I saw a number of emails about this over the last couple of days. Given the volume of them, I have passed along this information to our head of core development, Jarrod.
He has assured me that the development team is working on it. I'll update this answer when I receive word that this issue has been resolved. We thank you all for your patience, and we apologize for the inconvenience.
Users who create a "dummy" new account in order to continue participating on the site are free to request a merging of this dummy account into their main account by emailing
firstname.lastname@example.org. If you email us requesting a merger, please include links to both profiles.
Again, thank you all for your patience, and we hope this will be resolved shortly.
[EDIT] I was recently made aware that this is an issue on the system administrator side, so it will take a bit longer than expected to resolve. (By this, I mean, likely unresolved until Friday morning New York City time.) Again, we thank you all for your patience and assure you that this is getting taken care of as expeditiously as possible.