Questions tagged [deleted-accounts]

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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 ...
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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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