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Ruth Lafler Feb 7, 2013 04:40 PM

I just tried to open chowhound from a browser I'm also logged into Facebook on, and it kept kicking me to a facebook page with an error message, even after I had closed the facebook window. I had to login on using IE to access the site.

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  1. foodieX2 RE: Ruth Lafler Feb 7, 2013 04:42 PM

    Ruth- I just came to post the same thing. It kept happening until I cleared all my history, cookies, etc. Don't know if that just a coincidence tho…

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    1. re: foodieX2
      Ruth Lafler RE: foodieX2 Feb 7, 2013 04:45 PM

      Working now. I wonder if they're working on some kind of "log in through Facebook" functionality.

    2. Samalicious RE: Ruth Lafler Feb 7, 2013 04:46 PM

      I logged out of Facebook and it stopped.

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        MRS RE: Ruth Lafler Feb 7, 2013 04:47 PM

        that just happened to me while trying to access the NYPost and People. Yes, I read crap in the evenings...I also had to log out. Bizarre.

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        1. re: MRS
          Ruth Lafler RE: MRS Feb 7, 2013 05:05 PM

          So maybe it's Facebook trying to stick its tentacles into everything. Typical!

          1. re: Ruth Lafler
            Leepa RE: Ruth Lafler Feb 7, 2013 05:08 PM

            I'm in both right now using Firefox without a problem. FB and Chowhound in different tabs.

            1. re: Ruth Lafler
              Samalicious RE: Ruth Lafler Feb 7, 2013 05:17 PM

              Gah, Facebook is following us all around the Internet. Wonderful.

          2. The Chowhound Team RE: Ruth Lafler Feb 7, 2013 05:08 PM

            This was happening on multiple sites tonight. See http://thenextweb.com/facebook/2013/0... for more information.

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            1. re: The Chowhound Team
              Ruth Lafler RE: The Chowhound Team Feb 7, 2013 06:56 PM

              Except it says "For a short period of time, there was a bug that redirected people logging in with Facebook from third party sites to Facebook.com.", and I don't log in to chowhound from Facebook (can you log in to chowhound from Facebook?).

              1. re: Ruth Lafler
                SnackHappy RE: Ruth Lafler Feb 8, 2013 07:07 AM

                I don't log into anything using Facebook and I had the same bug with CH and Tripadvisor.

                1. re: SnackHappy
                  Jacquilynne RE: SnackHappy Feb 8, 2013 09:51 AM

                  I don't think it required that you log into the not-Facebook site using Facebook, but rather that the site use Facebook Like buttons/functions and that you be logged into Facebook itself. Those functions ping back to Facebook's servers for information on Likes and whatnot, and it seems like for people who were signed into Facebook, that call back was breaking and resulting in that error message.

                  That's not an official statement, just what I could figure out based on the surfing I was doing last night while this was happening.

                2. re: Ruth Lafler
                  chowser RE: Ruth Lafler Feb 8, 2013 03:34 PM

                  It seemed like once you had been to Facebook and then went to another site, you were immediately brought to the FB error page. It happened to me on several sites until I shut out and logged back in. If it's so easy to do, it seems that it would be easy to redirect you to wherever they want?

              2. LindaWhit RE: Ruth Lafler Feb 12, 2013 05:53 AM

                I was getting that a few days ago as well, Ruth. Like foodieX2, I had to clear all cache, NOT go into FB, and re-log into Chowhound. It seems to have stopped, however.

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