Please locate any possible account information for https://mathoverflow.net/users/44949/m-shahryari and merge into the current account, should that be possible. he had assumed that things went wrong because of FaceBook; who knows? Anyway, I told him at https://mathoverflow.net/questions/158444/example-of-non-commutative-ring-of-characteristic-5 that i would post a request on Meta and then put a link back at that question.

  • $\begingroup$ thank you, you asked it before me, I hope some one can help to merge both accounts of mine. $\endgroup$
    – Sh.M1972
    Commented Feb 23, 2014 at 21:36
  • $\begingroup$ @M.Shahryari, maybe. It probably depends on the exact reason(s) your earlier account became inaccessible to you. $\endgroup$
    – Will Jagy
    Commented Feb 23, 2014 at 21:37
  • $\begingroup$ @M.Shahryari, there is now an "answer" to this by moderator Todd Trimble, who successfully located your earlier account and has started the process of merging it into your current account. $\endgroup$
    – Will Jagy
    Commented Feb 23, 2014 at 21:42
  • $\begingroup$ @M.Shahryari, final note, now we go back and forth between MO Main and Meta by clicking on the upper-left word StackExchange, which then shows you a choice of pages. $\endgroup$
    – Will Jagy
    Commented Feb 23, 2014 at 21:45

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I have just put in a request to merge 29488 into 44949, with the latter to be made the permanent profile. The request should be processed in a day or two.

Update: apparently the merge has now been completed. (It's amazing how cumbersome the process actually is.)

  • $\begingroup$ Cool, thanks. We used to have a fixed "sticky" meta thread for merge requests that was always one of the top four or five, I guess it is not so easy to implement that in the stackexchange setup. $\endgroup$
    – Will Jagy
    Commented Feb 23, 2014 at 21:40
  • $\begingroup$ @WillJagy it could be made a faq, which is the not-quite-analogue of a sticky thread. (It is however not quite clear to me this is still so useful. On the old MO the site moderators could do this and this was a/the way to contact them about this; now this has to be handled by SE staff and they set up a way that is documented in the help center mathoverflow.net/help/merging-accounts ) $\endgroup$
    – user9072
    Commented Feb 23, 2014 at 21:52
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    $\begingroup$ @quid, then i guess it all fits; not as frequent now, harder to do, we will just have requests one by one then. $\endgroup$
    – Will Jagy
    Commented Feb 23, 2014 at 21:55
  • $\begingroup$ @Todd Trimble: thanks, I didn't know that it is possible to merge both accounts, I am thankful of you and Will Jagy. $\endgroup$
    – Sh.M1972
    Commented Feb 24, 2014 at 4:11
  • $\begingroup$ We could use chat for this sort of thing a bit more efficiently. Just paste the links there, then @timpost - please merge ^^^ - that's sufficient enough for me if it works for you. $\endgroup$
    – Tim Post
    Commented Mar 4, 2014 at 12:04
  • $\begingroup$ @TimPost Definitely works for me. In fact, a relief -- thanks. :-) $\endgroup$
    – Todd Trimble Mod
    Commented Mar 4, 2014 at 14:58

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