With most browsers, logging in as myself (this account, that is) is not a problem. One browser though, insists on logging me in as user30485678. What can I do about that?

I tried clearing cookies, logging in through StackOverflow or through the openid.stackexchange.com URL, but I can't get into the Mr Lister account. When I do "log out" and then "log in" again, I sometimes can get to the login screen, but sometimes it bypasses the login screen altogether and logs me in as user200474 automatically.
If I do get the login screen, the large "log in with SO" button logs me in automatically (as the user987654 one), but when I click "more login options" and "log in with AOL" I get an error saying "Unable to log in with your OpenID provider. Canceled."

That's about it. Not sure what else I can try.

Edit: see answer.

  • Which browser would that be?
    – JJJ
    Commented Jul 28, 2013 at 14:26
  • Firefox. On Linux.
    – Mr Lister
    Commented Jul 28, 2013 at 14:27
  • Oh boy. I just found I could log in by sending a "forgotten password" email. Well, that wasn't very obvious.
    – Mr Lister
    Commented Jul 28, 2013 at 14:31
  • Is this status-completed, then?
    – user206222
    Commented Jul 28, 2013 at 15:13
  • Yes. However, as a normal user I cannot assign tags like those to my own posts.
    – Mr Lister
    Commented Jul 28, 2013 at 15:14
  • @Emrakul Aside from what Mr Lister said (the red tags are moderator-only), they only get applied to bug reports (tagged bug), not support requests. Commented Jul 28, 2013 at 15:20
  • @CodyGray Ah, right. Forgot about that, sorry.
    – user206222
    Commented Jul 28, 2013 at 15:21
  • You should never delete a question when you get an answer. If you figure out the problem, post it as an answer and mark it as accepted. Hey, you'll probably get a nice badge for it also :)
    – Cole Tobin
    Commented Jul 28, 2013 at 15:35

1 Answer 1


I found that when I selected "recover your account" and had the system send a forgotten password email to my address, the system did recognise me for who I was.
Even if the email address I used was the same as the address I already was logged in with.
That is, the page https://openid.stackexchange.com now shows the same email address as when I was user2005026.

I don't know if what I encountered was a fluke, or if it's supposed to work this way, but it works now.

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