Questions tagged [deleted-accounts]

For questions about user accounts that have been deleted, or the general process of account deletion.

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I have a reputation of about 1000 on MSE but I can't comment in CURED chatroom

I was trying to post/comment in CURED chatroom but I was unable to do so because when I entered the CURED Chatroom(https://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/2165/cured) , it leaves that I must have atleast ...
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Possible bug? User name not displaying in an old question as last one to edit, though user still active

For reasons too boring to get into I visited this old answer of mine. The screen shows an edit, and identifies the editing user as "user242" with no picture or link, typical of someone who ...
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User deletes their account and questions several times after receiving comments/answers

I have noticed a certain activity which strikes me as odd and somehow suspicious. A few weeks ago, a user posted a question; after two answers were posted to this question, the user deleted their ...
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Question on the Retaining or Forfeiture of Bounty Points When the Awarding User is Removed

My question is: If User A awards User B a bounty, say 500 points, and later on, User A either requests to be removed or is removed (i.e., ``User was removed''), does User B retain those 500 bounty ...
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"User was removed" statistics

I periodically lose points because a "user was removed." I've often thought, "Wait...what? The questions I answered recently were all benign, and there's no way that the OP would have ...
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Is it possible to search past answers of a deleted account?

I've recently come across a couple of answers that I've found really useful. Usually I'd like to view other answers by the same user. However this account has been deleted, which makes it difficult. ...
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What can we do about answered questions with no accepted answers if user has left the site

Today I ran into this question which has an upvoted answer and judging from the comment by the asker, it helped them and answered the question. Unfortunately the answer wasn't accepted and the user ...
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Are more users deleting their accounts now than in the past?

In the last week and a half, I've had three reputation decreases of 10 points each due to "User was removed." I understand why this happened; in three cases, users deleted their accounts (or were ...
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Extending the grace period for account deletion

In this recent post, one user suggested to extend the grace period for account deletion, given that they felt those points were valuable or could be used in some way. Although the user has now ...
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Avoiding the lost of a user and the lost of more than 20k points [closed]

Using this query get post list of a deleted user or answers of a deleted user and estimated reputation of a deleted user I could realize that an specific no longer user had 722 answers and ...
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Is it possible to know the name of a user with account deleted?

As you know, when an account is deleted, the name of the user is set to their id, say user123. Can we know the name(s) of this user when was an active account? I did check data.SE but found nothing ...
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My complete account content got deleted from the site!!

I haven't logged in for a while now into my account, perhaps around a year, only to discover that I was greeted with the following screen: I continued to "Confirm my account", even though I have ...
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Is it possible to know the questions and answers by a no longer user?

When a user decides to delete their own account or when for some reason the account is deleted, then you can't see any information about the user, you can't click on the id "name" of the user. Is it ...
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Finding the identity of a deleted user

My reputation has been increased several times when a (down-voting) user was suspended or deleted from a StackExchange site. How can I find the (former) identity of the suspended user? This will ...
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Is $-706$ points for "user was removed" a new record?

I occasionally lose $10$ or $20$ reputation points for "user was removed", and maybe sometimes it's been as high as $50,$ but this time it's $706.$ Is that a new record? Is it said that if the user ...
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How can I lose today $176$ reputation points? [duplicate]

This is probably a silly question. Looking at my reputation points five minutes ago, I notice that I lost $176$ reputation points because user was removed. Is there a way to know and see the list of ...
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User deletion causes 13,000 point reputation loss?

On March 29th and 30th of this year, a couple of users were deleted. I noticed that at least one very high-reputation user lost about 13K in reputation from these deletions (which amounts to about 3% ...
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How can I quit this site? [duplicate]

I have had enough of this site so I want to quit by blocking/deleting this account... can someone help me? I guess that I should provide a few legitimate reasons why I want to do this. There has been ...
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About the message "User was removed"

Sometimes (rarely) the message "User was removed" appears. I read the given explanation: This message means that a user who voted for one of your posts had their account deleted (either by request ...
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Incomplete deletion of user account?

While recently browsing old questions in Mathematics Meta, I came across a user with an undeleted meta user account but with a (seemingly) non-existent main user account. I was under the impression ...
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How can I delete my account? [duplicate]

Can someone please delete my account? I can't find an option to do so I tried going to the settings and looking for an option but I can't find one
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Is it possible to delete an account (together with all posted content)

Is it possible to delete my account and all its activity? If I want my account to disappear with all its questions, comments...etc. from the stackexchange website is that possible?
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Editor's name is inactive

Here, a question was edited. But editors name is inactive; I mean it's written in gray and one can not click on it. Why? Thank you.
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Can I know where I lost my reputation?

