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How can one link/merge/combine/associate two accounts/users? (Anonymous/unregistered/cookie or OpenID/registered)
how to register my unregistered account?

Hi

I have an account in StackOverflow for quite some time but I never took the time to register.

I want to have that same account and username but I want to be a registered user so I can favorite questions.

How can I do that without losing the points and questions I have?

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marked as duplicate by Grace Note, ChrisF, Michael Mrozek, alex, Jon Seigel Jan 17 '11 at 17:58

This question was marked as an exact duplicate of an existing question.

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Since you need a registered account in order to post on Meta Stack Overflow, I'm assuming you had to register a separate account instead of registering your original account. In that case, please follow these instructions: flag a post of yours for moderator attention and request a user account merge. Specify the profile page for your other account, and provide any other identifying info if you have any. – Grace Note Jan 17 '11 at 15:26

Judging by questions here and here, you can simply use the "register" link at the top of the page to make a registered account, and if you find your registered account to be lacking questions, you can ask a moderator to merge them in.

(This is, of course, all assuming you currently do not have a registered account.)

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