I use primarily the Yahoo OpenId sign in option for my StackOverflow account. Typically, I spend way more time on SO than meta (meaning I rarely have to re-login on SO). When I switch from SO to meta, I usually always get the "You have been logged in - click here to refresh message". Tonight I am not getting that message. Additionally, when I attempt to login with the yahoo endpoint in either meta or SO (by clicking on the more options, then the Yahoo! icon), I receive the following message (after a 30 second-ish wait)

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OS - Windows 8.1 Browsers: Chrome 32.0.1700.107m and IE 11.0.9600.16476

Luckily, I recently attached my Facebook login as well to my SE credentials, which enabled me to login and ask this question.


After 20 minutes or so from my initial question - attempting to login with IE renders the following response from Yahoo!

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It appears that either Yahoo! or SE is changing some configurations (maybe?) and the two are not talking well with each other anymore.

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    Downvoter - any reason why? I can replicate this issue across multiple browsers, I asked a well formed question with screenshots showing the error I am receiving. What makes this a "bad question"?
    – Tommy
    Commented Feb 11, 2014 at 3:45
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    Some people automatically assume that, if you're reporting login problems, you're doing it wrong. Don't worry too much about it - people are silly sometimes.
    – user206222
    Commented Feb 11, 2014 at 4:07
  • @Emracool - I never mind down-votes if warrented, but I like to know what they think I did poorly so that I can improve in the future :)
    – Tommy
    Commented Feb 11, 2014 at 4:09
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    In this case, it's probably nothing to worry about :] This bug report is about as detailed as we could possibly hope to receive, so +1.
    – user206222
    Commented Feb 11, 2014 at 4:10
  • There was a problem using Yahoo, but it seems to be working again - they must have fixed it on their end.
    – Oded
    Commented Feb 11, 2014 at 15:36

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I did some investigation on this earlier, and it appears that Yahoo had smashed its Yadis headers.

I can confirm that no changes happened on the Stack Exchange side, so the fix must have been at Yahoo.

  • Thanks for the update. I assumed as much, but in case it was tied to the meta changeover / removing the myOpenId option, I wanted to report so that the issue surfaced.
    – Tommy
    Commented Feb 11, 2014 at 5:04
  • Hey Kevin can you please take a look on this one as well? Commented Feb 16, 2014 at 9:39

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