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Is it normal that SO logs me out randomly from time to time, most often just after starting a new browser? Usually I open 2-3 different tabs from SO, and the some of them log in OK, but the rest greet me as a new user.


This happens both on Firefox and Chrome, both running on Windows XP and Linux. Usually it happens when I open 2 tabs at the same time (some concurrency bug perhaps?)

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This would most likely be a localized issue on your machine with your browser settings or behavior. Some more info is needed about your machine. Which browser are you using? OS? – Troggy Sep 7 '10 at 20:15
@Troggy, updated question. Please let me know if you need more info. – Grzenio Sep 7 '10 at 22:25
This seems to happen to me as well. – jjnguy Sep 7 '10 at 22:45
How long has this been happening? Is it a recent phenomenon (last day or two)? – Kevin Montrose Sep 7 '10 at 23:06
@Kevin, I would say a month or so. Happened 3 times so far I think. – Grzenio Sep 9 '10 at 13:32
I have not had this issue in the last week, but i had it a couple of times in the past. Usually after opening news tabs by middle clicking on interesting questions in the list. – Hendrik Brummermann Nov 7 '10 at 2:26
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We can't duplicate this.

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I can't reproduce this bug either. Happens usually when I have very little time to check on the new questions :( – Grzenio Sep 9 '10 at 13:32

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