Are you just being funny? Checking my email box for what? The verification email in like 2006, or whenever I made the account?
The form won't let me save any changes now, so it's not updating anything to kick off a new email, because my established username does not conform to the validation standards (because of the @ maybe?).
I guess that's point #4 of my "viscious loop" statement... 4. I can't get a new verification email, because I can't save the form.
And... 5. I can't talk to anyone really in Opera support, via chat/phone/email/etc. I have to post on community forums.
I'm not sure where a "hacked account" would come into play. In any case, to my knowledge, neither account has been hacked, or shows obvious signs of it. My Opera account shows my email address... as both the username and email, so it's not pointing to another [hacked] address or anything.
My guess is that it's just some remnant of how my account was created, many moons ago, and then somewhere along the line, between database upgrades, changes to new forum systems, and the enacting of new code and field validations, my account managed to wiggle itself into a situation that was never imagined could happen. So someone with "real power", probably needs to forcibly change my username/email in the system, force resend the verification email, manually mark me verified, or edit my DB record.