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Please do something special for Aaron Swartz account [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How should a user’s death be handled? As we all know, Aaron Swartz was found dead in his apartment. Aaron committed suicide probably because of the court case againist the ...
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What should my family do to notify SE if I die? [duplicate]

I'm updating various morbid documents and have come to wonder whether there is any established protocol for "memorialising" accounts in the way that some social media networks do? I'm not asking for ...
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Should we do something if a contributor has passed away? [duplicate]

I recently learnt that a fervent (if controversial at times) contributor to SO passed away nearly 2 years ago. His SO profile will be forever there but I was wondering if we should not highlight such ...
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How to ensure that ownership of all my contributions on the Stack Exchange network is transferred to Community Wiki after my demise? [duplicate]

I wish my affairs to be settled when I'm dead. This includes avoiding the false impression that I am still alive and reachable when actually I am dead. This also means that internet accounts that I ...
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Is there any process for informing the community about StackExchange members who have passed away? [duplicate]

A good friend of mine, who was also active on StackExchange, passed away a couple of days ago. Does SE have any sort of process in this scenario, or do SE profiles sort of live on forever? Thanks
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Can accounts of deceased users be given a "deceased" indicator on their profile? [duplicate]

It's going to happen, and probably has already - the user dies. Subject to a reasonable process (email from relative, plus attempt to contact user, etc), set a flag on the user's profile to indicate ...
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We're working on a new stat to help convey the reach of your posts here

We've got a new statistic on the shiny new Profile Page Prototype. It's not perfect yet. And we did a pretty crap job of explaining what it's all about! Let's talk. What you do here isn't just about ...
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User inactivity due to... well, death. Profile info (Age) keeps adding years [closed]

My question, I guess, is not that common. I am not even sure it is a question. Anyway, here what pushed me towards asking this... Last year, I was constantly bumping into one user w/ name David. He ...
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What is the procedure for notifying the moderator team when a moderator can't perform their responsibilities?

How does a moderator or their family inform the rest of the communities moderators or the community manager when they are unable to perform their duties or service their responsibilities? While the ...
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Can I ask a question about a great Stack Overflow contributor who has just not been active for the past several years on any Stack Exchange site?

While going through a post on Stack Overflow I went through the answer and could identify the answerer has a lot of Stack Overflow reputation. I sometimes go through people's Stack Overflow profiles ...
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What happens to established user account after long inactivity?

This FAQ When will inactive accounts be deleted? doesn't say anything about established user accounts. An established user can: permanently lose account access. die. What happens to accounts of ...
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Editing posts of users who are deceased

On Stack Exchange we are encouraged to edit other peoples posts if we believe this will make them better. When an edit is possibly controversial or I need clarification, I tend to ping the author or ...
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Does SE have a mechanism against users handing their account to another person?

This is something I've been thinking about since joining Stack Exchange a few years ago, and is something that might worry me about the future authenticity of answers. Does Stack Exchange have any way ...
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