When I view the Accounts tab on my profile I get the following error message:

Related Accounts  
Couldn't match accounts across our network of websites:  
The remote server returned an error: (500) Internal Server Error.

Hopefully this is temporary. Please refresh the page to try again

I also notice that the Accounts tab on my profile on the new Stack Exchange sites (e.g. on the Food and Cooking site) no longer shows my linked accounts, is this a related problem?


This was an issue with how we were searching for accounts on Area51.

Because Area51 isn't hosted on the same database as the main Q&A sites, we have to issue a network request to find out your account details - the data we got back remotely was handled incorrectly in your case by the Q&A sites.

This will be fixed in tonight's production deployment. Thanks for bearing with us as we figured it out!

  • Working again, yay! – Kev Aug 10 '10 at 12:16

Looks OK to me... perhaps the "hopefully this is temporary" text should be heeded? :)

  • Since when does anyone fully read error messages? – Rebecca Chernoff Aug 6 '10 at 23:23
  • Still broken so not that temporary for me: flic.kr/p/8q5k2T – Kev Aug 7 '10 at 0:12
  • Also my meta profile says: Related Accounts Couldn't find any accounts matching your OpenID in the network. My openid hasn't changed at all. – Kev Aug 7 '10 at 0:15
  • @kev I can't repro -- all account tabs load fine for me – Jeff Atwood Aug 7 '10 at 0:58
  • @jeff - this is broken for me over two different internet connections and on multiple PC's. – Kev Aug 7 '10 at 17:48
  • @kev there's something wrong with your profile. – Jeff Atwood Aug 7 '10 at 18:53
  • @Jeff as in something I've done? – Kev Aug 7 '10 at 23:16

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