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Are these actions counted as "interactions"? [duplicate]

From the suggestion when you have to share the network with other people, the best thing to do is avoid interacting with the other. I know "upvote" is counted as "interactions". It ...
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Merging account bug - "Save and copy change to all public community" doesn't work properly

I found this while I was checking my account. https://stackexchange.com/users/13397842/ro-theory?tab=accounts When I click two of these, It links to another account name. I think it is one of the ...
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Is it OK to create a timetable to avoid getting merged when I have to share the same network with other people?

I stay in a dormitory and have a problem: I have to share the same network with four other people. We know each other's accounts and avoid interacting with each other. The problem is even though we ...
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Warning message before the system merge any accounts when the system detects suspect behavior

When you use a network that is shared with many people, it is possible that they interact with each other without knowing about each other. The problem is when the interaction reach some point, the ...
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Review suspensions are not carried over with account merges

The user who is the subject of this CM escalation (link only visible to Stack Overflow moderators and Stack Exchange staff members) was suspended from reviewing for 365 days on Aug 10, 2022: Later, ...
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Why did my account get merged with several others? What do I have to do to reverse it? [duplicate]

I just logged in and found that my account was merged with many other accounts with no reason. My account has many questions that don't belong to my account. I don't know why it happened. There are ...
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Why did this former staff member get all these badges at once?

I was browsing the list with recently awarded badges for popular questions, when I noticed former staff member Lisa Park getting 9 instances of this badge at the same time. The description of this ...
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Merging an unregistered account [duplicate]

I realized, after many months, that I once asked a question on the aviation Stack Exchange site, not from this account. Apparently I reentered my email I guessed and created an account which was ...
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Questions about merging sock puppet accounts

Recently I created two accounts, and I must admit, I use them to sock puppet (not on meta), but now I want to merge them, because it's really hard to live with this lie, and I have several questions: ...
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How can you merge accounts when you've not got access to old email? [duplicate]

I have this old account and I can't log in to the email associated with it anymore: https://stackoverflow.com/users/847047/avenas8808 https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/171485/avenas8808 How can I ...
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My chat profiles were not merged when my accounts were merged [duplicate]

I recently merged my multiple accounts. All my reputations, badges, chat ping notifications, privilege notifications, etc. from my duplicate account were moved to my primary (original) account. But my ...
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Account merge leaves behind empty network profile

I recently merged two of my Stack Exchange accounts. This causes the user with the higher ID to be deleted on each site where I had accounts that got merged. Except it doesn't remove the network ...
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I had my accounts merged. Do I need to update all my share links to ensure I'm awarded publicity badges?

My main user ID on the Information Security site changed from 165253 to 106285 since my accounts were merged. Does this invalidate all of the share links in my posts which use my old user ID? https://...
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What defines the dominant profile information when merging accounts? [duplicate]

I created this account because I cannot login to my original account. A user suggested merging accounts. This implies combining account data, posts, and reputation. However, I can only have one ...
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Evading question ban by triggering the automatic merger of accounts [duplicate]

While trying to ask a question, one could get: We are no longer accepting questions from this account. See the Help Center to learn more. This is of course something counterproductive towards a ...
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Can I merge a corporate team SO account with my personal SO account? [duplicate]

I have a corporate-based, "Private Team, Business" (that's what the screen says below the team logo that sits just under the SO logo in the top left) team account, registered and used with a ...
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Update the help center page on merging accounts to direct Teams users to the correct form

The help center page on merging accounts says that if one wants their accounts merged, they should contact the team using the standard contact form. This is correct for most users... ...unless they ...
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Is merging accounts not automated?

Earlier I used to have multiple stack exchange accounts: Account C I wanted for publicly identifiable (in the sense that it had my LinkedIn URL and real photo) and mostly involved StackOverflow ...
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I changed my Stack Overflow account email address. Suddenly, my username and photo changed too

I was recently laid off from my company. I changed my Stack Overflow account's email address from my work email to my personal email. Upon doing this, my username, which was "Umbrella_Programmer," ...
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Unable to merge with previous account because I don't know the profile ID

I registered my original Stack Exchange account using a university email address that is now dead due to my having graduated. I was able to continue using the Stack Exchange account anyway due to my ...
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How can I merge/combine all Stack Exchange accounts? [duplicate]

Is it possible to merge all Stack Exchange Sites accounts like StackOverflow & AskUbuntu, SuperUser, etc. so that the trust (impact, reputation and badges) of all accounts gets added up into one ...
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Profile data merged on change of email

I have changed my email id in stackoverflow, on change of it, my tags, watched tags etc., were merged from the previous account which i have deleted. to elaborate Consider I have an account with ...
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Did I merge my accounts or not?

Today I managed to recover the password of my old account and wanted to merge it with my new one. I changed the email address of the old account to the same one which is saved in my new account. I ...
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Is it ethical to merge work and private SE accounts?

I am leaving a job and I would like to have access to the questions I asked on SE forums to be accessible to me. However, the account I used while working is bound to a work email address. I am ...
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Do deleted or closed posts interfere with an account merge?

A new, unregistered user showed up a few days ago on another Stack Exchange site. That user posted a question, and then, about an hour later, a separate, registered account posted a non-answer "answer"...
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Why is my custom filter invisible after user profile merge?

