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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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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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Fix attribution for deleted account

How can I get the attribution fixed on a deleted account? I deleted the account, then created a new one with the same name, but old answers have not been attributed to the new account. Note that I ...
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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 ...
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Problem when deleting account: A previous delete request is pending

I decided to delete my account about a month ago since I have not been using the site as much. I accessed the "Contact and Support" page and followed all the procedure to delete my user profile. I ...
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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 ...
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How do I delete my entire Stack Exchange account? [duplicate]

Stack Exchange seems to have made it impossible to delete accounts. I can delete the accounts from other individual sites like Ask Ubuntu, but I can't delete the main account on stackexchange.com. I ...
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What should I do about a user who wants to delete his account but doesn't know how?

Apparently, this user and this user both want to delete their accounts, but don't know how to do that. I would like to help them out in some way, but I'm not sure how I should help them. Should I ...
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Should we be retaining a user's opinion in meta if they delete their account?

As confirmed by Shog9, votes may be retained on the meta sites, if a user deletes their profile for that Stack Exchange site. This originates from another post, where a user has brought up various ...
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Disallow voting from accounts which are pending deletion?

If a user's account is scheduled for deletion (i.e. they've submitted a formal request for account deletion, but the button hasn't actually been pressed yet), can they be prevented from voting? I can'...
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Link to user profile in stackexchange.com Hot Questions list is broken when the account is deleted

On the hot questions list, there's a question (this one) which has been asked by a deleted user: On the hot-questions page, the user is clickable. But leads to a dead link: It is this url. ...
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Inconsistency of target link for “User was removed”

Recently I've got rep change because some user removes his own account: Tapping on this link in web refers me to reputation tab of the my profile page on selected site. Tapping in the iOS app ...
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Why did my account disappear? [duplicate]

My Account disappeared yesterday from math and chem stack exchange. I am very confused what happened was that I was told something strange happened to my account and I logged in and sure enough I ...
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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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Can Moderators please delete my account? [duplicate]

My account has been suspended on SO. I request moderators to close or delete my account. I want a new fresh start.
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Do I have to manually cancel membership on each Stack Exchange site where I was active? [duplicate]

I want to permanently delete my account across all Stack Exchange sites using the procedure described here: https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/7979/223253 . For every site on which I was registered ...
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Ground Zero: chat user 0 throwing error

After a user was deleted from this site, his existing chat messages link to http://chat.meta.stackexchange.com/users/0 which sadly generates the infamous "workin on ur problemz" lolcat. Observed here ...
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How should we deal with questions that seek to identify deleted users?

It’s happened occasionally that a new user will wonder about the identity of a deleted user, whether, on the main meta or on a per-site meta (or indeed on one of the non-meta sites). Often such ...
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Vote count in network profile not updated even after long time

My question had 5 upvotes before a user was removed together with their votes and the question now has a score of 4. Two months have passed but my network profile still shows my question as having a ...
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Is it possible to find posts of a deleted user?

What happens to (good) posts when a user is deleted, and can I find them by userid, either on site or via SEDE?
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Protecting questions with answers by deleted users

As discussed in this post, a question must have at least one answer by a user with less than 10 reputation in order to be protected by a 15k+ user. For example, here’s a question that’s several ...
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Show a deleted user's name in plain text instead of the Community user when viewing a review

This is a follow up to How can the Community user review a Low Quality post? When viewing a review where one of the viewers has deleted their account, that user's username should appear in plain text ...
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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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My account just got deleted; how do I restore? [duplicate]

I had lots of reputation points on some Stack Exchange sites, and my account just got deleted, without me knowing. Can I restore it, and if I can, how?
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Zombie comments (aka wrong comments count when destroying a spammer who posted comments)

I noticed here (10k only) that there is "show 2 more comments": Clicking it has no effect. Viewing the raw server response, it simply returns the existing comments. This is most likely the ...
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Can you remove one community rather than the entire account? [duplicate]

So like, if I have a profile on puzzling.StackExchange.com and StackOverflow.com, can I remove myself from the puzzling.SE community, rather than deleting my entire account?