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Apologies for my posting tone, but I'm leaving this computer now and wanted to make clear that there's a problem. Note that I didn't use the incognito mode when logged into my Open-ID provider because of some SO-unrelated issues with it.
Logging out of SO has always puzzled me. The recent change might be an improvement, though the logout link keeps to be hidden nearly as hard as before. Nonetheless I see I've been smart enough to find it (shouldn't I get a golden badge for this hard work?) and logged out of SO.
The sad thing is that I'm still logged in here on meta. You can argue it's a different site, but seriously:
- Is it?
- Should we care?
- Does it make any sense to log out of one sub-site and stay logged in in the others?
An answer like "it can't be done" is non-sense. In addition to the fact that that Google does it, I'd say that it's pretty easily doable (make the cookie dependent of a counter incremented on each logout or whatever, the crypto site guys surely know better).
In similar questions I've seen, the answers seem to miss some problems:
- There should be a real global logout, which means
- it should log you out of all SO sites
- no matter if you've failed to use the incognito mode
- no matter if the browser supports it
- no matter if the cookies get backed up somewhere in the meantime
- no matter on how many devices you logged in
Simply tell the server that all the current cookies are invalid. That simple, really.