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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  • The information here doesn't work for careers.stackexchange.com. – Drew Noakes Nov 3 '14 at 21:47

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.

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    @JeffAtwood 1) Does this go for each separate StackExchange site one has created separate accounts on? 2) Could I later ad the deleted account’s login to the list of logins on the account I keep? – Alfonso Mar 25 '14 at 17:59
  • @JeffAtwood will my reputation from both accounts add up or i will have only one accounts reputation. – Sandeep Feb 17 '16 at 9:51
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    Reputation is merged as well. – Jan Feb 24 '16 at 12:00
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    Recently, I signed up to askubuntu.com with my new email address, so now I had two accounts, which I wanted to merge. When I logged in to stackoverflow using my old email address and then added my new email address (under edit profile), my accounts were merged automatically. – Klamann Sep 7 '16 at 14:17
  • This doesn't work any more, the staff don't respond. – user370230 Oct 5 '17 at 8:59
  • Does it only apply to the accidental creation of two accounts? Or to the intentional double-account creation, too? – Konstantinos Nov 12 '17 at 16:32
  • Will my reputation in both account be summed up then? – tarit goswami Nov 22 at 8:43

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