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mattj256
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same login for Gameroom / Forums / Wiki?
« on: Apr 6th, 2013, 4:17pm »
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Hi all.  I just discovered Arimaa last month.
Has anyone noticed the following bug?
1. I register for the gameroom.
2. I try to use that login for the forum.
3. It doesn't work.
 
I'll outline the exact steps below if anyone wants to try to reproduce, but now I'm just going to say, AAAARGH!!!
 
Steps to reproduce
1. Go to Arimaa.com, click link on left hand menu for the gameroom.
(http://arimaa.com/arimaa/gameroom/)
2. Register with an email address and password that has never been used on the site before.
3. (optional) Log in to the gameroom to make sure your login works.
4. Go to Arimaa.com, click link on left hand menu for the forum.
(http://arimaa.com/arimaa/forum/)
5. Try logging in with your existing email address. (doesn't work)
6. Try logging in with your existing username. (doesn't work)
7. Get really frustrated.
 
Also, as I mentioned in the title, this problem affects the Arimaa wiki as well.
The gameroom, the wiki, and the forum should all run off of a single integrated login.  I eventually figured out how to create a forum account (obviously), but I think it's reasonable to ask that this be fixed for future users.
Thanks for reading.
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Re: same login for Gameroom / Forums / Wiki?
« Reply #1 on: Apr 6th, 2013, 6:20pm »
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In the gameroom at the top of the right sidebar, above the list of players online and the link to the almost completely unused event calendar, under the "Community" heading is a link to the forums that allows you to easily create the closest feasible thing to an integrated account or log in to your existing one.
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Re: same login for Gameroom / Forums / Wiki?
« Reply #2 on: Apr 6th, 2013, 7:06pm »
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on Apr 6th, 2013, 6:20pm, clyring wrote:
In the gameroom at the top of the right sidebar, above the list of players online and the link to the almost completely unused event calendar, under the "Community" heading is a link to the forums that allows you to easily create the closest feasible thing to an integrated account or log in to your existing one.

 
Thank you.  I eventually found that link, but I hope you'll forgive me if I say that that link is a bit hard to find and not so useful to other new users.
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Re: same login for Gameroom / Forums / Wiki?
« Reply #3 on: May 12th, 2013, 9:56pm »
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Hi!
 
I also experienced the same problem and it took me days and many accounts before I discovered that the only way to log-in the forum is Not in the forum itself but rather from the gameroom. Cry  Maybe the site owner wants us to play first?  Roll Eyes
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Re: same login for Gameroom / Forums / Wiki?
« Reply #4 on: May 18th, 2013, 8:27am »
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Thanks. I've changed that link now to be similar to the link from the gameroom.
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Re: same login for Gameroom / Forums / Wiki?
« Reply #5 on: May 19th, 2013, 2:31pm »
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on May 18th, 2013, 8:27am, omar wrote:
Thanks. I've changed that link now to be similar to the link from the gameroom.

After you made this change yesterday, DrStro came into the chat room to report that, as a new user, there was no way at all for him to log into the Forum.  Omar, when you get a chance, please check whether the symptoms he was reporting might be related to the change you made.  (Chat from May 18).  Thanks!
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Re: same login for Gameroom / Forums / Wiki?
« Reply #6 on: May 20th, 2013, 12:42am »
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on May 19th, 2013, 2:31pm, Fritzlein wrote:
After you made this change yesterday, DrStro came into the chat room to report that, as a new user, there was no way at all for him to log into the Forum.
As a not-new user I'm also having problems.  I think there are no links at all to the Forum now, so the only way I can access it is by typing in the web address from memory?  One solution would be to have the main page "forum" and "gameroom" links both point to the gameroom, as they currently do, but once you're in the gameroom have the two "forum" links on that page point to the forum.  Apologies if there's some existing link to the forum that I'm overlooking.
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Re: same login for Gameroom / Forums / Wiki?
« Reply #7 on: May 30th, 2013, 7:22am »
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I have the same problem to get into the forum, I am using saved bookmark to find it
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Re: same login for Gameroom / Forums / Wiki?
« Reply #8 on: May 30th, 2013, 2:15pm »
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Hmm, I don't know if my cache just finally expired for the old front page or what else may have changed. But I now see the forum link on the front page and in the gameroom as http://arimaa.com/arimaa/gameroom/forumLogin.cgi which brings me to the gameroom login and then into the gameroom instead of the forum.
 
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Re: same login for Gameroom / Forums / Wiki?
« Reply #9 on: May 30th, 2013, 6:01pm »
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Personally I can't duplicate this effect while logged in to the gameroom. I experience it only if I try to log in to the forum without already being logged in to the gameroom.
Of course I always go into the forum from the gameroom page, so I'm already logged in.
Also, personally I never had a problem finding the forum link from the gameroom page. It is pretty standard to have navigation in a sidebar. I think it is intuitive enough, especially when there are TWO links to get to the forum from the gameroom.
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Re: same login for Gameroom / Forums / Wiki?
« Reply #10 on: May 30th, 2013, 11:28pm »
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Yeah I just want to reiterate that I still don't have any way to get into the forum other than typing the URL from memory.  I'm running Firefox 21.0 on Ubuntu Linux 12.10.  
 
Browni3141, on my computer/browser the two links that say "forum" in the gameroom both point to http://arimaa.com/arimaa/gameroom/forumLogin.cgi.  From that address after I log in I can do the gameroom but not the forum.  Unless I'm missing something...
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Re: same login for Gameroom / Forums / Wiki?
« Reply #11 on: May 31st, 2013, 1:10pm »
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I accidentally made an interesting discovery just now.  Wink
 
As with mattj256 I'm using Firefox although in my case the latest beta 22.0 under win7.
 
On the front page, clicking the forum link displays the gameroom login page. Alternately from the gameroom, clicking the forum link on the right hand sidebar opens a new tab with the gameroom login page.
 
Logging in there takes me into the gameroom. But the url in the url bar is still the forum login link.
 
If I then manually refresh the page (not the refresh link in the upper right of the gameroom, the browser refresh button) the forum loads.
 
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Re: same login for Gameroom / Forums / Wiki?
« Reply #12 on: Jun 8th, 2013, 12:38pm »
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I would just like to say that I can't use the links, either. They all just take me to the gameroom login page. I can only get to the forum by typing in the correct address manually.
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