I am a beta user over at Emacs.SE. I am able to participate on the associated meta site from my phone running Android 2.3.6 and Firefox 32.

However, when I switch from the main site to the meta site on my main machine (running Arch Linux and Firefox 33) I am getting logged out. When I click "login" in the navigation bar the page refreshes, but I am still logged out. When I click "sign up" I get redirected to the sign up page for the main site (even though the navigation bar shows my reputation and badges again, indicating I am logged in).

I tried clearing the cache and deleting cookies from emacs.stackexchange.com, but that did not help.

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    Might be https issue, see the comments here. Commented Oct 19, 2014 at 8:03
  • @ShadowWizard Thanks. I never got the certificate warning mentioned in these comments, but based on your hint that it might be an HTTPS issue, I was able to come up with a workaround.
    – itsjeyd
    Commented Oct 19, 2014 at 8:57

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Looks like this is an HTTPS issue. I had to disable HTTPS Everywhere for StackExchange. After that I was able to switch to the meta site without getting logged out.

This is not an ideal solution, just posting it here in case anyone else is experiencing the problem and needs a quick workaround. If there is a better solution, I'd be happy to hear about it.

  • Oh, so this is a well known and common issue. Commented Oct 19, 2014 at 9:15
  • @ShadowWizard I'd say it's related, yeah. But I never got the error messages mentioned in that post. Also, I didn't have problems logging on to main sites.
    – itsjeyd
    Commented Oct 19, 2014 at 9:38

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