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When I am logged in to one SE site, then type the url for another derivative SE site in a new tab, I'm already logged in there as usual.

However, when I type stackexchange.com I see the page not logged in.

Curiously though, if I click Log In, I get what looks like the Sign Up page.

And if I click Sign Up, I get a white page with a long url as text:

THe page's url is https://stackexchange.com/users/signup?ssrc=head&returnurl=https%3a%2f%2fstackexchange.com and the text shown on the page (I've truncated it in case there might be some security reveal in the code: https://openid.stackexchange.com/affiliate/form?affId=11&background=transparent&callback=https%3a%2f%2fstackexchange.com%2fusers%2fauthenticate&color=black&nonce=%2brsQWgAAAADlmwDRpG5zEQ%3d%3d&openid.sreg.requested=email&signupByDefault=true&onLoad=loaded&authCode=u%2bdDP1cFtRe5N13hdCOFt6EOZK2w5371%2bLZFRpDf0jtqjwV24gUVxhe%2fE1OUr52WthdUSh3FCX one hundred characters deleted

Screen shot of what looks like a sign up page that appears when I click Log In:

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Screen shot of white page with url text that appears when I click Sign Up (truncated):

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marked as duplicate by Arulkumar, Nathan Tuggy, Adam Lear Nov 19 '17 at 6:11

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  • This seems to be related. I clicked the log-in link and I got a page saying, "Do you already have an account on one of these sites? You can use that to log on here!" I don't understand what's happening, but is this in fact the expected behavior for someone already logged in to other SE sites? – uhoh Nov 19 '17 at 0:04
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    Sort of. se.com is weird in a number of ways and this is one of them. If you were to "log in" with the same credentials you use on Q&A sites, it should set you up with a "profile" on se.com that doesn't do a heck of a lot. In fact, we're going to be removing user profiles on that site in the near future. Having said that, showing a plain page with the affiliate URL when you click "sign up" is not the intended behaviour. I'm gonna retag your question to [bug] and try to figure out what's going on there next week. – Adam Lear Nov 19 '17 at 3:24
  • @AdamLear OK thanks for the info! Sounds like the situation is in good hands. Marking as duplicate makes sense, unless it somehow neutralizes the visibility of the bug tag. – uhoh Nov 19 '17 at 8:46

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