Disclaimer: I know this isn't really to do with the WordPress software itself, but if there's a forum for website-related stuff then I couldn't see it.
I recently decided to take the plunge and release my own WP plugin. Unfortunately, it seems changing username is not allowed on wp.org so I've had to create a new account with a suitable name and stop using my old account that I've had since 2007.
Anyway. The problem is that I changed the email address on that old account to one I never use, in order to free up my "real" email address for the new account to use. This doesn't work. It keeps telling me that the email address is "already in use" whenever I try to change the new account to use it.
Confused, and thinking maybe I had a third account somewhere by accident that had the email address linked to it, I've now put the "real" email address into two separate forgot password forms and been told both times that no account exists with that email.
Does it take a certain amount of time for the site to catch up when an email address is changed? Or maybe this is a bug that needs to be reported somewhere?
I'm not dumb, but signing up for an account here is a massive hassle. There are at least 3 different profile screens all of which give access to different fields when you edit them. Maybe I've missed somewhere that I should've changed the email address on the old account, even though I've already changed it in two separate places. Who knows.
Insights welcome! :)