So I got to Bicycles.SE for the first time. I've got a Stack exchange Open ID and a cookie for one of the other SE sites verifying that I have said Open ID. I'm plenty familiar with the system. Why am I not asked to login by the standard top-bar notification (like the one that says "Hello Ben, you have been Logged in!") rather than given the same notification a user is given when they've never visited a SE site before?
I perfectly understand why we don't auto login to all SE sites, but shouldn't a new SE site recognize that I have the cookie for SE and at least offer to let me login (like a site I've already used does when said cookie is present) instead of treating me like a newbie? The first thing I do at every new SE site is navigate to the login menu. This change would let that notification message offer me a quick link to login instead of a link to the FAQ (which is too often the same FAQ I've read 10 times now as an SE user).