When I go to Tavern on the Meta, the room states that I didn't log in.

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When I click "log in", the page merely refreshes, still stating that I didn't log in.

When I try to visit chat.meta.SE, I get this:

A cat is workin on mah problemz

Same thing happens with Low Quality Posts HQ.

What's going on here? Do I have to enter the Tavern with something else than Chrome 51.0.2704.106/Edge 25.10586.0.0 running on Windows 10 x64?

Also, I don't use HTTPS Everywhere or a similar extension forcing sites to use HTTPS.

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    Can't repro over here
    – ArtOfCode
    Jul 17, 2016 at 19:34
  • 1
    Can't repro in FireFox / Win10
    – rene
    Jul 17, 2016 at 19:58
  • If you're trying to access the chat using https, or using HTTPS Everywhere, or a similar plugin/extension forcing https, it's dupe of meta.stackexchange.com/questions/243419/… Jul 17, 2016 at 21:02
  • What is your OpenID provider? (e.g. Google, Facebook, Stack Exchange?) Jul 17, 2016 at 21:11
  • @ShadowWizard Stack Exchange
    – SE is dead
    Jul 17, 2016 at 21:16
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    OK, something broke in your chat profile, I get error trying to view it. SE dev will have to reset your profile, then you should be able to use chat again. Jul 17, 2016 at 21:19
  • Did you go through account merge at some point, perhaps? (or deleted account that was restored) Jul 17, 2016 at 21:21
  • @ShadowWizard No.
    – SE is dead
    Jul 17, 2016 at 21:22
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    OK, it gets weirder. Looks like your actual chat profile is this: chat.meta.stackexchange.com/users/328256/dorukayhan but it's not synchronised with this account of yours but rather with a deleted account. All in all, looks like there was a merge, maybe automatic that you weren't even aware of. Jul 17, 2016 at 21:25
  • @dorukayhan Try again.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Jul 17, 2016 at 21:27
  • No merge. Just a self-initiated profile deletion, @ShadowWizard.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Jul 17, 2016 at 21:27
  • @AdamLear Yay! It works now!
    – SE is dead
    Jul 17, 2016 at 21:28
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    @Adam I see. I noticed bunch of old bug reports here about this same issue, none of them resolved. Latest of those is about year ago. Any point trying the same method on them? Edit: ignore, none of the chat profiles of those is missing, probably something else. (or it has been resolved by now) Jul 17, 2016 at 21:30

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Just to make sure the question doesn't become useless if the comments below it ever get deleted, this is what was going on:

Before achieving the association bonus and being able to make posts on Meta.SE (posting on MSE required 2 reputation back then), I created and deleted my account more than once. This spawned dangling deleted accounts on MSE chat, and one of these deleted accounts became associated with the MSE account I created after (finally) hitting 200 rep on Stack Overflow, thus preventing me from entering any meta chatroom such as Tavern on the Meta and Low Quality Posts HQ.

Any user who deleted his/her MSE account at least once is prone to this weird bug.

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    FWIW, we're about to fix this. User deletions on Q&A sites will start cleaning up appropriately after themselves in chat... hopefully this week, but failing that next week. (Failing that, in 6-8 weeks. ;))
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Jul 18, 2016 at 22:59
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    @Adam so maybe remove the completed tag here, and put it back (with proper answer) only when this fix is applied? :) Jul 19, 2016 at 9:47
  • @ShadowWizard No. This specific report is resolved.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Jul 19, 2016 at 13:43

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