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How come the Community user has the user id number of -1? Is this or is it a ? I don't know about other sites, but here it is -1

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It's intentional, to represent that the Community user is an automated process instead of an actual account controlled by a human. On chat, the Feeds users that emit RSS feeds all have negative IDs for the same reason (Feeds, Gaming Feed, Gaming Meta Feed, etc.)

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If he's not a "real user", how come he can post questions? HOW COME??!?? meta.gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/1665/… –  jmfsg Feb 3 '11 at 1:25
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@Juan SOIS is slowly losing control of it. They're keeping it quiet to avoid panic –  Michael Mrozek Feb 3 '11 at 1:25
    
You shouldn't have said that. Now its going to come after you! –  Soumya Feb 3 '11 at 2:43

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