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WHAK-A-MOLE! Whitewash and Black Void appear be fixed, but now I can't log in!

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Welcome to the latest installment of Chowhound Whak-A-Mole!

I've noticed that the whitewash-after-full-pageload problem seems to have been fixed. Kudos to the team for fixing this frustrating problem! (And again for fixing the "black abyss" problem before that-- see below for a link to the history of these problems.)

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/923871
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/923354

I've noticed now for several days (since the whitewash problem was fixed) that the pages on my Android Gingerbread 2.3.4 smartphone running Boat Browser (7.0.1 Build 4546) and Lightning+ (2.5.1.4) no longer allows me to log in to Chowhound.

I tap on the "toolbox" icon (the red square with 3 lines). I see "Log In / Sign Up" menu. When I tap on "Log In", I see for a brief moment the page attempts to direct me to a secure.chow... URL. However, I am immediately then redirected back to Mr Taster's "All Discussions" page which is on a www.chow.... URL. I am never taken to the login screen. When I tap on the toolbox icon again, I once again see "Log In / Sign Up", indicating that I am still not logged in.

Incidentally, when I force the desktop site through my android Boat Browser, the same problem persists... attempt to redirect to secure URL immediately redirects back to unsecure www.chow.com URL.

Mr Taster

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  1. It sounds like you may be seeing some strange caching behavior. If the login page redirects to your profile it's usually a red flag that our servers think you're already logged in. If you clear your browser's cache in this situation does the menu still show you as logged out?

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    1. re: Engineering

      I just cleared my history and cache, restarted Boat Browser, and the exact same thing happened.

      Will test it with Lightning+ later on and report back.

      Mr Taster