Logging Out Problem

  1. Isabella Fishlore VIP Member

    Does anyone have this problem on FishLore, or is it just me? It does not happen a lot, but sometimes I am unable to log out. Whenever I press the button "log out" a message pops out stating that there was some difficulty encountered in logging out. Or, once it looks like I have finally logged out and exit the website, and then come back in a couple of minutes, I am still logged on, even though I just logged out and never logged in again!

    Why is this happening? What does it mean?
     
  2. Butterfly Moderator Moderator Member

    If i understand things correctly, the site remembers your IP number and automatically logs you back in when you come back.
    Don't know why it gives you an error when you try to logout.
    I usually just leave mine logged in.
    Carol
     

  3. Isabella Fishlore VIP Member

    I understand how websites are able to recognize IPs and so on. I always do log out, however, my personal preference. I just like to log out when I leave. And always, when I log out of FishLore, and then I come back, I am still logged off and need to log in anew. Which is good. So that indicates to me that this website keeps you logged out if you choose to log out. Hence my question: if this website is able to keep you logged out, why, at certain times, a person stays logged on even if he/she did log out?
     

  4. Butterfly Moderator Moderator Member

    Sounds like a question for Mike ;) I am not as computer literate as I would like to be.
    Carol
     

  5. Isabella Fishlore VIP Member

    Oh, neither am I!

    Hi Mike! How are you? (LOL)
     
  6. Isabella Fishlore VIP Member

    This is the message I get when I try to log out: "Unable to verify referring url. Please go back and try again. "
     
  7. Gunnie Well Known Member Member

    It might be that your information is stored in your cookies. In tools up near the top of your screen, click on internet options and under internet files, click on delete cookies. Try that and see if that clears it out.
     
  8. Isabella Fishlore VIP Member

    Thanks Gunnie. I just deleted all the cookies and "cleared my footprints", and I am still getting the same message when trying to log out !!!
     
  9. Mike Fishlore Admin Moderator Member

    I get that "unable to verify referring url" message every once in a while as well. I'm not sure exactly why it does that. It may have something to do with running a firewall on your pc. Sometimes firewall software will remove header info from http requests for web pages. But, again, I'm not sure that is what's causing that error message.

    I do know that the software running this forum needs to be updated, which will happen in the near future. I need to find out what we need to do on our end to make sure that nothing gets wiped out during the upgrade. I'll post a message about the update (hopefully soon). Maybe the upgrade will fix that annoying error message...
     
  10. Isabella Fishlore VIP Member

    Thank you Mike. I do have a firewall - maybe this is the reason. As I have said, however, it happens only sometimes, and not a lot. This website is great no matter what :) I was simply wondering why this is happening. But thanks :)