Here's my original question: https://serverfault.com/questions/526385

More details on what exactly happened:

  • I have an account on serverfault.com, but I don't have an account on unix.stackexchange.com. After I saw that the question was migrated, I followed the link and ran into some SO error (your typical ASP.NET error page telling you that something went wrong).

  • I've reloaded the page and was able to create an account using Google OpenID (that's the same mechanism I use for my other accounts on StackExchange).

  • Now, each time that I'm trying to visit Unix&Linux forum, I'm getting a technical error from StackExchange, if I am at the same time logged with Google OpenID. Otherwise, I can see the question, but since I'm not logged as the author of the question, I cannot comment or reply to other commenter.

I believe this must be some StackExchange bug, but I could be wrong.

  • This didn't happen with me when my first question was migrated to Webmasters and I'd to register there.
    – hjpotter92
    Jul 26, 2013 at 7:40
  • @hjpotter92 I don't think it should happen, but there seems to be an error on the implementation level, not on the logistics layer. I.e. something crashes in the code that is supposed to log me in. I'll post a screenshot to make it more clear.
    – user202917
    Jul 26, 2013 at 8:17
  • Hm... weird, I no longer get the earlier error, but my question now doesn't belong to me (I cannot comment on it).
    – user202917
    Jul 26, 2013 at 8:21

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I saw there were some problems with your account in the exception log last night, and I attempted to fix everything up. While I think I got everything, I might have missed the migrated question's ownership issue.

It looks like everything is good now, though - are you still unable to comment on your Unix & Linux question?

  • Nope, I cannot comment, though it is "sensible" in a way: I don't have enough karma points. And I don't own the question any longer, but that's fine, I suppose, I won't be missing it much :) Eventually I solved the problem already anyway :)
    – user202917
    Jul 26, 2013 at 16:55
  • Hmmm, is this user not your user? If not, can you provide me a link to the user you're logged in as, please? Jul 26, 2013 at 17:03
  • If that is your user, and you own that post, and you cannot comment, it is a sign of a deeper bug. Jul 26, 2013 at 17:08
  • That is my user indeed, however the user who posted the question "isn't" me :) the edits on the question appear as if they were made by someone else, i.e. as if two people edited the question, while it was me all the time :)
    – user202917
    Jul 26, 2013 at 17:29
  • Oh, disregard that last message. Apparently, it's fixed now. Could be some cookie-caching-race thing. It seems to be all good now.
    – user202917
    Jul 26, 2013 at 17:30

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