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I have registered a Stack Exchange OpenID account with Stack Overflow and would like to merge that with an unregistered account on Stack Overflow. The e-mail addresses are the same in both accounts however the automatic merge failed to work. Also, whenever I try to access the previous unregistered account through account recovery I am always redirected to the new account so I'm stuck with reputation 1.

In the FAQ question it says that the main way to merge accounts is to flag a post for a moderator to merge. This post has a screen shot of where that flag link is but like the OP in the question, I do not have access to the flag link since all I am stuck with my newly registered account with 1 reputation on Stack Overflow.

So, apart from me asking somebody to flag it for me, how can a newly registered account flag a previously unregistered account's questions?

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    Can you post the links to the two profiles. Then a mod will be able to verify the details and merge the accounts. – ChrisF Oct 24 '11 at 20:23
  • @ChrisF - I'm a little hesitant in doing that since it's not really answering my question. – E.Beach Oct 24 '11 at 20:41
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    The answer is that you need 15 reputation to be able to flag - which shouldn't be too hard to achieve - however, linking to the profiles (by editing your question) is a way to achieve your goal. – ChrisF Oct 24 '11 at 20:42
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    Merged. Enjoy :) – HedgeMage Oct 25 '11 at 3:43
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From ChrisF's comment:

The answer is that you need 15 reputation to be able to flag - which shouldn't be too hard to achieve - however, linking to the profiles (by editing your question) is a way to achieve your goal.

So it seems that quickest way to solve this problem is to write a 'please merge my account' post, just like this one.

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