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So, trying to visit my favorite bar as usual I suddenly again have no permission to talk anymore:

How does one have 20 reputation on The Stack Exchange Network?

Going to my chat profile, I see that I am connected through the account Super User Tom Wijsman.

Changing the parent user around doesn't make a difference.

I feel that looks rather odd, and more interesting is that it picks my reputation up as 0.

However, I have 19+k reputation on Super User.

What happened? I feel desynchronized again...

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I wonder if something larger is going on here...problormz! – jadarnel27 Jan 6 '12 at 20:00
Pretty nice bug. 0 rep :) – Martin. Jan 6 '12 at 20:03
@jadarnel27: As far as I understand this is when a inconsistent synchronization happens, but it should be unrelated to account merge problems like experienced in that question. – Tom Wijsman Jan 6 '12 at 20:05
I synchronized your account (changing the parent user doesn't do that). Not sure yet what happened; will look. – balpha Jan 6 '12 at 20:06
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This is fixed, it was a timeframe of about 2 minutes during which a profile refresh contained no accounts. I'll leave the explanation to Kevin, who I'm assuming is going to post a post-mortem on the related A message says "You have no other accounts on the Stack Exchange network", but I do (or one of its gazillion dupes). As far as chat is concerned, this was restricted to those 2 minutes though.

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By "The Stack Exchange Network" it means you just need 20 rep network-wide, not on one particular site. I manually synced your chat profile and it says you have 44.7k rep now, so you should be able to get back into chat. I don't know what would've caused it to drop to 0 though; you'll probably need to wait for a dev to look into it

Edit: The whole network is having problems, so it's probably part of that; your last sync couldn't find any accounts, so your total rep became 0

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