I've have clicked on LL's "clear cookies" option, I have cleared them via the browser, I have cleared all temp files . . . I've pretty much cleared everything which can possibly be cleared, to the extent that I had to re-logon to all my other frequented websites, all of which continue to log me on without issue, except the new LL.
I have loaded FIREFOX, and the logon problem still lingers . . . the site just does not seem to "hold" my logon details, even within the same session. To get to this reply box I was prompted to logon, despite being shown as logged on.
My typical LL experience is . . .
Bring up the website (it will not log me in automatically)
I log myself on.
I click on "view new topics" and am prompted to logon again.
I browse the threads, if I choose to reply I am prompted to logon again (tells me the menu is disabled?).
When I press OK to my reply I am prompted yet again to logon.
The last two points can occur numerous times. With this particular reply I am now on my 10th attempt. It might take more. There is some semblence of memory since my username and password are always shown in the appropriate login boxes, but I am not logged in. When I am successful in posting a reply it returns me to the board as being "logged out"!
I draw your attention to an earlier point . . .
"I frequent about 25 different discussion forums in any one week, and have done for the past 10 years or more. No logon problems on any of them, bar one (just two months ago), and I've just noticed a common denominator . . . both are "IP Board", and both upgraded recently."
Something has changed in IP Board's LL logon settings. I had no problems logging on to LL prior to the recent upgrade. I have no problems with any other of my frequented websites. It shouldn't be a peak load/traffic issue because I am about 9 time zones away.
Of course I haven't ruled out the possibility that the LL board is, politely, trying to tell me to sod off! But thusfar I have retained my sense of humour, and a degree of patience . . . albeit somewhat thinner!