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What happened to my user name?

Instead of calling my by my name all StackExchange sites started calling me names like user291244. This started somewhere last week. Is this a bug, or is there another reason to be impersonal all of a sudden?

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marked as duplicate by balpha Sep 17 '10 at 19:04

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User #151405, you are hereby ordered to report to Room 139. These gentlemen will make sure you don't get lost on the way. – mmyers Sep 17 '10 at 19:04
(Actually, all you have to do is edit your profile.) – mmyers Sep 17 '10 at 19:04
And, so you don't get lost finding the profile, it's here – jjnguy Sep 17 '10 at 19:05

Technically you never told it your name. SE inferred the name from your open id. They don't do that anymore, so the inferred name was dropped.

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Interesting, so is it a bug, or was the feature dropped for a reason? – iwein Sep 19 '10 at 12:30

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