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I just signed up in meta.stackoverflow.com and created an account using my OpenID profile. In the end of my registration I think there was a question to "connect" this profile with my other one in the main stackoverflow.com. However, I believe when I registered there it was simply with my Google mail and not with OpenID so the system rightly said that it couldn't find the respective profile/account on stackoverflow.com.

  • Is it possible to connect these two accounts now?
  • What are the advantages, if any?
  • Since my OpenID is registered on the same mail (Google) shouldn't this have happpened automatically anyway?
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Thank you guys (+1 to both). It worked lovely and I got +100 in both accounts. Neat! :) – Kensai Sep 24 '09 at 16:50

Go here http://meta.stackoverflow.com/users/136356?tab=accounts#sort-top to associate them.

Advantages:

  • +100 rep on each account if at least one has > 200 currently
  • ???

Google's OpenIDs are unique per site, which is the reason (well, at least one of the reasons anyway) the accounts had to be linked in the first place.

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I go to that page, but cannot see how to connect? – Vering Dec 28 '12 at 14:17

On your profile page, click on the "Accounts" tab; it leads you through it gently from there...

Advantages: a free 100pts for you (if you have an established account), easier support for us

Gmail might be a pain; IIRC I used my (also google) blogger address while linking, but it might work (I just didn't really try).

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