I'm not able to sign into chat using Firefox 4.0.1 on Windows XP. I'm logged in to Super User & Stack Exchange, head over to goto https://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/118/root-access, I get the

you must be logged in to talk.

link instead of chat box. Click on the link, I get logged in and the message comes - "Welcome Sathya, you're being redirected", redirect back to chat only to see that I am logged out again.

This happens on a fresh install of Firefox 4.0.1, no add ons whatsoever. I can log in to chat using IE7 (!) but I don't want to use it.

Here's what I've done:

  • I can confirm it's probably not a browser issue. I use FF 4.0.1 on XP and Win7 and both work fine
    – JohnP
    Commented May 3, 2011 at 5:29

1 Answer 1


We figured this out in chat, for some reason, there were multiple instances of the same cookie in the browser, hence clearing cookies fixed the issues.

Not sure yet if this was a pure browser issue or a (obviously very rare) bug in chat. We'll check.

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