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There's a bunch of other columns with similar issues: here's a query that trawls them for old usernames. Among the less surprising factoids it reveals is that Pëkka didn't always have an umlaut. – Ilmari Karonen Apr 16 '15 at 21:41

The Stack Exchange Data Explorer is not live but is only updated monthly (if that). Thus, changes in the intervening time will not be reflected.

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I've updated the query to make this a bit more clear: there is a discrepancy even in what should be the same old database version. – PleaseStand May 8 '11 at 23:50

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