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Permission error trying to upvote post

I tried to upvote a helpful post, but got a popup that said:

"You don't have enough permission to do this action."

with a single [Ok] button. The first time this happened, I was not logged in. So I logged in, but the permission error remains.

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Found something that fixed the problem: I cleared the browser's cache, and deleted cookies for microsoft.com and microsoftonline.com, then logged back in. I reloaded the Q&A page where I was trying to upvote, and was allowed this time. So it seems that something about not being logged in is being stored locally in the page, rather than querying the server again.

Aaaand, when I tried to post the above as a solution, after logging in, posting was disallowed. The URL of the response page implied it was an "attack" -- that word was in the URL. The message disallowing the post said:

We are sorry, but we are unable to execute your request at this time. You may be seeing this page because you attempted to submit a thread before its form was fully loaded. Please refresh this page and then try again. If this error persits, please enter a Site feedback and provide details of the action you were trying to take.

(The spelling error "persits" is in the actual message.)

So, I reloaded this page, again, and will, I hope, be allowed to post.

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Yes, was allowed to post. This also suggests that something about login status is being stored locally in the page, rather than in a session cookie, as the session cookie would have changed when I logged in, or on the server, depending on where login status is handled. (Sorry, I said "server" above as the sole option -- the more usual case used to be in the session cookie.)

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