Help With New Board

Tue Feb 18, 2003 12:29 am

Everytime I try to post a reply I get a message that says invalid session. What am I doing wrong?

Re: Help With New Board

Tue Feb 18, 2003 4:33 am

Larry Chatham wrote:Everytime I try to post a reply I get a message that says invalid session. What am I doing wrong?
:?: Larry I cant help except to suggest that possibly you might have to log in first. I have never had that problem and also I never do log-out so I never have had to log-in except the first time when I registered to join the forum.__I am sure somebody on here will have an answer for ya.

Tue Feb 18, 2003 5:18 am

I have had that happen a few times. What I usually do is use the back button to go back to the block of text I just typed and highlight all of it and hit "control C" to copy it. Then I hit the back button again to back out of the reply window, then hit reply again and paste the text into the block and send again. (too lazy to re-type all of it again). It has always sent successfully the second time. The only time it has given me an error message is when I took a long time composing my reply.

Tue Feb 18, 2003 10:24 am

I have had this happen to me on a couple of occassions as well. Along with a couple of other error's.

Most of the invalid session, invalid request, gateway timeouts are caused by two main factors.

1- slow links on the net which is affecting the packet delivery and causing the receiving computer to time out according to the settings on that computer.

2- your computer has slowed down due to memory allocation and/or link to you isp has slowed sufficiently to cause the time outs.

Solution -- you have two choices :)

1- wait until the links speed up -- not recommended because colourful language may occur as well as other deprivational side-effects :oops:

2- reboot your computer. this is what I have been doing if I get more than 2 invalid session/request or timeout errors. Works every time :shock:

this seems to be the case whether or not you are using dial-up or high-speed. :?

Tue Feb 18, 2003 10:38 am

I noticed that below the statistics on the index page, it says
"This data is based on users active over the past five minutes"
This suggests to me there is a 5 minute limit on typing in a reply before getting the "invalid_session" problem.

Tue Feb 18, 2003 12:08 pm

Test Reply. Thanks fellows for the suggestions. I tried a few minutes ago to reply and got the same message. I have re-booted and trying again. :D Hey, I think it is working.

Tue Feb 18, 2003 12:11 pm

:o Hey, It did work. I guess I will have to re-boot before coming on line. I stay logged in all the time so that must have been the problem. Now I can talk Cubs again. :D 8)

Tue Feb 18, 2003 12:18 pm

:P :) Aahhh! Success. Dont that make ya feel good when you outwit them P.C. Gremlins when they are throwing bugs at you.