in from rather than jump to the main index? Or perhaps get a choice of the two? I only login at work when I want to post; maybe I'm in the minority here.
posted by teenydreams on Feb 27, 2003 - 11 comments

Highlighting User Posts

How about highlighting the threads on the front page that the logged-in user has posted in? Going to your user info to see all your recent comments is a bit cumbersome. Something like making the "n new" in "N comments (n new)" a different color and pointing that link to your most recent comment in the thread.
posted by azazello on Feb 22, 2003 - 10 comments

Login errors

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

164 :
165 :
166 :
167 :
168 :

posted by tomorama on Feb 2, 2003 - 5 comments

Cryptic error with some browsers

Can't login to MeFi with Phoenix or Mozilla browsers: "The value "" cannot be converted to a number"
posted by turbodog on Jan 28, 2003 - 13 comments

Is the login down?

Is the login down? I guess that's what I get for logging out.
posted by oh posey on Dec 7, 2002 - 17 comments

They're onto us, and our random logins!

I don't know about you but it looks like the New York Times got wise to the NYT Random Login Generator which mr_crash_davis hipped us all to back in April. All of a sudden I got a log in prompt when I clicked on an article and all I'm getting now is an error message when I try to log on with it. And you?.
posted by y2karl on Nov 3, 2002 - 20 comments

Be careful what you wish for

Bug: If you set your prefs to show 99 days of posts, the front page shows 99 days of posts, thereby taking forever and making the server pretty unhappy, I bet. There should be some max built in there.

Suggestion: Set login cookie domains to ".metafilter.com" (note the two periods), so logins will work at metafilter.com, www.metafilter.com, and metatalk.metafilter.com.
posted by endquote on Oct 9, 2002 - 8 comments

Login redirect back to where I logged in from pls

Often, I will be reading MeFi on a work or other computer and am not logged in. When I see a thread that I'd like to contribute to, I log in from the "Login" link on that thread...which dumps me back out on the front page. Is there any way to have the Login link on a comments page dump back to that particular page after you've logged in?
posted by Vidiot on Sep 25, 2002 - 3 comments

login link gives cf error

If I go to login at the bottom of a thread in MetaTalk, the link gives me a CF error, but it works if I login on the index page. (Looks like an obsolete link or something easy to fix.)
posted by mkn on Sep 3, 2002 - 1 comment

MetaTalk Login Bug

MeTa login problem. I get this, when I try to log into MeTa from the login link at the bottom of a thread. I have no trouble logging in from the main MeTa page though.
posted by Grod on Aug 31, 2002 - 3 comments

Login weirdness with Opera 6.04

Login weirdness with Opera 6.04: After I enter username/passwrd and hit 'login' the page stalls: just a white screen. If I open up another window and load mefi I'm logged in correctly, but the original window stays blank and has to be closed. Problem doesn't happen in metatalk login.
posted by slipperywhenwet on Aug 28, 2002 - 9 comments

Can't log in from the MeTa front page.

Clicking the metatalk link on the front page gave me the metatalk banner and the message below. I was finally able to log in to metatalk via the "category list" button in the banner. No doubt this is Godzilla-related.
posted by swift on Aug 13, 2002 - 3 comments

I can click on "Logout" and it seems to go ok, but I'm not logged out

I can click on "Logout" and it seems to go ok, at least it doesn't spawn any kind of error message. But when the page reloads, I'm still logged in...
Using win98, and IE 5.5
posted by BentPenguin on Aug 9, 2002 - 6 comments

Cookie problem

This morning, for some reason, the MeFi "cookie" starting expecting USER_NAME instead of USER_ID as it had done for the previous months. This caused an ugly blowup in the code and lots of juicy error stuff on the screen.

I deleted my MeFi cookie (thanx Mozilla) and proceeded to log in again. Now I have both USER_ID (numeric) and USER_NAME (anser) in my cookie. If the change was because they don't trust the numeric ID not to change, then there's not much point including it at all, seems to me.
posted by anser on Jul 17, 2002 - 6 comments

Is anyone else unable to login to MeFi, or am I just on Matt's shit list?

Is anyone else unable to login to MeFi, or am I just on Matt's shit list?
posted by wsfinkel on May 28, 2002 - 9 comments

MeFi & MeTa thread pages 404 when logged in

IfI try to read any thread on MetaFilter or MetaTalk and I'm logged in, I get 404, yo. If I'm not logged in, I can read the threads. I've tried logging out and logging back in, and I deleted my MetaCookies.
posted by kirkaracha on May 8, 2002 - 6 comments

Cold Fusion error when not logged in

I'm getting a Cold Fusion error instead of the frontpage if I'm not logged in at the moment.

P.S. Metafilter mentioned on webmonkey today!

posted by astro38 on Apr 25, 2002 - 9 comments

NYT registration generator

Tired of using mefi/mefi to log into the New York Times?

