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.)


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
    Jul 7 '10 at 23:01
  • Ah, OK, it's a bug then.
    – Kinopiko
    Jul 8 '10 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
    Jul 11 '10 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
    Jul 7 '10 at 23:02

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