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Some Forum Links Won't Work For Me


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#1 meta

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Posted 04 August 2003 - 09:56 AM

I notice that messages from this forum with links ending "&view=getnewpost" won't work for me, and I've had some other situations where I get 404 errors when posting messages, although the messages always posted correctly. I think the errors occur when the forum tries to return me to the thread where I posted. Doug Heil's forums use links with similar endings, they don't work for me, either. I've tried loosening my security settings, but I still have this problem. This problem only occurs at my office, the same links work fine at my home, although I have checked that I was using the same level of security at both locations. In both cases, my current level of security is medium in Internet Explorer, so both should accept the same cookies.

Does anyone have a clue of how these links work and what I might do to correct the problem?

#2 Bernard

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Posted 04 August 2003 - 12:52 PM

I would guess that it might be a cookie issue.

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Posted 04 August 2003 - 01:03 PM

I would guess that also, however the usual way of controlling that is through security settings in the browser. The same security settings in two locations are giving me different results.

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Posted 28 August 2003 - 09:20 AM

Yesterday, I noticed that these links were working. Not only here, but also on Doug Heil's Free Search Engine Optimization Forums.

Earlier in the day, I had gone through my cookie file and deleted most of the cookies - I did not think I was deleting cookies from either of these forums, but I guess I removed some of them, and now the problem is solved. So if anyone has the same problem, the good news is that it can be solved by deleting cookies, and the bad news is that if you delete all your cookies, you'll have to reenter userids and passwords and so forth on sites that use them.

#5 Jill

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Posted 28 August 2003 - 09:26 AM

Not only here, but also on Doug Heil's Free Search Engine Optimization Forums.


Off-topic, but I believe Doug's forum is no longer named that, and is now the "Best Practices Search Engine Optimization Forum."

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Posted 28 August 2003 - 09:33 AM

Thanks for telling me. Here I thought I was being so fastidious about the name, and I was way off. "Best Practices" sounds much nicer, anyway.

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Posted 28 August 2003 - 09:40 AM

Yes, it's still named IHelpYou, but page titles and email subject lines are now "Best Practices" rather than "Free".

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Posted 28 August 2003 - 03:00 PM

This problem only occurs at my office


Are you connecting through a firewall at the office? The one we are subjected to at work causes all sorts of problems because of the way sys admin have it set up. Just a thought. Doesn't explain the 404s though.

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Posted 28 August 2003 - 03:07 PM

Yes, I do connect through a firewall, but it generally does not cause problems. There have been some situations where I had trouble with certain pages, and though I don't know why I had trouble only at the office and not at home, I have in some cases discovered coding problems with the sites, and correcting the code did away with any troubles that I had viewing the pages. We do seem to have some issues here, but I don't get the impression that the firewall is the source.




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