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1.5 months ago, I had some accounts removed and dissociated. My Area 51 "flair" still shows icons from one of the old accounts, though, and includes their reputation: .

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It is not the case of flair not updating, as the reputation for other sites have been updated.

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This is a question for discuss.area51.stackexchange.com. – kiamlaluno Jun 1 '12 at 22:13
@kiamlaluno: From their FAQ: "You should not ask questions about launched Stack Exchange sites or the operation of the Stack Exchange network (bugs, feature-requests, support, etc). Those questions belong on our network meta-discussion site. " – user157130 Jun 1 '12 at 23:38
It's the Area 51 flair, which is not the usual one. There is the "area51-meta" tag for a reason. – kiamlaluno Jun 1 '12 at 23:42
Maybe, I find the FAQ ambiguous on that point. Still, it's definitely a Stack Exchange bug that removed accounts aren't really removed. – user157130 Jun 1 '12 at 23:57
It's more than likely a caching issue (or glitch) with the accounts on Area 51's end. It's probably seeing the account is gone and just not updating it for the Area 51 list or something. There have been much odder things happen with Area 51's flair before. – animuson Jun 2 '12 at 0:22
As for your last paragraph it's wrong. The accounts are removed and the 404 error page kind of proves this.. isn't it? – Shadow Wizard Jun 4 '12 at 11:38
@ShaDowWizArd: In one sense it's removed, in one it isn't. – user157130 Jun 4 '12 at 12:41
Dissociation is not a healthy way to deal with having accounts removed. You might want to see somebody about that. – user164291 Jun 11 '12 at 3:30

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up vote 8 down vote accepted

Area 51's logic for updating and caching associated account information has a bug: it does not properly handle

  • account deletion
  • account user id changes (e.g. after a merge)

These will be fixed. In the meantime, I've manually removed your old Gaming account from your Area 51 flair.

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Just in time for the bounty.. coincidence? ;) – Shadow Wizard Jun 11 '12 at 6:01
Is it fixed by now? :) – Shadow Wizard Oct 26 at 13:09
I sure hope so.. – Emmett Oct 27 at 16:29
Well, did you fix it while still being a dev? ;) – Shadow Wizard Oct 27 at 17:47
Partially fixed: correct on user flair, phantom site on flair shown on proposals (e.g. committers). (Rep/badge totals differ between the two, too.) – Monica Cellio yesterday

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