Here on Unix, login is not as smooth as on other sites on the Stack Exchange network.

I was on this question page : unix.stackexchange.com/questions/1262/where-did-the-wheel-group-get-its-name.

I was there as guest.

I clicked on “log in”.

First glitch : I had to enter my e-mail address and my password. Usually, they are shared from other Stack Exchange sites. But this is not a big deal.

I logged in successfully, and I landed on the Unix home page : unix.stackexchange.com. The site had lost the question. This is a bug.

Usually, on other Stack Exchange sites, login keeps the question page — which is the expected behaviour.

Thank you for fixing this, and keep up the good work !

  • I'm not sure what you did, but all the SE sites run the same code, so I don't think there's a Unix-specific bug to fix Mar 2, 2014 at 17:27

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I think you just didn't wait long enough. In general when I go to a SE site where I'm not logged in but have an account, when I go to the login page and click on the box to input my openid login if I reload that page or if I wait a bit it will detect me and auto log me in.

It isn't 100% rock solid across all the various SE properties but in general works I'd say 9 out of 10 times.

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