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Standard User Chrysalis
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 11-Jan-11 13:01:46
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silly google/youtube and now FF problem


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So google decided to get silly and force linking youtube to an email account, funny enough it asked me to link my msn account to my youtube account (not gmail), I linked it and now youtube is broken in firefox. with this error.

Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete.


Works in IE.

I am guessing currently its cookie related as google are using more and more cookies on weird domain names on youtube now.
Standard User Spasch
(experienced) Tue 11-Jan-11 13:04:16
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I've had this issue too, but with other sites (mostly GMail)..

I just delete all the related cookies and it seems to sort itself out..
Standard User Chrysalis
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 11-Jan-11 13:12:31
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well I am not deleting all my cookies, as it caches my login to sites, I deleted youtube cookies and the site works albeit with me not logged in.

Have just googled the problem and there is many complaints with no fix.

This is a new problem tho in direct relation to the enforced linking of youtube and google accounts.


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Standard User Spasch
(experienced) Tue 11-Jan-11 13:32:27
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I didn't say to delete all your cookies, I said the 'relevant' cookies (in my case all GMail cookies)..
Standard User Sandgrounder
(knowledge is power) Wed 12-Jan-11 23:08:07
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In reply to a post by Spasch:
I didn't say to delete all your cookies, I said the 'relevant' cookies.
I think it is a good idea to regularly delete all of the cookies, except a very few specific ones (like thinkbroadband).



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Standard User camieabz
(legend) Wed 12-Jan-11 23:41:40
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Wait for it to force a link to your Paypal account. Then you'll be charged for youtube usage, google searches etc.

Is it me, or is the linking of account 'X' to account 'Y' crazy? Why do they want a link anyway?

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Standard User Chrysalis
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 13-Jan-11 09:18:35
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maybe if you accept all cookies in the first place.

I only accept first party session cookies by default and specifically allow anything else.

this has made youtube very hard to get working properly as it uses cookies from various 3rd party domains. One of the worst sites I have dealt with regarding cookies.

legitimate cookies serve a good purpose and is not good to keep deleting them.
Standard User broadband66
(experienced) Thu 13-Jan-11 21:20:41
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"legitimate cookies serve a good purpose and is not good to keep deleting them"

Why is it not good?

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Standard User Chrysalis
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 15-Jan-11 17:38:39
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because they serve to remember settings on websites, cache login status etc.

I cant believe you felt the need to ask the question.
Standard User gomezz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 15-Jan-11 20:24:33
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That explains why it may be good to keep them. Not why it is not good to delete them.

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Standard User Chrysalis
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 16-Jan-11 04:31:21
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well consider what I said.
by default I reject all 3rd party cookies.
I accept first party cookies but only session cookies so they deleted everytime I restart the browser.
the only permanent cookies I have, I have specifically allowed for sites like tbb.

this is youtube's problem not mine, I have simply stopped logging into youtube with ff. Most videos I now watch anonymously on there so they can now track me even less due to their new policy.

for what its worth a clean cookie FF doesnt fix the problem, I tested now with both a new profile in this FF (no cookies) and on another machine with a freshly installed FF.

Edited by Chrysalis (Sun 16-Jan-11 04:32:57)

Standard User gomezz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 16-Jan-11 11:09:33
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And what if you are down the library using a shared computer?

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Standard User broadband66
(experienced) Sun 16-Jan-11 18:55:28
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"and is not good to keep deleting them"

"Keep deleting them" suggests that something bad will happen if they are continually deleted.

Will something bad happen? That is why I asked the question!

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Standard User Chrysalis
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 17-Jan-11 09:16:37
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that question is already answered.
Standard User Chrysalis
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 17-Jan-11 09:17:03
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obviously a different situation, but not relevant to me as my computer isnt shared with anyone.
Standard User gomezz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 17-Jan-11 12:20:37
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Which is one reason why your original assertion is not universally and unconditionally true.

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Standard User broadband66
(experienced) Mon 17-Jan-11 14:04:08
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No it isn't. I regularly delete my cookies.

WILL ANYTHING BAD HAPPEN as you suggest? All I have to do is input stored usernames.

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Standard User Chrysalis
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 17-Jan-11 16:06:10
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I never said it was universally true smile
Standard User Chrysalis
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 17-Jan-11 16:07:27
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since I access many sites which need usernames that is quite a bad thing, I also lose saved preferences in some instances as well.

reinputting usernames and passwords is a bad thing to me.
Standard User gomezz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 17-Jan-11 16:17:20
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But you didn't qualify it so universality was implied ... or should that be inferred? wink

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