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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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Make it possible to merge user accounts in Data Explorer

This is my profile in Data Explorer. I logged in there with Gmail account which I am using in Stack Exchange. So my user id of any Stack Exchange site is automatically populated there. I have three ...
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How do I consolidate my stackoverflow accounts? [duplicate]

I actually like the OpenID (since SO is one of the first sites I use that has it consistently implemented), but now I have about 5 accounts in varying degrees of answered questions. Is it possible to ...
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Where did my Unsung Hero badge go?

I have over 900 reputation and over a year of answering others programming questions on Stack Overflow, and I had a Unsung Hero gold badge about 2 weeks ago and I had just gotten it and within like a ...
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Make account merges propagate to chat

When two accounts are merged, all the posts/votes are moved over to the "master" account, and the other account ("slave"?) is deleted. The merge is propagated network-wide, so a similar thing happens ...
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Chat not working after account merge

I have recently merged accounts. However, it looks like the chats weren't been influenced by the merge, which makes me underprivileged to participate in chat. The screenshots of the problem are as ...
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Why have my two accounts been merged without asking me?

I have two accounts, one is my main account and another one for the sally questions because I don't like these kind of questions to be exist in my main account. Yesterday, I've found that Stack ...
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Two accounts de-merged; many points and top user status lost

Two accounts were de-merged per Two accounts were merged, but they were used by different people but in the process, both users lost many points, and some bounties were exchanged. For example: Quant ...
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Help>Merge is asking for something impossible

From https://meta.stackoverflow.com/help/user-merge: If you have lost access to your duplicate account, please click here to fill out the form. If you click, you see this: If someone has lost ...
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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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Is there a way to close(merge) an SO-family account?

I accidentally created two accounts with my two openids, instead of putting both openids on the same account. I want to close one of my accounts so I can associate both openids on the same account. ...
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Merging accounts and selecting the retained account

While merging accounts using the Contact Us link on the bottom of the page, how do I select the account which must be retained; the one that won't get deleted? If I login from the main account and ...
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Can I recover a stack overflow account with a dead email address?

A while ago I tried to login to stack overflow, but I couldn't remember what email address I used when I registered. Now I've figured it out but the email address is dead, the domain no longer exists. ...
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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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Fairly minor bug on Stack Overflow edit profile page

When trying to save my profile on Stack Overflow, and the email is already taken, this is what happens: The account recovery page bit is not linked, and the HTML code for the link is displayed. Yes, ...
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Points earned from approved edits persist after merging of accounts

This is in regards to this account on Math.SE. I saw a suggested edit to one of the questions the user posted, and since it looks reasonable, I approved it. Only afterwards did I realize that the ...
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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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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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Seem to have lost 4 Silver badges and 10 Bronze badges

I updated my email on SO, and for some reason now, I've lost 4 silver badges and 10 bronze badges. Not sure what is going on here, does anyone have an idea?
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Each login creates a new StackExchange account

I have a user on SharePoint StackExchange with some reputation. On this computer I am logged in and can work with this account. If I use another browser or another computer, of course I am not logged ...
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Merging Accounts didn't merge number of questions on Network Profile

I while back I merged an old Lifehacks account with my main account. Before the merge, I asked one question using my old account. The correct amount of questions are shown in my lifehacks account ...
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Merged accounts don't show correct post count on network profile?

Not a big issue, but it seems the network profile counts might be off when accounts are merged. Example: for some time (about a week, possibly longer), a merged account has been showing only 1 ...
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Provide explicit moderator tools to deal with sock puppets

Determining whether a specific user is a sock puppet is not an exact science. While many cases are clear-cut, the line can get a lot fuzzier when for example coworkers and friends are involved. So ...
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If you've got Google, you don't seem to mean much anymore

Disclaimer: I'm writing this from my phone, so a lot of words may be misspelt, or changed due to auto-correct. I've got a cast on my wrist so that will definitely help too. Also, I'm not very happy, I'...
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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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does serial undownvote script kick in after duplicate accounts merge?

