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I think I'm having the same issue as reported in this question:

Why am I jon.doe when logging into Data Explorer?

When I log into SEDE with the same OpenID account I use for SE, a different user comes up ("James Wiseman" on Stack Exchange and "adsense" in Data Explorer).

Is there anything I can do personally to rectify this, or must I rely on the admins?

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The related question you mention here is a different issue (when creating an account with an OpenID where we can't programmatically determine your name, the account is assigned a unique predefined 'jon.doe' name).


Data Explorer's login mechanism is not linked to the Stack Exchange Network, because Data Explorer is open-source and the Network site code is not.

Since it's a totally separate system, you get assigned a separate user account, which cannot be associated like a user account on the Network can be.

If you want your displayed information on Data Explorer to match your other profiles, you have to manually copy in the info.

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So now I have two accounts, one at work and one at home, both with the same OpenID. Is that expected? – mmyers Jun 17 '11 at 17:26
    
@mmyers: Two accounts on SEDE? No. That sounds like a bug. – Jon Seigel Jun 17 '11 at 17:28
    
So what does this statement from the SEDE FAQ mean data.stackexchange.com/faq 'We will automatically populate any parameter named ##UserId## with your user id on the respective sites (if your EmailHash matches)'? – James Wiseman Jun 17 '11 at 18:22
    
@James: That means it searches in the selected site's data for an e-mail hash matching the hash of the user who's currently logged in, and if found, auto-populates a parameter field. It has nothing to do with the login system. – Jon Seigel Jun 17 '11 at 18:46
    
Right, ok. So how come it doesn't autopopulate for me? – James Wiseman Jun 17 '11 at 18:48
    
@mmyers not anymore you don't. (: SEDE will now account for valid variations on the openid, and I merged your accounts. – Rebecca Chernoff Oct 5 '11 at 8:51

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