I have merged two user profiles. In one user profile I had created a custom filter named "My C++". Now this filter is not shown anymore. But as soon as I want to create a new custom filter with the ...
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Posts made by new accounts that are later merged into established accounts still show as "new contributor", contradicting the user card

Imagine an established user accidentally makes a post through a new or unregistered account (or intentionally to prevent their account credentials from being compromised through a public network). ...
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How can I choose which account to remain when merging user accounts?

I'm trying to merge two of my accounts, and I tried to follow the standard procedure from here (I need to merge user profiles). I put on "my profile link" my main account (this one) and in "the ...
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How to merge two different Stack Exchange accounts?

I know that a similar question (How to merge two different Stack Overflow accounts?) was asked a lot of times, but the answer to all of them was the same: visit the help centre page on merging ...
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Can a user make two accounts that both get the site reputation bonus at 200 rep then merge the two accounts, getting the association bonus twice?

If an alternate account earns 200 reputation and gets the association bonus, then the alternate account is merged with a different account that also has earned the association bonus, do both bonuses ...
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If I post as a guest and then decide to verify my email address, why aren't the accounts merged automatically?

I asked a question on one of the SE sites using the Post as a guest feature. I was really happy that SE allowed me to ask the question without a complicated sign-up process. After posting the ...
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Merge two accounts does not work out

So, I am having a few accounts. A while ago I registered one account via email. After that I started authentications via Google for like five other Stack Exchange accounts. When I try to merge them ...
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Asked question without registering, can't see my question after registration [duplicate]

This morning I've asked a question (on Academia) without registering. I've received an email with a link to set up an account and I've followed it. However it seems this new account is in no way ...
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Re-awarding badges after merging accounts?

When animuson answered my question on Merging Accounts Question Roundup, in part of their answer they said: "Badges are not transferred, but will be automatically re-awarded as the processes run ...
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By updating my job email settings, I have accidentally merged 2 accounts, how do I undo the merge?

A few years ago, I created a new account on SO with a new gmail address, and stopped using my old one which was associated with my personal email address. Now since then, I only go with the new one, ...
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Merging Accounts Question Roundup

So, what's the deal with merging accounts? What information do they have to confirm in order to merge? I know a screenshot of you logged into one of the accounts is required but what other info do ...
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Can I get my old user ID back?

This is a continuation of this problem I had earlier. I thought the problem was solved and it kind of was for some time. Today I logged into my SO account, after a break of 3 or 4 days, to find that ...
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Banned from asking questions due to connecting a Google account that associated questions with my current account?

A few years ago I was a total programming noob and signed up to StackOverflow in order to get help (more like leeching) with programming issues I was having. My account was quickly blocked from asking ...
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Stop automatically merging accounts without asking the users

Currently, users are automatically merged if SE detects certain situations that indicate that the users belong to the same real person. Some aspects of this have been mentioned in meta posts, but in ...
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Merging an account caused my username to change on a site

When my Information Security account was merged to a secondary (IS) account, at least my Super User username was changed to this secondary account's username (username history, "recent names", is ...
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Merging accounts and the 200 daily reputation limitation

Some initial context A while back ago when I started using SE communities, I found out about the 200 point daily rep limit excluding awarded bounties, etc. Later on as time passed I found out about ...
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Automatically merge unregistered account with existing account when using same email

I asked a question on engineering.stackexchange.com before joining the site, and provided my email. Unfortunately, I used a different name than my username on the Stack Exchange network. Still, the ...
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Accounts not merged

In my profile it shows two accounts for Magento. I have no problem with it on the website, but in the mobile app, due to these multiple accounts, I am unable to view my profile content. These ...
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Merging accounts deletion

Before merging accounts (on Stack Overflow), I got a message: The account xxx will be removed, and all rep and votes will be transferred to account yyy as a result of this merge. Please click OK ...
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Earlier questions not tied to my account [duplicate]

I found around half a dozen posts from me, done back in 2012 ish, that are not tied into my current account. How can a link be established? Reading them it's obvious they're written by me, and not ...
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"Too many requests from this IP address" while attempting to merge accounts

Let me tell you a story: I want to merge two accounts. I proceeded as explained in How can one link / merge / combine / associate two accounts / users? (Anonymous / unregistered / cookie, or OpenID / ...
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Can I link my account to one that I deleted?

Say that I open two accounts by mistake on the same SE site. There's a procedure in place for linking them. Is there a similar procedure in place if I accidentally deleted my account? Can I dig up ...
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Improve the user profile merge template when contacting community team

When I use the moderator tool to contact the community team, one of the templates is "user profile merge" (Thanks for adding that btw!) The template is currently: Hello, I'm writing in reference to ...
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What would happen if someone who is suspended created a new account and tries to have it merged it later?

Let's say someone: has his Stack Exchange account suspended for a year; then created a new account; tries to merge it with his previous account after the suspension is over. What would happen then ...
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Zombie account was somehow created, and I am unable to submit a merge form (profiles already linked)

Update 1: scifi mod tells me a CM contacted me this morning, I haven't received any e-mail (I checked the spam too). Not sure if it's related. Update 2: got a reply for the latest form submitted from ...
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