I accidentally posted a question without being logged in. Is there a way to associate that question with my account?

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a.k.a. How can you link a registered account to a cookie-based account?
a.k.a. How do I merge an unregistered account with a registered account
a.k.a. Merging users
a.k.a. How do I associate anonymous questions I’ve asked with my registered account?
a.k.a. Is there a way to claim an unregistered user?
(in case anyone searches with those terms)


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To merge any two accounts, follow the procedure outlined on the "User Merge" help page:

I accidentally created two accounts; how do I merge them?

If you have two accounts that you would like to join together, please sign into either account, visit the contact form and select ‘I need to merge user profiles’. After you contact us, the Stack Exchange Team will reach out to verify that you own both accounts. If we can confirm your ownership, we will initiate a merge.

If you can't remember how to log in, go here and enter the email address you used to create the account you are trying to sign into.

If you're into URL modification, you can just go directly to https://$site/help/merging-accounts. For example, https://stackoverflow.com/help/merging-accounts, https://english.stackexchange.com/help/merging-accounts, and so on.

Stack Overflow for Teams members

If you are a member of a Stack Overflow Team, to expedite your account merge request, do not use the normal contact form above - instead, open a ticket on the Teams support portal. (You do not need to leave any Teams you're a member of.)

  • @Juice Is that email address permanently closed now, or is it simply preferred that one open a ticket? Sep 23, 2020 at 19:49
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    The email is still available but it's highly preferred by the support team that tickets come in via the portal. Jira does a very poor job of parsing emails.
    – Juice StaffMod
    Sep 23, 2020 at 20:19
  • Does that contact form still work? I've tried three times today with two of my accounts. No dice.
    – lmonninger
    May 13 at 3:42

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