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Earlier I faced a similar issue which was solved but this time I have been facing another error.

Following screen is shown when I press on log in link:

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Following screen is shown when I press on sign up screen:

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I have tried following things which didn't help:

  • Update web browser
  • Clear cache and data of web browser
  • Disabling addons

I have been facing this issue for very long time, about a year. I was hoping that the problem should be solved eventually but it didn't happen. Recently I have tried to gather mass and advertised for one site/community proposal. I fear that we will fail if can't participate in Area51 soon.

Any idea or work-around how can I overcome this problem? Or I have to forget Area51 exists!

Software Information: Firefox Quantum 60.9.0esr (64-bit) and Chromium Version 76.0.3809.100 on Debian 10 GNU/Linux.


I just checked that my Area51 profile seems detached from my Stack Exchange profile at all. Following are some weird findings:

Btw, I've reported the problem via contact us form.

  • Try Incognito/Guest mode of the browser then log in. If your existing credentials won't work, just create a new Area 51 account then at some point it may be merged if you want. Edit: noticed Area 51 redirect here to MSE to create new account. Still, try creating it, and you should be able to take part, even if using a different account. – Shadow Wizard Wearing Mask Oct 16 '19 at 9:50
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    For search, a text version of the error messages might help future visitors who run into the same problem. – Arjan Oct 16 '19 at 10:36
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Looks like attempting to log into A51 back in April somehow created a brand new network account for you. How? Why? A mystery I'm not sure how to solve at the moment. The best guess I have is that you perhaps used a different login credential when you were routed through Meta Stack Exchange to log in?

Either way. I merged the two accounts, so you should be all set going forward.

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  • Thanks for the quick response with solution. I've just logged in successfully! – Pandya Oct 17 '19 at 3:11
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    Btw, can you delete the profile I've created temporarily yesterday? – Pandya Oct 17 '19 at 3:17
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    @Pandya Sure thing, done. – Adam Lear Oct 17 '19 at 3:51

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