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It doesn't ask me for the beta password (this is a different machine than before where I never authenticated)

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I happened to just try on a machine I haven't authenticated with yet, and got the password prompt as usual – Michael Mrozek Jul 15 '10 at 2:09
well, I see the cat even without css... – juanformoso Jul 15 '10 at 2:38
try logging out of meta and back in to get a new cookie. – Jared Harley Jul 15 '10 at 2:48
@Jared, logging out and back in solved the problem. Thanks! – juanformoso Jul 15 '10 at 3:01
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Try logging out and logging back in - I remember @balpha saying somewhere that an old cookie can cause problems.

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  1. clearing your domain cookies

  2. logging out of the parent site (in this case Meta) and then back in first.

It is possible to have issues if you have a very old cookie.

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