When a new user account shows up, and it looks very similar to an existing user account, it would be nice to leave a comment saying something like "Are you this other user? If so, here's what you should do."

What should such a comment say?


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Hi [insert username]. Your name looks familiar; is [this other account](link to other account) also yours? If so, please [ask for them to be merged](/help/merging-accounts). That way, you can keep track of all of your activity here in one place.

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    @Isaac Good edit. Has my stamp of approval.
    – Scimonster
    Nov 20, 2014 at 17:07
  • I prefer "is [this other account]() also yours" to "is [this]() your account", because someone may not click through or realize that the link is to a separate account (not the one currently being posted from).
    – msh210 Mod
    Nov 21, 2014 at 7:59
  • @msh210 Implemented.
    – Scimonster
    Nov 21, 2014 at 9:52
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    I don't know if the wording "please find out how to get them merged" is so good, because it sounds like "we're not sure how to do it, so have a great time figuring it out!" ....maybe a better wording would be "please look into getting them merged"
    – MTL
    Nov 21, 2014 at 14:51
  • @Shokhet, how's this edit? Nov 21, 2014 at 16:21
  • @MonicaCellio Looks good.
    – MTL
    Nov 21, 2014 at 16:26

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