I want to join the Area 51 (Stack Exchange site) Discussion Zone community. But when I click the "join this community", the page displays a message:

Completing log in to Area 51.
You will be redirected automatically.

Then it redirects me to Area 51, not the Discussion Zone.

I looked at this post, which suggests using http, not https, but my browser just redirects me to the https version of the site.

I've also tried to click the link in the Area 51 header, (it's called discuss), but it just redirects me to the un-joined Area 51 Discussion Zone.

So... How do I join?

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    Area 51 signup seems to have been broken for a very long time, by my understanding. There are related posts on Area 51 meta here and here.
    – kaya3
    Commented Jun 10, 2023 at 14:58
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    Never ming. After playing around with my cookies and different browsers, I finally got it! Commented Jun 11, 2023 at 13:06
  • You should answer your own question and tell people exactly what you did, because other people are still experiencing the problem (including me - I get a "No user found" error when I try to join). Commented Jun 11, 2023 at 16:40
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    @Stuckat1337 I know this isn't helpful, but I don't exactly know! Just played around deleting my cookies and trying different browsers and suddenly I had an account! It's recognized a one of my accounts, not a separate one, like some of the questions I saw were complaining about. I figured I shouldn't post an answer as it was probably just a fluke and I don't know what made it happen. Commented Jun 11, 2023 at 19:55
  • Has this since been resolved? I see your profile on Area 51 Discussions here.
    – V2Blast
    Commented Jul 24, 2023 at 15:17
  • @V2Blast See my comment above. Commented Aug 15, 2023 at 14:02


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