There is something weird going on with my Stack Overflow account.

Last week I logged out of my Stack Overflow account and then logged in again. When I logged in, it opened another account with another user nickname and reputation, which I had created about two years ago. I removed my Gmail login from that new account and tried to login again with my Gmail account. It asked me to choose a nickname, I entered my nickname and my first account was recovered. But now I cannot login to that account from another computer or another browser. I am trying to add new login; I open Edit profile&Settings, but it shows me an error page saying

Oops! Something Bad Happened!

I tried to merge two accounts, filled out the merge form, but again "Oops! Something Bad Happened!" appeared. What can I do about that? The account I want to recover is https://stackoverflow.com/users/2102416/bigo.

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    Click "contact us" in the footer and send a message the Stack Exchange team directly. That is probably the best way to handle this. May 11, 2015 at 14:41
  • @Oded wasn't there a bug with the merge process? May 13, 2015 at 8:51

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I used stackoverflow contact page and the problem was solved by the support team. It looks like there was a problem in the database because of a previous merge and they fixed it. Everything is ok now.


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