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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Bounty notices are attributed to no one when the owner is deleted

In some cases where a user offers a bounty and then is deleted, it seems Community becomes the owner of the bounty. If the bounty was started with a bounty notice, the revision history no longer has ...
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Replies to deleted account's answers appear in Inbox

I had my Gaming account deleted a while back (for reasons I won't go into here). Earlier today, my inbox notified me about a comment to one of my answers on Gaming. I assume this is a bug. Edit: A ...
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Can we make it easier to see a deleted user's deleted posts?

Moderators can see a list of posts from a deleted user, which is very useful for cleaning up two kinds of problems: rage-quits, where we might want to undelete some of those users with a pattern of ...
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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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Unable to delete a non-Stack Overflow profile while in a team

I tried to delete a site profile (not Stack Overflow) and received this message: Delete Profile You are currently a member of one or more Teams. To delete your profile, you must leave your ...
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Questions voluntarily deleted by their authors, who later delete their accounts show to <10k users as “removed for reasons for moderation”

This question was voluntarily removed by its author. The author then deleted their account. Generally, when the author deletes their own question, the "not found" error message shown to <10k users ...
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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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Cannot move a deleted chat user's messages to trash due to a server 500 error

I have some messages I'd like to move to the chat moderation Trashcan. Some of them were left by a chat user who is now deleted. However I cannot move those messages: I can select them to go through ...
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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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Why was this bounty vote deleted?

Someone awarded a bounty to me on this answer and then deleted their account. Normally, I would still keep the bounty reputation, and it would be attributed to the Community user. However, in this ...
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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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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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User link in HNQ list on StackExchange.com breaks when user is deleted

It doesn't happen that often, but when a question by a deleted user becomes a Hot Network Question, the link to the user on the Hot Questions page on StackExchange.com breaks: From the URL itself, ...
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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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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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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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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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Area 51 accounts can't be deleted by the user, but the system prevents users from using the contact form

If a user wants to delete their Area 51 account, it's not possible to do so through the normal settings. The account deletion FAQ says to contact SE if one wants their Area 51 account deleted. When I ...
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Unable to interact with the Cross Validated in any way: “an error occurred, please try again”

On the Cross Validated SE (and only on Cross Validated) I am unable to ask questions or answers. The error is simply "an error occurred, please try again". It has been going for a week now. I found ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Always preserve votes from users who are voluntarily removed

Refer here. Summarily invalidating all votes from a user who has asked for their account to be removed is both incredibly disruptive and unnecessary. If a user asks to be removed from the site, they ...
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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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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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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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Chat parent user doesn't reflect deleted account

Parent user for chat user is deleted, but chat user page displays him like existing one: Name, reputation and badges are still visible, but parent user is deleted. According to Shog9's answer ...
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Deleting an account retains reputation and badges for linked chat accounts

I deleted my account on codegolf.stackexchange.com some time ago. The vast majority of my network reputation was derived from that site (I had approximately 20k rep when I deleted the account). ...
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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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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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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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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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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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'Page Not Found' when (re)creating account from the 'account deletion completed' page

When you delete one of your profiles, you end up at this page: https://stackoverflow.com/users/delete/completed After clicking the blue 'Join this community' button in the top bar, you'll reach the ...