I just tried to join this forum while using Chrome, my default browser for now. I've gone through my settings and there is nothing blocking cookie usage. I've been logging in to other SE sites with no trouble, including a few within the last 30 minutes or so.

But when I tried logging on to here for the first time, using OpenID, first I got a page saying, "This account is detected in 8 other StackExchange sites. Use this information?" when I clicked the "Create account" button, I got a one line text only message on an otherwise blank page telling me to enable cookies.

I got this several times and each time checked my preferences, but they're set to allow cookies.

So I tried it with Firefox and it worked -- which is strange, since I have tighter security settings on Firefox than on Chrome.

Once I closed Firefox and then clicked "log in" (at the top of any page here), I had no problem with my account being recognized.

  • Thanks for the report, but I don't know that they'll be able to reproduce it and, thus, fix it. I use Chrome as my primary browser and I've never had trouble logging in here.
    – ale
    Dec 29, 2011 at 13:38
  • You sure you don't have any addon that may cause this?
    – remmy
    Jan 25, 2012 at 18:30
  • @Demizide: I turned off Adblock and Flashblock and still got it. Then I turned off any extension that wasn't site specific or that dealt with cookies and still got that problem.
    – Tango
    Jan 25, 2012 at 18:31

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We definitely can't reproduce this.

Did you try disabling any Chrome extensions you are using? Did you modify any of the default browser settings?

  • 1
    At this point, I can't duplicate it either, so I guess there's not much to do. If it comes up again, I'll see if I can find out what conditions are causing it.
    – Tango
    Jan 24, 2012 at 0:02

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