I was a stackoverflow user, and found this wonderful gaming site as a result. On SO, my account was an OpenID through my gmail address. When I made an account here, I was dumb and forgot that and made a normal account through my alias email (which has an alias name), which I tend to use for gaming purposes. I didn't think anything of it until it recently combined the two accounts automatically, which changed my name and re-awarded all my badges and Diablo III contest gems. I got rid of the alternate login through "my logins," and changed my name back, and I think I'm back to where I want to be. However, it says that I haven't participated in any tags. Did the database get all screwy when the accounts combined, or should I have taken different steps to un-link the accounts?

Edit: I posted this without having participated in any tags since the merge. Since then, I have answered a few more questions, and my tags still aren't showing up.

  • That is pretty weird. I would bet it's not anything you did wrong May 24, 2012 at 17:55
  • My tags are back. Database lag?
    – Ben
    May 25, 2012 at 4:48
  • @Ben Yeah, most likely. As with most things, when in doubt, blame caching but if things don't fix themselves in a day or so give us a shout. :)
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    May 28, 2012 at 18:32

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As far as I know, the correct procedure when account merging is going haywire is to contact the team, at [email protected].

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