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Logged out, but still logged in?

I already clicked on every "logout" I saw on SO. I also cleared my browser's cookies. When I then visit SO, I still get logged in. Why?! How does SO know it's me again? This is really troubling me, because I don't know what other sites do the same thing...

What's going on, and how can I log out?

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marked as duplicate by Arjan, waiwai933, ChrisF, Andreas Bonini, John Saunders Sep 13 '10 at 3:42

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Or, maybe I'm too eagerly voting: in case you did follow the instructions in this image: maybe it's a new issue with the new global login? – Arjan Sep 12 '10 at 15:20
(But: I am not having any issue logging out. If I log out of Meta, then I stay logged out, even when meanwhile visiting other SO sites. When clicking login on Meta, I am automatically logged in, and redirected. That redirecting does not seem 100% correct yet, but I do get logged in.) – Arjan Sep 12 '10 at 15:26
@Arjan: Yes, I did read that question first and followed the instructions in the image, but it didn't work. Kevin Montrose has the answer. – user151175 Sep 12 '10 at 18:17

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"Log Out Everywhere" clears your global login credentials. Mind, the next time you login you'll re-acquire them.

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Thanks, Kevin! (I always assumed the "Log Out Everywhere" button's purpose was to log me out on this computer and on all other computers where I might have forgotten to click log out...) – user151175 Sep 12 '10 at 18:19
@ryyst - it also does that. It gained the "clear global login" function recently. – Kevin Montrose Sep 12 '10 at 20:27

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