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Questions tagged [specific-user]

For questions which focus on a particular user, rather than those discussing general user issues. NOTE: For questions regarding suspected fraudulent behavior by specific users, please prefer flagging one of their contributions for moderator attention rather than calling them out in public.

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Recovery of questions from an old registration [duplicate]

Is there a chance to recover all my questions asked in my old assignment number user401938 when I signed up and after I have deleted himself from Math.SE?
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Editing (and creating) seemingly useless tags

In the past few days I have noticed a certain user editing tag information for freshly created tags that seem completely useless, for example this one. This seems like a case of badge-hunting to me. ...
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About an specific user not writing properly

I have observed that there is a user out there that I think is not being nice/polite/etc when he leaves comments on post. I checked the activity and are some of them what the heck is $f$? ...
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Congratulations, Hagen von Eitzen! +100k !! [duplicate]

The number of +100k users has increased! Why? Because of the ~4000 excellent answers Hagen von Eitzen produced. All the hard work paid off. Congratulations!
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User with a pattern of completely incoherent answers

What to do about a user with a pattern of completely incoherent answers (as if produced by a random sentence generator): this, or this, for example? I flagged three of more egregious examples: ...
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Can/do moderators contact inactive users to try to lure them back?

From time to time a high-reputation, highly active user will stop coming here. Today, I am thinking specifically of Brian M. Scott, last seen January 2. Are moderators able to email such users to try ...
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Strange new users with Chinese/Korean usernames

From here, we can see many 1-rep users with Chinese or Korean usernames. Their profile photos are their usernames themselves. I am a Chinese native speaker, I can see their usernames do not seem to be ...
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Congrats and Thanks to Jonas Meyer! [duplicate]

Unless I am mistaken Jonas Meyer just became the first member to have offered bounties in excess of 10000 points. Congrats and Thanks to a most generous benefactor! In order to turn this into a ...
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How to deal with users that just won't use MathJax?

I recently stumbled upon DmRo912's most recent question and found that there was no MathJax where there probably should've been, and so I edited appropriately. But I then noticed that this was not a ...
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User who posts ongoing contest problems

Over the past few days, I have come across multiple posts from a particular user that are questions from ongoing contests. On both, I have commented this fact on both the question and the answer, and ...
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Are “How to solve in a few minutes” questions on-topic?

I have been noticing that user JayJuly has posted multiple questions of the form: I am looking for the fastest way to calculate ... given only a few minutes ... Such as Calculate $\int_0^1\ln{(\...
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User adding irrelevant tags

There have been a couple days now when at around the same time, a certain user has been going through old posts marked with the 'probability' tag and editing them to add irrelevant tags, most commonly ...
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Is it possible that a user has positive reputation with only negatively scored posts?

This user has accepted no answers, answered no questions, received no bounties, and received no association bonus. They also seem (as far as I can tell) to have only edited their own questions. If any ...
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What to do about these set theory questions

There have recently been a number of set theory questions of very low quality - many of these (most?) appear likely to have been asked by the same person under different accounts (the username is ...
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What happened to NormalHuman? [closed]

I've noticed that NormalHuman's automatic tagging/commenting has ceased, and I can't find a trace of his account (user147263)? I've been less active on M.SE, so can anyone update me on what happened ...
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This user is spamming completely irrelevant content in an answer.

https://math.stackexchange.com/a/1932303/272831 https://math.stackexchange.com/users/370219/bas-das This user is posting random content from youtube videos that have nothing to do with math. I ...
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Low reputation users with a lot of ghost votes

In the list of mathSE users by number of votes in the last quarter, there are a few examples of users with little to no reputation gain or site activity, but a lot of votes. Specifically: A user has ...
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Congratulations to André Nicolas! [duplicate]

Congratulations on reaching $200,000$ reputation! I think I speak for us all when I say that your posts here are greatly appreciated.
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Am I in danger of being banned?

I wanted to post a new question, but when I try to do so I got a warning: Wait! Some of your past questions have not been well-received, and you're in danger of being blocked from asking any more....
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Announcement: I'm retiring

I've been thinking about this for some months now, and recently I've made up my mind to retire from moderator duty. It has been an awesome four years, and I see a lot of positive in how the community ...
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Question having excellent answer marked as dupe of a newer question

A high rep user who posted an answer to this question asked in 2014 marked my question asked in 2012 as duplicate. As such there is nothing wrong with flagging older questions as dupes of newer ones ...
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Hats running around!

Very quick question before hats are put back into the box: in http://winterbash2015.stackexchange.com/leaderboard , the second user in math.SE, jimmyk4542's hat always hides on top of the page for me, ...
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Suggestions of tags and title edits by user NormalHuman - How to do it?

