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Claiming posts sourced from StackExchange

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I have recently opened an account here and I find that have already posted.

There are posts attributed to me on Writing, marked as having been sourced from StackExchange. A (pseudo)user has been created for those posts.

Is there a way of claiming those posts? I couldn't find anything in the help pages.

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Were you able to get it to work? Charlie Brumbaugh‭ 4 months ago

No, I don't think it has worked as planned. Chenmunka‭ 4 months ago

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I'm surprised that we don't seem to already have a Meta question about this specifically.

You claim your posts by linking your Codidact account with your Stack Exchange account. To do that, click on your avatar in the top bar to go to your profile, then the "Edit" tab, and then look under the "Link with Stack Exchange" heading. You will need to do this from a site that has a corresponding Stack Exchange site, such as Writing or Scientific Speculation, but the link is actually made between your Codidact network account and your Stack Exchange network account, so you only need to link once and it will apply to all sites where content is imported from Stack Exchange, historically or in the future.

You will need to grant permission over on Stack Exchange for Codidact to access your account data (I don't recall the exact phrasing, but they'll ask you for confirmation that you want to do it). However, that's only needed for the linking process itself, so if you want, you can go into your Stack Exchange profile immediately afterward and revoke that permission; it's not needed for future use of Codidact.

Once you have linked your accounts, your posts will be claimed by the Codidact account that you link to your Stack Exchange account, the "holder" account will be removed as it no longer serves any purpose, the import notice will be removed from your posts, and you will be able to interact normally with those posts on Codidact.

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Oops. Answered almost at the same time ;) Might be worth noting, that claiming the posts once, should also apply to all future posts we import. The script we built for importing is following the rule of 'no risk, no fun', but besides that it should work. luap42 😷‭ 4 months ago

@luap42 I meant to imply that with the "all sites", but yes, it's probably a good idea to call out specifically. It did come as a slight surprise to me. Canina‭ 4 months ago

I'm not convinced that this has worked. Although a message popped up stating that the posts were being imported, I still seem to have two accounts on writing. Chenmunka‭ 4 months ago

@Chenmunka That sounds like a bug to me. @luap42 might be able to comment further. Canina‭ 4 months ago

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