I got an email from a mi.yodeya user (Dave) who says that he can't access his account here. He registered it on mi.yodeya using the email/password method. Is there a general issue for such accounts?


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I had a similar problem when migrating. My solution was to use openid with the account associated with my email address. –  yydl May 11 '11 at 2:24
I had a similar problem and it was not solved by using OpenID. –  WAF May 11 '11 at 2:27
@WAF "had" or "have"? –  Isaac Moses May 11 '11 at 2:29
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If you were an unregistered user (ie, your account just lives in your browser via a cookie), due to the domain change, you'll need to recover your account. You can do this via the login page:

1) Go to http://judaism.stackexchange.com/users/login
2) Click the recover link

recover link

This will prompt you for the email account you used on your account here. An email will be sent to you that contains a link that will recover your account.

Once you do this, you can continue as an unregistered account, or you can register and associate an OpenID account so that your account will persist beyond a browser cookie.

Dave's account was registered, but using SE 1.0's email/password option. I guess the same procedure should work in that case as well? –  Isaac Moses May 11 '11 at 2:59
@IsaacMoses, if you look at his account now (here), you'll see he's listed as unregistered. Stack Exchange (2.0) only knows about OpenID accounts, we don't handle any password combinations ourselves. –  Rebecca Chernoff May 11 '11 at 3:05
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