After receiving an invitation to SO Careers I have tried to create an account and login afterwards. Whenever I try to login, however, I get an error message "Oops! Something Bad Happened!" that is not really useful in identifying the source of the problem. It seems to be a different issue than other members report.

Update: It seems other members experience similar problems, see e.g. this post.

I have experienced the same problem on Firefox 4.0.1 (MacOS X 10.6.7, all latest patches installed) and Safari 5.0.5. The problem persists for more than a week now.

Final update: After a couple of iterations, the problem has been solved (although the source has not been fully determined).

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Thanks, this should be resolved. Would you try again?

  • No, still the same behavior. Again, I tried it with Firefox and Safari in configurations as listed above. For Firefox I still had the OpenID login cookies active (which may have had some adverse effect), but on Safari I definitely started with "clean" cookies. The result is the same in both cases - the error message listed in my posting.
    – user8472
    Jun 19, 2011 at 18:52
  • Sorry for the trouble. Would you send us a note at [email protected] and let us know what email address you are using to log on? Thanks. Jun 20, 2011 at 14:12
  • Ok, done!
    – user8472
    Jun 21, 2011 at 7:06

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