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Why do I keep getting logged out from Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

I don't know what is going on with the Stack Overflow website. Every day I open the website, my user account is logged out. It is very annoying and frustrating behavior to log in again and again. The ...
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Not Receiving Email Confirmation for Proposal Creation on Area 51 [duplicate]

I'm experiencing an issue where I'm not receiving the email confirmation required to create a proposal on Area 51. The goal is a register a Stack Exchange site for an open source community. This is ...
Jørgen Svennevik Notland's user avatar
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I log in and I find out I am another user. What are the privacy implications?

I just logged in after being off for a week and I found out I was in the profile of another user. I understood what happened because some notifications pointed me to this and this question. I ...
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Stack Overflow announcement profile [duplicate]

Feature request: a Stack Overflow announcement account! So as you all know, Stack Overflow manages a lot of the administration of the Stack Exchange network, so this is not site specific. I just want ...
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math : "log in" button does not work

I try to login to "https://math.stackexchange.com/" with my email and password, but the "Log in" button just redirects me to the main page of math.stackexchange not logged. I can ...
Laurent Claessens's user avatar
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Regressed Issue: some Stack Exchange sites that are not registered by me but shown in “my community” and can be accessed by me

I know this thing has happened to me before, see Why are there some Stack Exchange sites that are not registered by me, but shown in “my community” and can be accessed by me?. See my Stack Exchange ...
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Why am I getting the Sign in as popup in Stack Overflow and doing nothing?

I am getting frustrated with two issues with the Stack Overflow website. It continuously asked me to sign in with Google even though I was already logged in. If I try to click on the sign, it then it ...
Sachin Kumar's user avatar
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Login failure using Google password keychain on Android

I use a Google account as a keychain for all my passwords. Until now, I was able to log into the Electrical Engineering Stack Exchange site on both my MacBook Air and my Android phone using this ...
Math Keeps Me Busy's user avatar
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Can't register: "No user found with matching email"

I wanted to create a sock puppet account this morning, but it just seems impossible. I receive the emails after the initial registration just fine, and when I click the link, I get to a page with a ...
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Why is stackexchange.com not a single website with one account? [duplicate]

Why do I have to create another account every time I post on a new site?
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How can I get email updates on questions I post?

How do I subscribe to receive email updates on comments and answers to questions that I post? Preferably this would be enabled by default on any new question I post. It used to be the case, but for ...
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Why are there some Stack Exchange sites that are not registered by me, but shown in “my community” and can be accessed by me?

See my Stack Exchange accounts tab here Ethereum, Martial Arts Stack Exchange, and Stack Overflow are listed. I don't know why these accounts are shown on the page (see image) above. Moreover, not ...
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Logging into Stack Exchange doesn't log me into my existing Stack Overflow account, it keeps asking me to create a new account even though I have one?

From long ago I have a Stack Exchange account with two site accounts: One for Stack Overflow and one for Software Engineering. Recently, after not using any of these accounts for years, I got a ...
runevision's user avatar
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Will you reconsider adding 2FA? For example, FIDO2 or TOTP codes?

I'm actually shocked to find that such a large site does not have 2FA. I saw mention of telling people to just rely on the 2FA of other sites such as Google or GitHub when signing in, but that short-...
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Some Users have an AccountId being Zero

We know account creation is finicky from answers to questions like Why is my profile messed up on a single site and how can I revert it? among others. In some of these cases you end-up with a user-...
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Cannot create new account on Ask Ubuntu

I always get an error stating that I cannot create a new account on the Ask Ubuntu site. I am a member of several different Stack Exchange sites, but for some reason, I can't login to Ask Ubuntu. ...
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Will a user still be punished if their historical bad behaviour/sock-puppeting is later discovered? [duplicate]

Imagine a user has two accounts on the same site. But after a while, they remove one of the accounts. I don't know if it's still discoverable that a user once had a second account on a site but if the ...
Snack Exchange's user avatar
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How can I manage multiple work accounts with my personal Stack Exchange account?

