Linked Questions

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Are usernames required to be unique?

I recently changed my username to Undo. I was amazed when I pressed Submit and saw that it actually went through - surely someone somewhere was using this same username. Out of curiosity, I then ...
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Why is there another user with the same name as mine? [duplicate]

My nickname on Stack Overflow is codeclimber, while doing an "ego search" on Google, I also found another user of Stack Overflow with the same nickname. How is this possible? Shouldn't nicknames be ...
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How come there are hundreds of users with the same name? [duplicate]

I've just noticed there are probably hundreds of users with exactly the same username on StackOverflow. Why does SO allow username conflicts? That makes no sense search username 'Artur'
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3answers
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Repeated usernames? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does StackOverflow allow duplicate display names? Is it really legal to have duplicate usernames? (This seems like an obvious enough question that I'm surprised I couldn'...
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How is it possible that “I” (the user Krumelur) exists twice? [duplicate]

I was just about to answer a question about an iOS problem when suddenly a new answer appeared. It was given by me...? At least, that's what the username "Krumelur" indicates. My account with the ...
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3answers
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Discourage people from using non-unique usernames

I came across this Ruby question by someone with a username of Amit, and I can't immediately tell if it's another account of Amit Singh Tomar (another Rubyist), or a completely different person. (Some ...
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2answers
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Two identical usernames?

Stackoverflow question where the asker and the first answer are the same guy with the same username but different accounts. How is that possible?
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1answer
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If I delete my SO account, can I use my email on another account?

Lets say I deleted my account, after a while I have a question that only can be answered on SO (just an example), Can I use the same email or not?
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3answers
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How to handle people impersonating other people by choosing the same display name

What is done to prevent people from changing their display name to another persons', for example Jon Skeet, and then also changing their gravatar to match too? In comments it seems there is no ...
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1answer
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Misattributed posts and comments [duplicate]

I did not post this question, or the 2nd or 4th comments underneath it either. The user linked to the signature in the question isn't me either. Either you have a system fault or someone has been ...
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Allow @-notification by user ID in comments [duplicate]

Although I'm aware that display names are not unique, this is the first time I've come across a question answered by a user with the same display name as the OP (here). The problem this poses is that ...