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Old 11-07-2007, 10:58 AM   #15
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What is a 404 error?

A 404 error doesn't have anything to do with your operating system or the type of computer you are using or the browser you are using. The problem originates on the website you are trying to access.

When you browse the web and a particular page can not be found by your browser, you are served an error page by the server of the web site you are visiting, called 404 (which means that the page does not exist).

Since the page might only be inaccessible temporarily it is suggested to hit the Refresh button on your browser toolbar, or try to visit that page again later. This is similar to clearing your cache because it sends a message that you want to not use your cache but want a refresh of the page directly from the web site.

Sometimes though you are dealing with a page that really does not exist anymore physically. In this case you would always be served the same error message no matter how often you hit that Refresh button.

Some web site owners do not care or know how to deal with expired, deleted or otherwise disappeared web pages, so a message similar to the format used for this dedicated 404 error pages web site is shown instead. Sometimes the web site owner doesn't have control of the software package which could be the case on airforums as this site probably uses pre-built/configured bulletin board software.

Other web developers, who have control of their code, create their own "oooops" pages that are served instead of the generic server generated 404 error pages. These customized 404 error pages serve the purpose of offering the web site user an apology or alternative way of finding their way back into the content the web site deals with.
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Old 11-07-2007, 11:16 AM   #16
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Thumbs up Delete Cookies

I fixed mine (which suddenly began ocurring over the weekend) by searching for and deleting all cookies with "airforums.com" in the filename, and then logging into the site again and saving the new cookie.
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Old 11-07-2007, 04:45 PM   #17
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So, I guess tossing your cookies does solve the problem?
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Old 11-07-2007, 05:10 PM   #18
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Old 11-07-2007, 06:02 PM   #19
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the 4oh4 files....

are 404 errors doing more than is really known?

many in THIS thread are MISSING now, in airforum land...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f48/...rum-20668.html

coincidence?

i don't think so!

and how 'bout these?

very very mysterious!

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f138...age-30820.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f138...ing-18502.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f138...ems-15669.html

perhaps it IS related to the plumbing?

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f318...ove-30796.html

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Old 11-07-2007, 06:42 PM   #20
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Cookies, Confusion and URLs

I'm sort of rusty in using the Internetss, so bear with me. When I decide to surf the airforum site, I use "my Favorites" list on the Internet Explorer toolbar. This has a plain language name that is translated by IE (and other procedures) into the Internet Protocol address of the site. As explained in an above post, if the dialog list I used asks for an "old" page at the Airforum site, the site will send back to me a "404" error message. This should be a wakeup call for me to check how I tried to contact the site.
As far as I know, no cookies are involved in this, cookies are used by bean-counter programs. I usually delete temporary Internet files and cookies before shutting down the computer.
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Old 11-07-2007, 06:52 PM   #21
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OK - now I'm confused...

But, we do use cookies to keep you logged in at page changes. When you click the "remember me" box more cookies are exchanged. We had some substantial issue this weekend with the time change and some resets. As far as I can tell, deleting temp internet files and cookies has fixed this most recent problem for members.

Other issues have occured during one of the many server migrations we've had. After a move, pages are not where your computer thinks they are and in some cases not in the place where the software tries to look for them. We try to get them fixed as they are reported.
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Old 11-07-2007, 07:02 PM   #22
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No Confusion Intended

http://airforums.com/ is how I always contact the airforum site. If I want to send a post, check my CP or some other thing that requires it, I log in. I do not use the "remember me" feature; thus no cooking, cookies, no unseen dialog, and unless you change the URL I am immune to the dreaded 404 error.
I always try for the simple things.
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Old 11-07-2007, 07:49 PM   #23
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Me Too, quite annoying. I have to delete the word profile from the web address.

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Old 11-07-2007, 09:41 PM   #24
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I'm not too computer savy, so all I know is I've been having real problems getting to the forums the past few days. Had to access thru a Google search a time or two, but now seems to be back to normal.
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Old 11-08-2007, 02:55 AM   #25
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i too have a 404 problem, then i use 'fred's airstream motorhome' links, back door and get thru. problem started about a week ago. i use windows xp pro and i'm up to date with maintainence. cookies??, some of them are handy. jeff
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I'm still getting it every time I try and access the site (multiple times a day!) I still receive the 404 message, then I click on the link www.airforums.com and am able to connect to the site. I have deleted all cookies. I'm using a PC with internet explorer.
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Old 11-08-2007, 07:00 AM   #27
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I think I might be addicted to Airforums, can't eat, can't sleep. Might be the intestinal flu or that my beloved Airstream dose is upset.

Gotta run....
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Old 11-08-2007, 08:55 AM   #28
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I just cleared my AS cookies, emptied the cache, deleted history, relaunched browser, and I still have the 404 problem.

Interestingly, it does not happen if I don't sign in. But once I sign in I get the 404.

This on a Mac G5, OS10.4.x using Safari 2.0.4

Not the end ofthe world I suppose.

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