I'm having some trouble with the site; if I try to open the notification tray it takes me to the login page, and when I try to log in with my google account, as I usually do, it claims that my google account is "new to stackexchange". Reloading the page doesn't fix it, either. Obviously I am logged in, otherwise I wouldn't be able to post this question, so... I have no idea what's happening here.
This has happened before, but refreshing always fixed it. I am able to do basically everything on the site except open the notification tray; it even offers to let me connect this account to a new stackexchange site.
I'm not sure if this is an appropriate question for meta, so my apologies in advance if it isn't.