Questions tagged [deleted-accounts]

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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 (the undeleted) 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?
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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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