Questions tagged [deleted-accounts]

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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?
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Reposting a Deleted Question (I deleted my profile in the meanwhile)

I asked a question on the Electrical Engineering site regarding RSSI variations. I then flagged it for migration to Physics site since it seemed more relevant there. I deleted it after a few days ...
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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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Reputation change -2, -1, -2, -2 on user account removal

Tonight I got the following reputation change notification: According to this answer it must have happened because a user account which was used to accept my edits got removed. Important fact: I ...
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Can I destroy SE employee accounts which are incorrectly listed as moderators on a meta site?

We have some employee accounts that are erroneously listed as "moderators" on our meta site. This has caused confusion multiple times. These accounts have no contributions and only a handful of votes....
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A deleted site account just reconnected to my network account

This is a bit strange, but to shorten a story: I was a user of the Elementary OS Stack Exchange (User 3). I removed this account because I disagreed with the community moderation decisions. It was ...
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Deleted user's name underlines on hover as though it were a clickable link

Consider the following comment on Math.SE: How to distinguish between walking on a sphere and walking on a torus? In the image, I have hovered over "user21467". This user's account is deleted (as you ...
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Don't delete negatively-scored posts by a deleted user on META [duplicate]

When a user's account is deleted (for any reason), all their negatively-scored posts are automatically deleted by the Community bot. From this post: The system will automatically delete any ...
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Deleted user's posts do not seem to count towards auto protection

I expected this post to be automatically protected by Community after three answers were deleted: However, that was not the case. Upon further investigation and some help from other mods , it ...
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Mismatch between /reputation and epic badge tracker

There is a mismatch between what /reputation shows and my badge tracker for 'epic': days represented 1269 rep cap was reached via rep from upvotes *only* on 42 days earned at least 200 reputation on ...
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Tapping on the “Close” button when viewing a deleted user doesn’t close the view

When I tap on a deleted user’s profile link in the app, it shows an error dialog, then keeps the view open with the loading indicator even after I press the close button on the dialog.
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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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Why is it disproportionately difficult to delete an account but easy to create one? [duplicate]

I have used this site for many years and personally have had my Stack Overflow account deleted twice. During the times I did/do not have an account, I'm more of a lurker. However one of the ...
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First posts escape review when new user self-deletes account

For example, see this post on Academia (deleted now.) It's clearly intended to be a comment, but was posted as an answer. The content of the post is: +1 to @ff524♦'s comment-I know that you have ...
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Why not keep anonymous profiles accessible?

In all sites it happens that worthy members remove their account. I want to draw your attention to the fact that the greyed ID of a departed member is not-clickable and one cannot trace and read ...
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When a user is deleted, OP highlighting is lost

Deleted: Not Deleted:
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What happens to unresolved flags raised by a recently deleted user?

Let's say a user who we'll call "Jim" has raised X number of flags on various posts around a particular Stack Exchange. Those flags haven't been resolved yet by a moderator, i.e., they haven't been ...
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If a user deletes their Stack Overflow account, what happens to their Careers account?

Assume that a user who we'll call "Jim" has a Stack Overflow account linked to a Careers account. If Jim has his Stack Overflow account deleted, what happens to his Careers account? Does he then ...
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How to restore the reputation in my deleted account?

I accidentally deleted my Stack Overflow account. Then I created another account using the same email address as my deleted account, hoping that Stack Overflow would recognize my email address and ...
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Stack Overflow closed my account due to upvoting my friends

Why did Stack Overflow delete my account without any warning? They said that: "You are fake" I had just upvoted one of my friend's post. They closed my account without any warning. The worst things ...
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Should username of a deleted OP account be highlighted in comments?

For example, take a look at this question: Free web hosting for academics User102 asked this question. They have deleted their account. But they are also the OP. Should their name be highlighted in ...
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I have a rep to protect. Where is it?

(Posted here as probably applies to all sites). I was examining my reputation gain yesterday on Stack Overflow: 190. I believe I should have hit the 200 cap. Mainly due to Is uninitialized local ...
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My account is gone? Was it deleted? Why? [duplicate]

My account is (or at least was): https://math.stackexchange.com/users/169330 But now for some reason it is gone. All my old questions are still there but now they say "user(some weird number)" instead ...
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Badges and privileges aren't removed from Achievements after account deletetion

I just removed one of my per-site accounts. This means that reputation changes are removed from the Achievements drop down - however badges and privileges I've gained stay there:
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My account wasn't deleted despite the countdown [duplicate]

I requested my elementary OS account be deleted, and I confirmed it, and the countdown reached 2 hours at 11:30pm BTC. I went back on my computer today, and my account was still active and receiving ...
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User was removed… But from where?

