What is meta? ×
Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 130 Stack Exchange communities.

I have been unable to log into my SO account for the last 3-4 days...(I had somehow managed to login 2 days back)
There has been very weird behavior:

  1. There is the prompt showing that I have been logged in,
    The hoverer
    but then when I reach to a page redirected, I'm not logged in...
  2. When I use the login page, and click the Google option (or use openid), my request is termed as "suspicious"... On multiple attempts, there is a request that passes thru, but then on logging in my google account, I am redirected to the SO homepage, and I'm not logged in..

Can someone help me by telling me:
What exactly is happening, and (more importantly to me) How can I log in to my account??

share|improve this question
1  
What browser are you using? –  Anna Lear Jun 5 '13 at 4:05
    
Try clearing your cache and cookies, starting in some form of incongnito/private mode, and try from a different computer (if possible). In the meantime, what browser are you using? –  Emrakul Jun 5 '13 at 4:06
    
@AnnaLear I've tried Chrome, IE, and Firefox, on windows. This one is Firefox.. (with the rest of the screen cropped...) –  Schoolboy Jun 5 '13 at 5:07
    
@KnightswhosayNi Nah, no change.. Tried all those.. (private, cache, cookies, computer)... –  Schoolboy Jun 5 '13 at 5:07
    
@all (I know this doesn't work) Sorry about the delay in replying, was busy with something.. –  Schoolboy Jun 5 '13 at 5:09
    
@Schoolboy I don't know if this would have any effect, but do you channel third-party traffic through your computer/network? (e.g. tor output nodes) –  Emrakul Jun 5 '13 at 5:27
    
@KnightswhosayNi No... not thru my computer at least... –  Schoolboy Jun 5 '13 at 5:31
    
You might be changing IP address every few seconds, I saw that such thing cause problems to login. Can you check it by Start --> Run --> cmd --> ipconfig and see if the IP really change often? (only IPv4 Address) In such case, talk with your ISP. –  Shadow Wizard Jun 5 '13 at 7:21
    
@ShaWizDowArd Yes, that is the problem.. I'm behind an institute proxy, so, the proxy keeps using different the ISPs (we have multiple), and so my connecting IP keeps changing.. but why has this popped up so suddenly?? I've been using SO for some time now.. (Note: I've noticed this before, 4-5 times, but it passed in no more than 3-4 requests..) –  Schoolboy Jun 5 '13 at 13:54
    
It's a race condition: the IP is checked after X seconds; if by that time it is different it fails. Otherwise it's OK. –  Shadow Wizard Jun 5 '13 at 13:55
    
@ShaWizDowArd Now, how do I work with it?? –  Schoolboy Jun 5 '13 at 13:57
    
No idea... ask the network admin of the institute. –  Shadow Wizard Jun 5 '13 at 13:57
    
@ShaWizDowArd Great, Thanks for the help.. (Someone is very :( at the moment) I'll just keep trying again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again <0 characters left>..... –  Schoolboy Jun 5 '13 at 14:01

You must log in to answer this question.

Browse other questions tagged .