How do I log out of Stack Overflow?

  • 12
    You don't -- it's infinite recursion. We've trapped you here FOREVER!
    – user541686
    Commented Mar 5, 2011 at 6:33
  • 1
    logout on the account you're using associated with it, like gmail for instance.
    – yoda
    Commented Mar 5, 2011 at 6:33
  • 7
    @yoda That is incorrect. OpenID does not connect the provider's login cookie with the site's login cookie.
    – waiwai933
    Commented Mar 5, 2011 at 6:35
  • @waiwai933: works for me :)
    – yoda
    Commented Mar 5, 2011 at 6:37
  • 4
    ’relax,’ said the Skeet man, We are programmed to receive. You can checkout any time you like, But you can never leave!
    – Pollyanna
    Commented Mar 21, 2011 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Edit: This is out of date again; rather than maintain it, just go to this question that this is closed as a duplicate of.

The answers on this are a bit out of date now.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
    Commented Jun 6, 2012 at 11:30
  • And now this one is out of date! My name doesn't appear, and my avatar has no pop-up.
    – WGroleau
    Commented Sep 7, 2016 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
    Commented Nov 12, 2018 at 15:16