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A bit of a dumb question, but...

I am on this unregistered account I created some time ago, but I now have a registered one I want to use instead... How do I log out of this one and into the new one? Is there a good way of associating this one with the existing one?

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You log out with the "logout" button.

Re merging the two accounts; no problem - just let me/us know the other account, so I/we can confirm that it is yours. I checked by e-mail address and a few other things, but no obvious matches...

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When you are on as an unregistered account, there is no logout button.

But... if you follow the register link, you can select the Open-ID of your registered account and you will then be logged in as that user.

Then you can contact team@stackoverflow.com and ask them to merge the two account.

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Wow, it has been a long time since I logged in anonymously, so I guess I missed this subtlety. – Marc Gravell Oct 15 '09 at 15:48
Me neither. This came up very recently over at StackExchange. – Robert Cartaino Oct 15 '09 at 16:25
there is no logout button for unregistered users because it irrevocably destroys the browser cookie, the only thing that uniquely identifies them to us. You can go there manually, though : meta.stackoverflow.com/users/logout – Jeff Atwood Nov 3 '09 at 7:03

E-mail team@stackoverflow.com. They should be able to do the merge for you.

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"meta" works just as well, probably quicker... – Marc Gravell Oct 14 '09 at 20:41
Sounds fair. :) – John Rudy Oct 14 '09 at 20:51

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