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I think it might be a good idea to allow users of Stack Overflow / meta - Stack Overflow / Server Fault etc to be able to use the same user ID profile data. So for example, If I wanted to do so I could have signed into meta - Stack Overflow with my Stack Overflow User rather than having to create a completely identical user on meta-SO.

I realize this wouldn't be something everyone would want to do, but I think it should be an option for those who don't mind having the same user id / user data

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We already allow that. Use the same OpenID that you created for one of your other accounts. Then you'll be able to associate those accounts together and get a +100 rep bonus.

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It's close, but not seamless. I suspect that the lack of cross-site cookies makes it impossible to make it completely transparent. – Kyle Cronin Jul 10 '09 at 4:52
"we already allow that." we? really? is that what you're going with? – Jeff Atwood Jul 10 '09 at 6:31
@Jeff: Let TXI feel like he's part of the team. He just wants so bad to be in the team photo at the end of the year. – Eric Jul 10 '09 at 13:02
I'm already the court jester of StackOverflow. – TheTXI Jul 10 '09 at 15:09
I'd like to see single-sign-on in the "I don't want to have to keep logging into each site" sense ;) Also - it'd be nice if reputation earned in SO carried over to the other sites... I mean - if I'm trustworthy enough to responsibly help others on one site - aren't I just so on the others too? (and what's this I hear about +100 rep for associating your accounts???) – Taryn East Feb 27 '10 at 22:13

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