Hmmmm... are You trying to tell me that I must have 10 posts before going into those forums or something like that?
It would be pretty strange because
a) there are people with less then 10 posts
b) why I wouldn't be able to simply browse the forums why logged in if I can browse them when not logged?
c) I didn't found any notice about it - maybe it's cleverly hidden somewhere, but what would be the point in it? (and probably it would be better to simple put appropriate message instead the one I get)
I got an error (screenshot) as soon as I click on Network, Mobile, Games or Software section links on main forum home (root) page.
Cleaning cookies or disabling adblock and such won't help, coz I have the same on "clean" IE from XP SP2 (I also cleaned cookies and cache... no result). Disabling IMON on my NOD32 antyvir didn't helped also. It's something wrong with this accont or my ISP's forced_for_all_http_trafic_proxy (I didn't have any problems with it yet) probably.
I see pretty much the same thing as everyone else. I can get to Hardware and Communty Forum Categories, but not to Network, etc., when I'm logged in.
I've tried a couple of things:
1. Created a new userid, to make sure it wasn't that my old one (not used in a while) wasn't the problem. Essentially the problem persists there.
2. Went into Opera (which I use less frequently than IE and FireFox, both of which showed the problems), and cleared all private data, cache, and cookies (Tom's had them all over, by the way). Once logged in, still couldn't get to the other Forum categories.
So I thin there is some sort of problem, either with userids, or with the Forumz not propagating userid/password types of things.
Tried some further experiments, to see what happens:
1. Logged out - when I log out, I am able to go into the Network Forum Category. I can see what's there, scroll around, etc.
2. When I try to post a reply to an entry in the Forum Category Network, I get then the login panel (to be expected), I then login, however, I then get thrown back out, to the base Forums screen, and then clicking back in, cannot see the forum at all.
Got my post count up (legitimately, to 25, out of stranger to newbie), but that seemed to make no difference in which forum categories I could see while logged in. Still can get to Hardware, CE, Community, cannot get to Network, Mobile, Games, and Software. So it isn't post count that's screwing us all up. Most be something in the forum tool/server.
EXACT same issue here and a real shame as I'd hoped to add to the DIY NAS discussion with some benchmarks. Glad to see it's not just me - I've tried logging out\in clearing cookies, two different browsers, and it's QUITE odd that it's just certain specific forums too :-(