My question was transferred here from stackoverflow. My visible name is Pete Alvin. I tried logging in using Google Open ID and it can't find it. So how in the world to I authenticate or claim Pete Alvin?

  • The weirdest thing is that serverfault.com "half" knows who I am... see it's using my picture from stackoverflow.com but I haven't logged into serverfault.com yet!
    – Pete Alvin
    Commented May 22, 2010 at 16:08
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    This question should be on meta - so you've got another site to go to :-).
    – Douglas Leeder
    Commented May 22, 2010 at 17:10
  • See also New Automatic Account Association.
    – Arjan
    Commented May 22, 2010 at 19:14

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If you use the same Open ID to create account at multiple sites, you should be told that the new account will be joined to the preexisting one. For example, I only had to enter my display name on the first site I registered on (this one).

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