Authentification Required

  Pine Man 16:20 02 Oct 2013

When I log on to PCA I get the home page with loads of news items. As of today if I click on any of those news items I get a dialogue box open up headed Authentication Required and containing the following:- Enter user name and password for click here is it all about? If I close the box I can still continue to read the item.


  Pine Man 16:21 02 Oct 2013

Should read ...

Enter user name and password for 'click here What is it all about?

  Pine Man 16:24 02 Oct 2013

What a bloody site!

When you want a 'click here' it doesn't work and when you don't want one you get it!!

Click here reads http staging pcadvisor co uk

  Woolwell 16:25 02 Oct 2013

It's the site playing up again.

  wiz-king 16:26 02 Oct 2013

I noticed that, done exactly what you did with the same result.

  Pine Man 17:08 02 Oct 2013


It's the site playing up again.

Which probably accounts for the fact that I no longer get email notifications when I subscribe to threads :-(

  spuds 17:56 02 Oct 2013

I think jock1e is asking the same question on another thread?.

  Matt Egan 21:48 02 Oct 2013

Sorry about this guys. No idea what is happening and I can't replicate it. Staging is a hidden version of the site we use to test things, hence the need for a password. We'll get it sorted.

  Aitchbee 22:12 02 Oct 2013

... no probs on XP:IE8, but I do get the new 'prompt' on W7:IE9 [on a different computer].

  john bunyan 16:21 03 Oct 2013

This "Windows Security " pop up is still coming up on most pages, referring to at demo. Surely this can be sorted quickly. I enjoy the site, but for a magazine devoted to IT and PC matters it seems unbelievable how long these issues seem to go on for - long running scripts, this latest problem, difficulties signing in - never mind poor old Brumas having to prolong the Monday quiz past bedtime. We are, I am sure, very grateful for the "free" site, but it does seem to be taking a very long time to improve. It must be very frustrating for the staff, as well as the users.

  Woolwell 16:24 03 Oct 2013

I'm not getting the problem on Chrome with javascript blocked for this site.

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