I typed https://stackexchange.com/users/0 and found there is a user with #0 named RAKESH KUMAR.

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Community user is user #-1
Jeff Atwood is user #1

Who is this user #0? Are they a co-founder or developer of SE or SO? Or is this some kind of bug? They don't have any SE account (may be deleted later ?)


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There were actually two users with a network account Id set to 0, both of them created at about the same time. I can only imagine that there was some short-lived glitch in the database back in 2019 that has not reoccurred. Both the profiles have now been deleted, given it's pretty much impossible to track down a real account or what happened without a correct account Id to investigate.

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