I haven't used stack overflow for a few years, but I had some rep on my old account.

So i click on 'forget password' a reset link gets sent to my email, I click it, and it logs me in, I ask a question, and I realise I'm no some kind of newbie user with no rep?

Where did my account go? :(

  • Did your account fall into the criteria mentioned in the above blog post? – Oded Mar 1 '13 at 10:13
  • hmm, yes, but I'm pretty sure I had a login/password. which is why i clicked on 'forgot password' and I assume it wouldn't have accepted my email address if it didn't exist in the database? – user2122995 Mar 1 '13 at 10:26
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    Well, one of the rules of security is that you don't tell people that - attackers can try lots of email addresses and if you tell them which ones are not in the DB, they can figure out which ones are... – Oded Mar 1 '13 at 10:41

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