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    Resolved [RESOLVED] Forum is bugging. I'm getting logged out when following links.

    I don't know if it's just me but recently, the forums have been logging me out whenever I follow a links inside posts. Anyone know what's happening here?
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    Re: Forum is bugging. I'm getting logged out when following links.

    Ah ok I found it. It only seems to happen when I follow this link:-
    http://www.vbforums.com/showthread.p...ted-Collection

    EDIT:

    It seems its even weirder than that. It seems sometimes it doesn't log me out and sometimes it does.
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    Re: Forum is bugging. I'm getting logged out when following links.

    The link is to HTTP instead of HTTPS. Just put the missing S and you will be "logged" again. It is strange that the web server did not automatically redirect this link to HTTPS.

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    Re: Forum is bugging. I'm getting logged out when following links.

    Let me guess.... You're using Chrome?

    Welcome to my nightmare

    The links in your signature sometimes takes me to a logged out page - something I'm still logged in.

    Niya, if you close your browser and reopen it and come back to the the site are you logged out? I am - every time.

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    Re: Forum is bugging. I'm getting logged out when following links.

    Quote Originally Posted by peterst View Post
    The link is to HTTP instead of HTTPS. Just put the missing S and you will be "logged" again. It is strange that the web server did not automatically redirect this link to HTTPS.
    THANK YOU For sending me in the right direction....

    My bookmark was created years ago and linked to HTTP long before we switched to HTTP"S" .

    I am still going to discuss this with the IT guys upstairs.....

    I'd be nice to know what browsers you guys are using...

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    Re: Forum is bugging. I'm getting logged out when following links.

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve R Jones View Post
    Niya, if you close your browser and reopen it and come back to the the site are you logged out? I am - every time.
    Yes, it logs me out. If memory serves, it used to happen to me with FireFox as well. However, I haven't used FireFox in many years.

    I'd be nice to know what browsers you guys are using...
    I'm using Google Chrome Version 94.0.4606.71 (Official Build) (64-bit)
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    Re: Forum is bugging. I'm getting logged out when following links.

    Just ask IT guys to redirect all http to https in the web server settings and it will be enough. Browser is not important as this happens in Chromium based and non-chromium based browsers.

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    Re: Forum is bugging. I'm getting logged out when following links.

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve R Jones View Post
    The links in your signature sometimes takes me to a logged out page..
    Wow. It logs me out too. I'm pretty sure this never used to happen, even as recently as last week it worked fine.
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    Re: Forum is bugging. I'm getting logged out when following links.

    Quote Originally Posted by Niya View Post
    Wow. It logs me out too. I'm pretty sure this never used to happen, even as recently as last week it worked fine.
    Your signature was created way back when...If you were to edit it and add the "S" .....
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    Re: Forum is bugging. I'm getting logged out when following links.

    AND...as far as I know, this issue started about three days ago.

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    Re: Forum is bugging. I'm getting logged out when following links.

    It is just server configuration, as it already do vbforums.com to www.vbforums.com redirection. Activate again (if it started really few days ago) automatic redirection from http:// to https:// and problem will be solved.

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    Re: Forum is bugging. I'm getting logged out when following links.

    Quote Originally Posted by peterst View Post
    It is just server configuration, as it already do vbforums.com to www.vbforums.com redirection. Activate again (if it started really few days ago) automatic redirection from http:// to https:// and problem will be solved.
    Understood.

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    Re: Forum is bugging. I'm getting logged out when following links.

    Quote Originally Posted by peterst View Post
    It is just server configuration, as it already do vbforums.com to www.vbforums.com redirection. Activate again (if it started really few days ago) automatic redirection from http:// to https:// and problem will be solved.
    that's interesting, I should have an automatic redirection option somewhare because I didn't have the problem. When I click on the link it goes directly to an https
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    Re: Forum is bugging. I'm getting logged out when following links.

