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I tried to search for similar questions, as I always do, but was not able to find one.

I just created a new account on Data.StackExchange with my existing google OpenID and it seems to be not associated with my regular StackExchange account.

Is this by design? and if so, why?

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What do you mean by not associated? – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Dec 7 '11 at 14:49
    
When I created the Data explorer account, the user id was jon.doe7033. So I edited the profile to look like my regular SE profiles. – Nanda Dec 7 '11 at 14:51
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Stack Exchange Data Explorer started off as a side project by waffles before he started working for Stack Exchange Inc. Post that, it's received some changes but the login & auth has remained a separate part and isn't integrated into GlobalAuth that powers Stack Exchange.

So yes, this is

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That is nice to know. – Nanda Dec 7 '11 at 14:53

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