I saw something terrible in Unix and Linux site that, i can't able to view the profile of a particular user who posted this answer.

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Did the user got deleted?

marked as duplicate by ChrisF, juergen d, Aziz Shaikh, Avinash Raj, Martijn Pieters discussion Aug 29 '14 at 10:46

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No, a deleted user has a gray background as usercard and no reputation and no badges. The user has 3 Unicode characters as username, which is hard to click on:

Unicode username

By zooming in I could find where I had to click, and that way I found the link to his profile: https://unix.stackexchange.com/users/10053/%D8%98%D8%98%D8%98

  • is that SE allows a null username? – Avinash Raj Aug 29 '14 at 10:18
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    @AvinashRaj It is not null, it is a Unicode character. – ProgramFOX Aug 29 '14 at 10:19
  • @ProgramFOX: it is 3 unicode characters; three times U+0618 ARABIC SMALL FATHA. – Martijn Pieters Aug 29 '14 at 10:50
  • @MartijnPieters Thanks, answer updated. – ProgramFOX Aug 29 '14 at 10:51
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    Wouldn't it be less a problem if the reputation itself was clickable? Additionally his avatar (though transparent) is still there and clickable as well. – plannapus Aug 29 '14 at 10:51
  • @plannapus Yes, that would solve the problem. – ProgramFOX Aug 29 '14 at 10:54

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