Questions tagged [deleted-accounts]

For questions about user accounts that have been deleted ("user was removed" in your reputation history) or the process of that deletion.

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Possible loophole in system found by eccentric user behaviour

Not long ago here on main meta, a user posted a question, a rudimentary one which attracted a downvote almost immediately. Their response was almost as quick; they deleted their account. Subsequently, ...
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Cannot swap synonyms if creator is gone ("anon")

On German Language, where I am a moderator, I wanted to swap the tag synonym determiner → determiners (and then delete the plural variant) in the tag-synonyms interface. When I try to do that, I ...
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How "complete" can the deletion of SE accounts be?

How complete can the deletion of SE accounts be? Would the SE database still keep some of the user data? More specifically: email addresses that were used for logging in; IP addresses; activity ...
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Will a user be deleted or removed from a site if they were not active or did not log in for a long time? [duplicate]

I want to know if there is any rule to remove or deactivate a user, if they didn't login in. If such a rule exists, then I also want to know the exact number of days/months/years after which such ...
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Could we have longer automatic suspensions for destroyed profiles, and better communication with these users?

Currently, when a user is destroyed for spamming or deleted as no longer welcome to participate, there's a short 14-day automatic suspension meant to keep them from using a newly-created profile with ...
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Post notice should indicate a self-deletion even if the author's account has been deleted

When a user deletes their own post, the banner at the top of the post will clearly tell it was done by the post author: However, when the account has been deleted, it will revert back to showing the ...
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Reattribute posts made by deleted account to recreated account [duplicate]

Is is possible to reattribute posts that were made by my previous, deleted account to my new account? Due to personal issues, I deleted my accounts a while ago, but I recently remade them, and I want ...
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How do I delete my main Stack Exchange account? [duplicate]

I've deleted all my sub Stack Exchange sites, like Server Fault. I do not have any profile now. I wish to delete my main account as well. But there is no such option to remove it. I want to completely ...
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Some posts of mine weren't re-associated to my new account after it was mistakenly deleted

Long story short, my old account was mistakenly deleted when I was 14 for being underage because I created my SO account when I was 12. This isn't allowed, because the minimum age is 13, but my ...
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Bug in displaying previous year's election results [duplicate]

Today I visited the Workplace election result page to find who got selected as the moderators. But in the results of the year 2018, I found something strange. It displays the username Snow. Snow has ...
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Reinstate the prior prevention against users deleting their accounts immediately if they've cast multiple votes

To provide context (again): For a long while, there's been a feature where users who request deletion of their accounts and meet certain criteria for low activity (currently, not having posted on the ...
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What happens to users who request deletion of their accounts, who both qualify for immediate deletion and for staff to preserve their votes?

To provide context: For a long while, there's been a feature where users who request deletion of their accounts and meet certain criteria for low activity have their account deleted immediately, ...
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User deletion: "your votes will be revoked", except when they’re not

The Help Center says: User deletion is irreversible! By sending this request, your votes will be revoked, and all of your content will be made anonymous. But this isn’t entirely true. According to ...
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What happens to posts by an underage user whose account was deleted?

If an underage user's account is deleted, will their posts still be there? I know that if a normal account is deleted by the owner, their posts remain. But, is it the same for underage users?
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Help center page for deleting accounts still lists old criteria for deleting the account immediately without a 24-hour wait

For a long time, there's been a feature where users who've contributed very little activity on the site, who later request deletion of their account, have their account deleted immediately upon ...
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Strange deleted user with name?

Usually deleted users show up like this. Their posts are disassociated and anonymized leaving only a user card with their user ID, like this: Users can also request disassociation: However, I came ...
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Why can't we easily see what answers were deleted when "User was removed" happens? [duplicate]

From time to time single users are “removed” for whatever reason together with their questions and answers, and also the reps of those who answered their questions. While the reasons for users being ...
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List all the questions from deleted accounts [duplicate]

When an account is deleted it has an ID like user123456. Is there a way to search for questions whose OP has deleted the account? In other words, I want to list all the questions from deleted accounts....
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How does one appeal the removal of their account in a way that automatically suspends their account?

What can I do to lift or reduce a suspension? contains good advice for appealing manually-imposed moderator suspensions, which always have a moderator message attached to them that the user can reply ...
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How can I see whether a user deletion was voluntary or forced?

I've noticed that one user / account was removed. How can I see whether a user deletion was voluntary (i.e., requested by the user) or forced?
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Are votes preserved on meta sites when an active user is deleted?

Recently on one of my SE sites, a user who was a highly active voter (over 1000 votes on each of main and meta) deleted their account. As expected, there was no accompanying loss of rep for other ...
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Consecutive chat messages from deleted users don't show up combined, as they normally do for non-deleted users

When a user posts multiple consecutive chat messages during a short period of time, and there are no messages from others in between, those messages are combined into a single "list item" in ...
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Bounties and deletion feature abuse [duplicate]

I have a potential exploit for the association bonus awarded and the bounty system. Primarily, it deals with reputation-inflation. Initiation and motivation: Most of us at least have 200 reputation ...
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Deleted users who created a synonym are listed as "anon" in the tag synonyms list

While browsing the list of tag synonyms on Mathematics Meta I came across the synonym [vote-to-close] -> [closing] in which the creator is listed as "anon" — the username is not ...
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Question bookmarks are not removed if my account is deleted

I can add an indefinite number of bookmarks to a question by bookmarking the question, deleting my account, and repeating. Bookmarks are not removed on account deletion. Is this behavior intentional? ...
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What happens when a moderator candidate schedules their profile for deletion while the election is going on?

