When I try to edit my profile on any SE site, I get the following error:

Oops! There was a problem updating your profile: unusual error updating your profile -- please try again!

If it's relevant, this was tested in:

  • Brave 1.30.87 [Chromium 94.0.4606.71 (Official Build) (64-bit)] on Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS.

  • Microsoft Edge Version 94.0.992.38 (Official build) (64-bit) on Windows 10 Enterprise Version 20H2.

Looks like it's a regression of this bug: Unable to edit profile

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    Just to check, you're not trying this on any sites where you are suspended, right? (If you are, that might explain the bug.) Oct 7, 2021 at 21:09
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    @EkadhSingh-ReinstateMonica No, I have no suspensions. Oct 7, 2021 at 21:20

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An earlier refactoring went a little too far and removed a bit of tech debt that looked unused, but wasn't.

The fix should be live in production now. Sorry for the inconvenience, and thanks for the report!

Pixar - "Put That Thing Back Where It Came From or So Help Me" - Screenshot

Actual footage of the bug-fixing process:

Pixar - Put That Thing Back Where It Came From or So Help Me
The Washington University Aristocats - A Cappella.

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    And some kind of regression test was added to detect similar problems(?). Oct 8, 2021 at 8:59

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