Proposal: Genealogy & Family History

I would really like this proposal to succeed and so I became a committer. Then through my activity on Stack Overflow, I reached the coveted 200+ rep points, thus adding to number of 200+ people are committed, or so I thought. Turns out I was wrong.

While I really like the Stack Exchange sites like Stack Overflow, there can be some confusion when moving from one of the sites to the other. My problems arose in that I had registered on both sites with the same email address yet they were never tied together for some reason. Once I reached 200 I then tried to become a committer but it said my email address was already a committer because I had an account on Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange with the same email.

My solution was to become a committer with a different email address and then tie that new email address to my Stack Overflow account which was simple as it almost forced me to do so. My rep points then flowed over and I showed up as a committer.

If you are trying to become a committer, especially if you have 200+ points elsewhere, share your problems and how you overcame them.

  • I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's about a problem with the overall stack exchange network, not Area51. If the question were simply to report a bug, or request merging accounts, it should be on Meta-SE. As it stands, requesting others to post their stories doesn't belong on SE anywhere, I believe.
    – drs
    Feb 27, 2015 at 13:08

1 Answer 1


Haven't had this issue, but the meta site had several posts dealing with the merging of accounts. This answer agrees with your post:

You can associate your Super User account with your Stack Overflow account by adding your Stack Overflow account's OpenID to your Super User account, via the "my logins" tab on your profile on each site.

Another potential issue is the need to merge two accounts, each with different emails. This meta answer addresses that question. Brief synopsis of the meta answer:

  1. Set the email address of your registered account to the address used in your other account.
  2. Adding your "real name" to your new account
  3. If possible, add the OpenID (or other credentials) you used on your original account to your new one.
  4. Wait for the automated processes that merge accounts.
  5. If necessary, flag one of your posts for moderator attention and ask for a merge.
  6. Wait some more.
  7. If all else fails, email the administrators using the "contact us" link found at the bottom of every page, noting the URL of both accounts in your request.

Basically, ping the mods in meta, either here in Area 51 or in the main meta site - they will usually be able to help or point you in the right direction.

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