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I want to take advantage of the feature on Area 51 that recognizes my existing reputation on two other stackexchange sites. How do I make that happen?

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I had this problem, and the other answer didn't seem to help. But I figured it out.

  1. Go to your profile on any Stack Exchange site, like this one.
  2. Next to the links that say edit delete prefs flair my logins, there's an option to create a Stack Exchange account. Click it.
  3. Now you can use the "Log in with Stack Exchange" option on the Area 51 website.
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If you're talking about Stack Exchange 1.0 sites like MathOverflow or Answers.onStartups, this is not possible because Stack Exchange 1.0 is not compatible with Stack Exchange 2.0, of which Area 51 is based off of.


If you are talking about a Trilogy site* or a SE 2.0 site:

  1. All accounts must use the same OpenID.
  2. Logout and log back in to Area 51, a Trilogy site, or a SE 2.0 site (currently, WebApps, which is in private beta, is the only SE 2.0 site)

The Trilogy sites are:

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Unless there is a lag, this doesn't work. –  Vivi Jul 5 '10 at 23:51
    
Is this distinction between SE sites still applicable? Or is this answer obsolete? –  feetwet Jul 14 at 8:44

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