For users unable to log in to sf-fandom
#1
We have received a report that some people when logging in see a warning message saying they do not have permission to access the forums. This appears to be an issue with the cookies and may take a while to sort out.

Meanwhile, if you see this warning message when logging in, try logging out and logging back in immediately. In testing we have found that resets the cookies but it is not a permanent fix as if you log in from a different IP address you'll see the warning again.

Prior to the posting of this notice, there have been no changes to the SF-Fandom administrative settings in recent weeks. We may have to change a few setting to see if we can resolve this issue over the next few days.

We apologize for the inconvenience.
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#2
There WAS a server outage last week that created a transient database issue. I don't know if that could be connected.

Another possible cause is that some time in the past 2-3 months I switched the forums from using the database to track which threads users had read to using cookies. It is possible that the cookies are all screwed up for people who have been logged out for any length of time.
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