I tried the following in Safari first, no cache cleaning, didn't quit Safari. I did log out of both sides first though.
I registered a new user at MacTech. After I clicked register it brought me to this, Log-in successful, but access denied;
It didn't show me as logged in under the User/Login menu on the main site, it still had the Login option.
Then I clicked on the Forums link from the main page, but instead of bringing me to the forums it brought me to the user agreement screen for the forums instead, so it actually did go through the process of logging me on but didn't show it at the main site. I agreed, it logged me in, but oddly my unread posts matched my Reboot account, it should have shown all posts unread. I had been logged in as Reboot before logging out.
It still didn't show me logged in at the main site though even though it had logged me into the forums. I then went back to the main site and I was able to successfully log in. I then logged out of both sides. I then logged in at the main site again and it logs me in to both that and the forums. So once the glitch of registering has passed it works as expected.
Logging in the second time, then going to the forum showed all posts unread like it should have.
I then tried all of the above in FireFox with another new user, except FF was clean, cleared all cookies and caches and restarted FF. It did the exact same thing as above, except for the unread post count thing, it showed all unread like it should have.
Edit - If I log in at the forums it doesn't automatically log me in at the main site like logging it at the main site automatically logs me into the forums. Will the forum log in link be gone eventually?
Should logging in at one place log us in at all of them? If I log in at MacTech it logs me in to that and the forums, but not MacNews. I can log in to MacNews, but it doesn't log me into anything else.
Also when logged in at MacNews, under User/Login, Login still shows as an option. It doesn't show Login at MacTech when logged in. Image below.
Next wrinkle. In Firefox only, Safari doesn't seem to do it, if I log out of MacTech it logs me out of there and the forums, but if I log back in to MacTech it won't automatically log me into the forums anymore. I have to log out of MacTech and quit FireFox, then when I launch FF and log back in to MacTech it logs me into both.
At one point during all this logging in and outMacTech lost my login. I could log in, it said successful, but I would go to the forums and still wasn't logged in. I then went back to MacTech and I was logged out. I repeated it, logged in at MacTech, clicked to the forums, clicked back to MacTech, and was not logged in anymore.
Then I logged in again and it gave this;
Under User/Login it said Logout so I was logged in, it just wouldn't let me access http://www.mactech.com/users/Reboot page after logging in. I got what happened in the image above.
I then came over to Safari to type up this post. After being away from FF for a while the automatically logging out or Access Denied isn't happening now, but it still won't log me in to both unless I first log out of MacTech and quit FF.
I quit Safari, when I relaunched I was no longer logged into the forums, but I was still logged into MacTech. The only way to stay logged into the forums after a Quit is if I login using the forum login link on the forums page and check Remember Me. Something is not right with the cookies obviously.
After logging in and out a few times, and bouncing around back and forth between the forums and MacTech with log ins and outs, at one point it gave me the Access Denied again like happened in Firefox. Multiple log ins and outs seems to bring it on, might it be a flood control of some kind?
Edit - Sorry, I can't think of any better way to explain this. The only change was the red type.
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