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How do I log out of Stack Overflow?

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    You don't -- it's infinite recursion. We've trapped you here FOREVER! – Mehrdad Mar 5 '11 at 6:33
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    logout on the account you're using associated with it, like gmail for instance. – yoda Mar 5 '11 at 6:33
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    @yoda That is incorrect. OpenID does not connect the provider's login cookie with the site's login cookie. – waiwai933 Mar 5 '11 at 6:35
  • @waiwai933: works for me :) – yoda Mar 5 '11 at 6:37
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    ’relax,’ said the Skeet man, We are programmed to receive. You can checkout any time you like, But you can never leave! – Adam Davis 'ze-zir-zem' Mar 21 '11 at 16:51
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Edit: This is out of date again; rather than maintain it, just go to this question that this is closed as a duplicate of.


The answers on this are a bit out of date now. As of 11 March there is a popup when you mouseover your name in the top bar; the logout link appears in that box:

Screenshot of the logout link

  • Yes! I was out of the StackOverflow that was weird feeling :D – biesior Jun 6 '12 at 11:30
  • And now this one is out of date! My name doesn't appear, and my avatar has no pop-up. – WGroleau Sep 7 '16 at 16:31
  • if somebody is still reading, I am not able to see my name or a logout button. How do I logout? – mario Nov 12 '18 at 15:16