Questions tagged [deleted-accounts]

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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 ...
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I am broken: post-undelete reputation issues

Specifically FAO Tim Post I guess, but this is probably going to relate to any StackExchange account that has previously been deleted and then put back together by the kind people at StackExchange. I ...
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The OP is not “unknown”!

I was reading this answer on CogSci when I saw: The main site on the other hand, does seem to know who wrote it: I think the same information should be displayed on the app as well, even if ...
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Show highest voted answer at top when OP has a deleted account

My highest voted answer on stackoverflow has taken me a little by surprise and it is currently this one: Javascript global error handling If you visit the link, you'll notice that the OP has since ...
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Curiosity fell over the cliff (aka what happened here??)

Once upon a time there was a user named Curiosity. That user got fair share of questions with what appears to be fair upvotes: Examples: one, two, three Then came this question where a user ...
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HTML entities showing in deleted user's name

Take a look at the asker's username here: Case insensitive string replacement in JavaScript?
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Enable a disabled account on Stack Overflow

I had two accounts on Stack Overflow, one is for official use and other is for personal use, as our office has a weird policy about not to use personal accounts anywhere. I had plans to quit my job, ...
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What happens to questions submitted by deleted users?

Consider this question, asked by a user (arpan) that is greyed out without a link to his user info. I'm guessing the user was removed or is otherwise inactive. What happens to questions submitted by ...
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Make searches for user:xxx work for deleted users as well

We can do searches for content by user with the syntax user:xxx where xxx equals the user number. However, this does not work with deleted users. This could be useful for the same reasons the user-...
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How to remove/delete some SE sites from my profile?

I have a few Beta sites and low participation sites associated with my account that I would like to remove/delete. Martial Arts Home Improvement How can I remove a couple of these sites without ...
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Association Bonus not removed upon account deletion [duplicate]

Recently a user asked a question on Meta asking about his deleted account (I won't draw attention to him or his question unless it is really necessary but shouldn't be hard to find - at least until ...
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Mark all flags against a post as helpful, when the post author’s account is destroyed

A spammer made several posts on Computer Science. I went straight to destroy the account. The posts had both spam flags and custom flags. After destroying the account, at least the custom flags ...
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While I am trying to delete this account it can't

I am getting error while deleting account of Stack Overflow. When I delete my account and again I am trying to log-in it successfully login. So help me how to delete this account?
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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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“User was removed” means I lose my hard-earned points? [duplicate]

I have been using Stack Overflow for 2 years and 9 months. I really like the way this site works. But I am totally amused by how someone else's wrong deeds cost me my hard-earned reputation points. I ...
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Possible loss of good content due to account deletion

Yesterday I noticed (on Stack Overlow) answer posted by user called Community and having the exact same avatar as the community user. This was too much in my opinion, so I flagged that post asking to ...
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Discrepancy in SE reputation graph [duplicate]

Since June 3 my reputation for "IT Security" is showing different values in SE reputation graph and everywhere else. This happened just after an user were removed, making me lose all reputation from ...
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“How do I delete my account”? has an incorrect & confusing screenshot

On the How do I delete my account? page within the Help Center, the 2nd screenshot should not have a delete link visible: Since a user who has voted or posted's user page looks like this (sans-delete)...
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Where a profile has become unclickable, what happened to the account?

I helped a user here a few weeks ago, but their profile is now unclickable (I presume it was not like this at the time, as I would have noticed). I've not seen this before - what does it mean? Did ...
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Why is the “user was removed” message so vague? [duplicate]

The message that appears in the reputation tab of a user's profile when they gain or lose reputation due votes disappearing when another user is deleted is simply: user was removed This message is ...
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how long does an account deletion request take?

Also, is there an email confirmation of some kind that the deletion has taken place? Would this be a total deletion of my account or are some posts/answers retained?
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Lost some rep due to a removed user but didn't lose any up-votes

I read several questions and answers regarding reputation loss due to a removed user. Today I noticed a -5 rep change titled User was removed: According to what I read, all the reputation gained by a ...
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Delete softly when using the big stick [duplicate]

9/10 unicorns prefer account deletion for spammers/trolls and sock puppets with no real content of value. I think 4/5 dentists also have this preference. The Problem But there is a problem: the ...
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Why was my account deleted?

I've created my account on Friday and today I found that it doesn't exist any more. I don't understand why. I answered two questions; one of them is: https://stackoverflow.com/a/16490710/2371432 ...
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Could we have two types of account deletion?

Relevant TL thread: http://chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/9390241#9390241 Related dupe: Delete softly when using the big stick. You may want to read that first, Andrew's given a much ...
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User delete events are merged in the activity/reputation drop-down thingymajig

When multiple users get deleted, the events, and reputation changes, are merged in the activity/reputation drop-down thingymajig. These are old pictures that I've just got around to uploading. As you ...
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The “User removed” message should link to a general explanation of this event

I found out today after losing 100 rep (probably one of the users of playorm who asks a lot of questions I imagine) that when a user is removed, I lose all the rep I gained from that user. It kinda ...
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How is it possible to lose 2 rep due to a deleted user? [duplicate]

I noticed this entry in my reputation log for yesterday: Naturally, I'm a little curious. How is it possible to lose 2 rep to a deleted user? If it were just up/downvotes, they'd have to have ...
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'User was removed' and '+200 reputation' limit

I've lost 10 reputation because of user was removed for the first time today and I'm just wondering, why there 10 points don't affect +200 daily reputation limit? To describe what I'm talking about ...
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Sic Community on old, unanswered questions by deleted users

Currently, zero-scored, answerless questions are automatically deleted from all sites after a year by the Community user. However, I think this should be expanded to include questions with a zero or ...
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Wiping votes on deletion of highly active accounts (-865 points on “User was removed”)

Update As MadScientist quite aptly pointed out this is also highly relevant: Don't throw away all votes when a user is deleted at +523 votes, feature-request I was greeted by this screen just an ...
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When does the community user delete a question? [duplicate]

I just noticed that Community ♦ deleted this question, probably the same time the asker deleted his account (I can see a User was removed for the same timestamp in my rep log). I've seen why does ...
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Deleted user's posts showing in 'First Posts' queue

On Scifi.SE, a user had their account deleted this morning. Also this morning, about half a dozen of "their" posts were in the First Posts queue. The posts were all roughly a month old, and they all ...
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What should happen to questions asked by non-existent users with answers that score higher than the accepted answer?

Here's the scenario: Bob asks a question on Stack Overflow. Bob gets a few answers and selects the one that helps him the most. Bob's account gets deleted. Another (considerably better) answer is ...
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User was removed … Ok, why am I getting punished for it? [duplicate]

Today my reputation was decreased because of 'User was removed' criteria. First of all the information provided about this on the reputation page is quite inadequate. It does not explain, who got ...
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Deleted user's name shows on Area 51

On the new Weapons Proposal on Area 51, a deleted user proposed this. His name is still shown for "proposed by", but it should probably not show that... In addition his name is obscured here, on a ...
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Purging a user account does not unaccept its accepted answers

There seems to be some magical wand movement that permits mods to send a user account and all its posts into oblivion.1 Normally, according to Shog9's answer to Deleted accepted answer pinned as top ...
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I have 24 accounts, how can I delete them all in one go?

Is there a way to delete all stack exchange accounts at the same time? I also want to remove all traces of my posts on the site. Is that possible? Will I have to delete all of my posts manually? ...