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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Cannot delete private beta account [duplicate]

I'd like to delete my private beta account on world building. However, the delete link on the profile page is not there. Is this a bug or is it intentional?
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Anonymous user grayed out, but not deleted?

I'm pretty sure I have seen a user with a user name like user1234567, that had a grayed out name link, but was active. (I did not find the example) From Some User is Shown As Greyed Out, I understand ...
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Allow suspended users to request account deletion [duplicate]

Currently, it seems that suspended accounts are unable to request account deletion. This should be changed to make it possible. If someone wants to leave, there's no point prolonging the drama by ...
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Accepted answers without accept-votes show misleading “loading” tooltip

At present, accept-votes are transferred to Community when the question owner gets deleted. But this was not the case in the past, which is why Stack Overflow has over 15000 accepted answers without ...
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Tapping a comment from a deleted user is reliably crashing the app

This comment reliably crashes the Android app v1.0.47 every time I tap it. I'm not sure it's the fact they're a deleted user, but every other comment is fine. This is on a HTC One running Android 4.4....
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Allow seeing which posts were affected by removed users [duplicate]

When the reputation changes you can see what specific post caused the change, the exception to this rule (are there others?) is when a user is removed. When I see that my reputation has changed due ...
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Help Center page about deleting an account isn't clear about steps required

I just had a user who I believe was confused by the deletion process. This is the current Help Center page on account deletion: The way the item about Contacting the staff is listed, it could easily ...
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How to delete my Area 51 user account?

I have accounts in Stack Overflow, Programmers, Unix & Linux and Area 51. I don't want to continue my Area 51 account, so I planned to delete my Area 51 account. I have performed the following ...
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How do we deal with unclear questions having a deleted OP account?

I came across this question: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/240513/mock-objects-real-issues-test-driven-design-with-java. The question does not have enough clarification from ...
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-2 19 mins ago removed User was removed . But How -2?

I know that if a user is removed, all his votes will be cancelled. So some users may have negative reputation changes as a multiple of 10 or 5. But How -2 reputation change for user removal? I got ...
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How high is “very high reputation score” in user deletion process?

In Help Center you can find in the description about rep loss because "user removed": This removal occurs whenever a user is deleted, unless that user had a very high reputation score. Which is ...
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Bounties and pending delete users

Sometimes users instead of "I quit and I'm taking my ball" do a "I quit and here are all my balls" by awarding bounties. The steps behavior of the bounty system in this case doesn't appear to be well ...
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Deletion of my account failed

I requested a deletion of this account: https://buddhism.stackexchange.com/users/50/empty Mods put deletion in place and the 24 hour clock started. I just logged back in and account is still there ...
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Disassociated/deleted user's posts still showing up on Careers profile

I was looking at a user's Stack Overflow Careers portfolio, which had multiple answers which seems to have been disassociated (I think after the account was deleted?). For example, this post was ...
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When an account is deleted, don't auto delete its negatively scored posts on the meta site

Meta is different. Negatively scored questions are not always bad questions, and sometimes they have merit and draw good answers, especially discussions. When an account (in the main site) is deleted,...
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keep reputation after deleting my account

If I delete my account for let's say gaming.stackexchange.com and then later I make a new account(for gaming.stackexchange.com). Both the old and the new account would be created with facebook. ...
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Add “Last Seen from IP:” To deleted/destroyed user moderator's view

When viewing a deleted user as a moderator, we get the following information: User was deleted on 4/26/2014 3:22:58 PM User: user1234 (1234) (Account.Id=123456789) deleted by Madara Uchiha (27) ...
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Can a “rage quit” link be added to allow suspended users to delete their accounts? [duplicate]

According to the delete-account help, users are required to put the text "please delete me" in their profile's "about me" text. But a suspended user can not edit their profile, so they are unable to ...
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Does deleting a Stack Exchange account delete all accounts using that OpenID?

If I delete my Stack Exchange account then will it delete my all accounts? (E.g., Stack Overflow, Meta.Stack Overflow, etc.) I want this because the system is buggy and opening account of someone ...
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User removed? Why? And most importantly: from what site? [duplicate]

I would like to know why I got this message: Mar27 -10 20:31 removed User was removed I don't remember where I last posted, so, where was my user removed from? Why didn't I get any warning? I don'...
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will the protected question be deleted if the user gets deleted [duplicate]

I have one doubt. I know that if the user has delete his account all his voting will be reversed. I also assume that question and their answers will also be deleted. But what if there is a ...
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Is it possible to circumvent a suspension?

I think there is a way to circumvent a suspension. I don't know if it's a bug or by design. A week ago on Travel.SE, a user was suspended for 90 days, and thereupon he decided to delete his account on ...
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I probably shouldn't have deleted my account, how can I get it back?

