I didn't report this before because I assumed they were aware and would eventually fix it; then I started to wonder if it wasn't an isolated problem, hence the thread. I didn't locate your thread, kikindaface, or I'd have used my necromantic powers on it, haha.
Anyway, it's bad etiquette to just complain and not help when I actually might be able to help. So, mods or whoever have powers to do stuff happen, I did a quick research and I believe I know both the cause and how fix for this issue.CauseThe cookies path isn't properly set.
I'm 90% sure it's the cause, even without access to admin panel—obviously—because:
1. No cookies are being set by permanoobs.(on Chrome press F12, go to Resources tab, select Cookies. No cookie for http://www.permanoobs.org. Only exception is the occasional session for their piwik, unrelated to the forum login)
2. We have a sid string on the url. phpBB only attaches this string when it fails to set a cookie.
Source: https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtop ... &t=1798595Solution
Fix the cookie path in the admin panel. The path you should use is probably "/
", without quotes, since the site is hosted on the root of the domain (URL is not /forum/ or anything similar, the real folder path doesn't matter in this case)
Alternative (in case the path is correct): Make a complete backup, then update the board.
Source: https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtop ... &t=2211786
Let's cross our fingers now.