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Questions tagged [deleted-accounts]

Use it for questions about user accounts that have been deleted or the process of that deletion.

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User link in HNQ list on StackExchange.com breaks when user is deleted

It doesn't happen that often, but when a question by a deleted user becomes a Hot Network Question, the link to the user on the Hot Questions page on StackExchange.com breaks: From the URL itself, ...
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Cannot move a deleted chat user's messages to trash due to a server 500 error

I have some messages I'd like to move to the chat moderation Trashcan. Some of them were left by a chat user who is now deleted. However I cannot move those messages: I can select them to go through ...
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Questions voluntarily deleted by their authors, who later delete their accounts show to <10k users as “removed for reasons for moderation”

This question was voluntarily removed by its author. The author then deleted their account. Generally, when the author deletes their own question, the "not found" error message shown to <10k users ...
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How to leave from 4 networks out of 5 networks [duplicate]

I joined on the following networks with blind interest. Stack Overflow. Server Fault. Puzzling. Database Administrator. Game Development. Now I want to leave from all networks, expect Stack Overflow....
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Do we lose users (users voluntarily deleting their account)?

This question is triggered by a discussion in Tavern on the Meta. Shog9 provided us with data on chat activity and after the Stack Overflow criticism "Suffering on Stack Overflow" the chat activity ...
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Can we make it easier to see a deleted user's deleted posts?

Moderators can see a list of posts from a deleted user, which is very useful for cleaning up two kinds of problems: rage-quits, where we might want to undelete some of those users with a pattern of ...
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If a user changed their username before their account is deleted, questions they voted to close show their old username at the time of closure [duplicate]

Imagine a user votes to close a question, and the question gets closed: closed as off-topic by Ivo Robotnik, User2, User3, User4, User5 Then, "Ivo Robotnik" changes their username: closed as ...
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As per the new data retention policy, when will inactive accounts now be deleted?

Prior to May 2017, accounts used to be automatically deleted if they met certain criteria. However, in May 2017, we stopped culling inactive users (see When will inactive accounts be deleted?). Today,...
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The threshold for manual review of user deletion should be higher

Due to your number of votes and/or your reputation, this deletion requires final approval from a developer before it is completed That's on the basis of: 916 upvotes 730 downvotes (excluding the ...
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Should we disallow users from immediately deleting their accounts if they've made one post?

When a user wants to delete their account, if they have posted 0 or 1 times, their account is deleted immediately; otherwise, they have to wait 24 hours for their account to be deleted after ...
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Is there any way to read deleted users' questions? [duplicate]

I was trying to access via Chrome's favourites links to an old question but when I try to do it, it says that the question is unavailable. Seems that the user who asked it has deleted his/her account ...
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Why was my account suspended for *invalid* reasons? [closed]

My main account on SO was deleted for walking into a chat room. I unknowingly remade an account (Thought I was logging in) and it was deleted yet again for no reason. I remade the account (purposely ...
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Deleting my account is not working [duplicate]

I have been trying to delete my account for a few days but nothing is happening. I went to https://codegolf.stackexchange.com/users/delete/9206 and clicked the button where it said it would take 24 ...
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If you delete your account, can you still be suspended?

I've seen something that's bothering me, but I don't know if my loss of faith in good intentions is warranted. A highly controversial post was made, followed up by a lot of comments, edits and meta ...
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Inconsistent display of deleted former moderators on election pages

On Science Fiction & Fantasy, the election page shows two users elected in 2012 whose have 'departed' the site: However, Webmasters' election page shows a rather broken image instead: Am I ...
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The Statute of Limitations on merging an old account into a newer one

My profile page says that I joined 7 months ago. This is correct, as far as it goes. However, I have been a member of main META before. It would have been approx. 4 years 7 months ago (as this was ...
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Why I cannot delete an account in 24 hours? [duplicate]

I delete my MO profile yesterday. The system claimed it was to be deleted in 24 hours. However, I see the following message today. This account is scheduled to be deleted 5 mins ago. To cancel ...
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How do I delete my network profile after deleting all my accounts on all sites?

If one has an account on any of the SE sites (Stack Overflow, Super User etc.), in order to delete their account, they can do so from their profile page. Numerous similar questions have been asked and ...
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Multiple events in the achivements when user was removed

According to the help page, e.g. on Stack Oveflow (emphasis is mine): All the reputation changes from a single user's deletion are rolled into a single event in the reputation page labelled "User ...
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Are user suspension and user deletion discussions on-topic for per-site meta?

Users will be suspended sometimes by the moderator team due to various reasons. But there will be some enthusiastic users who are very much interested to know the reasons behind the suspension of a ...
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When users are deleted do you get reputation back from their downvotes? [duplicate]

I've noticed that I've lost some reputation when users are removed, since that's specifically called out in the inbox messages. However, I am curious if lost reputation from downvotes the user gave ...
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Does deleting an account uncheck the accepted answers?

In my opinion the accepted answer should permanently stick as only the original question submitter has the ability to accept.
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Prevent account deletion for 24 hours after edits or deletions of posts

I encountered an interesting abuse of the system today where a user setup an account deletion. Knowing how long it would take for the deletion to process, immediately before it would become active, ...
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Does high rep or high vote count determine whether the votes are removed when the user is deleted?

