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Cookies...
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, November 14, 2005 11:36 PM
My internet has been slow lately, not down loading properly, slower than usual, so I thought it might be good to clear out my cookies (which I haven't done in several months). I know that there are cookies necessary for monitering where I have visited each day, what topics I post in, etc. If I deleted my cookies, I could live with having every topic shown as new or whatever for one visit and I have never needed to track where I have been.

But my question is: will that wipe out my post count? I like them little stars Big Smile What effects will deleting my cookies produce?
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Posted by MojoDoctor on Tuesday, November 15, 2005 2:08 AM
Toss your cookies and toss 'em often! Thumbs Up

Seriously though, getting rid of your cookies will only cause you to relog on to the sites where an identity is needed. No big deal and it's a really good thing to do.

Go ahead Klunk, toss 'em!

Matt Good judgement is the result of experience, Experience is the result of poor judgement. Mark Twain

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Posted by JakeCouture on Tuesday, November 15, 2005 1:12 PM
Your post count is a feature of this site, and has nothing to do with your computer settings.
In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups. There are the police who investigate crimes, and the district attorneys who prosecute the offenders. These are their stories. Doink Doink! Jake Couture
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Posted by Canada Jeff on Tuesday, November 15, 2005 3:27 PM
Mmmmm.... cookies.....
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Posted by jroc1989 on Tuesday, November 15, 2005 7:28 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by daklunk

My internet has been slow lately, not down loading properly, slower than usual, so I thought it might be good to clear out my cookies (which I haven't done in several months). I know that there are cookies necessary for monitering where I have visited each day, what topics I post in, etc. If I deleted my cookies, I could live with having every topic shown as new or whatever for one visit and I have never needed to track where I have been.

But my question is: will that wipe out my post count? I like them little stars Big Smile What effects will deleting my cookies produce?


I clear out my cookies and clear them out often. It doesn't affect your post count. That's a SAE website thing...it has nothing to do with your system.

About a month ago my computer started acting funny and told me that my free memory was running low. I started diagnosing my system only to find a hidden folder keeping duplicate cookies!! They were created by my DSL service. I was absolutely appalled when I found out that these duplicate cookies were taking up 17GB of my hard disk space. Thats right...17 GIGABYTES of cookies!!! Ever since I deleted those, my system has been runin' good!
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, November 15, 2005 11:13 PM
Whew, that's a relief! Will do and I will do it soon! Thanks
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Posted by truracer20 on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 6:38 AM
i toss my cookies every night from every account on my computer, the reason is it speeds up virus scans and spyware scans.

http://photobucket.com/albums/b329/truracer20/ Go fast and turn left ... www.freewebs.com/douglasracing/index.htm Dirts for racing, asphalts for getting there... www.4cycle.com racecar spelled backward is racecar
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Posted by JakeCouture on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 1:48 PM
All you guys who toss your cookies daily, I think you have a problem. This society puts unfair importance on high-speed internet and compact laptops. On the inside all computers look alike. We need to stage an intervention. You can overcome this.
In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups. There are the police who investigate crimes, and the district attorneys who prosecute the offenders. These are their stories. Doink Doink! Jake Couture
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Posted by gratch73a on Tuesday, November 22, 2005 6:31 AM
Can i get some peanut butter cookies or am i in the wrong place?
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Posted by truracer20 on Friday, November 25, 2005 9:21 PM
gratch you're welcome to them but they have already been tossedWink
http://photobucket.com/albums/b329/truracer20/ Go fast and turn left ... www.freewebs.com/douglasracing/index.htm Dirts for racing, asphalts for getting there... www.4cycle.com racecar spelled backward is racecar
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Posted by gratch73a on Thursday, December 01, 2005 8:16 AM
LOL....kinda like this....... If that's the case, i'll just have a beer.
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Posted by David48 on Thursday, December 22, 2005 3:39 PM
Yum!!! COOOOOOOOOOKIES!!!!!!
I'm back :)
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, March 20, 2006 2:10 PM
And don't forget about your Temporary Internet Files when you are clearing (tossing) those Cookies.
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Posted by gratch73a on Friday, September 08, 2006 6:29 AM
Yes that's also good to do.
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Posted by gratch73a on Monday, January 01, 2007 6:00 PM
Beginnning to think this has no bearing as i haven't tossed my cookies in awhile!
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, January 02, 2007 10:46 AM
Cookies are little text files that web sites send to your browser to help speed up your connection to the site.

What can slow down your browser's performance isn't cookies...it's the cache. That's the place on your hard drive where web pages you have accessed are stored...so that next time you visit that site, it comes up faster because it's downloaded locally from your hard drive rather than downloading all over again through your browser.

As time goes by your browser may actually slow down because of all the data stored in the cache. It's a good idea to go to your browser preferences every so often and clear the cache...that'll keep your browser running full speed ahead. Of course, every time you clear the cache you'll have to re-log onto any web sites that you've logged on to before you cleared it, but that's no big deal.
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Posted by mikezap99 on Sunday, July 22, 2007 6:24 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by truracer20

i toss my cookies every night


Ok that doesn't sound right.
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Posted by Hemizach on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 9:32 PM
yes I toss my temporary internet files and my cookies and it helps me stay logged in on the forums (had a problem with it not keepin me logged in) and it makes my internet run a little faster.

QUESTION! How many cookies do you have in real like if there are 17 Gigs of then on your computer alone? I think that would add to about 1700 pounds of cookies in real life...yes...
"People need to stop complaining and go build something."

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