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new log in issues

the site has logged me out several times during the past 24 hrs. Is this just me or are others having new problems? I received several error messages over the past week when attempting to access the site. (The "oops, you caught us washing the dishes" message) Is there some updating going on that could be causing problems? Thanks

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  1. It's not just you. I had this problem on multiple computers yesterday.

    Seems to be okay (so far?) today.

    1. Sorry about that, the oddities you've noticed are side effects of our ongoing site upgrades. Nothing to worry about, so long as the issues haven't persisted into today.

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      1. re: Engineering

        what about inability to get to My Unread Posts... still happening or not happening.

        1. re: Sarah

          The Unread Posts bug is ongoing, and technically unrelated; my above comment only took the symptoms centralpadiner described into account. We are aware of the new unread posts issue and are looking into it (as noted in another thread). Thank you for your patience.

      2. Nope, still logging me out between each visit. I am on a Mac using Safari if that helps come up with a fix.

        1. It's been logging me out every time I quit my browser as well. This started about a week ago. I am on a mac and using Chrome. Any fix for this?

          1. I am currently being logged out when I go to Chow, but when I click "take me to CHOWHOUND" it logs me in. The annoying thing is that after checking for new Chow articles, I would usually just click on my profile to see if any of my posts have been commented on. Oh well. Minor annoyance, I guess. Just seems like something isn't working quite right. Definitely a #firstworldproblem.

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            1. re: centralpadiner

              Just to be clear, the text at the top of the screen shows you as logged out when you visit a CHOW page, but logged in when you visit a Chowhound page?

              1. re: Engineering

                Exactly. If I open up the internet and go to Chow.com I am not logged in (it doesn't remember me and I have to login). If I open up the internet and go to Chowhound, I am already logged in (it remembers me).

                Thanks for you help!

                Edit: I just tried again to be sure and it seems to have been fixed. Thank you!

                1. re: Klunco

                  Klunco described it perfectly, but it is continuing to happen UNLESS I had been using the site within the last hr. For example, I get pulled away by my kids and 30 minutes later I go to the site again, THEN I am still logged in at the Chow.com site. So it seems to "remember me" for very short periods of time. And no, I haven't taken the time to see how long I can be away from the site and still be logged in. I typically check in once in the morning and once late in the evening if I get the chance to get back to in more than once a day.

                2. re: Engineering

                  It shows me logged out, but when I click on a thread and post my reply, instead of asking me to sign in, I'm instantly signed in. Then I can click on "view profile".

                  1. re: pdxgastro

                    This and other descriptions lead me to believe that those of you experiencing this problem are, in fact, logged in; but for some reason, the "log in / sign up" link is displaying anyway. Not entirely sure why this would be happening yet, but we'll be keeping an eye out for more information and probable causes. Let us know if you run across anything else that might be relevant.