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Email and Username inconsistencies on StackExchange.com

My global profile on StackExchange.com is a mirror of the profile of my oldest account. Mine is named "Jeremy Banks". However, when I'm viewing StackExchange.com the header doesn't use this name, it uses the name of my most recently-renamed account1: "Twi".


Global profiles don't use redirects to canonize the slugs, so if I follow the header link I'll end up on /users/851/twi, while all other links (including those on the page itself) are to /users/851/jeremy-banks.

1 I thought this reset itself back to your first account after some time, but now think I may have mis-observed.

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    That is certainly not a basic/standard brush. :P – Alenanno Feb 11 '12 at 0:16
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    I'm sorry, your freehand circle brush is not the meta standard, we can't see which area you're talking about... – Nick Craver Feb 11 '12 at 12:00
  • @Jeremy Is this still happening? Your stackexchange.com display name looks correct on our end right now. – Emmett Feb 14 '12 at 1:21
  • @Emmett It doesn't seem to be happening anymore. – Jeremy Feb 14 '12 at 3:51
  • This is continuing to recur when I update any profile. – Jeremy Mar 26 '12 at 14:01
  • Ah, I see the problem: they're silently dropping the t off the end of your name. It's supposed to be Twit. Yeah, that looks like a bug. – Cody Gray May 3 '12 at 5:57

Since February 2016, the below is no longer correct.

Your stackexchange.com display name has been updated automatically – it can take up to 24 hours for display name changes to be reflected by stackexchange.com, which is why you were seeing the old name at first.

  • By my understanding it couldn't be a caching issue because the other name should never have been displayed (in order to become cached); the main name displayed is always from my Stack Overflow account, whose name I haven't changed recently. I only changed the names of some secondary accounts. (edit: unless you're saying it was fixed and the unfixed state was cached) – Jeremy Feb 14 '12 at 16:56
  • After creating a new account on Sports.SE, this is happening again: stackexchange.com/users/851/user221 – Jeremy Feb 21 '12 at 7:22
  • It's reverted now. Seems like it gets updated correctly when the cache expires, but these new values are shoved in from somewhere incorrect. – Jeremy Feb 22 '12 at 4:48

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