If a high rep user is deleted, his "votes aren't removed as that can be destructive to the site". I'm wondering: How high is "high rep" What if a user was lower reputation than the cut-off line, but ...
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Deleting an account retains reputation and badges for linked chat accounts

I deleted my account on codegolf.stackexchange.com some time ago. The vast majority of my network reputation was derived from that site (I had approximately 20k rep when I deleted the account). ...
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Unable to interact with the Cross Validated in any way: “an error occurred, please try again”

On the Cross Validated SE (and only on Cross Validated) I am unable to ask questions or answers. The error is simply "an error occurred, please try again". It has been going for a week now. I found ...
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Inconsistent usage of deleted user name on closed questions [duplicate]

This question is closed: Mod links disappear on profiles with long display names One of the close voters has been deleted, but his name still exists in the list of voters in the notice message of the ...
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Is user's reputation one of criteria for keeping their votes after account deletion?

Under some conditions, a user's votes may be preserved after account deletion. These conditions are described in a meta post by Shog9 and in the Help Center. And they are described differently, so a ...
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Provide explanation to high reputation users that deleting their accounts may take longer than 24 hours

With the new deletion request system, users are given countdown text for a 24 hour period following their account deletion request to reconsider that request. This is a good feature. This account ...
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Why was this bounty vote deleted?

Someone awarded a bounty to me on this answer and then deleted their account. Normally, I would still keep the bounty reputation, and it would be attributed to the Community user. However, in this ...
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Deleted user on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

Why do I sometimes see a user card under a question or answer which looks like the following? Has the user been deleted?
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We've drastically simplified the user deletion process!

The short of the story here is that we have a brand new deletion process now live on all network sites, and it's simpler than it's ever been! Why a new deletion process? Well, the old one was pretty ...
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While trying to delete my account, it says the link to my profile is invalid

I'm trying to delete my account just because I spend too much time on Stack Exchange and I am trying to request to delete the account but every time I try to paste a link to my profile into the link ...
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Can't delete profile on certain SE sites [duplicate]

It seems that I can't delete my account from certain SE sites. I have for many years had several accounts I don't use and am at the moment only active on Physics while I wish to keep a profile on ...
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Can /u/<userID> redirect to /users/<userID> even for deleted users (for moderators)?

For a non-deleted user, following a link of the form <sitename>.stackexchange.com/u/<userID> will redirect to the user page <sitename>.stackexchange.com/users/<userID>. (Try it ...
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What happens to a person's questions/answers when they delete their account? [duplicate]

If a person deletes their Stack Overflow account, what will happen to questions and answers posted by them?
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Deleted account showing up in network profile community list?

I deleted my account from a community but it still shows up in my network profile community list. Is this list cleaned up at some point? Clicking the profile link results in a 404 (as expected).
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Find your other account

So, I have 2 accounts here, this one (which I want to keep), and an old one with barely any reputation, that I don't remember the email to. Can I somehow find my other account by IP address, so I can ...
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Profile link invalid error on account deletion form [duplicate]

I filled out the form to request my account be deleted as you can see, but for some reason my profile URL is being indicated as invalid. Is there something I am doing wrong?
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Unable to delete account after revote

According to this answer I can delete my account if I have never voted or never posted more than once. Currently I see no votes but already earned a Supporter badge (probably because of voting with ...
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Is this reputation rollback because of a removed user correct? [duplicate]

I saw I lost some reputation over on Parenting due to a removed user. Nothing unusual there. Until I saw the details. Now I know that reputation gain for approved edits can be rolled back when the ...
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Don't revert reputation from suggested edits when reviewer's account is deleted

I noticed something strange in the reputation of one of my accounts today: Never saw "reverted" event before, so went to one of the suggested edits and realized what happened: the user who ...
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Comment votes can be easily gamed by users with the association bonus

When someone deletes an account, the upvotes they left on comments are not removed. When they create another account, they can upvote these comments once again. This is a problem, as you can give a ...
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Can I leave behind editable posts after account deletion?

First of all I am aware of the earlier Q&A: What EXACTLY happens when I ask to delete my account? However my question is this: after I delete my account, can my posts and answers still be edited? ...
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Can I link my account to one that I deleted?

Say that I open two accounts by mistake on the same SE site. There's a procedure in place for linking them. Is there a similar procedure in place if I accidentally deleted my account? Can I dig up ...
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Streamlining deletion of quality block evasion accounts

A quality block system is now in place across the network, where users who ask a series of poorly-received questions (or leave a string of inappropriate answers) are temporarily blocked from posting ...
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Why do users get removed? Am I next?

I occasionally lose some points because a user gets removed from Stack Overflow (and other sites). How does this happen? Should I be worried about being booted from Stack Exchange because I don't ...
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Is there a way to know which user was removed?

Recently I lost some reputation when a user was removed: Out of curiosity, is there any way to know which user was removed?
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Can ♦ moderators access information (such as a log) for deleted user accounts?

As a ♦ moderator, can I access any information on deleted user accounts? For example, can I access a log of recently deleted accounts? Or if a post is now shown as posted by userxxxx, can I lookup ...
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Can't delete my account from the past

I wanted to delete my account from Security because I don't use the site and wanted to have a 'clear out'. I used the contact form and requested a deletion link and it was sent through and all was ...