Something screwy is afoot. I recently got my invitation to Careers. Happy, I raced to the site to fill out my profile. Somehow I seem to have two accounts on there (one is linked to my regular StackExchange account, and the other seems to be a newly created or funky linked account. I am using both my gmail account and my OpenID.com to authenticate.

Account 1:

  • Original StackExchange Account
  • Uses OpenID and a Google Account (Not GMail) but is defunct

Account 2:

  • New account that apparently got created when I used my GMail (!!! should have known better) account after clicking the invitation link
  • Uses GMail
  • Has fledgling profile filled out

What happens

When logged into Account 1, I remove the OpenID auth. Logout...

Logged into Account 2, I go to Add OpenID, and attempt to add my OpenID. It appears to work! But upon clicking on Profile, I get the "Request an invite" page, and I click on my name and find that I have been silently signed into Account 1! Also, my OpenID is once again attributed to Account 1.

Methinks I broke something when I accidentally used an OpenID that was not (currently) part of my SE profile. I have since added it, but the damage is done. Any help from an Admin?

  • Is this still an issue? I see one account for you with a fairly complete profile. If so, email me details for both accounts to careers at stackoverflow dot com. Jan 5, 2012 at 18:57

1 Answer 1


I found both your accounts (thanks to your email) and have merged them. You should see your SO account on your careers profile now.

  • I seem to be having the same issue with my Careers account. Are you able to resolve that as well @Korneel? My apologies if this is not the appropriate channel for these types of requests. Please let me know if you need additional info or if there is a better place for this type of support request. Apr 5, 2012 at 5:00
  • @Colin Can you email me at careers at stackoverflow dot com with your account information? Thanks! Apr 5, 2012 at 13:37

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