Questions tagged [deleted-accounts]

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Is a user deleted in one Stack Exchange deleted in all of them? [duplicate]

I'm considering deleting my profile on one site, but want to know something before I proceed. Is a user deleted in one Stack Exchange site deleted in all of them? Can I delete only the one profile?
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Question deleted under RemoveDeadQuestions does not show negative score at deletion time

A question deleted under RemoveDeadQuestions does not show negative vote at deletion time. From the question timeline (link needs mod access on Earth Science SE): At score 0, it should be removed ...
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Who controls 'accepting of answers' for questions of deleted users [duplicate]

I find several questions like mentioned here: Question of deleted user shown The question OP is not clickable (and often has a name like user123456) and is probably not existing anymore. These ...
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Change the way deleted users are shown in the Community Moderator Elections page

In the Community Moderator Elections page, when there is a former moderator who since deleted their account on the site, it's showing an image saying "Departed" instead of their flair. Example: ...
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“User was removed” results in strange “daily reputation” information? [duplicate]

Two days ago, I first hit the daily cap limit. A bit later, I got -12 (user removed). Overall, it looks like this: Although, the daily reputation shows up as 190. Is that a bug, or do I get ...
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Under the circumstances (holiday, overworked SE employees), when can I expect my profile to be deleted for SE Meta? [duplicate]

I requested deletion of my profile on SE Meta on 12/23/19. My profile states This account is scheduled to be deleted Dec 24 at 14:38. That is 96 hours ago. I realize that this is a holiday week ...
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Has Stack Overflow removed any accounts or content linked to Russian influence?

Today the BBC broke a story stating that A network of social media accounts... has also spread false news stories online... The accounts, which have been linked to Russia, used ... other open-...
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What happens if a moderator determines you were the previous owner of a suspended account? [duplicate]

I was reading the answer to How can I delete my account?, but I'm confused about a part of it. Will deleting my account clear any restrictions placed on my account? Unfortunately, deleting ...
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Broken flair in election page, due to moderator having deleted his account

In the election page for the Philosophy site: One image is broken (see red circle), because it refers to a moderator who has chosen to delete his account lately.
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Can users delete their chat account after deleting all their other accounts?

I noticed a former mod who has deleted all their accounts still has their chat account (emphasis mine): My diamond how now been removed and I have scheduled the deletion of all of my accounts ...
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Will the accept vote on the answer be removed upon user deletion? [duplicate]

It is known that user votes are removed when account is deleted. Is accept of the answer included in this? To be more clear, OP has accepted an answer. Later when their account is deleted, will the ...
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Why did a moderator delete my account? [duplicate]

I don't know how to be clearer that a moderator deleted my old account. Yesterday when I logged on Money, I saw "Join this community", but I never deleted my Money account. I then clicked "Join this ...
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How's it fair for a moderator to delete my account and dissociate my questions and answers? [closed]

Edit I found the email that proves a moderator deleted my account. And nobody appears to believe me before? Even if you suspend me, why dissociate my questions and answers? How can I manage or ...
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Does the suspension timer continue to increment after an account is deleted?

On My account has been temporarily suspended; what does that mean?, If the account holder creates a new account to bypass the suspension, that new account will also receive the same suspension ...
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Where did Delete Profile move to? [duplicate]

It appears How can I delete my account? is no longer accurate. There is no longer a Delete Profile link under Site Settings. It looks like it changed in the last week or so. How does one delete ...
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Missing option to delete account [duplicate]

I'm trying to delete my account from the Politics Stack Exchange site, because I don't think this network is suited for it. Then again when I go to: I don't want to receive any messages from this ...
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Incomplete deletion of user account?

(I asked this question in Mathematics Meta around 3 1/2 years ago, but there has been no response.) While browsing old questions in Mathematics Meta, I came across a user with an undeleted meta user ...
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Deleting your profile clears the spam flag, but not the implicit downvote

While testing an answer to What happens to pending flags when an account is deleted?, I discovered something else: it's possible to serially downvote a single post using only one account. Steps to ...
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Notification on achievements dialog doesn't take account deletion into account

A minor issue with the notification on the achievements dialog in the top bar: it doesn't seem to properly handle account deletions. Steps to reproduce: Have an account with enough reputation to ...
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What happens to pending flags when an account is deleted? [duplicate]

What happens to flags waiting for review for an account, when that account is deleted? Are they deleted with the account or do they stay in the queue anonymised?
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7/30/120-or-deletion → 7/30/365

When issuing suspensions on a user, the recommended lengths are: 1st suspension: 7 days 2nd suspension: 30 days 3rd suspension: 365 days However, it was originally: 1st suspension: 7 days 2nd ...
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How can I delete my account…? [duplicate]

Recent events have made it clear to me that after giving up attempts to create a friendly environment years ago, Stack Exchange now prioritises identity politics over everything else. This is not an ...
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Do I have a right for references to my username to be anonymized if I delete my account?

I'm posting this from an anonymous account for privacy reasons. I understand that, should I remove my account, content remains available. However, there are many references to my username scattered ...
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Licensing question: Should Stack Exchange delete all my questions and answers when my account gets closed?

