I got an automated email congratulating me on reaching a quarter of a million points on math.stackexchange.com, purporting to be from:

Juan Garza, Manager, Community Management Team.

There does not appear to be a Stack Exchange user with that name and matching that description.

Is this a human?

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    Despite the second initial not matching, perhaps this person is Juan M, who is stated as being a "Team Manager" in this answer regarding "Who is on the Community Management Team?". Apr 12, 2021 at 21:29
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    – rene
    Apr 12, 2021 at 21:32
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    In this post on Spanish.meta.SO there is a question in Spanish and English, with some Spanish only answers, that seems to suggest that Juan M's account is Juan Garza; and that he is a Community Manager.
    – Rob
    Apr 13, 2021 at 2:34
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    @Rob The blog post shared by rene above already proves this very thing. There's a link at the bottom of the blog post to an area51 post whose OP is Juan M. So, it's the same person being welcomed in the blog post. Apr 13, 2021 at 2:54
  • Also - as it is, The only other Team manager in the community management team as I recall is Rosie (even if she's currently acting as a regular CM), and I don't think she's Juan. So, its pretty certainly Juan M
    – Journeyman Geek Mod
    Apr 13, 2021 at 5:47
  • "Is this a human?" :) What kind of proof would you like to get? Would "Yes, I'm a human." be ok?
    – Trilarion
    Apr 13, 2021 at 9:25
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    @rene can you please post this as answer? (With some extra text to explain, of course. ;)) Apr 13, 2021 at 13:37
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    @ShadowTheVaccinatedWizard wouldn't it be more fun if Juan answered claiming he is a robot?
    – rene
    Apr 13, 2021 at 13:46
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    @rene sure, and while at it, additional source confirming the name is indeed that of a CM. ;) Apr 13, 2021 at 13:53
  • @rene too late, Ollie stole your glory. :D Apr 13, 2021 at 14:31
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    @ShadowTheVaccinatedWizard First come first served, innit? ;)
    – Ollie
    Apr 13, 2021 at 15:16

1 Answer 1


There is indeed. Confirmation that Juan is human and Garza is here.

There is a post on SO ES Meta that says:

If Juan Garza, our community manager, asks if our community works, it is only fair for the community to ask if our community manager works.

And the author of that linked article is Juan M:

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There is also this blog post, which links to this question; the author of that question is Juan M.

So, unless there is a conspiracy or something equally diabolical, Juan Garza is Juan M and is on the CM team.

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    Yes, that email came from me. And, you should know, I'm human. :)
    – Juan M
    Apr 13, 2021 at 16:14
  • @JuanM Good! ;)
    – Ollie
    Apr 13, 2021 at 16:16
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    @JuanM you might want to reply to the Q as well, so OP gets an inbox notification of your reply.
    – Luuklag
    Apr 13, 2021 at 17:40

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