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How can one link/merge/combine/associate two accounts/users? (Anonymous/unregistered/cookie or OpenID/registered)

I have my main account that I have been using for quite some time from home. Recently I joined a new company and so I created a new SO account. I fear that if I use my main account the passwords might be discovered by my network admin because my main account uses Yahoo OpenID of SO. So I created a new account on Gmail which I don't use frequently, and used Google OpenID to create a new account on SO. Now I have a few points on my 2nd account also. Can I merge both of them into one? So, no matter whichever login I use whether Yahoo or Gmail, they both should should show the net sum of the points of both accounts.

Is there any way to do this?

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Yes, link both accounts here (or at least the account that you did not post this from) so that a moderator can merge them. Currently you can have up to 2 OpenIDs associated with one account. –  Matthew Read Aug 18 '11 at 2:31

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From "How can one link/merge accounts?"

To merge multiple accounts within a specific site, or registered accounts between two different websites, email is no longer the preferred method of handling this, since the dev team has many other things to do.

First, there are automated processes that merge accounts. Wait a bit to see if things are resolved automatically.

If not, follow this procedure:

Set the email address of your registered account to the address used in your other account. Since email is not visible to anyone, this will confirm that you own both accounts.

Some people have had trouble with this step. If you have two registered accounts and cannot make the email addresses the same, an alternative option is to make a note in one of the profiles: "Please merge this account into ."

Flag one of your posts for moderator attention and ask for a merge:

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If the details match, we will go ahead and merge with no further ado. If we feel we need more confirmation for some reason, we will either comment or email to tell you.

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This would have been a good chance to try out that "possible duplicate" flag, eh? –  Cody Gray Aug 18 '11 at 7:45
    
@Cody I flagged it also. –  John Aug 18 '11 at 13:23

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