Throughout the day today, I've been logged out of SO. Usually when I have closed my SO tab and open a new one, but not always. I haven't experienced this previously.

I would suspect OpenId, but I have experienced no issues with Meta.

Is this isolated to only me?

I'm using Chrome ( (42199))

  • What browser are you using?
    – mmyers
    Mar 29, 2010 at 20:16
  • 2
    Got that as well! Only a couple of times though. And only on meta.
    – fretje
    Mar 29, 2010 at 21:57
  • This question is long ago, but I have this problem today 3/1/2016
    – Ahmad
    Jan 3, 2016 at 14:13
  • I have the same problem 7/18/2017
    – sln
    Jul 18, 2017 at 15:23
  • @sln its probably not the same issue. You should create a new post Jul 18, 2017 at 15:27

3 Answers 3


I think I see what this is, and have fixed it.

NB: has nothing to do with OpenID, is completely a cookie issue.

  • @Jeff: +1. Sorry about the dupe, I guess I didn't look hard enough. Couldn't see the forest for the trees... or whatever :-) Thanks for the fix.
    – Andy E
    Mar 29, 2010 at 23:51
  • Thank you. I had same issue yesterday and I thought its because of my browser. :-)
    – YOU
    Mar 30, 2010 at 0:50
  • So if this is the accepted answer, what is the fix again? Delete cookies?
    – Rivera
    Apr 16, 2014 at 5:30

My experience is that I was logged out, and cannot log back in on SO. No problem here.

Using FF3.6.2 or FF3.6


I was going to say I'd had no problems with IE7, but just now the exact same thing happened to me.
I had opened a question and was curious about the vote count, so I clicked on it, got an error, scratched my head, and reloaded the page to find that I'd been logged out somehow.

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