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More often than not he cant post messages because an Error message appears saying authorization missmatch, any ideas how to sort it Admin,Mods, Roger Palmer, whatever your titles :wink: Cheers

I've had that before. If you just cut what it saves of the message on the error page, then go back to the original post and try to post (paste) the message again, it works.

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This error is the result of a new security feature called "stronghold" developed for this board by IPB company.


Before we go on, let's discuss how stronghold is used with the board:


When you log into the forum, an authorisation key is created based on your registration date and your email.

Stronghold cookies sessions are created with your authorisation key along with your IP address.

If your IP changes due to proxy service, the cookies created for your session are no longer valid and this terminates your current log in status.

You must close the browser and re-login to establish the proper cookies session Proxy server can change your IP address without your knowledge.

Whether you're using the actual proxy service or your ISP has you connected with their own proxy, this can cause sudden IP address change. Not all users might be effected but if you are an AOL user the rate of IP shift, reassign, is greater than those who are with other broadband services.


Try these steps if you are an Internet Explorer user:

  • place www.owtb.co.uk as trusted zone by going to Tools > Internet Options > Security > Trusted Sites > Sites
  • try disabling privacy or security software running which might block javascript of the setting of cookies. Some anti-virus, ad blocker or firewall programs can block cookies from being set from off line place.
  • clear cache, cookies and all offline files. This is important!
  • close the browser and reopen to visit OWTB as normal

If you are a Firefox user:

  • place www.owtb.co.uk as ALLOW by going to Tools > Options > Privacy > Cookies (check accept cookies from sites) > Exceptions > type www.owtb.co.uk and click ALLOW
  • close the browser and reopen to visit OWTB

We understand your frustration. Although this seems to be isolated to a few users, we are working on this matter and creating a fixed solution as soon as possible. But in the mean time please report your error by providing the following information:


-what browser and version you are using

-what OS you are using

-when you posted

-what other browser(s) you have tried, if any




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