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[Solved]Login not working

  • I will try with Chrome, but it means logging off...

    No, it doesn't. Multiple logins are o'k here.

  • "It seems more of a browser issue than an issue with your account."

    But if this is so, my browser IS Opera and I cannot see that both Opera and Chrome are wrong.

    They are not. Firefox is exactly the same as i have already described.
    The fault must be with Opera accounts. Is there no site manager who can investigate this issue and debug it ?

  • Note - I am making these posts with squared zero`s in all the fields and am guessing what to do. And since the posts are appearing, I MUST be logged on, but it is not showing.

  • Wittmann, what about logins on other sites with Opera?

  • "Wittmann, what about logins on other sites with Opera?"

    All work impeccably, not a hiccup in sight. My PC works like a dream. It is just the Opera Forum that is screwed up in this way.

    In all the hundreds of Forums I have used, there has always been an Administrator or at least a Moderator to sort this kind of problem out. Where is this person on here ?

  • If this fault cannot be cured, I cannot operate with all the fields filled in with the kind of squares which normally show for Chinese symbols and will have to cancel my account. I can always place any Opera questions on other Forums.

  • But if this is so, my browser IS Opera and I cannot see that both Opera and Chrome are wrong.

    So you can login in your Opera account with Chrone without problems?

    Firefox is exactly the same as i have already described

    I didn't get it. Does the login works with Firefox or not?

    Note - I am making these posts with squared zero`s in all the fields

    What do you mean? Could you post a sceeenshot?

  • OK, here are the screenshots.

    1. Forum screen when I am supposed to be logged on.
      [img]http://i.imgur.com/KibP29e.jpg[/img]

    2. My reply panel with latest message.
      [img]http://i.imgur.com/sviy56K.jpg[/img]

    And if it goes wrong, the with NO edit available and guessing squares, then I give up.

  • Forum screen when I am supposed to be logged on.
    img
    My reply panel with latest message.
    img

    Fixed the markup for you.
    It's like this: "![alternative text](the link to the image)".
    🆙

  • Forum screen when I am supposed to be logged on.
    [img]http://i.imgur.com/KibP29e.jpg[/img]

    It seems an OS issue, probably some fonts not being loaded correctly. I use to have such issues eventually here on Windows and a restart usually solves the issue.

    My reply panel with latest message.

    What's your Opera's UI language? And what is the language selected for the forums?

    Btw, what is your OS?

  • Note that "squared zeros" (or most people just say "boxes") is the missing character symbol used by fonts when you try to print a character that doesn't exist in that font. So the question is, what font is it trying to use for those forms?

    Log out, then go to the login page. Right-click in the field and choose Inspect element from the menu. In the panel that pops up, look in the right panel where it says "Styles". You may have to scroll down a bit, but for me it says

    font-family: Arial;
    

    Next is to check the font itself ...

  • @ sgunhouse

    At last somebody has come up with a clue to the possible cause. IT IS the Forum settings a d nothing else that is causing this problem. Hell, the damned thing came up in Turkish, then when I logged on, went to squares.

    Your suggestion is on track but I find it complicated to follow the data from the right click.
    I did spot this -
    "font-family
    Helvetica, Arial, sans-seri

    What do you reckon ? I do not know how to change this font setting.

  • This account font business is a Forum Admin job to sort out, not mine. On any other Forum, the Moderator or Admin would have fixed it in seconds.

  • Hell, the damned thing came up in Turkish, then when I logged on, went to squares.

    And this is the language you have chosen to use on the forums?

  • "And this is the language you have chosen to use on the forums?"

    Of course I never. I chose ENGLISH and the Opera font catastrophe is nothing to do with me. It seems odd that the rest of the world is perfectly happy with my PC configuration and not a font hiccup in sight. This thread so far is going nowhere, it is about time somebody on this immaculate, Adminless and Moderatorless Forum got their finger out and fixedwhat is obviously a very minor site font problem for one of their members.

    Please leocg, if you cannot be helpful and constructive, dont post. My God, I dont know why I am wasting my time. I guess it is that I do not like being beaten.

  • Wittmann, really?

    Something is not right, and you don't think it should keep that way.
    Right, but try focussing on the Forum here: nobody ever raised such a problem as you has shown now; moderators there are, they moderate. People answered to your call, trying to figure out what was going on.
    Myself personally never bumped into such fonts trouble here, nobody else I remember. In your case I see, something has messed up there; aren't we trying to figure out the pertinence of this issue? Leo said right - it is essential to understand what is the location of the problem: is it your OS/OS settings? is it the browser? is it the site? something else? a combination of some of the above?
    Never having heard of such one, I reckon if a combination, the one must be extremely rare. Try to help us figure out how to help you, o'k? 😉

  • Of course I never. I chose ENGLISH and the Opera font catastrophe is nothing to do with me.

    So the problem happens even with forum language set to English?

    Well, as you seem to be the only one with this problem then the chances of the cause to be on your side is high.

    Please leocg, if you cannot be helpful and constructive, dont post

    I'm being helpful.

    You posted on the wrong forum, using a topic title that does not refkect your real problem and even so me and others tried to understand the issue and try help you.

    As long as the forum rules are respected, anyone can reply in any post like you it or not.

  • Just forget it chaps, I`ll manage.

    I ask a question why your font settings have gone haywire and all you can do is infer it is my fault. Incredible !

    I have already said it once and obviously you cannot understand, so here it is again - the entire computer industry of Planet Earth have NO problems with my system or many hundreds of programs. I have NEVER seen squares pop up instead of text in 12 years of deep Internet activity, ONLY in lieu of Chinese symbols.

    Well done chaps. I will keep the crap accoungt for general reasons, but I will never use your Forum again.

    You say you have an Admin and Moderators, then why did they not cure this elementary font mismatch 1 minute after I mentioned it in my post ?

    Adiós

  • I ask a question why your font settings have gone haywire and all you can do is infer it is my fault. Incredible

    No one who have replied on this topic is a forum admin or developer, so even if it was the problem, none of us could have answered.

    If i undestood cirrectly, you are not having the issue on other browsers. And as no other person seems to be facing the same issue in Opera, i guess we can discard a problem in the forums.

    So it lead us to something on your side and to try to help you, we need you to answer:

    • what version of Opera is being used?
    • which OS is being used?
    • if you use any extensions, have you tried with them disabled?
    • have you tried cleaning the cookies for the forums?
  • @ leocg

    Thanks a million for your kind comments and restraint, you are a perfect gentleman.

    My frustration boiled over into anger at this problem and my posts show it. The entire matter is a simple systems font hiccup, these things do occur with computers for no apparent reason, but are easily corrected by a site Admin or Moderator.

    I had to write this note after my kicking off so badly, because I have now solved the matter in the way thousands of plodding computer buffs do - cancel the account and start a new one.

    This I have done and everything is now OK.

    I have canceled "Wittmann" and created a new account under "johnbull44". Everything is now working perfectly - no more damned Chinese squares.

    So now the feathers have settled, let us hope all will be peaceful.

    Wittmann alias johnbull

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