I was looking at the questions list in my profile page and I wonder why it says it has been modified by user Matthias, but opening the question I see no reference to that user:

Tutorial to implement the use of TabHost in Android 2.2 + ViewPager and Fragments

This is a screenshot of my profile page: My profile page

Is it because the user posted an answer that has been deleted/not accepted or he modified the question and deleted/cancelled his editing?

Generally, what username and what date is put on the right side of each question?

Sorry if it's a duplicated question, I couldn't find an answer.


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User Matthias posted a "Thank you" answer, which was then deleted by a moderator.

You cannot see that deleted answer because you don't yet have 10k rep. Here is a screenshot instead:

deleted thank you note

It is probably a little too complex to show only the last name of undeleted answers on question lists; certainly if the (heavily cached) listing had to alter behaviour based on how much reputation the viewer has.

  • So it's a decision of SO team to leave there the username that posted a deleted answer? Sep 5, 2013 at 6:50
  • @Andreaoid: It is the last username that actively touched your question. Sep 5, 2013 at 6:51
  • Everything is clear now, I'll accept your answer. Thanks. Sep 5, 2013 at 6:52
  • And now it is "user2736068" (deleted user). Feb 14, 2019 at 2:50
  • @PeterMortensen: the account was never active since and was automatically deleted. Feb 14, 2019 at 12:11

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