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That's how deleted users appear. There's nothing significant about "shadow", it must have been that account's name when the deletion occurred.

For instance, the person that asked this question switched his/her name to "deleted" prior to deletion.

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Yup, these days we update the name just before deleting to a "user12345" format, so that we can find the major content pieces by that user Id again, if needed. – Nick Craver Mar 31 '12 at 10:17
LoL..nice idea!thks for answer! – Matteo Mar 31 '12 at 10:21

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