My previous account was deleted automatically. And on log in, a new account is created. And on my previous account user398935 is showing in place of a name.

What's wrong with my account?

How do I get my account back?

And I noticed one thing my new account shows comments, upvotes, downvotes and reputation of my old account.

  • This is not the case. I am registered user and my account deleted automatically.
    – user348431
    Commented Jan 6, 2017 at 19:05
  • Sorry, yes, I misunderstood the question at first. More relevantly then: accounts are never deleted automatically. Do you recall receiving an email message related to your previous account? Commented Jan 6, 2017 at 19:06
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    Use the Contact Us form and explain the situation.
    – Jamal
    Commented Jan 6, 2017 at 19:07
  • Can I know the reason of downvoting?
    – user348431
    Commented Jan 6, 2017 at 19:11
  • Maybe because most of us cannot help and only SE can look into deeper account issues.
    – Jamal
    Commented Jan 6, 2017 at 19:25
  • @Seven: Actually, user profiles are deleted automatically. They need to have had very little activity and been idle for quite some time, however. (source)
    – ale
    Commented Jan 6, 2017 at 20:57
  • On what site? Not really giving us enough information here. Links to the old profile/new profile pages?
    – Oded
    Commented Jan 6, 2017 at 20:57
  • @ale Thanks, that's a corner case I wasn't aware of! Commented Jan 6, 2017 at 20:57
  • Re the edit: this account you're posting with doesn't show any comments, upvotes, downvotes, or reputation on any site. Do you perhaps have more than one account? Commented Jan 6, 2017 at 20:59
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is not relevant anymore, since the account on that site and here have been deleted.
    – apaderno
    Commented Feb 12, 2017 at 5:43

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The previous account on math.se was deleted by a moderator - the reason given was that it was a sock puppet for a different account.

That other account has been suspended for voting irregularities.