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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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 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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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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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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How can I prevent my questions from being removed by roomba (Stack Exchange's automated question deletion system) after a user was removed?

The removal of a user might result in the loss of upvotes on some of my questions, which might in turn result in roomba* (Stack Exchange's automated question deletion system) deleting some of my ...
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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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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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Migrated questions with a nonexistent author should still show the author's name in the questions list

I just noticed this question. Its author doesn't have an account on this site, which makes it show up like this on the homepage: It looks like a simple thing - but it gets in the way of the 'flow'...
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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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Sudden Death phenomenon?

I will start with the question/discussion topic then follow with what motivated me to post this. How can it be that ordinary member of the community with valid existing questions and activity ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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'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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Why did I lose 5 reputation after a “user was removed”? [duplicate]

On my Math.SE account, it says "user was removed" and 5 reputation was deducted. What does this mean?
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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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Delete an account I made by accident on Stack Overflow [closed]

I accidentally made another account when trying to switch between Google accounts. Its name is user333673. And I also asked a question on it without realising it was not my "real" account. So can a ...
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Is it possible to delete one of my accounts after they were merged?

My two different accounts were merged into a single one. So, I would like to delete one of the accounts. Is this possible? If yes, then how can I do this and is there any consequence to this on ...
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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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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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Delete a user from sites

How do I remove my userid from http://answers.onstartups.com/ http://area51.stackexchange.com/ https://gaming.stackexchange.com/ https://stackapps.com/
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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 does one delete a chat profile?

The process of deleting a site profile is explained in Help Center and elsewhere. But I don't see any instructions for requesting the deletion of one's chat profile. (Why delete it? To disassociate ...
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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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Automate account removal and provide full info

To make Stack Overflow great it should not only be very easy to sign up, but it should also be very easy to delete an account. I have browsed my profile and could not find out how to delete my account....
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Possibility to delete our account [duplicate]

Many problems arise with Google's OpenID implementation (now deleted: accounts doubled, fake Google ID account, ...), asides with all the obvious privacy concerns (although quite opposed to security ...
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Users should be able to close accounts on specific SE sites without developer/moderator intervention

I am fully aware of the process to close an account, but with the amount of new SE sites popping up under certain circumstances users may want to close or remove their accounts from one or more SE ...
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privacy: how to delete account etc. should be in generic FAQ [closed]

Currently to figure out how to delete account and similar privacy questions you have to search meta. This is one of the most frequently asked questions on this and other SE metas. I think that this ...
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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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Delete your account? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I delete my account? Is there a way to delete my photo.stackexchange.com account?
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Why was my previous account deleted automatically and how to get it back? [closed]

My previous account was deleted automatically. And on log in, a new account is created. And on my previous account user398935 is showing in place of a name. What's wrong with my account? How do I ...
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Why is my account not there?

I had some ideas in JavaScript template engine, and had implemented a beta version of JavaScript lib, which I think, can serve as an alternative way to JavaScript engine. I posted this in three ...
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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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How can users delete their Server Fault user profiles? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I delete my account? How can users delete their Server Fault user profiles?
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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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Closing out my Stack Overflow account [closed]

No want for account Seek to leave Stack Overflow How does one close then?
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Why can't I delete my account on my own? [duplicate]

I have just been told that in order to delete my Stack Overflow account I need to email team@stackoverflow.com. What is the reason behind not providing privilege to a user to delete their own ...
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Accidentally sent request to delete Stackoverflow account

I wanted to delete my Stack Exchange account and accidentally sent the delete request through Stack Overflow. Is there any way I can revoke this request? I really do not want to lose the Stack ...