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My profile just went blank?

My user name was/is ring0.

My ID is now userXXXX at stackoverflow, serverfault and meta!

What's happening?

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You need to flag the moderators and tell them about it. –  Lance Roberts Sep 14 '10 at 22:49
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marked as duplicate by Pops, Michael Mrozek, Lance Roberts, Jon Seigel, Tobias Kienzler Sep 21 '10 at 13:15

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We are no longer inferring usernames from openids.

If you want a username you must set one.

This is by design and will remain this way from this point onward.

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Would have been nice to either send an email, or perform some kind of user-id conversion. I cannot believe this happened. Is it an isolated case? –  ring0 Sep 15 '10 at 0:26
    
Fixed via meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/64433/… –  ring0 Sep 15 '10 at 0:35
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