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I lost my old stack overflow id with new openid changes. how can i get it back ?

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We can almost certainly recover this relatively easily, but you'll need to give us somewhere to start - what was your account called, for example? "here" (meta), or a moderator flag on SO may be quicker than the e-mail approach (heck, I'm here now...). We'll also need to confirm that it is your account. Then we can just merge with your new SO account.

If this is your account, then you just need to use the subdomain. I've e-mailed your openid to your listed e-mail address (from the old account).

Update: confirmed via e-mail discussion and merged.

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Best write a mail to team@stackoverflow.com with information.

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Sigh. That isn't the only (or perhaps even the best) option; the ♦ moderators can deal with user account enquiries... –  Marc Gravell Nov 2 '09 at 6:12
    
Is this new? I was under the impression that also ♦ moderators referred these kind of problems usually to team@so (like meta.stackexchange.com/questions/7423/lost-openid-account/… or meta.stackexchange.com/questions/22568/… or meta.stackexchange.com/questions/3948/… or meta.stackexchange.com/questions/13924/…). Probably it's a case by case question who can help. –  sth Nov 2 '09 at 7:45
    
Not especially. At least one of those relates to a deleted account, which is very different. But I'm perfectly willing to handle merge requests from MSO, as long as we can confirm identity without disclosing priveleged info in the public arena. –  Marc Gravell Nov 2 '09 at 11:20
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