For various reasons, users might reply to a post via email, not realizing that they are not using the same email address as the one they are signed up with. (In my case, I signed up to Meta using google, and my Gmail address is being forwarded to my regular address.)
When I realized that I have unintentionally been posting under two different identities (a staged user and my real discourse account), I wanted to change the email address of my discourse account to the one of the staged user, thinking that that would fix the issue, but instead I got this:
Is there another way to merge those two accounts? If not, is there at least some way for me to reappropriate my email-address which is currently “blocked” by the staged user?
If none of this is possible, how about allowing users to appropriate staged users if they can prove that they have access to the staged users email?