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Why does my location in stackoverflow profile change?

A screenshot of my profile both on meta and on the main site – in fact, apparently on any site:

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Now, I’m absolutely, positively, 110% sure that I have never entered “Delaware” as my location.

Belated April fools’?
Early Easter egg?
Insidious hack?

You tell me.

For the record, it might be related to Why does my location in stackoverflow profile change? but I’m actually pretty sure that I’ve put something unambiguous and clear (like “Berlin, Germany”) into my profile field, and the change to “Delaware” must have occurred relatively recently.

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It's a deal they've struck with the Delaware tourism board. –  Pëkka Apr 21 '11 at 8:30

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You put "DE" in your profile before, which translated to "Delaware, United States", could be simply because "Delaware" is first match of "DE"

This is a screen shot of your profile page in google cache

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Edit: To confirm that, try this on console

$.post("http://careers.stackoverflow.com/jobs/checklocation",{location:"DE"})

Which responses

{"friendlyname":"Delaware, United States","quality":20,"success":true}
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Oooh. Now that’s absolutely possible. Now I just need to find a way to bulk edit my accounts. –  Konrad Rudolph Apr 21 '11 at 8:40

Your location was actually DE - U.S. postal code for Delaware. Of course Germany could also be possible (Deutschland, no?)

See: http://data.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/q/98444/, which is cached bi-monthly

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Life is nice in Berlin, Delaware! It's hard to imagine that until only twenty years ago, it was split into four sectors, and a wall separated the city from a hostile hinterland. –  Pëkka Apr 21 '11 at 8:43
    
@Pekka: Oh no, don't spread such rumours - no doubt, people will believe you! –  Hendrik Vogt Apr 21 '11 at 9:14

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