Since I manually associated my SO, SF, SU and MSO accounts months ago, Web Apps was my first experience with the automatic account association feature. It's nice, but I have a small nitpick: it copied over the name/OpenID/Gravatar I used on MSO, which is different than the ones I use on SO/SF/SU. As you have probably guessed by now, I wanted the SO/SF/SU name, OpenID and Gravatar. (Interestingly, when my Area 51 account was created, it did get my SO/SF/SU info, not my MSO info.) Is there a way to choose which account to use as the "primary" associated account, when an option is available?

(I wasn't sure whether to post this on Meta WebApps or Meta SO; it seems to apply equally to both. My story, if one becomes necessary, is that I'm providing an outlet to test the migration functionality.)

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Go to the "accounts" tab on your user page on the webapps.stackexchange.com site (not on this one it's invalid on the meta.webapps site) and click on "Copy profile from ..." buttons.

  • Sorry, I must've been unclear; that is exactly what I did on the main site, and it worked. But the changes didn't propagate to meta, and as you say, there's no option here.
    – Pops
    Commented Jul 7, 2010 at 23:01
  • Ah, OK, it's a bug then.
    – Kinopiko
    Commented Jul 8, 2010 at 0:19
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    @Kinopiko, actually, it is fixed now. My first thought was that some mod took pity on me and fixed it manually, but I doubt any mod would do that without leaving a comment. So I conclude that there's just some propagation delay.
    – Pops
    Commented Jul 11, 2010 at 22:50

I suspect that if you sign up here with the same OpenID you use on SOFU, the accounts will be associated automatically. At least, that's what happened to me.

  • All of my SOFU accounts, my MSO account and my WebApps account use the same OpenID. My SOFU and MSO accounts contain different information, though; the problem is that the "wrong" set of information was copied here automatically.
    – Pops
    Commented Jul 7, 2010 at 23:02

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