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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How does Stack Overflow manage users?

How does SO manage users? I see many new users every day who ask their questions, and after getting answers, never look back to SO until they get new problems. They also create new users every time ...
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Automate account removal and provide full info

To make Stack Overflow great it should not only be very easy to sign up, but it should also be very easy to delete an account. I have browsed my profile and could not find out how to delete my account....
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The username “please delete me” to delete an account may have a (big) problem

You can see how to delete an account in Can I delete my account?. I don't particularly like the system but anyway, I think it has some kind of a flaw (or a "danger"). Since the username in Stack&...
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Where has my account gone on Stack Overflow? Is it deleted?

I have been a Stack Overflow user for months, had 1000+ reputation, 1 silver badge, and 8 bronze badges. I just logged it few days ago, and it was working fine, but now I can't log in any more. In ...
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Ghost of deleted users left on Stack Exchange 2.0 Meta sites

Roger Pate has left, together with most of his user profiles. But strangely, a search for site:stackexchange Roger Pate turns up two instances of his profile on SE 2.0 Meta sites, on Programmers ...
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Do we lose rep for an accepted answer if the OP account is deleted?

I appear to have the accepted answer to this question, and a rep audit on 7th December showed the +15 rep. But an audit today no longer shows this acceptance, even though the green tick displays when ...
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User that made a community wiki post isn't really anonymized [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do old usernames stick to CW posts by design? I looked at Neil's old account and one of his posts still showed his full name "Neil Butterworth" as the community wiki post ...
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Deleted users cause inaccurate “edited” info on posts [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Edit timestamp screws up when the last editor is deleted A user edited one of my posts, then subsequently had his account deleted. However, on the actual question, the last ...
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Delete your account? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I delete my account? Is there a way to delete my photo.stackexchange.com account?
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Is it possible to delete one of my accounts after they were merged?

My two different accounts were merged into a single one. So, I would like to delete one of the accounts. Is this possible? If yes, then how can I do this and is there any consequence to this on ...
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User deletions do not get reflected across the parent-meta relationship

A lot of things are carried across the parent-meta relationship for a user, but it appears that deletions do not. For example, if the parent account was deleted, you can still find the meta account by ...
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Delete a user from sites

How do I remove my userid from http://answers.onstartups.com/ http://area51.stackexchange.com/ https://gaming.stackexchange.com/ https://stackapps.com/
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Who is “get working xterm” / why can't I see user profile?

In this thread, there is an answer from "get working xterm". Why can't I click on the username? copy and paste from terminal with keyboard in linux (ubuntu)
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Users should be able to close accounts on specific SE sites without developer/moderator intervention

I am fully aware of the process to close an account, but with the amount of new SE sites popping up under certain circumstances users may want to close or remove their accounts from one or more SE ...
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Allow mod accept for deleted users [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Moderators accepting answers on user’s behalf after a certain time period Sometimes there's a question with an unaccepted answer that was asked by a currently inactive ...
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How can users delete their Server Fault user profiles? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I delete my account? How can users delete their Server Fault user profiles?
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Community shouldn't poke old questions asked by a user whose account has disappeared

The following topic was poked up in [javascript] by user -1, the Community: How to overlay a small page on a html page? However, it really doesn't make any sense to me to answer a question asked by ...
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Delete an account I made by accident on Stack Overflow [closed]

I accidentally made another account when trying to switch between Google accounts. Its name is user333673. And I also asked a question on it without realising it was not my "real" account. So can a ...
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When will inactive accounts be deleted? [duplicate]

Will inactive accounts be deleted? If so, what happens to questions and answers made by those accounts? What are the criteria for deletion?
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Closing out my Stack Overflow account [closed]

No want for account Seek to leave Stack Overflow How does one close then?
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Is it possible to recover an account deleted at the SE team level?

Is it possible to recover an account that was explicitly deleted by a Stack Exchange team member (as opposed to an elected diamond moderator)? That is, the kind of account where the user requested the ...
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What is the SO user deletion rate?

Browsing some of the older SO questions I am noticing quite a few where the original owner of the answer or question is no longer on the site, i.e. have had their accounts deleted. Since deleting an ...
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When the last editor is deleted, the gravatar of the post owner is shown instead

I ran into an old answer of mine and saw my gravatar twice on a single answer. Apparently, the guy who edited the post had his account deleted, and the site engine is failing to display something ...
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How can I delete my account?

How can I delete my Stack Exchange account(s)? Also, What happens to my content? Can I request it be deleted as well? What if I'm suspended, rate-limited, or banned from posting questions or answers? ...
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Possibility to delete our account [duplicate]

Many problems arise with Google's OpenID implementation (now deleted: accounts doubled, fake Google ID account, ...), asides with all the obvious privacy concerns (although quite opposed to security ...