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Questions tagged [user-accounts]

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

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Solution for abandoned accounts or with little activity: a special Newsletter or email to encourage the return to the site

If my calculations are rights I believe that in the main site Mathematics Stack Exchange there are at least 200000 users whose reputation is 1. My belief about this situation (I haven't stats) is that ...
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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 do I find if the particular removed user to check if they affected my other SE sites?

Can I have the name or profile of the user removed to see if they have affected the other SE sites I am on?
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Which is my identicon?

I’m confused about my identicon. When I’m using iOS app, it’s a green one; however, on the website I get a blue purple one.....Could anyone tell me why? Thanks! PS: I now can see I have that blue ...
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Is it possible to temporarily disable my account on MSE?

I have been obsessively checking MSE in the past month. In fact, I have learned a lot from this community just in the last weeks that I have been active here (I registered in April, but I never really ...
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View sign-in history

A few days ago I recall finding a visual calendar of my sign-in history on Math Stack Exchange. It looked like an ordinary monthly calendar, where the days were white if I hadn't signed in, and green ...
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How to redeem my Math SE privileges [duplicate]

I used to enjoy using math SE to get help with questions I was struggling with. I'm no advanced mathematician and hence I can't really contribute lots of answers to the site. I must have added a few ...
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Can I create several other users for specific purposes? [duplicate]

Can I have more than one user? Is there a limit? They'll have decent questions I think, but may stay dormant for a while...
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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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Who Maximizes the Ratio of “People Reached” to “Questions Answered”?

Whoever maximizes the ratio $$ \frac{\text{People Reached}}{\text{Questions Answered}} $$ must have an uncanny sense for which questions are going to be heavily viewed and worth answering. In some ...
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How can I post as guest again?

At the time where I didn't have a math.stackexchange account, I could ask questions as a guest. At mathoverflow, I can still ask questions as a guest. But if I click on "Ask question" at math....
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I logged in and my account history is gone.

Help. I logged in and my account history has disappeared. Do I now have two accounts?
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Same user name and notifications

My user name is 111 (https://math.stackexchange.com/users/100311/111) but there is another person with this user name (https://math.stackexchange.com/users/382126/111). I noticed that, because someone ...
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Is it possible to “transfer” your old account's “contents” into a new account?

I want to make a new account on math.stackexchange, but I want to import everything from my previous account. Please do not criticize. Just simply answer the question.
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What to do when you have forgotten password of your own profile

I have asked this previously also. Again posting it since I am in deep trouble I had an account named learning maths https://math.stackexchange.com/users/178656/learning-maths The problem is I have ...
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Stack Exchange acting weird [closed]

Why Stack Exchange is acting weird? Yesterday morning when I opened my account there were lot of notifications. It was something disturbing (-10 -10 -10…) When I looked my name it was changed (I ...
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How long to wait for a reply from the SE staff?

After having contacted the SE staff and not having received an answer, how long should I wait before contacting them again with the same request? In May and June I have received the baptism of serial ...
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Forget password and account recovery

Why Stack Exchange does not send your previous password to your email (when you forget it)? (Instead it gives you a recovery link and you have to change it again.)
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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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Old user's good questions

What happens to users who have not seen their accounts for more than a couple of years? Do their accounts remain intact? I wanted to know so because, there are often a few questions with about 7-8 ...
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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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Users who run bots/have developed tools on math.SE

Are there any users who run bots/have developed interesting tools for math.SE? Listing such tools in one post may be good in my opinion, and I am aware of one such user, Normal Human, and it took me ...
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Can many people use a single account? [duplicate]

Can many people use a single SE account? This would lead to much faster accumulation of rep. It could also lead to certain posts being better than others (due to different authors), or even conflict ...
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Getting logged out

Since the last 2 or 3 weeks, I've been getting logged out of all stackexchange and stackoverflow sites. It started on my iPad and now it's happening on my iMac too. This happens randomly. It just ...
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Controlling of Stack Exchange accounts

How many people are allowed by the stack exchange community to control one stack exchange community? Is is allowed that one account can be controlled by more than one people and is it allowed for one ...
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Will Stack Exchange keep record of every question I ever ask?

