Questions tagged [user-accounts]

Refers to user accounts either generically, or across the network.

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Appearance of sock puppet-y users in comments [duplicate]

Over the past week or so, I've run into some accounts that seem questionable. I understand that they may not actually be sock puppets as defined below, but they do appear to be users masking their ...
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Possible loophole in system found by eccentric user behaviour

Not long ago here on main meta, a user posted a question, a rudimentary one which attracted a downvote almost immediately. Their response was almost as quick; they deleted their account. Subsequently, ...
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Questions about merging sock puppet accounts

Recently I created two accounts, and I must admit, I use them to sock puppet (not on meta), but now I want to merge them, because it's really hard to live with this lie, and I have several questions: ...
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How can I log in into Stack Overflow NOT using a Google account? [closed]

I was very furious that by clicking on "log in", Stack Overflow gives only two options: create a Google account or get the hell out of here. I have an account here and I want to log in to it,...
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Enable Launchpad login on other SE sites

My account was created with Launchpad. However, it is only possible to login to SE with Launchpad on Ask Ubuntu. Thus, if I want to login to Meta SE, I must Go to Ask Ubuntu Login with Launchpad Go ...
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Is there any possibility to add a username and password login to my Stack Overflow account? [duplicate]

I read some other answers where they said that if you used Google to create your account, you can only use Google to log in. But there might be instances where we might want to log in on other ...
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There's not much point in storing users' real names on public Q&A sites now that Stack Overflow Jobs has been discontinued; can it please be removed?

TL;DR: I don't think there's any point in having a field for a user's real name in their public Q&A profile now that the only two real uses for it, for use by Stack Overflow Jobs and Stack ...
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How can you merge accounts when you've not got access to old email? [duplicate]

I have this old account and I can't log in to the email associated with it anymore: https://stackoverflow.com/users/847047/avenas8808 https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/171485/avenas8808 How can I ...
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Why aren't all communities shown in the user profile? [duplicate]

When I go to my own profile, only five communities are shown under Communities. Why aren't all displayed? For one there is an, about, 1340 pixels empty space below the grouping, and the hassle of ...
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Unable to join Area 51 community [closed]

I tried to join the "Area 51" community to support a proposal, but I have problems connecting to my other profiles. I commit before joining the community and this might have been the problem....
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Does anyone have an account on every Stack Exchange site?

Does anyone have an account on every Stack Exchange site? Also, why would anyone do that? Bonus points for all of the Beta sites.
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Cannot cancel out of unwanted account creation

I visited a stack exchange site at which I have no account. I wished to ask a question, but not to associate the activity with my identity across the network. So I intentionally did not click on 'join ...
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How can a User's CreationDate be after they have posted?

I am currently analysing an Archive-Datadump of the apple.stackexchange.org. When looking on the posts.xml together with the users.xml, there is a strange anomaly. The earliest CreationDate among ...
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Is it possible to find out if/when my account has received a (review) ban before?

I'm wondering if there's a way for a user to find out if (and when) their account has ever received a review ban (or any other kind of ban for that matter) on a given site. Can this information be ...
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Complete Listing of Communities on Stack Exchange [duplicate]

Can a complete listing of Stack Exchange communities one belong to be included in ones user's profile in Stack Exchange or at least a link to them? Currently, there is a Community section in my ...
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How "complete" can the deletion of SE accounts be?

How complete can the deletion of SE accounts be? Would the SE database still keep some of the user data? More specifically: email addresses that were used for logging in; IP addresses; activity ...
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Why is a not-hidden community hidden on a user profile page?

A user recently asked on the main Meta chat-board why the community section of this user profile does not display their Stack Overflow account. I initially just assumed that the user added the Stack ...
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Signs of sloppy authentication across the platform; cause or where to check?

Mysteriously getting signed out of my accounts (never happened even in a week of inactivity) How this started I was reading this (the day I posted this): How do you output a multi-line string that ...
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Will a user be deleted or removed from a site if they were not active or did not log in for a long time? [duplicate]

I want to know if there is any rule to remove or deactivate a user, if they didn't login in. If such a rule exists, then I also want to know the exact number of days/months/years after which such ...
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Log in to Stack Exchange via GitHub [duplicate]

I always log in to Stack Overflow via my GitHub account. If I am not logged in and want to post something on some other Stack Exchange site, as of today I cannot log in directly via GitHub, but if I ...
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Associated users endpoint gives empty response for meta users

The /users/{ids}/associated endpoint of the Stack Exchange API has the option to set ?types=meta_site to get the child meta users of a network account. But when I try it now, I get an empty response ...
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If Network Profile option can only be seen by me and mods, please allow only me and mods to view network profile

I have my Super User and Stack Overflow and some more accounts hidden and so when I hover over network profile I get the message Only you and mods can see this link It's good that this option is ...
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User profile - unresponsive remove button on permission for mobile app access [duplicate]

On my PC with the web interface I was nosing around in the profile to see if anything had changed or been prettified and chanced upon the applications menu, for those apps with permission to remotely ...
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Are we celebrating Marc Gravell's farewell on /users?tab=moderators page of every site? :)

While checking the list of moderators on a main site, I'm surprised to find the name of a staff member! Yes, Marc Gravell is appearing on all sites. Here is a screenshot of /users?tab=moderators page ...
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Unable to edit user profile: "Unusual error updating your profile"

When I try to edit my profile on any SE site, I get the following error: Oops! There was a problem updating your profile: unusual error updating your profile -- please try again! If it's relevant, ...
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Why aren't the Community user's accounts linked? [duplicate]

When visiting the Community user's profile on any site, it doesn't have any other linked accounts. This makes navigating to Community's other profiles a bit difficult. It looks like each profile is a ...
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Changing my email address to name@protonmail.com gets a confirmation email but name@pm.me does not, why?

