I keep getting an error saying "It's not you, it's us" when I try to associate my StackOverflow account on careers.stackoverflow.com

anyone else having this problem?

Update: I clicked the "associate account" button again just to get the full text of the error, and got this new error.

Stack Overflow Careers cannot associate your Stack Overflow account:

because it is already associated.

but it's not. My careers account still says I don't have a StackOverflow association.


  1. I logged out of careers.stackoverflow.com
  2. cleared out my cookies
  3. logged back in
  4. associated my account

everything worked this time. Thanks for your help.

3 Answers 3


Glad you got it working - we pushed a fix for the exception you were getting (we DO get logs :)

I'm going to refactor the crap outta account association this weekend - too much Google OpenID cruft in there.


Sometimes this happens when you have multiple accounts on the sites, like, say, multiple Stack Overflow accounts. Do you?

Edit: ah, I see it turned out to be an issue of making sure the right cookies were in the browser. Good to know..

  • No, I only have the one Stack Overflow account but I'm logged in to so, meta, and careers with the same openid. Oct 7, 2009 at 20:07
  • @Your Edit - well, you could always just blame me anyways... stupid users :P Oct 7, 2009 at 20:25

It wouldn't accept my (delegated) Open ID to log in, but it associated my account just fine.

I can only imagine how many problems that's gonna cause on down the line...

  • note that some programmer checked in a minimum openid version of 2.0 initially, which is unlike all other trilogy sites. This has since been fixed. Oct 7, 2009 at 20:05

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