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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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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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Recalculate new contributor indicators when an account is merged

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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How can one link / merge / combine / associate two accounts / users? (Anonymous / unregistered / cookie, or Google / Facebook / registered)

I accidentally posted a question without being logged in. Is there a way to associate that question with my account? Return to FAQ Index For more information, visit "I accidentally created two ...
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I think I found some user accounts that should be merged; what do I do?

While reviewing the suggested edits queue I found a suggested edit to a question or answer that appeared to be submitted by the same person. Upon further research, I found that the user actually had ...
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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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Move ux.stackexchange.com posts to a different account

I have a stackexchange.com account that is registered with the following: Stackoverflow UX Programmers I have made multiple posts on the various sites but I'm only interested in transferring across ...
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Transferring my reps from dormant account [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can one link/merge/combine/associate two accounts/users? (Anonymous/unregistered/cookie or OpenID/registered) I have had two accounts on stackoverflow, while one being now ...
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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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Delete an account I made by accident on Stack Overflow [closed]

I accidentally made another account when trying to switch between Google accounts. Its name is user333673. And I also asked a question on it without realising it was not my "real" account. So can a ...
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Is it possible to delete one of my accounts after they were merged?

My two different accounts were merged into a single one. So, I would like to delete one of the accounts. Is this possible? If yes, then how can I do this and is there any consequence to this on ...
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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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How to avoid deletion and merging of accounts using the same network or computer?

My friends and I use the same network and sometimes the same computer due to scarcity of computer resources. My account got suspended due to irregular voting pattern. I am regretting that and serving ...
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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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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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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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Is Stack Overflow merging two different accounts by email without the user's consent?

I had one account through Google with email X and another account through myopenid.com. I happened to add the same email X to this myopenid.com account. My intention was to stop using the Google ...
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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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Data explorer site created new jon.doe account, instead of logging me to the old one

I've logged in to data explorer site, but it didn't recognise my old account and created a new one. Is it possible to merge those accounts, as I can't logging to my old account anymore. Related: ...
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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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Downvotes removed on account merger

After a user requested their duplicate accounts be merged on Bio, I'm a little puzzled by their reputation. Account A posted a question which at the time of merger had 2 upvotes, 1 downvote. I ...
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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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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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I want to merge two accounts but have same email and pword for both so can't provide profile links for both to log in!

Here what I had prepared for the merge support guys... I have two accounts with the same email address...blah.j.blah@blah.ie and I want to merge them together. This came about as a result of the fact ...
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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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Problem with merging accounts

I have this account under an email that I ask this question from right now AND I have an old account here: https://math.stackexchange.com/users/18993/nikolajk that I made under an old email address. ...
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Unable to update profile at Stack Overflow [duplicate]

I try to update my account at Stack Overflow, but see this error: Oops! There was a problem updating your profile: This email address is already registered. If it belongs to you, log in above ...
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Why do I keep receiving badge notifications from my old unused profile?

A moment ago, I noticed I got a gold badge related to this question. I clicked on it and I found it is related to another profile of mine I did not use for ages as I have no idea which email and ...
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What should I do in the case of an account merge if I don't have access to one of the emails?

I found this account (on which I am posting) and requested a merge via Stack Overflow support. I clicked the confirm ownership link from the email associated with the other account, but as it stands, ...
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Just found an older account of mine, can they be merged? [duplicate]

I joined stackoverflow the other day with the ID DevTravis. Could these two accounts be merged, preferably the newer one being preserved and the questions from this one being migrated?
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Would it have been possible to get both versions of “Where in the World” with an account-merger?

There are two different versions of the hat "Where in the World?", which, according to the list of hat-triggers, is awarded [f]or participating on a site, when it's December 21 (the December ...
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When accounts are merged, are hats also?

If accounts get merged during WinterBash, do hats get transferred as well? Just curious.
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My math.stackexchange profile showing 3 times my account and reputation problem

First of all in my first picture my math.stackexchange account is showing 3 times. Second problem my today and previous reputations are not showing instead my stackoverflow reputation is visible. ...
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Can I merge only questions from another account?

I have two Stack Exchange accounts, but I want one for questions (this one), and one for answers (the second one). In this account I have no answers at all. Can I ask a moderator to merge all the ...
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Reputation is not updated when merging chat accounts [duplicate]

I had 2 accounts, e.g: Account 1 having : 1000 reputation. Account 2 having : 50 reputation. After merging these two: the reputation while on the Stack Overflow site shows the updated Reputation i....
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'Sub'-account merge with new account

Is it possible to 'merge' only a site account (part of a network account) into a new account whilst preserving all the other site accounts part of the network account? For the avoidance of doubt, let'...
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Why am I merged with a totally different user?

My account (JM97-https://chemistry.stackexchange.com/users/23944/jm97) has been merged with another user (previously named "moderator") on the suspicion that the latter was my sock puppet, but this is ...