While Stack Exchange can claim that all posts here are automatically CC BY-SA, that would fail when a user deletes their account (or gets banned) as they then become user5876892 or whatever. So ...
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Stack Exchange keeps creating new accounts

I am not sure if this is designed this way or if I am doing something wrong. In order for me to even post this question, it asked me to "Confirm new account" and at this point I already know that it ...
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Are bounties given by deleted users maintained or deleted?

Indeed, there is a difference in the answers of the two moderators Grace Note and Nick Craver. I quote Grace Note in her comment on an answer to Bounties from deleted accounts should still be awarded;...
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Why not auto-convert posts made by deleted users to community wiki?

Speaking from personal experience, substantial edits to existing answers are usually rejected because the reviewer may not always be an expert in the topic discussed even if they are, some are ...
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Amend autosuspension of deleted accounts to include recreation for Sockpuppet deletions?

Related: Automatically suspend accounts recreated after a moderator deleted the original Recently downstream on Ask Ubuntu, an account was deleted for being a sockpuppet of another account. Within ...
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All my Stack Overflow history of answers and reputation disappeared [closed]

I am not sure what's going on, but none of my history is showing... The questions that I answered show my answer, but they show user******** as the user, rather than my name...
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Username of a deleted user visible on CW posts [duplicate]

It seems to me that if a user makes a post on an SE site, the post is made community wiki, and then the user deletes the account, the post still shows their username. I am not sure if producing ...
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Change text for case when deletion process is waiting for SE employee approval

вчера эта учётная запись будет удалена. "5 часов назад эта учётная запись будет удалена". For high-rep users, as we know, "human being needed to push a few buttons". But the message didn't ...
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Association bonus after deleting the network profile

If you use SE and get the association bonus, proceed to delete your profiles from all SE sites and have your network profile deleted, and then create a new SE profile using the same credentials, will ...
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Has anyone ever been expelled from Stack Exchange?

Reading through the Code of Conduct, the tours, etc., I noticed that people could have their accounts expelled! I thought this was fairly severe and, thus, wanted to know whether it had happened ...
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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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Is there a limit for “user was deleted” being propagated as reputation being removed? [duplicate]

Today I saw the following: Clearly the removed user has voted a tremendous number of times on politics and it is plausible that this is related to voting irregularity. However, I remember that ...
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Change the criteria for vote retention upon account removal

Earlier today some user deleted their profile and caused a lot of confusion because that user was an active voter, and that the reversal of their votes due to the removal of their accounts caused huge ...
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Massive user removal in one night?

I woke up this morning to find that I suffered a massive drop in reputation points across the network because lots of users had been removed. What happened to those users? Was there a database ...
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What's the next step if I request an account deletion and after a reasonable amount of time, nothing happens?

I recently requested deletion of my Stack Exchange account on just one specific Stack Exchange site. I followed the instructions here: How can I delete my account? I made the request nine calendar ...
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Bad moderators behavior - Account deleted without any reason [closed]

I was deleted from Italian SE, my username was DaniChi, now I see “user5372". I opened yet a ticket on May, 1st and my daughter (Marybnq) opened one too but for now, we had no response. My daughter’s ...
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Does deleting your profile and starting a new one violate any rules?

I have learned recently that I can delete my account and start a new one. Now there are some rules to this for example if you are in a suspension the suspension and/or ban would continue under the new ...
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When an account is scheduled for deletion, make every action reset the timer

Consider the following scenario: A high-reputation user schedules their account for deletion – which has 24 hours time. 23 hours and fifty minutes later, the user engages in vandalic activity. This ...
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What can highly-active users who want to delete their accounts expect if their account is held up for review for vote preservation?

It's a known fact that users who've cast a lot of votes qualify for potentially having their votes preserved in case they request their account be deleted, because invalidating all their votes as is ...
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How can I delete my Stack Exchange Data Explorer account?

How can I delete an account on the Stack Exchange data explorer? I can't find any way to request the deletion when logged in to the account. (Note that SEDE is an independent system. SEDE accounts ...
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Why do I get -2 point of reputation from “user was removed”, apparently for an accepted answer?

Recently, I got -2 of reputation from a removed user. I was able to track it down to the fact, that I have accepted an answer from a removed user. The green checkmark is still there and I see no ...
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Comment upvotes aren't removed when the vote owner's account is deleted [duplicate]

I recently realized by accident that, when deleting your account, your comment upvotes are not removed, unlike up/down votes. Just as an example, I posted this comment on a site where I didn't ...
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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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“Can't move comments without an account” issue

Mod on academia, went to migrate comments to chat, got a notice: Turns out one user had deleted his account in the interim. Issue is, hell if I care that you can't move comments without an account... ...
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Allow to search by user id when user is deleted [duplicate]

Specifying the user:<id> option to the search string allows you to search for posts written by specified user. That also includes the wiki posts, which are considered community owned (almost ...
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Is there any down side to cleaning up unused/unwanted SE accounts?

I prefer to delete old accounts that I no longer use or want, for privacy and security reasons. Say I have an account on a SE sub-site. It's at the default score, or maybe +/-5. So usually in the ...
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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 ...

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