I'm new to SO and Stack Exchange in general. I noticed that on MetaStackOverlow, my user id is one of the auto-generated ones, but on SO I have a real user name (Green Giant). But when I go to my profile and click "network profile", the Stack Exchange profile page shows by SO user.
So my question is: Are my accounts already merged/linked, but just show a different user name between SO and MSO, or are they separate and need to be merged?
If the latter, then I'd like a moderator to merge my accounts please.