For the past one or two days, I haven't been able to log into my Stack Overflow account. It is associated with a Yahoo! login. I am getting this error:

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So I assumed I have the same problem as here, but then that question is closed, and the issue is said to be resolved.

Strangely, I could log into the Meta Stack Overflow (and its login screen is layouted slightly different), so I could post the question. But I can't get back to Stack Overflow itself. This is with Firefox 27 (Mac OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard)), cookie permissions are given to Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange.

  • If you know the full address of your yahoo openId, you can use that (should be something like me.yahoo.com/<something you chose>
    – Oded
    Feb 15, 2014 at 20:52
  • How would I find that out? I try randomly my e-mail address etc., all I get is "No OpenID endpoint found"...
    – 0__
    Feb 15, 2014 at 23:45
  • @0__ read this, does it help? Feb 16, 2014 at 0:08
  • N.B. Japanese Yahoo has no support too.
    – Xsi
    Feb 16, 2014 at 0:49
  • @ShadowWizard yes, thanks, I found my openID there, but entering it directly doesn't change anything. I also tried creating a customized ID through that page, but Yahoo! only reports: "Sorry! We have encountered an error that prevents us from fulfilling your request. Things should return to normal soon, so please try your request again in a few minutes."
    – 0__
    Feb 16, 2014 at 9:27
  • Weird... hope a dev would be able to shed some light over this soon. Feb 16, 2014 at 9:39
  • @ShadowWizard - something on the Yahoo end was borked. It seems to be working again now, though I would like the OP to confirm.
    – Oded
    Feb 17, 2014 at 13:19
  • @Oded yeah, looks like Yahoo need to be more careful when changing stuff, they keep breaking those things. Feb 17, 2014 at 13:34

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I asked Stack Exchange for help. The reply was along the lines "this is a problem of Yahoo! and we cannot do anything about it."

Since I could still log into meta.stackoverflow, I signed up for a Stack Exchange login, and luckily it was added to my existing account. So I can use that login now instead of Yahoo!.

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