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Merge user profiles? (Answered question using wrong account)
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antass • 30
United States

I mistakenly logged into a wrong account on Biostars and answered a question. If it receives any up-votes, this secondary account's reputation will be affected, instead of my "true" one's.

Is there a way to merge two accounts on Biostars, or change the owner of a posted answer?

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What would you need a secondary account for?

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I wouldn't ;) However, when signing in on my cell phone for the first time, I got several options to choose from for signing in (Facebook, Google, GiHub). I chose GitHub, which automatically created a new account for me, as the email I use on GitHub is different from the one I use on Biostars (so the duplicated account wasn't detected despite the same username).

I noticed this when it was already too late (I already used the newly created account to answer a question).

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currently we don't have account merges but we are planning to add this feature

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Would it be possible to have the account merged manually by an admin like in this thread: https://www.biostars.org/p/6397/?

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The system has been rewritten from ground up two times since that post. In this current version we do not have account merging but it is a feature that we plan to add. Once added you'll be able to merge these accounts.

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Ok, I understand. Thanks!

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What is the state of the art on this? I've just imported a neuroinformatics mailing list (google group) into neurostars.org and I was wondering if there's an easy way to merge accounts in Biostars2 engine.

Thanks Istvan!

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3 months ago
University Park, USA

This has been implemented as a command line script, see this:

http://docs.biostars.org/en/latest/manage.html#merging-users

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