I was pretty upset the other day, and requested that my account be removed. I filled out the form and didn't cancel the deletion within 24 hours of it being scheduled. Now, I'm a little sick that I'...
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Why isn't the username obfuscated as one of the close-voters once the user is deleted? [duplicate]

We recently had this Meta question on Ask Ubuntu which showed that "Mik" had cast a close-vote on one of the questions however his profile wasn't linked. It became clear later on in the answers and ...
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Delete account without revoking votes

How can I delete my account without revoking votes? I feel like my votes are a contribution to the site analogous to answers and I dont want to remove them. I found a 2 year old duplicate with 738 ...
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User deletion rollback

SO, I've faced reputation change with reason "User was removed" and found good explanation for this here. However, I want to know answers for following questions: When revoking all user votes it ...
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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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Deleted User Actions [duplicate]

Someone recently downvoted something on stackoverflow, and then the user was deleted. Because of the deletion, I'm not sure what was downvoted or why, as there is no link provided like there are for ...
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Is it appropriate for a user trying to delete an account to dump all their rep via bounties?

I just noticed new activity on a faq post, and it turns out to be a bounty. Which tools and technologies are used to build the Stack Exchange Network? The specific user offering the bounty has ...
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If you delete an account are you allowed to recreate?

So I accidentally signed up for a Stack Exchange site and if I delete an account there, am I allowed to create it back again? This is just in case I need it.
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Touching a comment owned by a deleted user crashes Android app [duplicate]

Steps to reproduce: Find a comment owned by a deleted user, like this one. Touch it (as you normally would when trying to upvote or flag). Observe as app stops responding. Wait about 8-9 seconds. ...
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Should it be possible to repeatedly create and remove a user

This question is related to "rage quitting". Example: for some time a user participated constructively on SO, but when he did not receive the desired attention for his own posts he deleted his account ...
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Showing deleted user status makes some review queue audits too obvious

I was just given this audit in the Low Quality queue. I neglected to get a screencap of the audit as it was presented, but the fact that the user was deleted was very obvious - no link, no gravatar, ...
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After deleting all my SE profiles, SE still recognize me

I have deleted all my Stack Exchange profiles recently through support. They have deleted them all and all my user profiles in various SE sites have disappeared as expected. Now, I wanted to start ...
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Mark flags as handled when moderator destroys spam account

I awoke to find four flags on spam posts on Mathematica. I handled this directly, by destroying the user account from which they originated. I note that in the Moderator Tools -- History panel it ...
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Deleting my account only for one site and not for all sites [duplicate]

Previously I asked to delete only my Meta account, but my Stack Overflow account was deleted as well. How can I prevent this in the future?
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My old user account is deleted but I still can see my old comments. I want to delete them as well [duplicate]

I still see my comments that I posted from my deleted user account. How can I delete them?
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“Deleted by…” notice still shows the old unanonymized username [duplicate]

Here's a user who posted a question on Meta about deleting their account. Can you guess the old username? It's the same user who deleted the question. I believe this should be anonymized as well.
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How to delete an account for real?

How do I delete an account for real? I followed https://webapps.stackexchange.com/help/deleting-account If your account has never voted or posted more than once: You should see a delete ...
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What will happen to my activities if account deleted? [duplicate]

What will happen to my Questions, Answers, Comments etc if I delete my account?
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Last edit shows unlinked deleted user, but revision list shows user still exists

If you go to this question, you will see the following: It appears as if the user has been deleted -- neither their icon appears, nor are you able to click on it. But this isn't the case. When ...
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Who is syntax.error and why is he deleting questions?

I noticed on this deleted question (10K+ only): Who is this mysterious (non)user named syntax.error? And why is he deleting questions? I presume this is because the user no longer exists, but in that ...
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I am broken: post-undelete bounty issues

Related: I am broken: post-undelete reputation issues It appears that as a result of the account undeletion process, the bounties that I have handed out and been awarded are not correctly applied ...
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Delete an old Stack Overflow account without access

I've an old Stack Overflow account and current active Stack Overflow account, The old account that I never used after asking a question, the account was created with my old jobs email address and ...
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Users should not be able to wipe their record by requesting account deletion and then recreating the account

Sometimes, suspended users request deletion, which is usually provided to them. However, if they log in again with the same OpenID, a new profile is created (attached to the same network account), ...
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“delete” button in the user profile [duplicate]

Why the "delete" button present on some sites (on the profile page) of SE network, but not on the other? For example, I have "delete" on Politics.SE, Outdoors.SE, Webmasters.SE. But not on other.
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When an account is deleted, is it removed from the database?

If community manager has removed my account from a StackExchange site, such as Arcade.SE, then has it been totally removed from SE's databases, or has it merely been marked as "removed"? In other ...
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Remove or change “0 reputation” tooltip from usernames in comments when a user does not exist

When moving mouse over a username that does not exist (for example, because of deletion or migration), the tooltip "0 reputation" is displayed: However, since reputation cannot be less than 1, ...
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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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Automatic deletion of downvoted answers when associated user account is deleted

According to Marc Gravell's comment on the answer to this question, a regular delete of an account also deletes anything that is negatively voted. However, this question has two answers from deleted ...