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Ok, am I the only one having problems using PM or the editing on fluther?

Asked by Pandora (29251points) September 30th, 2014

I keep getting the following message. Strange enough, it doesn’t come up when answering questions, or (crossing my fingers) when posting a question.

Forbidden (403)
CSRF verification failed. Request aborted.

If this goes through, I’m hoping someone can help me fix this if this is not a fluther issue.

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Dutchess_III's avatar

Just sent you a PM.

And edited this question.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Also sent a PM.

Also edited. I think you have something on your end of the interweb that is causing the problem.

Pandora's avatar

Yep. I tried to PM you both and it still doesn’t work. Strange that it does let me answer and post the question. Don’t get why editing and PM doesn’t work. I can also receive PM to me. I just can’t reply.

Pandora's avatar

Apparently thanking you guys doesn’t work either.
So I switched to explorer to see if I could add this sentence. If you see it than it may mean that it is something to do with chrome settings.

Pandora's avatar

Yep, it looks like it is a chrome issue. Any suggestions on how to fix it would be appreciated.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Have recently updated your browser ? ?

If not check Chrome for update.

Pandora's avatar

Yes, it was a recent update.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Update again.

Pandora's avatar

I guess I will have too. Thanks for playing along so I could at least see find out if it was a fluther issue or a browser issue.
I’ll probably use explore till my daughter can take a look and make sure I didn’t do something wrong. It could also be a conflict with explorer. I was having issues with chrome before and my daughter told me to clean it out and re-install. I did that and everything was running ok for about a week and then suddenly I seem to have this problem.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

PM me after you update.

Dutchess_III's avatar

“So I switched to explorer to see if I could add this sentence. If you see it than it may mean that it is something to do with chrome settings.” I couldn’t see it.

Pandora's avatar

@Dutchess_lll I meant if you received my PM now. The sentence you just posted. LOL
@Tropical_Willie and @Dutchess_III , Thanks!
At least I know now I can pm or edit using explorer.

Dutchess_III's avatar

The pm that said you switched to chrome? Nope. Didn’t get it.

Seaofclouds's avatar

Have you tried clearing the cache on Chome? If not, try that and see if it helps.

Pandora's avatar

@Seaofclouds I cleared out the cache on chrome and tried to PM you. It didn’t work.

ibstubro's avatar

When I tried Chrome (years ago) I gave it up because it messed up Askville, another Q & A site that’s now defunct.

No problems with Firefox.

DrasticDreamer's avatar

Is it working for you yet? I’m using Chrome and I don’t have any similar issues.

Buttonstc's avatar

Why not try Firefox?

Pandora's avatar

@ibstubro , @Buttonstc I will have to ask my daughter about that. We had firefox a long time ago but my daughter told me at the time that firefox kept being compromised a lot and that chrome had very little issues. Maybe they have gotten better.
Oh, I remember. Chrome is the only one that works well with my phone apps and my tablet. When I did get rid of chrome for a while, it jacked up some of my apps. They wouldn’t work well without me having it on the computer itself.
@DrasticDreamer , It is still not working. I looked over the settings and I don’t see anything that would do this, so I’m just going to get my daughter to look it over.
Thank you all for your response.

hearkat's avatar

Have you tried deleting Chrome from your system, emptying your trash/recycling, shutting down the system for 10+ minutes, rebooting, then performing a fresh download of Chrome?

I use Firefox for Fluther; but I just tested the PM from Chrome from a non-moderator account and had no problem (sent to @Seaofclouds).

Pandora's avatar

Not yet. Waiting for my daughter to handle it. She’s the It specialist. Since this was a fresh download from Chrome and initially there was no problem for a few days, I have to wonder if perhaps something else may be in conflict. I was having problems before and so I removed it once before. This will be my 3rd download. I have no problems with Chrome on my second computer or my tablet. Just this computer.

ben's avatar

Are you running anti-virus software? Just searched google, and it sounds like that’s the cause of the issue on many sites. (Fluther’s forms use standard CSRF tokens for normal security. If some anti-spam software is editing them, certain forms won’t work). That’s my best guess.

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