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I'm becoming come active and I'd like to not have to log-in to each site when I'd like to get started. Is there any way to log-in one place to have all accounts connected?

EDIT: Yes so I'm using Chrome, and when I click on the drop down in upper right then go to a site where I don't have an account yet, go to the site, I don't have the privileges of a logged-in user. For example if I click on the drop down again, I don't have an inbox as I would if I did it now.


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Well, the accounts are "connected," in a sense. When you "link accounts" you earn 100 rep. As for having that login work cross-site, it's not really a big deal to me...they are on different domains, after all. – zourtney Dec 15 '10 at 21:37
I suppose you're right, I'll only have to do it once anyways. – tshauck Dec 15 '10 at 21:50

This should already work; SO rolled out "Global Network Auto-Login" in September. You should get a banner like the following:

Image stolen from Jeff's blog entry

Are you having problems with it, or had you just not tried yet? If it's not working you might want to edit in what's happening and what browser you're using

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I believe he means he wants to short-circuit the account re-creation process. – jcolebrand Dec 15 '10 at 22:01
@drachenstern What would that entail? SO already doesn't have much of a "registration", you login and it says "hey, we're going to link your accounts", and you say "ok" – Michael Mrozek Dec 15 '10 at 22:03
I'm just guessing here, @tshauck would have to say for sure. – jcolebrand Dec 15 '10 at 22:05
Still needs to create a new login for every stack exchange site. – Guy Jan 19 '11 at 16:45

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