Questions tagged [merge-accounts]

For questions and requests to merge multiple (per site) Stack Exchange accounts of the same user.

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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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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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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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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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How can I undo a horcrux when I'm unable to go through a process of deep remorse for the murder committed to create the Horcrux?

I was trying to surf the net with Google Chromium today, and the first site I visited was stackoverflow.com. Since I visited as a visitor, I was searching the user of myself, and surprisingly found a ...
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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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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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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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The case for merging, and not destroying spam users

The case for merging, and not destroying spam users has not been made in time, and thus the spam user at Gaming has been destroyed, and with it more than a year's worth of information about sites that ...
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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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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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Account merge unsuccessful

I created a new account on Ask Different this morning. I want to merge it into my main account. I used the "I want to merge my profiles" option of the Contact Us form in the Help Center. It sent ...
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Re-uniting users with orphaned migrated questions

I had a question that was migrated to Stack Overflow from another site: Parsing in a textfile in C++ This arrived as an "orphaned question", i.e. it had a greyed-out accountless user. However, the ...
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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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As a moderator, what should I do to merge users?

Sometimes an unregistered user lost their cookies and register with same email, then we get flags like... I can't comment to my posts!!! In this case, what should I do as moderator? Encourage them ...
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How can I un-merge two accounts?

About a month ago, I was logged in to Stack Exchange on either Stack Overflow or Game Dev SE. Then my brother came along, jumped on the computer, and thought he logged me out. But he actually clicked ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Unlink account from Google [duplicate]

For some reason I have created my Stack Overflow account linked from my Google account. Can I create a Stack Exchange account and connect my existing Stack Overflow account to the new ...
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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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When merging user accounts, dialog allows for users from other SE sites to be entered, causing improper merges

When a mod is given the dialog to merge an account with another, they typically prompt for the "master" user. Most of the time, we simply copy/paste the URL of the user into the box and all is well. ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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I lost all my data and reputation in SO [closed]

I know that this question has been asked before, but today when I logged into StackOverflow all my profile was gone: questions, reputation, profile data, everything! Can someone give me a hand on this?...
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Should I let someone I know login to Stack Exchange from my machine?

So there's this girl I know. She's kind and funny and sweet and basically kinda awesome, and as we've gotten to know each other better, my participation in Stack Exchange has come up as a topic of ...
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Improve the error message when a user tries to merge accounts on separate sites

If users try to contact us in order to merge two accounts, they will be blocked if they use accounts from two different sites: Now, stricting speaking, this is a valid profile. It just isn't a ...
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How can I prove ownership of an account? [closed]

After I followed the steps from the answer: My old SO account was registered with my previous work email I completed the form and received an email that said: If you are unable to log into one of ...
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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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Merging users causes exception, failure

I'm trying to merge two users on Programmers.SE: dreza1 (ID: 27800) dreza1 (ID: 27674) such that ID: 27800 is merged into ID 27674. However, when running the merge, an exception is thrown and the ...
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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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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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Reputation when merging accounts?

If someone has two accounts and he is going to merge between them, will he get the reputation of both accounts?
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I was about to merge my stackoverflow account…how to protect my points [duplicate]

I have somehow two accounts with my ID for stats.stackexchange.com The account linked with Stackoverflow has reputation of 1 while that connected with crossvalidated has rep (31+2B). I guess this ...
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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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Registration with my unregistered account

I am using this nickname which has some reputation and email. How can I properly register with this name and not lose my reputation, question and posts while having more privileges and the ability ...
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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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Stack Overflow account exists but cannot login

There is something weird going on with my Stack Overflow account. Last week I logged out of my Stack Overflow account and then logged in again. When I logged in, it opened another account ...
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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). ...