The full order of event related to this problem was:

  1. I asked a question on http://vi.stackexchange.com (not signed up)
  2. Decided to respond to one of the comment
    2a. System said that for the feedback but you need to be signed up.... etc etc
    2b. I had to sign up
  3. I commented.

The problem:

  1. When I asked the question. The user ID assigned to me was 2024 (vi.SE)
  2. When system forced me to sign up, user ID assigned to me was another 2025.
  3. Now I am not able to accept the answer to my own question.

Fix?: Maybe StackExchange engine should merge profiles with same email ID automatically?

This question might seem duplicate of this and this question, but note that I'm not looking for support, I'm suggesting an upgrade.

  • Well, as far as I talk about the manual merge as describe on this Meta FAQ page, my profiles haven't been merged yet. Even after the verification process. I still can't accept answer for my question. Commented Nov 25, 2015 at 7:19
  • As far as I know, SE does merge profiles (even if this is sometimes undesired), so this would appear to be a support request, or perhaps a recently-introduced bug. Commented Nov 25, 2015 at 7:49

1 Answer 1


There are a few checks and balances in the automatic account merge system, mostly to avoid accidental merges and to ensure there is some oversight when certain conditions occur.

For example, if one of the identified accounts is for a high rep user on one of the sites, a CM (or developer) needs to approve the merge.

This is what happened here - the merge was sitting in a queue till I approved it.

  • is for a high rep user can you add the cut off rep? Commented Oct 11, 2017 at 10:18

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