    Quote Originally Posted by Delaney View Post
    that's interesting, I should have an automatic redirection option somewhare because I didn't have the problem. When I click on the link it goes directly to an https
    Some browsers are forcing https only connections without "asking". I tested with few Chromium ones: Opera, Vivaldi, Brave and also with non-chromium - Firefox. All behave equally - no auto-https redirection. What browser are you using?

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    Re: Forum is bugging. I'm getting logged out when following links.

    Happened to me too, I think yesterday, it was weird since I was logged-in in the other tabs and refresh did not solve it. Using Chrome.
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    Re: Forum is bugging. I'm getting logged out when following links.

    EMAIL SENT to the IT Dept.

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    Re: Forum is bugging. I'm getting logged out when following links.

    Quote Originally Posted by peterst View Post
    Some browsers are forcing https only connections without "asking". I tested with few Chromium ones: Opera, Vivaldi, Brave and also with non-chromium - Firefox. All behave equally - no auto-https redirection. What browser are you using?
    I am using firefox (92.0.1) and I tested the link in post #2 when it appeared and it was working correctly and had an HTTPS. I don't know, maybe I have an option activated somewhere. I have ublock activated also, maybe it change the HTTP.

    edit,
    I don't know if the server redirection is already done but the link in #2 open today with an HTTPS
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    Re: Forum is bugging. I'm getting logged out when following links.

    Quote Originally Posted by Delaney View Post
    I am using firefox (92.0.1) and I tested the link in post #2 when it appeared and it was working correctly and had an HTTPS. I don't know, maybe I have an option activated somewhere. I have ublock activated also, maybe it change the HTTP.

    edit,
    I don't know if the server redirection is already done but the link in #2 open today with an HTTPS
    It still logs me out as of the time of this post. So there's probably some reason that is specific to you that it works.
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    Re: Forum is bugging. I'm getting logged out when following links.

    si_the_geek had already tested and confirmed that FF doesn't have the issue.

    Issue isn't fixed yet.

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    Re: Forum is bugging. I'm getting logged out when following links.

    Firefox 92.0.1 (64-bit) on Win10. Still reproducible.

    Just found annoying "feature" of Firefox that it hides http:// but shows https:// in the URL bar. I have to type manually http:// (as it is missing during edit) and to put the missing S for httpS.

    I know this is the trend in browsers for last 3-4 years as they started with green lock icon, then removed the green as it was wrongly guiding users that the site is real and trusted (instead of the real meaning of secure connection). Hiding full URL and keeping only the domain is what Opera do by default so you cant see all these /showthread.php?1234 until clicking in the URL bar. Every browser is performing different and the behavior is changing with versions.

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    Re: Forum is bugging. I'm getting logged out when following links.

    Firefox 92.0.1 (64-bit) on Linux. Not reproducible

    Edit:
    Found the reason: uBlock Origin add-on (extension) causes the behavior with http:// result. Disabled on Firefox and Opera and now it is redirected to https when clicking the link. But the correct behavior should be the server should never allow http:// connections and always redirect to https:// with or without any browser add-ons/extensions.

    Tested also on Brave browser again and now the problem is not reproducible. Brave has built-in adblock and nothing third-party was installed so no idea what is changed on server.
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    Re: Forum is bugging. I'm getting logged out when following links.

    Seems the problem is fixed. Tested in several browsers on Windows and Linux with and without add-ons and the link is redirected everywhere to https.

    The reason for the "logout" is that the forum probably is configured to use https in server settings and when you visit from http://www.vbforums.com/ without redirection to httpS://www.vbforums.com/ it will not recognize the full url base.

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    Re: Forum is bugging. I'm getting logged out when following links.

    Quote Originally Posted by peterst View Post
    Seems the problem is fixed.
    Confirmed. It is fixed. It works for me now.
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    Re: Forum is bugging. I'm getting logged out when following links.

    Yea, this links in my signature work again. Great job by the VBForums team on fixing this so quickly and the members here for their amazing detective work.

    I'm marking this thread resolved now.
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    Re: [RESOLVED] Forum is bugging. I'm getting logged out when following links.

    Just now got the email that says they fixed it..... Looks like they must have gone to lunch first....then sent the mail. LOL

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