Questions tagged [user-accounts]

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

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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 re-enter 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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Add the fact that only registered users can delete their own questions to our help pages

This request comes from the post Why can't a user delete their own question that was just asked and has had no activity? The answer to that question was that the user who posted the question was ...
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All my Stack accounts got mysteriously deleted

I was Aaron Liu, user572982 on this site, and all my accounts got mysteriously deleted May 1st, 2020 at 10 AM UTC under mysterious circumstances. I have just asked a question on this very site, and ...
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Having an account on meta but not on the main site and vice versa? [duplicate]

Under what circumstances can a user have an account only on (site).meta.stackexchange.com and not on (site).stackexchange.com? And vice versa. The thing is that I saw a user account on math.meta ...
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Error after verifying a new account + pressing back

I just registered a new account on Japanese SE by signing in with my SO account. When you link an account, there's a "confirm your new account" message that pops up, and you have to click the orange ...
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I don't seem to be able to register a Stack Exchange account

They have started requiring "reputation points" to post in SEM. That's why I post this here, hoping that somebody will move it to the right category for me. I am unable to post there, and the bug ...
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I can't log in to Stack Exchange [duplicate]

Every time I try to login to www.stackexchange.com, it says it will redirect me, but it doesn't actually do it. I am constantly stuck on this URL: https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/login?...
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Where should I edit my Stack Exchange Profile and is it possible to inherit in all the other communities those profile settings? [duplicate]

I am wondering where I can edit my profile-information for Stack Exchange (it is not possible with the tiny link, saying 'Update profile info', which just provides a dropdown to import settings from ...
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Should I flag spam accounts even if they didn't post any content yet? [duplicate]

Every day I see many of such accounts being created. They rarely post spam (probably because they get blocked by the system) and if they do post spam content they are sometimes nuked by mods. I am not ...
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Server error when attempting to log into Network Engineering Meta

I haven't been able to access https://networkengineering.meta.stackexchange.com since being directed there by a mod about a concern I had. This was nearly a week ago. I constantly get... We ...
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I suggest adding an option to filter accounts by context

Any time I go to my accounts page I read a long list of accounts that aren't sorted in a contextual manner. For example, it could appear as: Mathematics Seasoned Advice Law Unix and Linux Music: ...
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Why do some users (still) not have the association bonus? [duplicate]

From this post on Meta SO I understand that the change in the value of question upvotes from +5 to +10 led to a bug resulting in some users not receiving the association bonuses. That question is now ...
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“Posts as guests” are logged as different users using the same email address

SO.ja allows "Post as a guest" and in some cases using the same email address, but it's recorded as a different account. We need to repeatedly comment on how to merge accounts. Is this behavior ...
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Questions at two meta communities missing from my profile

I took at look at the information in my user profile, and it appears to be missing some things. The list of accounts shows eight accounts with a total of 69 questions and 19 answers. But the list of "...
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Why do I see multiple Stack Exchange accounts on the My Logins page?

However I've changed my logins a few times, I would expect to have only one Stack Exchange account. I dug my emails and got the following history. Registered with StackOverflow by Facebook login (...
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I just registered to Area 51 and it sent a confirmation email to my old (already-changed) email address [duplicate]

I just registered to Area 51 and it sent a confirmation email to my old (already-changed) email address; here is a screenshot to indicate this: Well, This problem seems to be related to another ...
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Area51 site says “no user found” if I press register button

I have create an account from "sign up" button in the Area51 site but when I try to connect me to Area51 site it says "No user found". I have followed a topic that interest me and seems it have ...
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After account creation, UI fails on previously loaded pages

After creating a new account, actions taken on pages opened prior to account creation fail, and the info/error messages about those actions also fail. Yes, this is an edge case, but a bug nonetheless. ...
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Exactly which users PII do moderators have access to? [duplicate]

This recent question here on meta has brought to my attention something I never realized before - non-employee moderators have access to some tools that can disclose an user EMail address. Since I ...
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What's the purpose of displaying username with reputation, when other users are supposed to vote on that post and not the user?

"Vote on a post, not the user." ... is the central theme and guidance of the SE communities while encouraging the voting. However it might be neglected by some users when a particular community ...
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How can I submit a GDPR request (e.g. delete account, rectify data, etc)?

The GDPR gives us some rights, e.g. the right to be forgotten or to have one's data rectified. I submit this question and my answer, such that what I found might be easier for others to access. E.g. ...
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Logged out mid answer

I was writing an answer on math.se just a few seconds ago. When I went to submit it, it showed an error, something along the lines of “Unable to submit answer. See reason above”. There was, in fact, ...
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How can I merge/combine all Stack Exchange accounts? [duplicate]

Is it possible to merge all Stack Exchange Sites accounts like StackOverflow & AskUbuntu, SuperUser, etc. so that the trust (impact, reputation and badges) of all accounts gets added up into one ...
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New verified email isn't recognized properly

I have changed my Stack Exchange login email address to a new email address in the following two configuration pages and verified the new email from its inbox. 1) https://stackoverflow.com/users/...

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