I was wondering if Stack-Exchange will allow me to access my questions at any point in the future even if I end up asking huge number of questions as I go along? Or is it the case that the site can ...
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Account Problem

My apologies for the fact that this post is totally off topic, but there is no apparent alternative. I cannot log in to math.stackexchange. Because I cannot log in, I cannot post to meta. I'm ...
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changing email associated with account

I will be losing the email which is associated with this account over the summer, and I would like to switch it over to my new email. I added a new account on my new email (now a poor decision in ...
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Color of the names of deleted accounts

It seems that the color of the names of deleted users is now blue (used to be grey or black I think; example: user210003 in the comments to this question). I don't seem to be able to find the ...
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Is there any way by which we get the information if any particular user adds any Q/A. [duplicate]

For the last few days I found that user134824 is dealing with problems which are of my interest. Few more users are there who frequently deals with problems which are of my interest. In this question ...
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Adding logins when you have more than one gmail account

I have another computer that is associated with a different gmail account. I will be taking this computer with me to Georgia for the weekend but it auto logins in as a different user that was just ...
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How to commemorate dead users?

Honestly, I'm not sure I how to ask, or even if it's indeed a question. A few months ago, I was searching for some info on MathSE and I found an answer by a user interesting, if I remember correctly. ...
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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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Account-edit: “changing picture” (“for all communities”) changed(=overwrote) also all profile-descriptions

Thank you all - I've got nearly everything using the google cache. Current problem resolved. (But how can I prevent doing the same mess next time when I want to change my profile picture again?) Uhh, ...
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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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Deleted question causes account block?

When one tries to delete an answered question the following message shows up. Repeated deletion of answered questions can result in your account being blocked from asking. Are you sure you wish to ...
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Personalised $\LaTeX$ commands for users

I'm definitely not the first to think about having the possibility users having personalised $LaTeX$ \newcommands (see e.g. here). But I thought of another way to ...
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“Please delete me” and no action

In the last days I've noticed few accounts having "Please delete me" in their profile, and their last visit on this site was around 6 months ago. I wonder who should delete their account and why didn'...
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How can I unify/merge two of my accounts?

I have two accounts: https://math.stackexchange.com/users/73606/der https://math.stackexchange.com/users/53124/ze1 They appear in the screen in an alternating manner. I want to unify them in one ...
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About your merging accounts facility.

I'm user 128932 and user 201044 and asked to merge accounts. Now it expired and I can't use the reputation points from account 128932. What do I do?
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Unable to login to meta (using my laptop)

It has been an issue (with my account?) since a past few months. I registered myself in meta.stackexchange.com a few months back. Since then I have not been able to access my meta.math.stackexchange....
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Can dual/multiple registrations be viewed?

A moderator mentioned this and it piqued my curiosity. Is there any reason why there cannot be a viewable record when someone registers under a different alias? I like that someone can, Ulysses-like, ...
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What happened with my account?

Something odd happened to my account - I think it has something to do with the merge I tried to do a while back. I have another account on the RPG stack exchange, and I attempted to merge that account ...
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Unable to connect to my account [SOLVED]

I am currently unable to access my MSE account (I’m user number 15381). For years I used to connect from Yahoo without problems. When I do that now I find myself connected as an entirely new, empty ...
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Change of account from Facebook to Gmail

I am now using my Facebook account to log in to Math Stack Exchange I would like to delete my Facebook account so another option I am left with is to use Gail account.. In my profile I have already ...
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Email confusion

So I wanted to know if I can change my email from one to another. What I mean is that I want to use the other email that I have other than the email I have already on the account. I just got a new ...
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To find my guest user account again

I am hesitating too much in asking this question as a new user.I participate in Math stack exchange question answer site almost 10 days ago as a guest & I earned 45 reputations.But 3 days ago my ...
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How can I convert my “myopenid” account into a (stackexchange) “openid” account?

I'm usually not a DAU in the computer-world... but it didn't appear to me how I could change my stackexchange-login, for which I'm using my "myopenid"-account, into a "stackexchange-openid" account; I ...
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What does exactly mean the number associated to an user account?

For example, in my case, why am I user119598? Does this mean that the number of registered users on this site is now around 120,000 and I was the number 119598?
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setting up new account

Sorry -- this is likely duplicative, but I don't know where to find the answer. I have a friend who may want to set up an account. I can't remember where I went to set up my own account. Also, I was ...