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I recently changed my username on the main site (from Crossbrowser to GoodEnough), but meta hasn't followed. At first I thought I had to change it on meta's side, but there's no edit button.

Is it a caching problem that will be resolved in a few hours or is there really a problem?

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In the (recent) past we only synchronized reputation between the child-meta and parent site on the hour. Total profile syncs required a login/logout, as you discovered.

This has been changed. Now if you update your profile it will be pulled down to the child-meta site, though it may take an hour or so for it to occur.

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The rep is synchronized hourly (according to the FAQ) to the Meta site from the Parent site. Perhaps when this is updated it also includes other details about your account?

  • It's been more than 1 hour and it hasn't updated yet. Does meta and the main site use the same account or are they considered different? – mbillard Jul 12 '10 at 17:37
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    Oh. I'm pretty sure they're the same account. The user id matches between the parent and meta sites. Have you tried logging out and logging back in? – Rebecca Chernoff Jul 12 '10 at 18:19
  • @rchern I haven't tried logging out/in but should that really be the solution? – mbillard Jul 12 '10 at 23:17
  • Why not? If your username is loaded in to session, why would it necessarily check to reload that every time you load a page? – Rebecca Chernoff Jul 12 '10 at 23:36
  • In that case, we should see the new name, and we do not. – ale Jul 13 '10 at 0:46
  • I meant that I'd expect it to look up the username and then store it - not query the database for it each page load. I really don't know though, just tossing out ideas. – Rebecca Chernoff Jul 13 '10 at 0:53
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    Just to let people know, logging out then back in works, but I still think this bug should be fixed especially since the other users also don't see the updated name until I log out/log in. – mbillard Jul 13 '10 at 11:46

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