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The other day I had 213 points on Stack Overflow, and then the next day I logged in and only had 212. I couldn't quite figure out how I might lose just one point, but I didn't dwell too much on it.

Today, however, I was on one of my other Stack Exchange sites and noticed that it had me listed on Stack Overflow as only having 1 point. Horrified, I jumped back to Stack Overflow and noticed that I still had 212 points.

I went to my flair on a whim and noticed that it had two Stack Overflow icons in my combined profile flair, and also had doubled my StackOverflow medals and points, so that I had 1.1k and 37 bronze medals:

The listing of only 1 point on StackOverflow is not reproducible, but the flair problem is.

Has anyone experienced this before and does anyone know what is causing it? Is my one-point loss related at all?

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Also, Stack Overflow does not appear among your top 5 accounts on your profile here on Meta. --- Oh, wait, now it does... – Dennis Jan 14 '12 at 5:57
Hmm. An API request for your SO profile shows 212 rep, but your network profile shows 1 rep on SO, even though it's the same ID – Michael Mrozek Jan 14 '12 at 6:06

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When you logged in a few days ago we noticed you had an old account and merged the two. Unfortunately this happened at a time exactly matching when stackexchange.com was updating its user base, so it observed a very weird half-merged version of your account.

I've since run a few batches to get the right data in there and manually cleared your flair cache, your network flair should now be correct (note that only sites where you have 200+ rep are included).

Here's the live flair:

profile for Andrew Latham on Stack Exchange, a network of free, community-driven Q&A sites

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Actually it's still showing up in the live flair there as having two StackOverflow accounts, just as before – Andrew Latham Jan 14 '12 at 17:24
@Andrew - your browser caches the result for a few days, you'll need to hard refresh to see a new image, use Ctrl+F5. – Nick Craver Jan 15 '12 at 11:30
It worked. Thanks for your help! – Andrew Latham Jan 15 '12 at 16:42

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