I have read the other questions here about 'user was removed'. This is not a duplicate because I understand the mechanics of the hit and have taken the hit before (although on the main site). You ...
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Area 51 still showing deleted accounts in proposal page

I just noticed something in the proposal for Programmers: Clicking those leads to 404 error page, meaning those accounts have been deleted. Apart of the ugly broken picture, this kind of expose ...
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Close banners don't get anonymized (to “user1234”) when a user removes their account [duplicate]

Observe the following (bad) question on Japanese.SE: What does "jukai" mean? The question reports the following in the close banner: closed as not constructive by sawa, Axioplase, Flaw, ...
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Question of deleted user shown

I saw a question and at end of question there is name of person who asked the question but this name is not clickable as normally it is. So I guess this user is deleted, so my question is: if this ...
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Removing one's account

Can you tell me if a user who removes his account at one site, can after some time open a new account? In this case can he use the same email address for signing in, and should notify someone? I am ...
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How to delete all my Stack Exchange accounts? [duplicate]

I've decided I don't want to be a part of any Stack Exchange communities, as it's drawing my focus away from more important things (work, family, friends, etc.), so I'd like to delete all of my ...
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Cannot delete my Area 51 account because of site design [duplicate]

After thinking about it, I'm trying to delete my Area 51 account. (Sure, some of the proposed sites are interesting, but it's not really worth the hassle to me right now, and I find having "...
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Deletion banner by underage deleted user displays the original username [duplicate]

On this deleted Arqade question (10k only, of course), the user self-deleted the question, then their account was deleted for being underage. The account name displays as "user106595" in the question ...
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Same e-mail after account deletion

If I delete my account, in order to anonimize my content, and then I'd like to register a new user, what's the policy and pitfalls when using the same e-mail account for it? At first, is it allowed, ...
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Will my deleted accounts be linked?

Now, anyone can click on my user name and see all my posts on all my sites. If I delete my accounts on, say, 2 sites, will they still be linked in that way? Or will those deleted accounts look like ...
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“your account has been scheduled for removal” and it's still there [duplicate]

I've requested the removal of one of my accounts on SE. I've received the mail "your accout has been scheduled for removal (...) your accout will be automatically deleted within 24 hours". However, ...
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Prevent repeat offenders from using association bonus / nuke all acounts network wide

I've run into, what I hope, is an odd edge case... Back Story: What started as a disagreement over rolling back an edit, resulted in some revenge voting, and when I was looking into it, I noticed ...
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In deleting account, profile link is invalid

I am trying to delete my StackExchange account, but it keeps on telling me that my profile URL is invalid. I have tried this URL (http://stackexchange.com/users/5705501/ihaveaquestion) but it does not ...
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Lost reputation from suggested edit approval on post left behind when account is deleted [duplicate]

On Programmers.SE, I edited a post (Must I provide my project source code if I use a library licensed under Apache 2.0?) back in November. Since it was a suggested edit, I earned +2 reputation when my ...
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Accounts still there hours after deletion countdown completed

I have 3 accounts that I am deleting - however, several hours after the 24 hour (+ grace period - end about 4-5 hours ago), the countdown completed, but disappeared and the accounts are still there. ...
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Add indicator that account is scheduled to be deleted on the network profile

It'd be useful to have an indicator telling us which of our accounts are marked to be deleted on the "accounts" tab of our StackExchange profiles. This could be used, for example, by a user who has ...
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Profile of a deleted account

I asked and got a StackOverflow account deleted (1 year ago), the questions and answers of that account are still visible with a "user"+userId username, same in chatrooms log, but you have to search ...
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How do you delete your account at Area 51? [duplicate]

It was quite simple to delete many accounts by clicking on 'help', but I cannot find such a possibility at Area51. Can someone tell me how to delete that account?
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Migration to a site with no account prevents quick account deletion feature

After asking this Meta question, I think I've stumbled across a bug. According to all the Help pages, but Beer.SE specifically, I should be able to delete my account without assistance from the SE ...
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Don't auto-delete questions from deleted users if there are positive score answers [duplicate]

Recently, when a user deleted his account on Lifehacks, his questions with negative scores and no accepted answers were deleted, including this feature request. However, some users thought that this ...
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Which users getting removed DON'T cause rep changes? (lost 1667 rep)

According to the help on users being removed, on how you lose rep for their upvotes being removed too: This removal occurs whenever a user is deleted, unless that user had a very high reputation ...
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If a user who voted on a deleted answer was removed, I get a wrong reputation alert

The following things happened: A few months ago I posted an answer on Skeptics (10 k only). That answer received thirtysomething upvotes (and got me this badge. A few days later that answer was ...
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What “User was removed” means if I have no posts?

Most of us have seen on the profile page a loss of reputation citing as a reason "User was removed". This reason comes with the useful link: learn more which explains (emphasis mine): This message ...