Background: name@pm.me is included (once activated) in a name@protonmail.com account. I have tried changing my email address to name@pm.me from both Ask Ubuntu and Meta, but neither sent a ...
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Stack Overflow sites force the wrong Google account when signing in with Google

I have my main account for this site that signs in with Google. However for work, I created a separate Google account for various purposes (working with a VDI, it's annoying having trivial things ...
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How can I delete my Area 51 account? [duplicate]

I joined Area 51 to propose a site for identify-my-rock questions (banned at Earth Sciences). The proposal was rejected and I edited my profile with "Please delete me". That was three months ...
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Please edit reputation system to account for previous votes down after receiving first vote up with new contributors

As discussed in Why has there been no reduction in reputation? you cannot go below 1 in reputation, but when receiving the first vote up after receiving votes down, the reputation does not take into ...
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The "1 new item in your inbox" mail links to pages that create an MSE account [duplicate]

I just got an email about my inbox in a sock account. This notified me about a comment on one of the questions I asked using that account. This email contains a link like the following See all of your ...
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Recovering an account after losing access to OpenID provider

I used to be fairly active on Stack Overflow a few years ago using this account. I have since let the domain I used as an OpenID provider lapse and someone else purchased it. Is there a way for me to ...
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New site accounts are created with old profile information

Whenever I try to create accounts for other sites in the Stack Exchange Network, the new accounts display an old profile and username. I don't know how to delete the older data and/ or update that ...
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How do I delete my main Stack Exchange account? [duplicate]

I've deleted all my sub Stack Exchange sites, like Server Fault. I do not have any profile now. I wish to delete my main account as well. But there is no such option to remove it. I want to completely ...
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Can Stack Exchange prevent users from signing up with a username that is already in use? [duplicate]

If you look at the Users section of Stack Overflow, and search for a username that is used often, like 'Someone', you will see many people with the same username. However, this raises confusion on who ...
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Why did joining a site create a generic user name for me?

A question on EL&U interested me, so I clicked on the "Join this community" button and created an answer. The odd thing was that it created a new generic username for me, although the ...
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Some posts of mine weren't re-associated to my new account after it was mistakenly deleted

Long story short, my old account was mistakenly deleted when I was 14 for being underage because I created my SO account when I was 12. This isn't allowed, because the minimum age is 13, but my ...
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Who is this user #0?

I typed https://stackexchange.com/users/0 and found there is a user with #0 named RAKESH KUMAR. Community user is user #-1 Jeff Atwood is user #1 Who is this user #0? Are they a co-founder or ...
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Confusion about Change of Email

I changed my login email exactly the way it is described here. Now, I cannot understand why the old email that I removed as a login still would work when I type it in: I don't understand this. Why is ...
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How do I disassociate an email from my account? [duplicate]

When I go to the page that lists my logins, I saw that there was a login associated with my previous email address, so I removed it. But when I log on to Stack Overflow and click "Forgot password&...
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"Add more logins" isn't adding more logins, with no visible errors reported

I can't seem to add a new login to my account. My profile currently uses a Google account to log in that is not my default. I'm trying to add my default as a new login, but it's not working. There's ...
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Change site links on our Stack Exchange profile pages to use actual site names, not domains

If you visit your own Stack Exchange network profile, you can scroll down a bit to see your Top Questions and Top Answers. Each of those link to the site the question/answer comes from on the right ...
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Where's the 'Edit my profile' button gone?

I clearly remember that when on a PC I would go to my profile page > Edit Profile and Settings and there I could change stuff like my login settings and alike. Now I got to my profile and all I ...
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What happens to the associaton bonus if an user is deleted and then recreate on a site? [duplicate]

This question came to mind while reading a comment on another question about loosing privileges dues to bounties. Suppose an user has enough rep on a site to get the association bonus on their other ...
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Allow moving an existing Stack Exchange account to a new user account if different from the main category in that user account

UPDATE: shortened, and with the official Stack Exchange (in the following: SE) categories. This is a spin-off from Move an existing Stack Exchange account to a new user account?. You could for example ...
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Move an existing Stack Exchange account to a new user account?

I have recently signed in at a non-tech Stack Exchange while I have had only technical Stack Exchange accounts before. Now I would like to keep tech and non-tech separate. I would like to do the ...
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I changed my email in my "Email Settings", and I'm not completely sure what happened [duplicate]

On my "DUO" account, I changed my email address in "Email settings" to my email address for my "Quote Dave" account. However, when I pressed "save", it changed ...
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"Confirm new account" dialog lacks reference to my network account

I believe I have a Stack Overflow account associated with a (non-Google) email. I am logged in to this account. I am using Google Chrome, which itself is apparently logged into a Google account. When ...
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What do grey backgrounds signify on a user's account list? [duplicate]

I've recently noticed (within the last few weeks or so) that when I view certain users' network profiles and click on the 'Accounts' tab, some of their accounts are highlighted with a grey background: ...
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What defines the dominant profile information when merging accounts? [duplicate]

I created this account because I cannot login to my original account. A user suggested merging accounts. This implies combining account data, posts, and reputation. However, I can only have one ...
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