Almost $90$% of the questions I have seen from the time I have joined Maths.SE, I have noticed that the user NormalHuman suggests title edits, tag edits and question modifications almost instantly ...
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Question about Normal Human

Why is the user Normal Human always annoys every body with tags? He is moreover not moderator or webmaster, so why has he the rights to always mention to every body that tags or some other stuff are ...
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How to prevent many downvotes [duplicate]

On the mathematics SE site there, yesterday, was a person who went on and disliked every single one of my posts. I don't know who that was, but I feel that this will continue if it does not stop now. ...
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What should I do if a user is malicious after providing an unhelpful answer? [closed]

About six months ago, I've asked a question to which a user replied with a comment which was intended as an answer, but wasn't mathematically correct. After he was told so, he concluded that I (it ...
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Question I answered about 3 hours ago has disappeared

I answered this question here about 3 hours ago correctly. The user seems to have deleted the entire thread including my answer. Is this really what happened and if so, is this behaviour accepted on ...
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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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Lost reputation with no indication as to why [duplicate]

I appear to have lost 75 reputation with no indication as to why. On meta it shows the 14019 but in the main site it shows 13944. I was wondering what happened (wasn't sure if this is the correct ...
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Strange behave of the tagging system/perhaps user-account mismatch in SE

If I access the question "divergent product" (Divergent products.) using the tag gamma-function or using the tag divergent-series I see the same name for the author of the question ("gerben") but one ...
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Congratulations to André! [duplicate]

Congratulations to André Nicolas $300 K$ edition!!!! Just writing this message to congratulate André for being the first user in MSE to reach 300 K.
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The Word “Beautiful” in Titles

I've noticed that there are two users (here and here) are including the word "Beautiful" in the title of almost every question they ask. It seems to me that the purpose of including that word in the ...
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Changing $dx$ to $\operatorname d\!x$

Seems like someone has gone on a bizarre edit spree, deciding to randomly change $dx$ to $\operatorname d\!x$ (with no other edits). This is purely a matter of stylistic choice, and I find it really ...
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User gone rogue

This user has been asking a series of ill-formatted question showing no effort whatsoever, and he (or she) does not even seem to answer any comment posted. Moreover, at least one question has been ...
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Specific user “spamming” questions of the same type

I noticed a user has posed many questions, none of them answered and all of them of the same type. They have not responded comments nor improved the questions in any way. How am I as a community ...
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Congratulations, lab bhattacharjee! [duplicate]

Congratulations lab bhattacharjee on reaching 100k reputation! We all appreciate your continued efforts on Math.SE.
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Congratulations, Brian M. Scott! [duplicate]

Congratulations on reaching 100k reputation! We all appreciate the quality (and quantity) of your posts on Math.SE.
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Congratulations to Robert Israel! [duplicate]

With Robert, we now have two rows of 100k members complete. Thanks for all your contributions... $\hskip2.3in$
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Congratulations, DonAntonio! [duplicate]

I'm all for another occasion to celebrate. DonAntonio has surpassed $100$k today! Congratulations, DonAntonio, for this impressive accomplishment! And just as important, thank you for your time, ...
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Clever downvoting

I realized that someone methodically downvotes my answers. This guy knows that serial downvotes may be automatically reversed by the system. Usually he downvotes three my answers per day, but not ...
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How to flag names?

I remember discussions, but a quick google didn't give me an answer to how to flag names that should be changed. In any case, a mod probably wants to have a look at this one.
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Congratulations, joriki! [duplicate]

Congratulation to joriki for getting $100,001>100,000$ reputation! Thanks for you amazing answers! You've helped a countless number of people in the M.SE community. I will wish you, on the behalf ...
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Congratulations, Gerry Myerson! Gerry Hits 100K Reputation!!! [duplicate]

Gerry Myerson has just hit $100,000$ reputation on MSE (and EXACTLY $100,000$ rep as I write too). I just wanted to congratulate him for reaching such a big milestone and to thank him for contributing ...
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Why has Bill D. been hit with a 1 year suspension?

I have been watching closely the events unfolding on Meta this past year or so which include the MK issue and more recently the deleting/locking of contest/take home questions. Now just a few minutes ...
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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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Congratulations, Arturo! [duplicate]

I think congratulations are due to Arturo Magidin on hitting 100k reputation points here on MSE! All the users of this site are better off for his tireless contributions, and we appreciate his ...
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Congratulations, amWhy hit 100k! [duplicate]

Congratulations to @amWhy for hitting the 100k mark today. As far as I know, she is the first woman to also reach this amazing milestone and we are lucky that she is a participant here!
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Congratulations, André! [duplicate]

Since yesterday, the number of 100k+ users on MSE has doubled, courtesy of André Nicolas. I think congratulations are in order!
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Congratulations robjohn for getting into the 100k club. [duplicate]

We truly appreciate your constant presence and insightful hints in the Mathematics chat room. Your dedication to learning is inspiring. Thank you also, for all your hard work as a moderator.
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Congratulations, Ross Millikan! [duplicate]

Many congratulations to Ross Millikan on reaching 100000 reputation points. Very well deserved.