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I can't log in to Stack Overflow with Firefox (20.0.1) or Chrome. I tried under Ubuntu and Windows 7 and allowed all third party cookies in Firefox. I am actually able to insert all necessary login data like username and password but after clicking the Sign in button the actual page won't load. Instead I am stuck at the login page.

I couldn't believe that IE 10 (not very updated) hasn't any problems. I guess the JavaScript is not loading the page. But what could block it?

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I am an idiot... The problem was that the date and time on the system was incorrect. Thus the certificates and cookies were not valid. After updating the system date and time I was able to log in.

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Why would IE not cause a problem? – StackExchange User Apr 14 '13 at 18:13
IE is at least giving me the option to continue even untrusted page... firefox just leave the login vanished after submiting... I actually found out in stackoverflow login history that I was logged in even with firefox but it still shew the login tag in the question board – Fendrix Apr 15 '13 at 9:27
My date and time are correct, but it still fails. – Andrew Arnott May 23 '13 at 13:49

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