Information Recently I joined a charity organization which requires me to do some light coding. I setup of my new account on Chrome which now has three accounts linked in it (Personal, 9-5 Work, and ...
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How do I change the email I use to log in to Stack Exchange? [duplicate]

I want to change my Stack Exchange account email, because I cannot log in to that email. I rarely use that email, which was only used for registering with Stack Exchange in the very early days. After ...
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Accounts and logins of the Stack Exchange sites family [duplicate]

I have an account on Stack Overflow, for the past many years. Over the time I used other Stack Exchange sites as well, like TeX - LaTeX, Unix & Linux and Artificial Intelligence. Yesterday I ...
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Why has my account disappeared without any notifications or warnings?

I used to have an account with id user:12361700 with more than 12,000 points on Stack Overflow. Eight hours ago, I could log in without any problem, but this morning, without any prior warning nor ...
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Are these new accounts simply touting for business? [duplicate]

This is one of the newly opened accounts: https://stackexchange.com/users/29091928/the-mike-hostilo-law-firm There are at least two others from different locations. They represent a U.S. law firm and ...
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Are Meta accounts deleted along their "main" account?

As the title says, I wonder if scheduling for deletion of an account (say on The Workplace) will also delete the Meta account related to that Stack? (Meta The Workplace) I checked How can I delete my ...
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Is it allowed to review others' suggested edits to make space in the edit queue for your alternate account to make suggested edits?

I wanted to create a new account on Stack Overflow to be a chat bot in their chat server, but to chat, an account would need at least 20 rep. So I started to make edits, but the edit queue kept ...
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Cannot log in to Area 51 (so cannot ask this in its Discussion Zone)

I have an Area 51 account1: But I cannot log in: The option to sign up does not work either: The option to join this community starts off okay and picks up my email (which I have not screen-shot) ...
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Is it a good idea to delete and recreate my account if my first contributions are badly received? [duplicate]

If I ask a question, and it gets downvoted and closed, would it be a good idea to delete and recreate my account, to erase the question from my question record? Doing so effectively disassociates the ...
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Can't open a ticket for merging accounts; Error occurs even though all fields are included

I tried to follow the instruction in the link but I can't open a ticket for merging accounts. I get the following error: We can't merge until we have links to both profiles; please add the missing ...
Byoungchan Lee's user avatar
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My account was automatically unregistered after I completed my registration with Stack Exchange [duplicate]

As I was upvoting a comment, the UI said to complete registration. After completing registration, a new account was created, and my existing account was unregistered... Now I can't upvote the answer ...
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Network login failing [duplicate]

I am unable to log in, for example, to Super User. Using the latest Firefox on Windows 10, I already tried disabling addons like NoScript and uBlock Origin. After clicking on Login on Super User, it ...
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Is the email address under "Edit email settings" different than the email address under "Your logins"?

Stack Exchange's login system is confusing me terribly. I just want to change my account's email address; the one I use to log in to sites like Stack Overflow. When I go to My Profile -> Settings, ...
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Linked Accounts Getting Confused?

I have two different email addresses linked to my Stack Exchange ID. I thought I had different passwords for them, and when I look at my profile, it appears to treat them as different, but linked. ...
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Difference between account age on network profile and the site itself

The Stack Overflow profile of this user says Member for 10 months However, their network profile says for that same account Joined 10 days ago What's going on here?
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Can't confirm new account when joining another site

I'm trying to have my sockpuppet join a new site, but whatever browser I use (in a private window, so cookies won't matter), I'm greeted with "Oops! Something Bad Happened!". It does not ...
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Is there a unified portal/dashboard to update/change user account details and login credentials for all Stack Exchange sites?

