I have multiple Stack Exchange accounts. Those include StackOverflow.com and dba.StackExchange.com. I had asked a question a while back on Stack Overflow, which has since been migrated to dba.

On that post is a comment of mine which I had posted before the migration. However, after the migration, it's treated as if it's a different user. I would like to delete that comment, but I cannot delete it. I can on the other hand upvote that comment (which you're not supposed to be able to upvote your own comments). In fact, my name on that comment isn't even a hyperlink (cannot hover / click on it as usual). The same applies to my comments on answers on that post.

I would expect to have the same control over the post and comments on that post as before, given it is my post/comment. Right?

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The comment has been deleted.

The problem originates the fact that you have multiple accounts and they have not been merged. You can learn about merging accounts here:


  • I don't have two separate accounts, I have one single account (linked to my Gmail) which I use for all SE networks. Nov 2, 2015 at 22:31
  • Well, the system thinks that the user that left that comment on SO originally was a different user than the one that owns the question, @Jerry perhaps because it was migrated here before your accounts were linked together (which is a manual action you have to take, even if the e-mail address matches). Linking the accounts will update ownership of first class citizens like questions and answers, but might not work for less important citizens like comments. I don't know why that is, sorry.
    – Aaron Bertrand Staff
    Nov 2, 2015 at 22:33

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