If you are a current member of our service and you log in successfully with your correct member login name and password, and then you get redirected (possibly after seeing a "click here to continue link" flash by) to the same login page again without any red error messages, this indicates that your browser did not accept the cookie our site sets to indicate you are logged in.
If this happens, here's what to check:
- Make sure that your browser is accepting cookies for members.nearlyfreespeech.net. This can be affected by your browser security settings as well as third-party Internet security software. (When testing this, we recommend you start from a known point by first deleting any cookies you currently have for our sites.)
- Verify that your computer's system clock is set to the correct time and time zone. Unlike other sites -- some of which want to track you for years -- our cookies last only a few hours to protect your privacy. As a result, even small-scale system clock and time zone issues can make your computer think our cookies are already expired, even though it will happily accept cookies from most other sites. (Note: Clocks that are 12 or 24 hours off can be particularly hard to spot.)
To help debug these issues, try logging in from a different browser on the same computer. If that works, it tends to indicate a browser issue. If it still doesn't work, that suggests a systemwide issue like security software or a clock problem.