Now you don't have to.
posted by mr_crash_davis on Apr 24, 2002 - 31 comments

At the moment I can log into MetaTalk, but not MetaFilter

At the moment I can log into MetaTalk, but not MetaFilter. Is this a odd occurence on the server, or more likely, is my computer messed up?
posted by Apoch on Apr 20, 2002 - 4 comments

I don't want to post as my spouse

Hi! I'm MiguelCardoso's wife. My name is Maria João. I use the same computer as my husband does and have just registered under the name Schweppes Girl; using a well-known roundabout way. My username shows up fine on MetaFilter but, when I came to MetaTalk to comment, I find my username is automatically - and annoyingly - changed to MiguelCardoso.

Although I agree with what he says most of the time, I'd like, as do Catch/Holloway and the Acheson couple, to make comments of my own. Why is this? Or should I just order Miguel( ;) to take dictation?
I should add that I don't really mind; but I read MetaFilter and MetaTalk regularly and feel that women are severely under-represented. Does this mean I can be myself on MetaFilter(Schweppes Girl shows up as my login)but must bow to my husband on the perhaps more important MetaTalk? I guess it's just a bug. Am I right? Could it be fixed?
posted by MiguelCardoso on Mar 2, 2002 - 52 comments

Posts leading to "premium" sites are not very useful.

Posts leading to "premium" sites are not very useful. (more inside)
posted by mr_crash_davis on Jan 13, 2002 - 10 comments

Collective usernames/passwords for free registration sites

NYT login info: metafilter/metafilter posted by o2b at 7:47 AM PST on December 3:
Perhaps it would help to have our collective usernames and passwords for free registration sites permanently posted somewhere - say on the sidebar?

posted by MiguelCardoso on Dec 3, 2001 - 14 comments

Login link placement

I share my computer and have to login and out of MeFi a lot. Would it be too much to ask to have a login link at the top of the opening page instead of just the bottom?
posted by corpse on Dec 2, 2001 - 8 comments

I can't access mefi from home

I've been having a strange problem when I try to visit metafilter from home. [more]
posted by drezdn on Nov 21, 2001 - 4 comments

my old username is now my newusername

my old username is now my newusername.reclycling is good. but can i change my name again and not get flogged for name hopping?(first post warning)
posted by newnameintown on Oct 5, 2001 - 22 comments

can anyone else not log in?

can anyone else not log in? i'm getting the "This main page is currently being rendered as a static page . . . if you're logged in, you'll be able to comment" message on the front page. so i log in, and it takes me to "Thanks for logging in, you're now ready to jump directly to the index page," which i do, but it still says i'm not logged in. i've tried refreshing, but that doesn't work, either. any advice?
posted by bluishorange on Sep 22, 2001 - 2 comments

Logout - this does not appear to be working in metatalk

Logout - this does not appear to be working in metatalk. Using IE 5/Win2000, i select the logout link and i get redirected to the homepage where it appears that i am logged out. However, if i select a thread, when i enter that thread on the http://metatalk.metafilter.com/thread.cfm? page, i am still logged in. i do not believe it is a cache issue.
posted by donkeysuck on Sep 17, 2001 - 1 comment

MetaTalk login logout bug report

More logging-into-MetaTalk pain and dismay...

I'm at a new job as of this week and so am using a new computer, and I can't log in completely (it seems) to MetaTalk... I can log in and show up as logged in on the front page of MT or on a category main page, but when I click through to a thread there's no logged-in indicator and no posting form.

Similar/related to a problem where I can't seem to log *out* of (some pages on) MetaTalk, from home.

Matt, I emailed you about the latter a month or two ago, not sure if you got it though... if you did & are aware of the problem, please disregard this bug report and just work on getting me that pony.

posted by Sapphireblue on Jul 13, 2001 - 0 comments

Nonusers can't even look at mefi?

Will new users ever* be let into** MetaFilter?

*I’m not interested in starting a conversation about the various benefits and liabilities of more users.

**Open MetaFilter.com with cookies off, and you'll see what I mean.
posted by capt.crackpipe on May 31, 2001 - 13 comments

Howzabout when you log in...it redirects you to the main page?

Howzabout when you log in, instead of a login confirmation screen, it redirects you to the main page?

I hate clicking that link.
posted by sonofsamiam on May 2, 2001 - 3 comments

the5k login not working

Don't know if it's a bug or just something I'm doing wrong, but when I try to go to the 5k site, it wants me to log in & even tells me I can use my MeFi ID there. Well, I tried to login, but it tells me I have the wrong password for my username (and yes, I checked, it's the same password that MeFi lets me log in with).. is something not right there?
posted by zempf on Feb 7, 2001 - 4 comments

Login "Remember Me"

login "remember me"

i tend to login at the library and i know i should remember to log out -- but i never do. how about a "remember me" option on the login page (like blogger)? i doubt that there are other vassholes reading MeFi, but still. i'm sure i'm logged in on about half the library computers by now. oops.
posted by palegirl on Nov 29, 2000 - 1 comment

New user message appears in error

I've been a user for many months and posted many links and comments (54 and 75, to be exact). However, when I try to post a new link, I get the new user message that I can't post main page links yet. What's up with that?
posted by veruca on Nov 9, 2000 - 4 comments

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