I asked and answered a question on an SE site without registering. I was accessing my unregistered account through my browser, which kept me logged in. However, someone reset my cookies and now I've lost my account.

Is there anyway to regain it, or should I give it up for lost?

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  • If you have a link to your account, you can write a mail to team@stackoverflow.com – Toon Krijthe Jun 16 '11 at 10:03
  • @Gamecat - what constitutes a "link to your account"? – user148268 Jun 16 '11 at 10:04
  • a link to your account page, or probably only the ID is enough. But you need to proof that its your account. – Toon Krijthe Jun 16 '11 at 10:21

So long as you provided us a valid email, you can simply recover your cookie by clicking the

If you’ve forgotten or lost your login information

click here to recover your account

Area on the login page:

click here to recover your account

Once you have recovered your cookie, I strongly suggest clicking the "register" link that appears on the top of every page and on your user page to convert your account from unregistered (cookie-based) to registered (login-based).

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