I have searched across portals and multiple pages Google search results, but I couldn't find any definitive way to update my account details uniformly for all the Stack Exchange sites. Heck, there ...
Rockafella96's user avatar
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Unclear wording and missing screenshots in: "How do I delete my account?" Should be clearer that it is just one out of many accounts to be deleted

This came up after reading, commenting, and answering How can I delete a Stack Exchange account of mine?, with the hint of a user to make this an MSE feature request. Unclear wording Unclear wording ...
questionto42's user avatar
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I keep getting logged out of Stack Overflow

This has been reported quite a few times over the years, both with Chrome and Firefox (and maybe others, I did not read all the comments). Since it is driving me crazy (but it's not like there is an ...
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Move achievements to the right on accounts block

On the activity page of profile achievements block needs to be moved to the right part for the items with long enough site names. When they don't fit on the single line. E.g.:
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Can't register for Area 51, nor use my existing SE account (doesn't match any existing meta.SE question I can find)

I just clicked to follow a proposal on Area 51, and then confirmed my email (the usual one I use for Stack Exchange), and then refreshed my area51.SE tab. I expected that somewhere along the line here,...
Karl Knechtel's user avatar
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Error in reputation points from Stack Exchange and main site account deleted [duplicate]

A few months ago I deleted my main Stack Overflow en español (SO.es) account with around 4.5K reputation. I have created an account again and when I see my reputation in SO.es I have 250 points. And ...
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Why cannot I join any Stack Exchange community as for now? [duplicate]

https://astronomy.stackexchange.com/ I tried to join this astronomy community using the button on the top right. However, it tells me that "You cannot register at this time. If you continue to ...
刘博文's user avatar
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Why doesn't my profile on a new site show my name?

I am an active user of Stack Overflow and several other Stack Exchange sites. Today I wanted to leave a comment on a question at matheducators.stackexchange.com, so I clicked through to make a linked ...
Karl Knechtel's user avatar
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Cannot cancel out of account creation from Winter Bash "Log in or Sign up" link

At the top of the Winter Bash 2022 page there's a link to "Log in or Sign up". I don't have an SO account, so if I click on it I'm prompted to create one, linked to my SE profile. Clicking ...
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How do I know if I have a "physical profile" on stackexchange.com?

The answer to How can I delete my account? states that Your network profile on stackexchange.com will be automatically deleted within 24 hours (whenever it attempts to sync again), unless you have ...
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Impossible to reconnect with another Google account [duplicate]

I wanted to connect to a Stack Exchange site, but by mistake I chose my Google account from work. I noticed it on the page that asks me to create my profile. I clicked on Cancel to go back and use the ...
user1295665's user avatar
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Difference between changing password with Email and with Stack Exchange

I want to change my Stack Overflow (and as far as I know that will change it for all other Stack Exchange sites) profile. First, I really have to mention, that UI is very bad - I needed to google &...
Giorgi Tsiklauri's user avatar
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Closed Area 51 proposals show more to anonymous users than when logged in [closed]

This is what the What If proposal looks like when logged in: That's fine, I can live with that. However, this is when not logged in: Same page, same browser (Firefox 107 x64). One in a normal window,...
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Error returned when trying to login to Stack Overflow Teams after adding another login [closed]

I was successfully logged in to our new company Stack Overflow Teams account using email + password. I then (foolishly) attempted to attach another login using GitHub, thinking I could have my ...
Shane Burnham's user avatar
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Ask Question > Create new account? > Cancel > Cancel > Cancel > …

Apparently, this bug was reported before here and here and it was supposedly fixed, so it's either a regression or it was just partially fixed (see below). The bug happens when clicking the "Ask ...
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Can't log in to other communities. Only on SO (GitHub account) [duplicate]

I'm able to log in with a GitHub account on SO (Stack Overflow). When I go to other communities I see this: When I try to log in, I don't see an option to use GitHub: I think this is a bug, because ...
Lazar Đorđević's user avatar
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Why is my new account on an SE site only sort of attached? [duplicate]

I started a new biology SE account and used my Google information to log in. Now, I haven't used any SE site in perhaps two years, so I wouldn't be surprised if my old account from a deactivated email ...
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