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In 10k tools, show posts that are automatically deleted when a user's account is deleted

According to point 11 of How does deleting work? negatively voted posts are automatically deleted when a user's account is deleted: The system will automatically delete any question (and its ...
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What is the difference between a deleted user and a "destroyed" user?

Prompted by Generic-ize a user's name when their account is destroyed, it appears there are two methods of disabling user accounts permanently: deleting and "destroying" What are the differences ...
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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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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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How can I delete my account?

How can I delete my Stack Exchange account(s)? Also, What happens to my content? Can I request it be deleted as well? What if I'm suspended, rate-limited, or banned from posting questions or answers? ...
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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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Why is it not possible to have more information about "User was removed"?

I recently read some meta questions about the famous "User was removed". Although, it appears more clear to me, I still have some question: What user was removed? On which answer/question ...
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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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How can I find posts related to lost reputation due to a "user was removed" message?

Today I noticed that my reputation got truncated by 64 points, and when I looked at my reputation history, I saw a bunch of lines notifying me of points removal along to a "user was removed" message. ...
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Auto-delete/destroy 1 rep user when their post is deleted as spam

My common workflow when I see a blatant spam post by a 1 rep user is: flag as spam (when I'm a mod this auto-deletes) go to user profile As a mod, I destroy the user. As a regular user I spam flag ...
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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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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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Ground Zero: chat user 0 throwing error [closed]

After a user was deleted from this site, their existing chat messages link to https://chat.meta.stackexchange.com/users/0 which sadly generates the infamous "workin on ur problemz" lolcat. ...
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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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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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Will bounty rolled back if user removed or suspended?

Suppose If user gives bounty for another user's question then user is removed or is suspended for some period then will given bounty rolled back from that user's account? If user suspended for some ...
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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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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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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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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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Licensing question: Should Stack Exchange delete all my questions and answers when my account gets closed?

While Stack Exchange can claim that all posts here are automatically CC BY-SA, that would fail when a user deletes their account (or gets banned) as they then become user5876892 or whatever. So ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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, because invalidating all their votes as is ...
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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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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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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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A question should not be deleted by the user deletion algorithm if it has upvoted answers

As I found out earlier today, users who are deleted have their negatively-scored questions deleted, even if those questions have upvoted answers. This goes against established conventions, for two ...
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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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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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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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"User was removed" results in strange "daily reputation" information? [duplicate]

Two days ago, I first hit the daily cap limit. A bit later, I got -12 (user removed). Overall, it looks like this: Although, the daily reputation shows up as 190. Is that a bug, or do I get ...
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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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