On my profile page I can [link to an existing SE account](https://topanswers.xyz/meta?q=409#a647) ([except on meta](https://topanswers.xyz/meta?q=1444)).
What advantages does this offer me?
Linking your account has two main advantages:
- if posts from your SE user are imported, they show up as your own posts here. This means you will find them in the list of your questions/answers in your profile and you will get notifications if someone else edits them or posts comments.
- there have also been cases in which users forgot to save their topanswers key and had to create a new account. The link to SE helped to prove that they are the same user and the accounts could be merged.