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I was having some problems logging in - whenever I logged in through Google I got asked to confirm my new account, but I didn't want a new account, I wanted to access my old one. Eventually I asked for a password recovery e-mail and managed to log in and was asked if I wanted to add my Google ID to my account. I did and then I got an association bonus. What was going on?

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    $\begingroup$ Looks like maybe the first time the system realized you had another account with sufficient rep (MathOverflow)? $\endgroup$ – Isaac Oct 28 '13 at 19:03
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    $\begingroup$ If you feel undeserved, you can always pay it forward with bounties. ;-) $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Oct 28 '13 at 20:05
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    $\begingroup$ Also. This! $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Oct 28 '13 at 21:38
  • $\begingroup$ @Isaac: that makes sense. It must have been my modest reputation on MathOverflow catching up with me. Thanks! $\endgroup$ – Rob Arthan Oct 29 '13 at 0:38
  • $\begingroup$ @Asaf Karagila: now I know it is not wholly undeserved, I will save it to spend on a rainy day. $\endgroup$ – Rob Arthan Oct 29 '13 at 0:39

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