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So this actually happened a long time ago I just never complained about it until now:

I was a beta user of SO and originally my account was located at: http://stackoverflow.com/users/871/andrew-g-johnson -- I used Google to login as soon as it was available

Then when you guys rolled out Facebook Connect and I clicked that. Suddenly my account id was changed: http://stackoverflow.com/users/428190/andrew-g-johnson.

I liked my low user id and beta badge -- is it possible to get those back?

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Did you add an OpenID to your account, or register a second account? It sounds like the latter; if you reregistered with a totally different OpenID you really can't be surprised that you ended up with a different account – Michael Mrozek Apr 18 '11 at 7:59
@Michael Mrozek - I think it's the same one, my rep & past questions are associated with the newer account – Andrew G. Johnson Apr 18 '11 at 8:11
It looks like someone merged your older account into your newer one (ICBW). I'm flagging this for dev attention. Are you certain that the old ID is correct? – Tim Post Apr 18 '11 at 8:35
@Tim Post - Ya it was definitely 871 -- my personal site is still linking there, my meta ID seems to still be 871. – Andrew G. Johnson Apr 18 '11 at 14:29

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This isn't possible without hours of painful dev work manually manipulating the database, sorry -- your account was auto-merged into the higher ID way back in August 2010.

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I agree that you should get your account back or get merged to old id, since your joined date is only few minutes different than next user id - 872

And looks like that even made someone out of the box, I knew that they had to ban again to following person. His user id changed from 135854 to 157251 on meta.


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