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Hi, I was on stackoverflow yesterday and was doing well. Today all of the sudden when I visited the site, it didn't log me in automatically. Ok fine, so I clicked on login, chose my openid account provider (google) and it says to confirm new account creation. Why? did I just lose all the progress I made, which isn't much, but still.

Please help.

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This account? stackoverflow.com/users/286618/rolyrolls – Jon Seigel Apr 9 '10 at 15:26
yes. that is my account. – RoLYroLLs Apr 9 '10 at 15:55

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You probably have multiple gmail accounts.

Log out of gmail or use a different web browser.

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Nevermind...the second account I tried asked me to allow access. So I figured it wasn't the account I use for SO and backed out. I tried it now and it works. So sorry for wasting time. – RoLYroLLs Apr 9 '10 at 16:07
I actually went ahead and assciated both gmail accounts to the same SO account and META SO account just in case. Thanks. – RoLYroLLs Apr 9 '10 at 16:14

Mail team@stackoverflow.com and explain your problem.

It is possible that something is up with OpenID this morning; I arrived at work to find my SO and meta accounts had logged themselves out, and I could not log in using my Livejournal account (this happened once before, a few weeks ago).

If there is a persistent issue, an announcement will be made here on meta and on the blog.*

*And if there isn't, we will whip Jeff until he makes such a post.

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Is your post getting smaller every time this page has a new action? – random Apr 9 '10 at 16:06
@random: It's the incredible shrinking post! – Ether Apr 9 '10 at 16:40

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