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Required to Log in to Browse Forum?
« on: January 29, 2018, 01:55:39 AM »

misty

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Hi all,

I just attempted to view the forum and was forced to log in to do so. Is this a temporary or permanent measure? I only noticed it for the first time today.

Just curious as I often use other computers (e.g. on my lunch break at work) where it is not feasible to log on - especially when all I want to do is browse the forum rather than post.

Misty

Re: Required to Log in to Browse Forum?
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2018, 07:26:53 AM »

Lancelot

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Hi Misty,

No such plan, probably something unrelated.

I just post to Galapo to take attention.

Hopefully will be fixed soon.

:turtle:

Re: Required to Log in to Browse Forum?
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2018, 07:52:46 AM »

misty

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Thanks Lancelot.

Re: Required to Log in to Browse Forum?
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2018, 07:27:22 PM »

Galapo

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Hi Misty,

Good to hear from you and thanks for reporting.

I haven't changed any settings, so I can definitely say that this is unintentional.

What is confusing is that from where I am I can view the forum without having to log in. I'm only logging in now so that I can reply to you - I could read your post without having to do so.

My question is: are others having this problem? What does the page look like when you first open it?

Thanks,
Galapo.

Re: Required to Log in to Browse Forum?
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2018, 03:01:27 AM »

Lancelot

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Hi Galapo,

It was login screen:
http://theoven.org/index.php?action=login2

with a message at top (over email box) saying only members can view topic (at this point all http://theoven.org )

Message I guess was this (or mostly look like this) (I did not take picture)
The topic or board you are looking for appears to be either missing or off limits to you.
Please login below or register an account with The Oven.

+ It maybe longer message

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It was like that all day yesterday, GMT +2
at least from 12:00 to 20:00 as far as I notice (I believe more)

All happened at yesterday night on your side.

If someone took picture and post, maybe you can figure out from the message on the screen.

:turtle:

Re: Required to Log in to Browse Forum?
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2018, 05:15:09 AM »

dazza

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I also had the same login message yesterday and couldn't view any board without logging in

But today it is all working fine again and I can browse all boards without having to login - just logged into post this message

Re: Required to Log in to Browse Forum?
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2018, 05:05:13 PM »

Galapo

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Thanks for the details. The issue popped up during a the period in my timezone when I am sleeping.

It's a bit confusing why it happened. There was a lot of use yesterday. Perhaps there is a limit on how many "guest" connections can be open? I'll try to find out if there is.

Regards,
Galapo.

Re: Required to Log in to Browse Forum?
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2018, 05:14:17 PM »

Galapo

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Ok, I've found that the number of guests is currently set to 100. There was a lot of bots that pushed it too high and forced users to log in.

I can put this number higher if this continues to be an issue.

Regards,
Galapo.

Re: Required to Log in to Browse Forum?
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2018, 02:15:58 AM »

misty

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Thanks everyone for confirming that I'm not going mad and it wasn't just affecting me!

@Galapo
Thanks for looking into this and identifying the issue. :thumbsup:

Re: Required to Log in to Browse Forum?
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2018, 06:09:14 AM »

Lancelot

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Ok, I've found that the number of guests is currently set to 100.

I just see 75 Guests at the moment.

Posting now to get a time record on my reply.

:turtle:

Edit:
Here I see
2018-01-31, 02:14:17 -> my current time is 15:10 -> at the moment Sydney 23:10 // London: 12:10

:turtle:
« Last Edit: February 03, 2018, 06:12:11 AM by Lancelot »

Re: Required to Log in to Browse Forum?
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2018, 04:27:48 AM »

noelBlanc

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Hi,
i see no update in forum from  6th february ( i use different client and different pc). Is it normal ?
Merci

 

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