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Mar 14, 2012 07:05 PM

Very strange

I'm signed on now with 2 laptops, comunicating from the older old one. My new one with Windows 7 is no longer cooperating with CH with these recent peculiarities: 1) It won't let me respond to anything - I get the huge CHOW screen yada yada. 2) Every thread I have previously read and then re-visit, shows every post opened. 3) On my profile page, the "people I'm reading" box does not appear, but the "people reading me" box does. 4) When I go to a poster's page, the red box to add or drop does not appear. In short, my primary new computer no longer works with Chowhound, and the old one I'm on now is not forever.

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  1. This post appeared immediately on my Windows 7 laptop, but I can't respond on it from that computer, only this oldie.

    3 Replies
    1. re: Veggo

      I'm no whiz, but I'm also on W7 and never had this problem, are cookies enabled? have you double checked the security settings? what browser are you using? I'm on Mozilla Firefox and the transition was mostly seamless although occasionally MS doesn't play well with others (try downloading framework 4.0 w/o using IE f'rinstance) I also found 7 sort of teaches itself through repetition (which kind of bothers the control freak in me but beats Vista)

      1. re: Veggo

        Gee, after this morning's Log-In, the problems I noted above have gone away. Thanks, engineers.

        1. re: Veggo

          From your description, I believe that you've encountered the phantom logout problem that we hope to have fixed soon. The workaround, should you encounter it again before we've settled it, is to log out and then back in again. You appear to have been lucky enough for the bad cookie to expire on its own this time, hence the sudden lack of trouble.

          We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for your patience, and for your report.