Parent user for chat user is deleted, but chat user page displays him like existing one:

chat user

Name, reputation and badges are still visible, but parent user is deleted.

According to Shog9's answer chat user should be deleted, but it doesn't. Hence proposed duplicates are not duplicates, because doesn't answer my question.

  • To this day, chat profile is independent entity. Deleting an account never deleted the associated chat profile, so I'm sure it's not a bug. SE staff (maybe mod is enough) must go and manually delete the chat profile. – Shadow Wizard is Ear For You Dec 5 '18 at 12:53
  • (dupe proves this is by design.) – Shadow Wizard is Ear For You Dec 5 '18 at 12:55
  • @ShadowWizard but you still don't have a [bug] dupe-hammer :) – αλεχολυτ Dec 5 '18 at 13:06
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    @ShadowWizard balpha is refering to somekind of planned improvements, so this maybe -planned instead of -by-design. – αλεχολυτ Dec 5 '18 at 13:08
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    hehehe... omg... well, umm... sorry. cough. Well, you should know better than most people what status-planned means. (hint: not what it implies) – Shadow Wizard is Ear For You Dec 5 '18 at 13:22
  • @ShadowWizard I would prefer [status-planned] here by employee (don't offer me a regular diamond mod) instead of closing as a duplicate. – αλεχολυτ Dec 5 '18 at 13:26
  • @ShadowWizard BTW It will look weird for me if [bug] question will be closed as a duplicate of [support] question. – αλεχολυτ Dec 5 '18 at 13:28
  • Well, employees retag bugs to support many times, we can use SEDE to get actual numbers, but I've seen it a lot, so a bug closed as dupe of support just means it's by design. And in case I'm wrong, employee can always reopen (if it's closed), and tag properly. – Shadow Wizard is Ear For You Dec 5 '18 at 13:34
  • Also note that this can also occur in case all of the user's site profiles were deleted prior to a 2016 change to automatically delete chat profiles in that case. See How does one delete a chat profile? – Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog Dec 5 '18 at 13:37
  • @SonictheInclusiveHedgehog if I understand Shog9's answer correctly we need to know is there any user account on some SE sites or not. If the latter then - it's a bug.If the first - it's by-design? – αλεχολυτ Dec 5 '18 at 13:55
  • @Shadow Afaik chat profiles do now get deleted if all other profiles are deleted, but only if they've posted less than 1,000 messages. Accounts with more than that require manual intervention (even moderators and regular staff like me cannot delete chat profiles with more messages than that, only developers). – animuson Dec 5 '18 at 14:30
  • @animuson oh, I see. Still, there is no bug here, so my original claim still holds. :) – Shadow Wizard is Ear For You Dec 5 '18 at 14:41
  • @animuson is there an answer about 1000+ chat messages? Would you to post an answer here instead? – αλεχολυτ Dec 5 '18 at 14:43

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