There is a user who managed to get sort of protection provided by the "serial" script so that their posts regularly get a portion of undownvotes when script kicks in (Reputation tab in the user ...
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Give diamond moderators back the ability to merge users

The merge user interface was updated a while back according to Shog9 when this happened it broke the ability for Mods to request on the behalf of the user. Can we get that back? It's difficult for ...
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Multiple Accounts in Stack Overflow [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can one link/merge/combine/associate two accounts/users? (Anonymous/unregistered/cookie or OpenID/registered) What's the SO policy about having multiple user accounts? ...
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Multiple accounts sharing an email address?

To help answer this question, I did some research into what how many user accounts share the same username or email. While usernames turned up a bunch of common first names, something thats expected, ...
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Can I merge stackoverflow accounts?

I made a stackoverflow account associated with an OpenID last year, and posted a few things. Recently I tried to log back in and had forgotten my password, so I've been posting as an unregistered ...
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Allow community moderators to merge accounts where one is Unregistered

Community moderators used to be able to merge user accounts but that was removed on the basis of privacy concerns, especially the log-in credentials (as I understand). I am asking for the ...
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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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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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Two logins from same openid

I was wondering if it was possible to change the Google account I have associated with my StackOverflow account. The old email I have registered at google (and associated with my SO account) is no ...
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Do links to an account work after it's merged to another?

I want to merge two accounts of mine but I worry about incoming links: what happens to them? Will I break the web?
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lost all points and bounties in account merge [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 2 accounts de-merged. Many lost points. Top user status lost I was the top contributor for the quarter on the beta site quant.stackexchange.com with ~3700 reputation, and also ...
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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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Multiple logins and account association(Not working??)

At my work place I am not able to use Google id to login but for some reason I am able to sign in using Yahoo id. My primary account(reputation wise) is using Google ID and i am having trouble linking ...
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Inconsistent Reputation After Merge

Mr. Atwood was so kind as to merge my SO accounts today (I had created alternate OpenID by accident). After the merge, though, I seem to have lost reputation and all my 'flair' icons are inconsistent. ...
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Should the profiles with same email be automatically merged?

The full order of event related to this problem was: I asked a question on http://vi.stackexchange.com (not signed up) Decided to respond to one of the comment 2a. System said that for the feedback ...
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Join user accounts [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can one link/merge/combine/associate two accounts/users? (Anonymous/unregistered/cookie or OpenID/registered) This was never my intention, but I have two accounts on "...
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Merge two Stack Exchange accounts

Yes, I have read the Stack Overflow help on how to merge accounts, but it does not explain how to merge two Stack Exchange accounts, each being linked with several of the subsites. I tried: to add ...
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How can I merge another Stack Exchange Account with my Stack Overflow Account

I already have an account on Stack Overflow, and have a guest account on Code Review. I want to know if and how I can merge these two accounts. Any ideas?
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User merge request [closed]

Please merge all accounts of user mat. The user requests this merge in the comment of this answer: I noticed you finally registered an account. Congratulations. Would you like us to merge all of ...
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Never received fez hat due to bad account linking - requesting proper account linking

For some reason my meta account hasn't been linked properly to my other accounts for quite some time now. It is sort of half-linked as some things work (such as Convention badge), but others don't. ...
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Can not merge Stack Overflow accounts

I have two Stack Overflow accounts. Now I want to merge those two accounts. How can I do this? I followed these steps: Step 1 : Create Account Step 2 : login with https://stackoverflow.com/users/...
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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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User merge page wording [duplicate]

On the user merge request page (for example, here), we read (emphasis mine): If you have lost access to your duplicate account, please click here to fill out the form. Clicking "here" gives three ...
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How to transfer one user's rep to another (same person, different accounts)?

Can one user's reputation points be transferred to another user name, assuming that both are the same user?