Questions tagged [user-accounts]

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

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Why does a question freeze on one account not affect all accounts? [duplicate]

Note: this question is similar to but not a duplicate of When a user's account is suspended, why are not all their accounts suspended?, however it is slightly different as it is not about ...
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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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Can I access my original Stack Exchange account even if Google is refusing to log me in?

I am asking this question over a different Stack Exchange account, because I cannot access my original account because it's a Google login. You never know when Google wants you to verify your identity....
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Wrong profile photo when creating account

So when I created my account, it showed me an option to pick my username, profile photo (Google or generated), topics I'm interested, job opportunities, etc. I chose to use the generated profile photo,...
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Instance of chat user without parent user [duplicate]

This Chat user has no parent user.
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Why am I logged out of the Stack Exchange sites so often?

For a few months now, it seems that I have to reenter my login credentials more and more often (it used to be once every few months, and it is now several times per week) when navigating Stack ...
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What's happened with the user name and why does this user have two 'Code Golf' accounts? [duplicate]

There is a user on ru.SO named Danis. Today, his chat messages have been renamed as if they belonged to someone named "a25bedc5-3d09-41b8-82fb-ea6c353d75ae". If I click on the user's link &...
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How does the merge robot reach out to cookie-only users?

« How can one link / merge / combine / associate two accounts / users? (Anonymous / unregistered / cookie, or Google / Facebook / registered) » pretends to deal with account merge for « Anonymous / ...
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Why do I have to re-log in on all *.SE sites, one after another?

I usually log in on https://stackoverflow.com, after I do a full browser reset or cookie cleaning. After this, I noticed I am not automatically logged in on https://stackexchange.com. So I usually log ...
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Stack Overflow login problem - I can't log in!

So I'm having a problem where I'm not able to log in to Stack Overflow. As all Stack Overflow (SO) users will know, there are four ways to log in to SO. One is to sign in using Google, the second is ...
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Can moderators see an email address I removed from my account? How can I prevent this?

My main Stack Exchange account has been using an email address that puts me at risk of leaking sensitive private data about myself. Although I hid the email, I just very recently discovered that ...
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Searching on users page and sorting by reputation [duplicate]

So I feel like this is either a dumb question or a dupe, but here we go... If I go to the "Users" page on a site and search, and then sort by all-time reputation (as here), I get very ...
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Is it abusive to use a sockpuppet account for API calls? [duplicate]

Other questions ask about acceptable use of sockpuppet accounts, but I'm interested in if using multiple sockpuppet accounts for API calls. In my mind the answer would be that they're not abusive ...
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Cannot create a login from email link

I've been having problems creating a login on the Science Fiction & Fantasy stack. I click on Sign up, then enter my details. I get an email with a link to click to complete sign up. I click on ...
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Does SE have a mechanism against users handing their account to another person?

This is something I've been thinking about since joining Stack Exchange a few years ago, and is something that might worry me about the future authenticity of answers. Does Stack Exchange have any way ...
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How does one appeal the removal of their account in a way that automatically suspends their account?

What can I do to lift or reduce a suspension? contains good advice for appealing manually-imposed moderator suspensions, which always have a moderator message attached to them that the user can reply ...
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Why not add optional simple TOTP 2FA?

In this question and this question, the feature requests to implement two factor authentication were rejected. This answer proposed to use Google or Facebook login for 2FA, but this question proved ...
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Can I merge a corporate team SO account with my personal SO account? [duplicate]

I have a corporate-based, "Private Team, Business" (that's what the screen says below the team logo that sits just under the SO logo in the top left) team account, registered and used with a ...
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List a deleted tag synonym creator's ID number instead of “anon” [duplicate]

Over at the Meta SE tag synonyms page, I saw the synonym "tag-merge --> retag-request": which was created by a deleted user - if their account wasn't deleted, it would have provided a ...
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Editing account questions [closed]

Where in the account settings can you find (developer life), for which I am minus (moving through which menu items of the Stack Overflow website)?
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My Stack Overflow account seems to be hacked

I opened my Stack Overflow account after almost 18 days today. I didn't bounty on this question, and what next should I do for security concerns? How can I revoke my points?
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Indicating education status on Stack Exchange forums

In the age of information and, subsequently, misinformation, I was wondering if sites such as Stack Exchange (and all its companion websites) have considered allowing for users to verify educational ...
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How do I delete my Stack Exchange OpenID account?

I wanted to change my Stack Exchange mail address and just went through the absolute madness described here - only to find out that I've now created another useless account that I cannot delete. How ...
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Is there any cap to how much a user can upvote another user on SO?

I recently checked the daily reputation gain of some of the more well established users on SO simply out of curiosity. Then I noticed this a user had lost 1100 reputation during a single day and when ...
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Creating a new account in the network does not copy my existing Gravatar

I am learning LaTeX for fun and so I created a Stack Exchange account in TeX.SE to upvote all the useful questions and answers over there. I notice my new account does not copy my Gravatar no matter ...
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What mechanisms now exist to deal with malicious guest posters?

There are a number of sites on the SE network who have had apparently recurring, malicious guest posters making low-quality answers and comments, in need of moderator intervention, regularly for some ...
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How do I really change my login email address? [duplicate]

Fortunately, I can still login with this email address that I have lost access to. I have been searching around here for a way to update it to the current one I use. I have found many answers. But ...
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Can't change account's password from “My Logins” page

Here is a weird thing, I simply can't change my account's password. Go to your profile Select Edit Profile & Settings tab In the left side sub menu select My Logins In the page select change ...
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Give site moderators the ability to disallow posts from guests

I recommend that SE give individual sites the option of permanently barring unregistered guest accounts from posting answers. Granted there is a long-standing policy of allowing guests to post answers ...
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Is merging accounts not automated?

Earlier I used to have multiple stack exchange accounts: Account C I wanted for publicly identifiable (in the sense that it had my LinkedIn URL and real photo) and mostly involved StackOverflow ...
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Unable to change password in Q&A software

I want to change my password. I am able to log in. After login, i tried using the "My logins" page and change password functionality. After I entered my current password, typed in the new one ...
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Network Linked Profiles reverting to Identicons

Yesterday when i went onto Movies and TV i noticed that rather than my Gravatar avatar appearing i had an Identicon. this is also the case on Arqade, Scifi and Stack Overflow so i assume on all other ...

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