I have a Stack Exchange account connected with my Google account, but the platform won't recognize me (log ins/sign ins are useless; it acts as if I had to create a new account) until I open https://stackoverflow.com/users/account-recovery. When I open that page, it instantly 'recognizes' me and acts as if I was already logged in.

Is that a bug or there is an explanation for that?

  • Let me make sure I understand this correctly - home page thinks you're not logged in, but /users/account-recovery thinks you are (and you see your avatar in the top bar, etc)? – Adam Lear Oct 30 '15 at 18:59
  • Which browser (IE/Chrome/FF + version) are you using and on which OS are you? Is this your own device with your own software or are you on a corporate network/device? – rene Oct 30 '15 at 19:05
  • Do you get any failed messages: here – rene Oct 30 '15 at 19:12
  • @AnnaLear thats it. For rene - Its Firefox and I don't get any error on that page. – galmeida Oct 31 '15 at 6:37

My suggestion would be to try it on another browser. This could be a cache problem. If you clear your cache and cookies, you might be able to resolve this.

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  • +1 for clearing cache/cookies. – Adam Lear Oct 30 '15 at 18:58
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    @Anna is this a secret dev power, a hidden upvote? ;-) – Shadow Wizard Wearing Mask Oct 30 '15 at 19:00
  • Now I'm unable to reproduce it now because the "log in with google" is apparently working here now. – galmeida Oct 31 '15 at 22:08

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