It has been an issue (with my account?) since a past few months. I registered myself in meta.stackexchange.com a few months back. Since then I have not been able to access my meta.math.stackexchange.com account in my laptop. (I am using windows 7 and Chrome), though I can access it using my phone (and because of this, I don't intend to logout my account from the phone).

When I open my profile page at SE and click on meta user, I am directed to my profile page of Meta MSE (as it'd be shown to another user) and I am unable to login.

Has anyone faced this issue? Any suggestions? I have tried switching browsers, and it hasn't worked. Thank you.

  • $\begingroup$ This might be an issue with an extension you are using. A possibly similar issue was reported on MSE, with the outcome that a specific Chrome extension (in that case Power Switch) was to blame. $\endgroup$
    – user642796
    Commented Dec 13, 2014 at 9:16
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, that actually helped. https everywhere wasn't allowing the device to login to the account as a secure connection wasn't established. Thank you. Please post it as an answer. :) $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 13, 2014 at 9:37

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The problem was caused by a Chrome Extension (HTTPS Everywhere) interfering with the request to log in, as a secure connection could not be established. (Well, if you are a politician surrounded by security guards, you wouldn't be able to reach out to the general public that easily, isn't it?)

As @Arthur Fischer notified in the comments, a similar issue has been reported here and there was again an Extension, Power Switch which was found interfering with the normal working.

  • $\begingroup$ I can say that extension on Linux hasn't posed a problem with Firefox. $\endgroup$
    – dustin
    Commented Dec 13, 2014 at 23:18

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