Questions tagged [deleted-accounts]

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Amend autosuspension of deleted accounts to include recreation for Sockpuppet deletions?

Related: Automatically suspend accounts recreated after a moderator deleted the original Recently downstream on Ask Ubuntu, an account was deleted for being a sockpuppet of another account. Within ...
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All my Stack Overflow history of answers and reputation disappeared [closed]

I am not sure what's going on, but none of my history is showing... The questions that I answered show my answer, but they show user******** as the user, rather than my name...
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Please restore the 25 points lost for “user removed” for my Physics account [duplicate]

A user was deleted on Physics.SE. My Reputation tab shows that I lost 25 reputation as a result of this. Please give me this reputation back.
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Is it possible to have your Meta account deleted? [duplicate]

I was hoping to get an answer on having your Meta account deleted from Stack Exchange. Is there a way to have this done and still have all your other communities accounts stay active? I am editing ...
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Username of a deleted user visible on CW posts [duplicate]

It seems to me that if a user makes a post on an SE site, the post is made community wiki, and then the user deletes the account, the post still shows their username. I am not sure if producing ...
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Change text for case when deletion process is waiting for SE employee approval

вчера эта учётная запись будет удалена. "5 часов назад эта учётная запись будет удалена". For high-rep users, as we know, "human being needed to push a few buttons". But the message didn't ...
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Association bonus after deleting the network profile

If you use SE and get the association bonus, proceed to delete your profiles from all SE sites and have your network profile deleted, and then create a new SE profile using the same credentials, will ...
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Has anyone ever been expelled from Stack Exchange?

Reading through the Code of Conduct, the tours, etc., I noticed that people could have their accounts expelled! I thought this was fairly severe and, thus, wanted to know whether it had happened ...
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Always preserve votes from users who are voluntarily removed

Refer here. Summarily invalidating all votes from a user who has asked for their account to be removed is both incredibly disruptive and unnecessary. If a user asks to be removed from the site, they ...
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Is there a limit for “user was deleted” being propagated as reputation being removed? [duplicate]

Today I saw the following: Clearly the removed user has voted a tremendous number of times on politics and it is plausible that this is related to voting irregularity. However, I remember that ...
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Change the criteria for vote retention upon account removal

Earlier today some user deleted their profile and caused a lot of confusion because that user was an active voter, and that the reversal of their votes due to the removal of their accounts caused huge ...
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Massive user removal in one night?

I woke up this morning to find that I suffered a massive drop in reputation points across the network because lots of users had been removed. What happened to those users? Was there a database ...
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What's the next step if I request an account deletion and after a reasonable amount of time, nothing happens?

I recently requested deletion of my Stack Exchange account on just one specific Stack Exchange site. I followed the instructions here: How can I delete my account? I made the request nine calendar ...
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Bad moderators behavior - Account deleted without any reason [closed]

I was deleted from Italian SE, my username was DaniChi, now I see “user5372". I opened yet a ticket on May, 1st and my daughter (Marybnq) opened one too but for now, we had no response. My daughter’s ...
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Does deleting your profile and starting a new one violate any rules?

I have learned recently that I can delete my account and start a new one. Now there are some rules to this for example if you are in a suspension the suspension and/or ban would continue under the new ...
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When an account is scheduled for deletion, make every action reset the timer

Consider the following scenario: A high-reputation user schedules their account for deletion – which has 24 hours time. 23 hours and fifty minutes later, the user engages in vandalic activity. This ...
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What can highly-active users who want to delete their accounts expect if their account is held up for review for vote preservation?

It's a known fact that users who've cast a lot of votes qualify for potentially having their votes preserved in case they request their account be deleted. In that case, an employee has to go through ...
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How can I delete my Stack Exchange Data Explorer account?

How can I delete an account on the Stack Exchange data explorer? I can't find any way to request the deletion when logged in to the account. (Note that SEDE is an independent system. SEDE accounts ...
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Why do I get -2 point of reputation from “user was removed”, apparently for an accepted answer?

