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I'd post this question on Meta Stack Overflow, where it belongs, BUT I CAN'T LOG IN!!! If you read this message on Meta Stack Overflow, it is because someone has moved it from Stack Overflow for me...

The cookie on my current box is allowing me access to my Stack Overflow account (and thus I can post this message), but I am no longer able to log into Stack Overflow on a fresh box!!!! When I try, Stack Overflow tells me I'm a brand new account.

I tried logging in using both Google and MyOpenID, thinking perhaps I had simply forgotten which to use. And then the problem gets worse! The Google log in tells me "you are about to make a new account." Ok, so I figure I must have used the wrong Google account, since I have two Google accounts.

So I cancel and try logging in with Google again, but now it permanently assumes to retry the prior Google account that I had requested to be cancelled. The only way I can try a different Google account, is to go to a different machine and try again. Aaargggghh!!!

I could try deleting all temporary files / cookies, but then I will lose my Stack Overflow "already logged in" status from the box I'm using right now.


migration rejected from Sep 16 '14 at 1:04

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closed as off-topic by Martijn Pieters, Shadow Wizard, CRABOLO, ɥʇǝS, Al E. Sep 16 '14 at 1:04

This question appears to be off-topic. The users who voted to close gave these specific reasons:

  • "The problem described here can no longer be reproduced. Changes to the system or to the circumstances affecting the asker have rendered it obsolete. If you encounter a similar problem, please post a new question." – ɥʇǝS, Al E.
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You don't need a different machine. I believe a different browser will do :-) – cnicutar Apr 23 '11 at 6:22
MyOpenID is believed to be suffering from some server issues at Amazon, FYI. – waiwai933 Apr 23 '11 at 6:41
If you have chrome/firefox try out the various combos in private browsing mode – JohnP Apr 23 '11 at 7:08
also just log out of google prior to initiating login here, so you get a selection. Or use a different browser, or use chrome incognito mode, etc. Cookies are not concrete monuments. – Jeff Atwood Apr 23 '11 at 11:29

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