The new logout with checkbox thingy is broken.


Thank you for logging me out on stackexchange.com and stackoverflow.com, like you are supposed to. And also (very helpfully) logging me out of askubuntu.com, mathoverflow.com, serverfault.com, stackapps.com, and superuser.com as well.

Unfortunately, I'm pretty sure I don't have accounts on all those sites. I only have accounts on stackexchange.com and stackoverflow.com.

This is broken on Chrome 45, but works correctly on IE 11.

This is what it looks like on IE 11:


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    I saw the same issue yesterday, I do have accounts on all those sites but I wasn't logged in on those for sure, as a matter of fact, I got the same list you got...
    – rene
    Sep 13, 2015 at 19:18
  • @rene What browser were you on? From what I've seen, it's broken in chrome, but works fine on ie.
    – Illyasviel
    Sep 13, 2015 at 19:24
  • Yep, that was in Chrome/Win7
    – rene
    Sep 13, 2015 at 19:27
  • Can you post a screenshot of what it looks like on IE 11? Sep 13, 2015 at 19:37
  • @IlmariKaronen I've added the screenshot.
    – Illyasviel
    Sep 13, 2015 at 19:49
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    Thanks. BTW, I see the same thing on Firefox / Linux as you see on Chrome. I'm honestly not sure how you're seeing something different on IE, since the list of sites appears to be hardcoded into the HTML sent from the server, but since you posted a screenshot, I do believe you. Sep 13, 2015 at 20:11
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    Um, it's broken in Chrome but not in IE? How could that be?! But anyhow, I think Chrome is the SE devs' priority here, and this isn't a life-and-death bug, so I think you shouldn't expect this to be fixed any time soon, unless it's really easy to fix.
    – M.A.R.
    Sep 13, 2015 at 20:53
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    @Illyasviel did you have accounts on of those sites in the past and deleted them? Do you have other accounts there, which are not associated with this main account of yours? (no need for names, just yes/no) Sep 13, 2015 at 20:57
  • @ShadowWizard I repro-ed this as well and my answer to your question is: NO
    – rene
    Sep 13, 2015 at 21:28
  • @rene weird, you also see only two domains listed on IE? My answer was going to be "it's just listing all of SE domains", but seeing different list in different browser kind of makes it incorrect. Sep 13, 2015 at 21:54
  • Today I see the same list in all browsers I try but that wasn't the case yesterday. So your statement seems premature @ShadowWizard
    – rene
    Sep 13, 2015 at 21:58
  • @rene OK, let Anna take the lead here, pretty sure she'll pop up sooner or later. :) Sep 13, 2015 at 22:00
  • @ShadowWizard I did have an account on Stack Overflow at the time I posted the question, but that was it. (I deleted the account later.)
    – Illyasviel
    Sep 14, 2015 at 14:33

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You are logged into every domain we control, even if you don't necessarily have profiles on all those sites. I'm guessing your IE11 sessions predate that login behaviour, which is why you see a different list.

I'm not entirely sold on which is better - technical accuracy (you are logged into all those domains) or user-friendliness (not showing domains you don't expect to see). The latter may win out, though it's somewhat more difficult to implement, but I want to think about it a bit more. I'm open to arguments for or against either approach.

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    User friendly is better in my opinion, most users in the non-SOFU sites don't have technical background and will be quite confused from all of this. Sep 14, 2015 at 20:28
  • Though the truth might be that you are technically logged in on all these sites, making it part of the experience with this kind of message is unnecessarily intrusive to some and will seem technically flawed to many.
    – freekvd
    Sep 14, 2015 at 20:56
  • So the logout screen was on purpose. Thanks for your response.
    – Illyasviel
    Sep 16, 2015 at 19:11

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