Ideas

28 VOTE

Admin member merge

Allow for admins to merge duplicate accounts.

  • Guest
  • Feb 5 2019
Frequency Weekly
Which sport(s) does this apply to: Baseball
Organization type League
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  • Corbin Strong commented
    06 Feb 18:11

    We've experienced the same problem. It's a huge problem!  When a manager rosters a player and sends the invitation and that player has not created an SE account it will duplicate the SE account.  In our first season, we have hundreds of duplicate accounts. We then struggle with which account to give permissions to as there can be 3, 4, or 5 of the same user account listed with the same email address.

    I'm not sure why SE would even duplicate an account with the same email address.  It should all be one account and we wouldn't even need to go back and merge duplicates.  But yes we need a fast way to resolve this issue on the administration side as relying on members to merge their own accounts simply is not a feasible solution.  Thank you!

  • Charlie Hood commented
    12 Feb 21:23

    There are a couple of ways to delete the duplicate accounts, but ultimately it would be nice if SE could fine tune the creation process and pick up that an email is already in the directory, therefore a merge needs to take place.

  • Chris Jones commented
    13 Feb 03:21

    A known issue that SE seems unable to come up with a solution to in a timely manner.

    I've been told 3rd quarter of 2019 for a solution.

    Why it takes 6 months to add a delete feature is mind-boggling.

    https://communityforum.sportngin.com/post/duplicate-member-names-9968024?pid=1306672561

  • Guest commented
    12 Jun 17:41

    Ha! I just basically duplicated this suggestion with one of my own. Just like all of the duplicate profiles and accounts out there, there's no way to merge them...