What happens when a moderator candidate schedules their profile for deletion while the election is going on? Just curious. What will happen to the votes that they had already gained?
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Orphaned questions asked by deleted users

When a user gets deleted/destroyed, and their questions that don't yet have an accepted answer gets orphaned, they can no longer have an accepted answer. What's the general guidelines for dealing with ...
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Arqade have reset my reputation. What shall I do? [closed]

I've lost my reputation on Arqade Stack Exchange. When I went onto another Stack Exchange, it worked but when I went back, everything disappeared: the reputation, the badges, the questions and the ...
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All my Stack accounts got mysteriously deleted

I was Aaron Liu, user572982 on this site, and all my accounts got mysteriously deleted May 1st, 2020 at 10 AM UTC under mysterious circumstances. I have just asked a question on this very site, and ...
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Having an account on meta but not on the main site and vice versa? [duplicate]

Under what circumstances can a user have an account only on (site).meta.stackexchange.com and not on (site).stackexchange.com? And vice versa. The thing is that I saw a user account on math.meta ...
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Moderators' role in profile deletion

When a user requests the deletion of their own profile, are moderators automatically informed about their request?
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Is a user deleted in one Stack Exchange deleted in all of them? [duplicate]

I'm considering deleting my profile on one site, but want to know something before I proceed. Is a user deleted in one Stack Exchange site deleted in all of them? Can I delete only the one profile?
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Question deleted under RemoveDeadQuestions does not show negative score at deletion time

A question deleted under RemoveDeadQuestions does not show negative vote at deletion time. From the question timeline (link needs mod access on Earth Science SE): At score 0, it should be removed ...
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Who controls 'accepting of answers' for questions of deleted users [duplicate]

I find several questions like mentioned here: Question of deleted user shown The question OP is not clickable (and often has a name like user123456) and is probably not existing anymore. These ...
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Change the way deleted users are shown in the Community Moderator Elections page

In the Community Moderator Elections page, when there is a former moderator who since deleted their account on the site, it's showing an image saying "Departed" instead of their flair. Example: ...
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Under the circumstances (holiday, overworked SE employees), when can I expect my profile to be deleted for SE Meta? [duplicate]

I requested deletion of my profile on SE Meta on 12/23/19. My profile states This account is scheduled to be deleted Dec 24 at 14:38. That is 96 hours ago. I realize that this is a holiday week ...
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Has Stack Overflow removed any accounts or content linked to Russian influence?

Today the BBC broke a story stating that A network of social media accounts... has also spread false news stories online... The accounts, which have been linked to Russia, used ... other open-access ...
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What happens if a moderator determines you were the previous owner of a suspended account? [duplicate]

I was reading the answer to How can I delete my account?, but I'm confused about a part of it. Will deleting my account clear any restrictions placed on my account? Unfortunately, deleting ...
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Broken flair in election page, due to moderator having deleted his account

In the election page for the Philosophy site: One image is broken (see red circle), because it refers to a moderator who has chosen to delete his account lately.
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Can users delete their chat account after deleting all their other accounts?

I noticed a former mod who has deleted all their accounts still has their chat account (emphasis mine): My diamond how now been removed and I have scheduled the deletion of all of my accounts across ...
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Will the accept vote on the answer be removed upon user deletion? [duplicate]

It is known that user votes are removed when account is deleted. Is accept of the answer included in this? To be more clear, OP has accepted an answer. Later when their account is deleted, will the ...
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Why did a moderator delete my account? [duplicate]

I don't know how to be clearer that a moderator deleted my old account. Yesterday when I logged on Money, I saw "Join this community", but I never deleted my Money account. I then clicked "Join this ...
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How's it fair for a moderator to delete my account and dissociate my questions and answers? [closed]

Edit I found the email that proves a moderator deleted my account. And nobody appears to believe me before? Even if you suspend me, why dissociate my questions and answers? How can I manage or track ...
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Does the suspension timer continue to increment after an account is deleted?

On My account has been temporarily suspended; what does that mean?, If the account holder creates a new account to bypass the suspension, that new account will also receive the same suspension ...
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Where did Delete Profile move to? [duplicate]

It appears How can I delete my account? is no longer accurate. There is no longer a Delete Profile link under Site Settings. It looks like it changed in the last week or so. How does one delete ...
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Missing option to delete account [duplicate]

I'm trying to delete my account from the Politics Stack Exchange site, because I don't think this network is suited for it. Then again when I go to: I don't want to receive any messages from this ...
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Incomplete deletion of user account?

(I asked this question in Mathematics Meta around 3 1/2 years ago, but there has been no response.) While browsing old questions in Mathematics Meta, I came across a user with an undeleted meta user ...
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Deleting your profile clears the spam flag, but not the implicit downvote

While testing an answer to What happens to pending flags when an account is deleted?, I discovered something else: it's possible to serially downvote a single post using only one account. Steps to ...
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Notification on achievements dialog doesn't take account deletion into account

A minor issue with the notification on the achievements dialog in the top bar: it doesn't seem to properly handle account deletions. Steps to reproduce: Have an account with enough reputation to ...
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What happens to pending flags when an account is deleted? [duplicate]

What happens to flags waiting for review for an account, when that account is deleted? Are they deleted with the account or do they stay in the queue anonymised?
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