I've created a new Stack Exchange OpenID account (since it's not possible to change the e-mail address associated to an OpenID account).

When I tried to click on the link in the e-mail address validation message I got the "Ooops something went wrong" faceplanted panda. Trying to click the validation link again later lead to the "account already validated" page.

When I try to log-in with the new account, either directly or when linking it to my Stack Exchange profile, I again get the faceplanted panda.

Once — and only once — I got a different error message, something like "missing authentication parameter" (I don't remember the wording exactly and I never got it again).

I'm able to log-in correctly at https://openid.stackexchange.com/ but nowhere else.

I always close the browser and clean local data (cookies & co.) between tries.

Am I doing something wrong?

My new account ID is e093279f-73bd-4d96-86a0-a52e0176e897.

  • Maybe you were logged in with your existing account. Try to copy the link from the email and paste it in Incognito/Private mode of the browser and see what happens. Mar 10, 2016 at 11:29
  • @ShadowWizard despite the error the new account seems to have been validated: if I try to use again the link I get the "Account already confirmed — This account has already been created, log in to begin using it." message. I'm able to log-in at openid.stackexchange.com without issue and there the account seems to be OK.
    – Albireo
    Mar 10, 2016 at 13:04
  • But if you try to access SE sites with it, what happens? Mar 10, 2016 at 13:25
  • @ShadowWizard I get the faceplanted panda with the "Oops! Something Bad Happened!" message error page. See i.stack.imgur.com/UAFNE.png
    – Albireo
    Mar 10, 2016 at 13:31
  • Weird, fear only a dev can look into it deeper. :/ Mar 10, 2016 at 13:36
  • I'm really sorry for the long delay in response here. I looked over your accounts and it looks like everything seems to be working now. Is that correct? If not, let me know roughly the date and time of your last login attempt that errored out and I'll keep digging. Thanks!
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Apr 14, 2016 at 21:28
  • @AdamLear yes, now the new account is working correctly, it has already been merged with the old one too, thanks.
    – Albireo
    Apr 18, 2016 at 14:54
  • @Albireo Glad to hear it. Thanks.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Apr 19, 2016 at 17:44


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