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Is Area51 login broken? I tried to sign up today and this happened:

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Unable to log in with your OpenID provider:

An unexpected error occurred while logging in. It's not you, it's us. This is our fault. Detailed information about this error has automatically been recorded and we have been notified.

To clarify, this is happening as soon as I click either the 'sign up' or the 'log in' buttons. I never get asked if I want to log in with OpenID (I don't; I don't even have an OpenID), nor do I have any other way of influencing the outcome.

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  • I have no problems logging in on all other sites (including this one), so I don't think that's it – Denis Nardin Feb 10 at 20:18
  • Perhaps you're not logging in with OpenID on this site? – Robert Longson Feb 10 at 20:18
  • @RobertLongson What am I supposed to do to log in on Area 51 then? Because I don't know how else to do it. This is literally the page I got shown when I click on "log in". – Denis Nardin Feb 10 at 20:22
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    I think the error is misleading and something is broken in the sign-up flow. Due to it being sunday, it might take 6 to 8 hours before an SE employee can look into this. I don't think this degradation of services warrants to get the on-call out of their bed for. – rene Feb 10 at 20:26
  • @rene I didn't expect a prompt response. If they fix it sometime next week it's fine. – Denis Nardin Feb 10 at 20:27

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