I am to stupid to login, or the forum is drunk


#1

I logged out of the forum for some reason don’t remember why.
And I have not been able to login again until obviously now.

The buttons to login and register that usually show up left to the search button. They just weren’t there.
Using a private browser window they didn’t show up either.

So I click on site feedback (https://forum.manjaro.org/c/meta/site-feedback) to go complain and bam the buttons are back.

EDIT: I just remembered why I logged out. I clicked edit on a comment I didn’t want to edit but the cancel button didn’t show up.


#2

Have you ever heard of browser cache?
It’s something that may create this issue of yours and might heal if you clean it.


#3

I tried ctrl-F5, shouldn’t that have been enough?
I also thought I had deleted the forum.manjaro.org cookie manually but I pressed X instead of save so I didn’t.


#4

Nope!
And not about cookies. Look further (cache…)


#5

Well I did say I might be stupid and I know what to try next time, but a websites core functionality getting ■■■■■■ like this is certainly a first for me.

So I do think this is a website or atleast firefox issue tbh.


#6

It’s not a bug, it’s a feature.
When you have issues (after Discourse or FF updates) you/everyone need to clear cache.
It sounds like a joke to a newbie, but it’s a tech-freak joke, mostly. :sweat_smile:


#7

Discourse is imo over-engineered.
I mean I get that cash invalidation is hard but the more fluff there is the more spectacularly it can fail right?


#8

I have all my browser caches scripted to be cleaned when I suspend. No probs for me. :smile:


#9

I think a lot of users think the same but that is how it is we just have to bear with these things


#10

Actually, yes: a page reload should resolve any issues when Discourse has been updated but you have an older front-end version.

If things aren’t showing up that could be a Discourse regression or you’re using e.g. uBlock and blocking bits of the page (in which case you should check for filter list updates).