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Old 10-28-2010, 10:05 AM   #1
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Additionally, it might be worth checking your browser's cookies file to see if there are cookies for the following sites--names are spaced out:

d 8 h o s t . n e t (and/or com)

3 r d c l i c k . n e t (and/or com)

If you see either of these, delete the cookies and I'd also suggest adding both to the cookies exception list setting the option to "block"...

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Old 10-28-2010, 03:46 PM   #3
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And please do let us know if you see anything odd here
Well, Bo seemed pretty unusual last time I saw him, though he'd probably say the same about me

Thanks for sorting out the forum, KT x

   
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Neither of those are on my machine. I did find that it was forgetting me a couple times earlier this week, but I'll bet that was due to the upgrading.
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Glad to hear that...thanks for checking...

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Neither of those are on my machine. I did find that it was forgetting me a couple times earlier this week, but I'll bet that was due to the upgrading.
It had forgotten me yesterday when I logged in. At least now I know why.

   
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