Questions tagged [merge-accounts]

For questions about how the account merge system works.

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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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Option, in answers, to merge a user with OP

Thinking of ways to make a common task easier for moderators. We've seen it a hundred times. A cookie-based user asks a question. Later, they log on from a different machine and cannot edit their ...
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Remove new contributor indicators that are no longer applicable when an account is merged, to reduce confusion

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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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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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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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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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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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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The merge feature does not kick in - Stack Overflow thinks that the users are two separate users

I have apparently recently created a user using Facebook login, and this will not merge into my main account (which uses OpenID and Google). When using the "merge procedure", a screen just shows up ...
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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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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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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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Can these accounts on Data.SE please be merged?

Normally getting accounts merged is a straightforward process that can easily be done by a moderator. However, that is definitely not the case over on Data.SE. I have accidentally created two user ...
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Why can't I merge my two accounts?

This process is not working for me: Go to profile page Press "my logins". Empty list. I press "add more logins..." I press "log in with StackExchange" It asks Confirm This login is new to Bitcoin - ...
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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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Merge request profile link validation is fair to middling

Bungled an attempt to add a login to my account recently and created a sock instead. Decided not to give myself sweet sockpuppet rep, so I tried sending in a merge request. You can see from the ...
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Merge via openid does not reassociate migrated questions

On Astro.SE we had a slight issue with a user who had asked a question on Space.SE that got migrated over. He seemed to have two accounts, and had logged in with account A, while the question was ...
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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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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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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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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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Side effect of merging bad account with good account?

This question is already answered here How can one link/merge/combine/associate two accounts/users? (Anonymous/unregistered/cookie or OpenID/registered) but I have a slightly different from this one. ...
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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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Error when trying to merge accounts

Can anyone help me merge this old unregistered account of mine with my current official one? When I tried merging them, it says "e-mail address is invalid": What could be the cause of this ...
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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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Migration of a question have lost me ownership?

I originally posted a question on Serverfault: https://serverfault.com/questions/478828/best-selection-of-tansfer-method-of-digital-evidence?noredirect=1 It was later migrated by site admins to ...
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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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How to transfer (merge) account from former company, (Google Apps)

I appear to have created an account using my former employer's Google Apps email; I can no longer access that email account but I can still log in to SO using a linked Yahoo account. I would like to ...
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Error while updating Stack Overflow account

When I try to update my profile, I get this error: Oops! There was a problem updating your profile: This email address is already registered. If it belongs to you, log in above or visit our ...
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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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forgot password, log in, but account now different?

I haven't used stack overflow for a few years, but I had some rep on my old account. So i click on 'forget password' a reset link gets sent to my email, I click it, and it logs me in, I ask a ...
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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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After adding additional logins, profile data not reflecting on the new account

I used to log in into stackoverflow using my myopenid profile.However, heeding the warnings given about myopenid, I finally created and added a stackexchange account to my profile using add more ...
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Please merge my unregistered account

I have found many threads here asking for the merging of unregistered accounts. I am currently in the same situation. I would like to request that a moderator merge all my accounts tied to my email ...
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Delete Gmail account from 'my logins'

I am gradually moving all of my accounts from all services to my iCloud account. This includes all my accounts from Stack Exchange. My question is how do I remove my Gmail login for SE? I have made a ...