Yesterday I had a $-10$ reputation due to User Was Removed. Can I know which user was removed and in which answer I lost my reputation? Thanks for any reputation.
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Linking contributions from a deleted account to a new account

I quit this site around $15$ months back. Now I am back and I see that my inbox still has my old "achievements", "comments", etc. Is it possible to link back to my old answers and questions?
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A comment has no delete button and no link to user profile

Long time ago I've posted a comment here. Surprisingly, now the delete X button is not available, but instead I can upvote it!!! Moreover, although my username is blue, there is no link to my username'...
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Lost 3 rep to a user being removed

My question is: what activity could I have done to gain 3 rep to be lost when the user left?
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Why are the accounts of some users inaccessible?

For example, check this question here, the account of the OP is not clickable, and appears greyed-out: Why this is the case for some accounts? Are they deleted? If yes, how can one delete their ...
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Deleting account, help needed

I would like to delete my account on MSE, but I dont know how to do it. Could anybody help me in this matter. Thank you in advance
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Unusual deletion of an answer and user account

In the active question "Abuse of site with homework assignments ", an answer was posted and very quickly deleted, together with the account of the answer author (user114176), by the Community user. ...
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I was down graded by -5? [duplicate]

In my math.stackexchange account, it says user was removed and deducted -5 reputations. What does this mean? I don't know whether it's the right place to ask this question. Please help!
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Who can delete an user account?

There is something I don't know: Who can delete an user account on M.SE? I'm asking this because yesterday an user have posted this question, I've took a look at his profile and I've noticed that ...
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Browsing the answers by deleted users

Over the lifetime of the site, several high profile users had their profiles deleted (two such deletions were recently discussed on meta). As a result, over 8000 answers, many of them valuable, are ...
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What happens to very good answers from removed users? Do they get deleted?

What happens to very good answers from removed users? Do they get deleted? In particular, I'm worried about user with over $100$ answers and over $10000$ rep. I think they should be protected if not ...
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Bounties awarded by a deleted user

As far I know, if a user is deleted, then all changes made by the user's up/down votes in everyone's reputation are reverted. What happens with reputation due to answers accepted by the deleted user,...
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Why was I removed? [duplicate]

I hovered on my name and it had written on it:- -5 user was removed. Can anyone explain what happened? thanks. I tried to see the name.
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Losing votes despite being over the 200 rep limit

I was a little surprised to have found that I lost 132 rep due to some user that was deleted (!). What I do not understand, however, is that this has happened on a day that I am (so far) 17 votes ...
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Delete My Account

I would appreciate if my account could be deleted. From other meta posts it seems that a moderator needs to do it. Thanks. I really see no reason whatsoever for not being able to do this ourselves ...
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Why is "Gone" completely gone?

A long-term suspended user known by many by his real name and lastly named Gone has recently gotten his account deleted. While I do not want to discuss the suspension or anything alike, I would like ...
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User names that are not linked

I noticed in a few questions, such as What does a nonstandard proof of Con(PA) look like? , that the user name that asked the question appears in grey but is not linked. What does that indicate? ...
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Why were two users were removed within the past hour?

Were two users removed within the past hour? Why do they do this? Are they somehow offended by something happening here? If so what sorts of complaints are typical?
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What does "user was removed" mean in my 'reputation' history? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Reputation decrease citing “User was removed” I see a -20 decrement of 'reputation' for October 6, and the text next to it just says "user was removed." However, my username, ...
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Request for my id to be deleted

I have been put off by math.stackexchange's policy on people posting questions from ongoing math contests. A very recent violation occurred here: Triangle Geometry Question and I believe moderators ...
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What happens to a users questions and answer when they are removed?

When a user is removed are all of that user's questions and answers, and all answers to the user's questions, also removed?
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In which condition a user should be removed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Reputation decrease citing “User was removed” Some times I saw a notice in Reputation that a user was removed at the same time reputations changed by him were cleared. But how ...
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Removal of votes when a user is removed

I don't really understand the philosophy behind removing a user's votes when they decide to delete their account. I don't care about reputation, but I find it odd to have an answer left with 0 votes, ...
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What happened to user user9413?

I see answers by user9413 but no link to profile. What's the story with that? foe example : Is there an integral that proves $\pi > 333/106$? The user id is not a link. Thanks
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Removing of users

I noted that some reputations of mine was removed due to cancellation of some user account. What can cause a user cancellation? If a user is removed, is all their traces removed too? How usual is ...
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Have I been removed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Reputation decrease citing “User was removed” When hovering over my name, I just noticed that I have lost 110 reputation points and the sinister explanation is "User was ...
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Reputation decrease citing "User was removed"

I look at my account reputation changes, and noticed several negative reputation changes, both citing 'User was removed'. Is this behavior documented/explained anywhere. I would appreciate some ...
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