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HelloNewman Sun 16-Aug-15 10:58:40

A strange link has appeared in my profile page:

How do I get rid of it, and how did it get there?

reddaisy Sun 16-Aug-15 15:24:34

Same problem happening here. Can mods confirm if it's site wide or just happening to us?

FruSirkaOla Sun 16-Aug-15 15:31:29

I wonder if it's anything to do with the 'Site Outage'/hacking scenario which happened a few days ago?

reddaisy Sun 16-Aug-15 15:41:15

Oh my goodness, the first reddaisy post on this thread is absolutely not from me - how has that happened? It just flashed up on my 'watched list'.

reddaisy Sun 16-Aug-15 16:10:44

Huh? Do we both have the same username or something? I've been using this account for months.

TeddyBear5 Sun 16-Aug-15 16:13:14

How weird confused

usualsuspect333 Sun 16-Aug-15 16:15:42

<spooky music>

reddaisy Sun 16-Aug-15 16:16:45

I've had this username for years grin. I did spot a reddaisyred recently, is that anything to do with you or do we have another one?

usualsuspect333 Sun 16-Aug-15 16:18:21

It's not possible to have the same username as someone else confused

RepeatAdNauseum Sun 16-Aug-15 16:18:59

The verification for usernames has broken - you can put in the names of well-known MNers and it isn't coming up with the usual "username taken" message - I haven't tried actually namechanging but I presume it would work.

I expect that whichever of you had the name first will keep it, and the other will be asked to namechange as soon as the system is functioning again.

usualsuspect333 Sun 16-Aug-15 16:19:58

You both have the same profile page too.

usualsuspect333 Sun 16-Aug-15 16:21:20

We could have some fun with this grin

reddaisy Sun 16-Aug-15 16:23:49

I did think that, usual suspect. Because even now you won't be sure which RedDaisy is posting!

CoogerAndDark Sun 16-Aug-15 16:28:42

Takes Socky Possibilities to whole new realms.

howtorebuild Sun 16-Aug-15 16:30:45

Gremlins again. I know someone who lost their account due to Jeffrey.

jenjenyorks Sun 16-Aug-15 16:32:56

I'm having the exact same problem as OP! When is tech going to fix this?

SophiePen Sun 16-Aug-15 16:38:29

If the issues is months old then it's clearly nothing to do with the site outage the other day.

And there aren't any 'mods' btw.

Minionoftruth Sun 16-Aug-15 16:40:49

ohhh well this is interesting

YetAnotherBeckyMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 16-Aug-15 16:42:19

Hello- tech is looking into this for you at the moment.

Minionoftruth Sun 16-Aug-15 16:45:34

it doesnt let you change I just tried to see what happened.

SophiePen Sun 16-Aug-15 16:46:55

I can't use a couple of names I've recently used - I write them in the box and it goes red and won't allow them.

FruSirkaOla Sun 16-Aug-15 16:51:35

Thanks, YABeckyMN!

reddaisy Mon 17-Aug-15 11:16:33

I'd be interested in an update about the username situation when tech has a moment. Thanks!

FruSirkaOla Mon 17-Aug-15 16:46:46

Bumping for you red

reddaisy Mon 17-Aug-15 18:56:49


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