Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 157 Stack Exchange communities.

What is meta?
Here's how it works:
  1. Any Stack Exchange user can ask a question
  2. The community provides support, votes on ideas, and reports bugs
  3. Your voice helps shape the way Stack Exchange operates

I accidentally clicked on signup while selecting stackexchange option on login page, results in opening of stackexchange login form as well as signup form..

When I entered my credentials to login, it threw me page not found error.

I've attached a screen below for clearing the scenario.. enter image description here


1) Click on log in

2) On the log in page, click on stackexchange block, the very first one, while it's loading, instantly click on signup as well

3) Two forms will be visible on the same page, now try to log in with your valid credentials and you will see the page above..

Youtube Link for Video Reference -

share|improve this question
Now we also vote negative who reports bugs? – Mr. Alien Nov 12 '13 at 4:49
I believe people are downvoting this because they do not find it to be an actual, reproducible bug. – Emrakul Nov 12 '13 at 4:53
Why click login and sign up that close together? – michaelb958 Nov 12 '13 at 5:01
This is such an edge case even if it was reproducible, and for that matter, no repro on my end (FF & IE) – gitsitgo Nov 12 '13 at 5:03
Even if it is an edge case, or not reproducible, those aren't reasons to downvote a bug report - it's still a legitimate bug being reported. – doppelgreener Nov 12 '13 at 5:48
I can reproduce the 2 forms, but not the "not found". – Qantas 94 Heavy Nov 12 '13 at 7:08
Bug fix: don't do the "while it's loading, instantly click on signup as well" part. I learned it the hard way. (decline reason - same logic applies in this case) – Shadow Wizard Nov 12 '13 at 7:58
@ShaWizDowArd I accidentally clicked on signup while selecting, but anyways thought to report, so I did, no harm in fixing things rather than leaving them as is :) – Mr. Alien Nov 12 '13 at 12:03
@Emrakul I can throw a video over here for that if you need – Mr. Alien Nov 12 '13 at 12:03
@Mr.Alien I was as naive as you until posting the bug report I linked to above. I'm not saying your bug won't get fixed, just there's a good chance it's too minor and too edge case to be worth fixing. (For what it's worth, I +1'd this as it's valid bug report well reported) – Shadow Wizard Nov 12 '13 at 12:47
@ShaWizDowArd I just saw the link, was on phone, and thank you :) – Mr. Alien Nov 12 '13 at 14:10
@Mr.Alien I have+will not personally vote+d on this post, though a video might help for future visitors. – Emrakul Nov 12 '13 at 19:13
@Emrakul Shared :) – Mr. Alien Nov 13 '13 at 3:32
FWIW (for non-FPS gamers), the 2 forms can be reproduced by running openid.loadSignup();openid.signin('stack_exchange'); in the console... – m0sa Nov 14 '13 at 9:46
up vote 1 down vote accepted

Like Oded ♦ nicely said here:

Yes, we know.

It is not something we will spend time fixing, as it has no real effect on usability and has an easy workaround - stop clicking multiple times.

share|improve this answer

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .