On the profile page there is the "my logins" link, which shows you all of the various IDs you can use to log into your Stack Exchange account.
I am trying to add a Stack Exchange account to this so that I can log in to Stack Exchange using my Google account or using a Stack Exchange username/password combination. However, this isn't working and I don't think it's something I'm doing wrong.
This is what I'm doing:
- Go to profile (on gaming.stackexchange.com, most likely any other site not using the new login page - I haven't tested this on MSO)
- Click my logins
- Click add login
- Click Stack Exchange
- Enter an email address not currently associated with the login address of any account
- This then creates a new account, that isn't linked to my existing account in any way
If I try to add an existing Stack Exchange login to my account I get a prompt stating "this will log out you and log you in as " with two options - to continue (and log out of my current account and log into a test account) or to cancel (and remain logged in as me).
Neither of these workflows seem to result in adding a new login to my account, and I can still only log in with my Google account.
This issue only occurs when adding a Stack Exchange login - if you attempt to add any other provider this will work fine.
What's going wrong here?