Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 158 Stack Exchange communities.

What is meta?
Here's how it works:
  1. Any Stack Exchange user can ask a question
  2. The community provides support, votes on ideas, and reports bugs
  3. Your voice helps shape the way Stack Exchange operates

I cannot log in to or

I tried Cooking first, using this URL:

When I clicked "Allow," I got

HTTP Error 403 - Forbidden You do not have permission to access the document or program you requested.

So I tried and had the same problem.

I just tried StackExchange again using IE7 instead Firefox and it worked. FF fail? I have v4.0.1.

share|improve this question
Try to clear cookies in FF. Maybe they were rotten. – BalusC May 5 '11 at 21:42
@Chichiray - I cleared my cookies and now I can't even login to meta-stack using FF >.X...programmers is broke too. All my stacklogins are busted. suweet... – P.Brian.Mackey May 5 '11 at 21:55
After searching through some related questions I see I can email regarding the issue. So I shall... – P.Brian.Mackey May 5 '11 at 22:06
Gee, I am so sorry. How do other browsers like FF3, Chrome and Safari behave? You can of course send the mail. Don't forget to mention that you already posted a Q on meta (this one :) ). – BalusC May 5 '11 at 22:07
Jeff on the SO team at told me to disable all my browser add-ons. This resolved the issue. I don't know which add-on caused it, but the ones I want to keep don't affect it so I'm good to go. – P.Brian.Mackey May 6 '11 at 13:07
Can someone tell us what generates this? I have this on Chrome – sorin Mar 5 '13 at 11:56
up vote 4 down vote accepted

According to the OP, this problem was caused by an unspecified Firefox add-on, and is resolved.

Please upvote this answer to get this question off the "unanswered" list.

share|improve this answer
I have the same problem with Chrome, it happens quite often and is very annoying. How can we find the real cause? – sorin Mar 5 '13 at 11:55
@SorinSbarnea nobody is ever going to see your comment to this old, obscure post. (I only saw it because I got a notification about a comment on a post I wrote.) If you're still having this issue, you're better off posting a brand-new question and linking to this one. – Pops Mar 5 '13 at 15:15

I had this problem and disabled my Firefox Add-ons one by one to find it was Vimperator.

This was FF 19.0 on Ubuntu with Vimperator 3.7.

share|improve this answer

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .