On Stack Overflow, I am https://stackoverflow.com/users/83429/plutext

However, I can no longer login as that user via MyOpenID; whenever I try to login, Stack Overflow now says:

[The login it recognised] is new to Stack Overflow However, it is known to 1 other site in the Stack Exchange network

In my MyOpenID registration persona, I think Stack Overflow used to recognise me by the website listed in that persona.

But no matter what I try, I can't get Stack Overflow to recognise my real account (you know, the one which has my reputation, built up over time).

I can login to the MyOpenID.com site itself.

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Your OpenID on that account is not MyOpenID. I can't email you your actual OpenID, since you haven't listed an email; however... it should be familiar to you. It is a bespoke provider that you must have created (it isn't any of the usual ones, and is you-specific).

(I'm not trying to be cryptic - just security conscious)

So.... do you remember setting up an OpenID location?

  • Sure, via MyOpenID, I made jharrop.myopenid.com and plutext.myopenid.com. Associated with the latter I have dev.plutext.org, and it is that which I used to be able to use to login to SO. Appreciate your security consciousness, but I'm happy enough to list these, given that my password is still secret.
    – Plutext
    Nov 1, 2011 at 20:54
  • @Jason to count as a match, it'll need to report as http://dev.plutext.org/projects.html (since that is what it recorded originally). However, I can probably tweak it to something if that is no longer available. Nov 1, 2011 at 21:06
  • Hi Marc, when I try to login with dev.plutext.org/projects.html, I am directed to the MyOpenID page, where I can choose a persona, and then when I continue, SO says "This login is new to Stack Overflow.." .. Is there particular persona details which I can set up so SO will recognise the login? thanks.
    – Plutext
    Nov 2, 2011 at 7:58
  • k; unless you object, I'm just going to merge Jason and plutext (which will combine all the content and logins into one account) - that OK with you? Nov 2, 2011 at 8:02
  • That would be perfect thanks Marc.
    – Plutext
    Nov 2, 2011 at 12:10
  • Hi Marc, Given that I can login as stackoverflow.com/users/1031689/jason could you please merge the existing plutext answers and reputation into that login? thanks
    – Plutext
    Nov 6, 2011 at 0:13
  • @Jason done and done Nov 6, 2011 at 0:17
  • Great, thank you very much for that.
    – Plutext
    Nov 6, 2011 at 20:35

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