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What the $&%@

Just now, when I came onto this website, I happened to notice that I was logged in as hilabeans. I have NO idea how that could happen, given that I had not even tried to log in as myself, let alone someone else, nor would I even have hilabean's information in order to log in as that user. Also, given that hilabeans hasn't used my laptop, there should be NO reason for that user's cookies to be associated with my ip address or mac address. I took a screen shot and logged out immediately. I have no clue as to whether or not I would have been able to access hilabean's messages/settings/etc had I tried to, but I did get a log out confirmation before logging in as myself. I'd love to know how that is even possible? Additionally, this seems like a serious privacy violation and a rather urgent issue that the admins should look into. I doubt anyone wants other users logged in as them....



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Wow. Apparently, it happens EVERY time I access the site, despite logging out, closing my browser and deleting cookies. It happens in firefox and safari. I must currently exist in some parallel universe of wackiness, as this thread doesn't even pop up on "active topics," either.


EDIT : Now it's at least in active topics....
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Holy crud - that's crazy. o_O

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Update: My identity crisis appears to be over. I am no longer hilabeans when I access the forum. Thanks to whomever fixed this, if someone did. Perhaps the fix was as random as the problem.
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BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! This is hilarious How are you doing???? I'd love an update, it's been a while! Hope you all are doing well


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Update: My identity crisis appears to be over. I am no longer hilabeans when I access the forum. Thanks to whomever fixed this, if someone did. Perhaps the fix was as random as the problem.
But still- the privacy issue remains...
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I spoke too soon. Now, I am maggie’s voice on my phone. What is happening??? Is it too much to ask to be able to actually LURK here???
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lol hey, no voice impersonators!

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Am I seriously the only one to whom this is happening? No one else has this issue?
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I believe admin is working on this. I had the same problem. I found if you hit your user CP button twice, it will take it back to your user name. even when you seem to be logged in under someone else, it is still you. as I say, they are working on it ...There seems to be a glitch in the system.

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