Recently, I got -2 of reputation from a removed user. I was able to track it down to the fact, that I have accepted an answer from a removed user. The green checkmark is still there and I see no ...
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Comment upvotes aren't removed when the vote owner's account is deleted [duplicate]

I recently realized by accident that, when deleting your account, your comment upvotes are not removed, unlike up/down votes. Just as an example, I posted this comment on a site where I didn't ...
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Area 51 accounts can't be deleted by the user, but the system prevents users from using the contact form

If a user wants to delete their Area 51 account, it's not possible to do so through the normal settings. The account deletion FAQ says to contact SE if one wants their Area 51 account deleted. When I ...
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Unable to delete a non-Stack Overflow profile while in a team

I tried to delete a site profile (not Stack Overflow) and received this message: Delete Profile You are currently a member of one or more Teams. To delete your profile, you must leave your ...
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“Can't move comments without an account” issue

Mod on academia, went to migrate comments to chat, got a notice: Turns out one user had deleted his account in the interim. Issue is, hell if I care that you can't move comments without an account... ...
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Allow to search by user id when user is deleted [duplicate]

Specifying the user:<id> option to the search string allows you to search for posts written by specified user. That also includes the wiki posts, which are considered community owned (almost ...
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Is there any down side to cleaning up unused/unwanted SE accounts?

I prefer to delete old accounts that I no longer use or want, for privacy and security reasons. Say I have an account on a SE sub-site. It's at the default score, or maybe +/-5. So usually in the ...
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'Page Not Found' when (re)creating account from the 'account deletion completed' page

When you delete one of your profiles, you end up at this page: https://stackoverflow.com/users/delete/completed After clicking the blue 'Join this community' button in the top bar, you'll reach the ...
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Differentiating why votes are removed on user deletion

According to Shog9's post, there are two and only two reasons why votes are removed when an account is deleted: Some thresholds relating to vote count and number of people affected are not breached. ...
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Deleted account from Stack Overflow still accessible on Meta

I have created one account (another) on Stack Overflow and was able to login with Meta Stack Exchange without joining this community. Then I have deleted that account from Stack Overflow, and I ...
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Give moderators easier access to annotations and CM escalations on deleted accounts

Users can have (moderator-applied) annotations and CM escalations. When they do, it's important for moderators to be able to see them. There are two different use cases, and the info is available in ...
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Chat parent user doesn't reflect deleted account

Parent user for chat user is deleted, but chat user page displays him like existing one: Name, reputation and badges are still visible, but parent user is deleted. According to Shog9's answer ...
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How can I search for questions/answers of a deleted user (given their number)? [duplicate]

I'm on some (single) SX site, call it foo.stackexchange.com . There used to be a user named JoeUser, with number 1234. That user has left, deleting their account. Their questions and answers don't ...
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I want to delete my chat profile and anonymize my chats

I want to delete my chat profile and anonymize all my chats. How do I do it? I read in other posts that it needs a manual intervention. How can I get someone to help me?
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What was the original intention for automatically deleting old, unanswered questions with +1 score and a deleted owner?

According to this answer to How does deleting work? What can cause a post to be deleted, and what does that actually mean? What are the criteria for deletion? (which is tagged faq), the Community user ...
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'User was deleted' removed too much of my reputation [duplicate]

I will get straight to the point: I lost 155 reputation because a user was removed. Now, my question isn't about why the user was deleted, it's actually about how to contact the administration to get ...
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How many reputation points exactly should a deleted user have to prevent vote invalidation?

Yes, I know, we have this question: How can I delete my account? But it's not clear. Old SOru discussion: Когда аккаунт удаляется с сохранением голосов?. A user with high reputation score was ...
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Prevent users from immediately deleting their accounts if they've made one post

I'm posting this following the discussion at Should we disallow users from immediately deleting their accounts if they've made one post?, which seems to be positive and generally in favor of doing ...
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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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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 ...