Out of the Blue

I've been seeing an error here on odd occasions, an I'm wondering if anyone else is getting it too. Sometimes clicking on a link to our forums will return the following error: "Your browser sent a request that this server could not understand. Size of a request header field exceeds server limit." It's happened often enough to have me wondering if it might be a problem just on my end, since I haven't seen any references to anyone else encountering this. If you have by chance run into this one recently while using this site, please drop post in the forums or shoot me an email. Thanks!

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Re: OotB: Anyone else?
Feb 7, 2024, 14:09
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Re: OotB: Anyone else? Feb 7, 2024, 14:09
Feb 7, 2024, 14:09
Tom
 
Check your cookies, Blue. Cookie data is sent in request headers and is almost certainly what's triggering the error. Looking at the request the browser is making to load the comments page for a post, I see two cookies called "chatbear-session-1" and "chatbear-session-2" and the first one has quite a bit of data.

You can see this by opening up your browser dev tools, Network tab, then load a page and select the first GET request, go to the Cookies tab, and check the request cookies. At least this is how it's found in Firefox - other browsers are probably similar.
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