My profile page says that I joined 7 months ago. This is correct, as far as it goes.
However, I have been a member of main META before. It would have been approx. 4 years 7 months ago (as this was when I joined all the other SE sites that I am a member of).
At the time, I decided that I was too new, the site was a little too Meta (I was only seeking a software and hardware community), and I clicked the little button that said "Delete Profile"
Now, I am wondering if, after all this time, my old account can be recovered and merged in with my new one. Is there a statute of limitations on accounts being recovered after they are deleted on main META?
My impetus for asking this isn't to recover any lost reputation (as I probably had about zero posts the first time around). I'm just a little covetous of having an additional 4 years back on the clock for my account. I'm already missing out on some sweet additional silver "Yearling" badges!