When I logged in some one else (jon.doe15661) seems to be using my picture and login in the data site. Is this a bug or some one hacked my account?

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  • @ChrisW Moved the issue here. Commented Sep 18, 2014 at 13:11
  • @abbyhairboat any idea what is going one here? Commented Sep 18, 2014 at 13:12
  • Did you log out and re-logged in with the jon.doe account with your password? What do you exactly mean with your login? Commented Sep 18, 2014 at 13:15
  • No. I when to the site. I was not logged in. So I clicked login followed by clicking the SE login logo then entered by usual email and password. I clicked on my profite to see what tabs / tables / information it might have and then I got this. Commented Sep 18, 2014 at 13:19
  • Do you know the alias 'jon.doe'? If yes, it is most likely a bug, if you don't than I would not take any risk and change your password immediately. This could also be a merge problem (if you have used the merge tool in the past). Commented Sep 18, 2014 at 13:44

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Integration between SEDE and other sites is imperfect.

The "someone else" is probably you?

Perhaps when you logged in it was able to get your existing avatar but not your existing user name (and you can fix it by defining/setting your user name within the SEDE profile).

I see (by zooming into the screenshot you posted) that you're using a openid.stackexchange.com open ID.


Almost everyone is jon.doeXXXXX when they first log in to Data SE.

In your screenshot, look in the topbar: you are logged in as jon.doe15661. It's not that some Jon Doe is using your picture; it's that you have been assigned a name at random because of the weird way Data SE picks up user info.

Feel free to edit your display name with the edit link you see on that page.

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