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I've tried several times to register and keep getting an "Invalid_session" error page. Any ideas?

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Hi Dean,
It could be a number of things.
What browser are you using?
Do you have cookies enabled?

I added some code to the site to enable search engines to scan the whole site, it's highly possible this has something to do with it.

Could you follow this link
http://www.appcreator.com/webstats.php and copy the line below:
The info from your browser is: .

It will help greatly in the debuging.
Thanks
Tony.

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Well, a couple hours later I seem to be registered. I have no idea why there was trouble before -- I even got the "Invalid_session" error page when trying to respond earlier to give you the information you requested. Here it is in case it's helpful:

The info from your browser is:
Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; AOL 5.0; Windows 95)
Browser: IE 5.5
Platform: Windows 95

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BTW, I'm still having trouble even now. That last post took several tries to go through. Same error message.

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When you get the error message, try hitting CTRL+F5 (I think this forces your browser to go hunting for the page on the internet rather than from cache). Not sure if it will work, but it could be just loading a page from cache with an old session id in it.

You know you're a geek when you try to shoo a fly away from the monitor with your cursor.

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OK, I'll try that. Testing:

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The last post went through first time with no problem. Didn't need the Ctrl-F5.

This one went through also. And if you're reading this, it let me do an edit as well.

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OK, today it's working so far. Last night it really caused problems. I tried to post some messages in other threads and they didn't go through despite repeated attempts. Although I'm using AOL -- and I'm aware of its caching -- I've participated on 4 other phpBB forums and never had problems like this before; so maybe it's the scripts that Tony added which are causing this. Who knows. We'll see how it goes from here.

Change that:
This one brought up the error page and took multiple attempts.

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By "multiple" I mean that last post took about 4 tries, and it wouldn't go through. I was using AOL's IE5.5 browser. Then, I opened Mozilla, came to the site, and was able to post the previous post first try. So it may indeed have something to do with the AOL caching. (Whenever I tweak an .html page by uploading it several times, AOL caches the first version, so I have to view the page in Mozilla to see revisions.)

Now to see if this post goes through first try:

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It did. The last one worked by using Mozilla. (what a quick way to build up post totals Wink ) If this one goes through it will make a total of 3 successes for Mozilla.

It sounds like something unique to this forum is causing trouble for AOL users because I've used 4 other versions of phpBB with no problem at all.

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Well I glad you can post again.

FYI the script I added just checked the browser user agent string against an array of known web crawlers.
It would only do things differently if your browser was thought to be a web crawler.
Luckily your user agent string wouldn't have tricked it into thinking you were a web crawler.
Hopefully not to many people surf the web pretending to be search engine, web crawlers.

I think by now seeing the number of post you have already made we can assume everything is working.

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