Questions tagged [user-accounts]

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

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How can I disassociate my main Stack Exchange account from my teams account? [migrated]

From time to time, I log out of Stack Overflow so that I can focus on my day-to-day activities. But I'm presented with a challenge: I recently started a trial of teams at my institution, so I'd like ...
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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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It is OK to register u fake user accounts on stack exchange to self-increase reputation? [duplicate]

The case would be: A user that created a new thread on a stack exchange forum creates a fake user account (and possibly use a different device for posting) and fills in the thread that the original ...
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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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Make it easier to delete profile from all sites [duplicate]

Thanks to the recent behaviour of SE, I have come to the conclusion I have no desire to remain part of it in any way shape or form, and have had to spend far more time than seems reasonable to delete (...
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Changing a login email done through Stack Overflow instead of Stack Exchange, and in two different places

First I should clarify that I don't ask a question like "How do change a Stack Exchange login email?" and there are already such few (duplicated) questions. I ask the following question to better ...
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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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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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Why can't they just delete the account instead of suspending a user network-wide for more than a century? [duplicate]

On this question, a user is mentioned who is "suspended" till 2292, which means the suspension period expires on the 23rd century (2201-2300). This question mentions another user who is suspended ...
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My profile's about me randomly changed across all sites [duplicate]

I have two styles for my user accounts: Accounts under the Peilonrayz pseudonym. Same username and picture, similar about me. Accounts that have been anonymized. Random name and picture, and no ...
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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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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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Number of days since joined shown for an account on the accounts list is 1 or 2 days less than the correct number

Note: Since I posted this question, I'm quite certain I figured out what is going on, and now have a feature request, with this described in the Update section further down. However, for anybody ...
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Did I merge my accounts or not?

Today I managed to recover the password of my old account and wanted to merge it with my new one. I changed the email address of the old account to the same one which is saved in my new account. I ...
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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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Don't always have a 'Join this Community' Button [duplicate]

I already have accounts on a bunch of Stack Exchange sites. Mostly when I'm looking at posting on a new SE site, I can see a blue 'Join this Community' button, which gives me a painless "extend my ...
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Change my password or where is the My Login page loctaed [duplicate]

In the changing password I'm suggested to navigate to the My Login page. After logging on I`m unable to locate this page or Edit Settings.
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How do I get a list of sites where I'm a member of?

How do I get a list of sites where I'm a member of? I've been gone a long while and I want to start using Stack Exchange again.
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Why does Stack Exchange say I'm logging out of multiple sites?

When I try to log out of Stack Exchange, it asks if I want to log out of everything, including AskUbuntu, MathOverflow, and ServerFault. However, a quick glance at my profile says I don't even have an ...
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Area 51 login apparently requires the HTTP referer to be on

I have a Mac on Mojave 10.14.6 (10.15 is newest) with Firefox 69.0.1 (according to Mozilla's website, the current release is 69.0.3). I just tried to log in to Area 51, and got stuck on the page ...
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Toggles on Edit Email Settings not saving

When I go to Edit profile and settings -> Edit Email Settings and toggle almost any option (e.g. Features & Announcements, The Overflow, Tips & Reminders). If i then reload the page or click ...
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Can a suspended user still post and vote?

This question is about this user on TeX.SE. He is suspended network-wide for one year, from 23 April 2019 to 23 April 2020, after a conflict on TeX.SE Meta. As I read in this article, he can't vote, ...
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My new account is brand new and I can't submit answers [duplicate]

Today I've seen an user requesting help for a bug which I have stumbled upon and I'd like to share my solution with him. My account is pristine (Angular wink), at least I don't remember to have answer,...
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Improved experience when joining a new community

I noticed a few things that are sub-optimal when joining a new community. When you are creating a new profile on a site with an existing network profile, the default behavior is to apply a display ...
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Signing up just doesn’t work on per-site metas on mobile web, but redirects correctly responsive/desktop

Ok this is weird: I was on Computer Science Meta. I wanted to make an account. So I clicked “sign up”, taking me to http://cs.meta.stackexchange.com/users/signup?ssrc=site_switcher&returnurl=...
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What's responsible for the increase in the number of accounts created every week here on Meta Stack Exchange?

I've noticed that since the past year, the number of accounts created on Meta Stack Exchange every week has increased noticeably, and has sustained a much higher rate than it has sustained for the ...
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Is it possible to merge an old and new data.SE login?

Today I try to login on https://data.stackexchange.com/ using my regular yahoo account but unable to login. I get: No OpenID endpoint found. When I login using Stack Exchange option I get new ...
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How can I get a fresh start? [duplicate]

On stackoverflow I asked questions which were apparently preposterous. I got somehow suspended when creating my recreating my account. I assume this somehow gives me a bad name. Is there any way to ...
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Commenting and answering with multiple accounts

I have heard that the policy of SE is that you can operate several accounts on a given site as long as they are not used to circumvent limits. So is it OK to if one account comments on a post of ...
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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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Creating second Stack Exchange account with same email address?

I want to have a second account to separate private and work-related activities. Is that possible with only one mail address? I tried but it only let me recover my password, not create a new ...
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Destroying a user should mark all pending flags against that user's comments as helpful

This appears to be related to the behavior originally suggested in Destroying a spammer does not delete their comments. It appears to be the same issue raised in When comments are flagged, and the ...
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Stack Exchange Security vs. Online Forums [closed]

How secure is Stack Exchange compared to online forums such as Reddit or Quora? Better? Worse? How difficult is it to hack and how secure is user information?
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In data.stackexchange a login action for an existing account created a new user instead

I've been using data.exchange for a few months now, and I've always used the "Log in using Google" to sign in, but today, I used "Login using Stack Exchange" for the same email. This option created a ...
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How to change my login and login provider [duplicate]

I have been using an authentication through my Gmail account because many years ago I thought it was a good method from a security standpoint, (even if the fact to use an E-mail as an account is a ...
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Logging in to Data Explorer (SEDE) in another window changes name in the first

When writing a question a few minutes ago, I logged into Data Explorer in a private window. When I logged back into it in a normal window, my username had changed to "Stormblessed31729" due to not ...
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Notification for new activity goes to deleted account on https://unix.stackexchange.com/

For a while I had an account with the name bahamut. I asked to delete that account, because my English was too broad for understanding. Now it is a little bit better and I made a new account on Ask&...
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How can I choose which account to remain when merging user accounts?

I'm trying to merge two of my accounts, and I tried to follow the standard procedure from here (I need to merge user profiles). I put on "my profile link" my main account (this one) and in "the ...
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Not able to login to chat.stackoverflow.com [duplicate]

I have an account in stackoverflow.com, today I tried to join a chat room for some technical discussion and help. But I am not able to login to it. chat.stackoverflow.com is throwing "Something bad ...
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Not receiving account recovery email when attempting to recover account

I have been trying for the last week to access my 5 year old account on Stack Overflow. I've not logged in to the account for nearly a year. I can access the associated email account. But whenever I ...
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Please update the text in help for “User was Removed” reputation changes

Before May 25, 2019 - The help on all sites doesn't cover three things well enough IMO. https://meta.stackexchange.com/help/user-was-removed It doesn't acknowledge that in some cases - community ...
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How to merge two different Stack Exchange accounts?

I know that a similar question (How to merge two different Stack Overflow accounts?) was asked a lot of times, but the answer to all of them was the same: visit the help centre page on merging ...