Hi, Steve -
Sorry if I wasn't clear: I have no objection at all to registration, and I am in fact registered, and I have a sqlservercentral cookie on my machine (I can send a copy if it will help). Your site recognizes me at the start of the breadcrumb trail on every screen and lets me into this forum, but it stops recognizing me when I click a match from the search list and wants me to register again. By my reading, I think that's what's happening to the other folks in this thread. I don't think it's a flaw in your code since so few people seem to be affected, but there's something more subtle at work, probably in my security settings, and that's what I'm looking for clues to. The particular system I've been running on the last few months (XP/SP2) came with something defaulted a little funky that caused problems in IE (6 or 7) - specific pieces of specific sites that won't load, while mostly behaving as expected. (I went to my backup system and logged in to SqlServerCentral for the first time - the search matches come up fine.) I have of course done visual inspection of every possibly relevant setting between machines, but haven't tumbled to the difference yet. What I can see is that while my primary system responds correctly for most or all other pages on your site, it fails somehow when you open up a search match page. There would appear to be something you check or expect in that specific case that my system is mishandling. That's why I was thinking that if we could identify the specific failure it would point me to the errant setting.
Sorry to rattle on, but I'd rather give too much info than waste your time with too little.