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Questions tagged [user-accounts]

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

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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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Are shared accounts allowed?

In comments to this question, the asker claims to be a shared account that is used by several students in the same class. Do we have a policy against such shared accounts? If not, I propose that we ...
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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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I have ~7 accounts. Is this OK?

I just realised that I am using about ~7 accounts on this website. For reasons of style I created these accounts, and also because I was embarrassed about asking easy questions on one of my accounts. ...
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MSE welcomes its $100\,000^{th}$ user…

Math.Stackexchange.com welcomes its $100\,000^{\text{th}}$ user. I don't think you'll get cookies, but even better you'll get your questions answered.
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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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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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Announcement: New User Merge Policy/Tool

This post is to call to attention a new tool available for all users that facilitates merging of duplicated/fragmented accounts. Quite often on the site we see users who, for one reason or another, ...
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One user, six accounts?

I think that the following six accounts (all of them unregistered) belong to the same user: one, two, three, four, five, six. I base this judgement on the similarity of the usernames and gravatars, as ...
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How permissive should we be with user names?

The internet, and in particular this site, thrives on anonymity. While many of the users here feel confident enough in the community to use their real name (and it does have real world implications, ...
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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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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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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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Can the same person have multiple accounts?

I have noticed two users namely Justim Bieber and Justen Bieber who I suspect are the same person. Is this allowed and encouraged especially when one is commenting on the others posts.
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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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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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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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Tag future report

I came across https://math.stackexchange.com/users/tag-future/current which represents a recent attempt by SE to understand what types of questions each user is likely to answer. (The underlying ...
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Merging unregistered accounts for better traceability?

There are 74 accounts belonging to the emailhash b60d6b835a36491ae1fddecd1265894d (with a notable overall score). Does this really indicate that they belong to the same person resp. email address? ...
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A peculiar user name bug

Any attempt to view the user page of this user results in a blank page. I suspect this is because the name s/he has chosen is identical to the name of a directory in some systems that one (usually, ...
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Old usernames and names of deleted users in CW-mode

I noticed this several times already: In CW-questions e.g. here (active user) or answers e.g. here (deleted user) not the current (or anonymized) user name but rather the one that was active at the ...
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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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Vulgar Username

I think necessary steps should be taken against the profile https://math.stackexchange.com/users/26920/urine-soaked-pajamas as the user name and avatar are offensive and go against the dignity of the ...
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Regarding giving credit to the source of inspiration of your answer.

If I answer a question whose answer was inspired by a similar question answered by someone else then should I credit that user's name or link to the original question in my answer?
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List earlier display names for an account

Every so often I'll notice that a user with an unfamiliar name begins posting good answers and insightful comments about topics that interest me. Most of the time they are new users, but sometimes ...
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“user was removed” again [closed]

This time (seven hours ago, apparently), my "reputation" went down by 208 points, so it must have been someone who's done a lot of posting here. It's hard not to suspect that users who've been around ...
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Where is @moron?

math.SE user @Moron has been an incredible value to this site, but I cannot find a single entry from him any more. Has his existence been purged from the system? Or am I being moronic and not ...
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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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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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Browsing unregistered users?

Is there any way to browse answers by unregistered users and/or browse unregistered users? I understand that you have not indexed them for search but the data is clearly there somewhere in your ...
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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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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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Do spam-only posting users get deleted?

Often spammers, or drunk people who feel the need to post racist/sexist/otherwise offensive content come to the site and post something spammy or offensive. The good folks of this community usually ...
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Is there any way to recover my past questions?

First of all, it is completely my fault that I hadn't registered and kept posting questions, and I'm not sure which should this post be tagged.. I just have noticed that all my information is gone ...
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What does “flag weight 120” mean? [closed]

On my profile page the following is written: "flag weight 120" What does this mean?
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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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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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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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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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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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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 User Name

Suppose that (as has been encouraged in an earlier post) one changes a "userpqrs" name to a somewhat more informative name. To what degree does the history of userpqrs disappear? Are questions, ...
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Lost all tags and username changed on profile

I woke up this morning to find that my username had been changed (looks like to my google account username) and I lost all my tags. How did this happen? I have always been logging in with my facebook ...
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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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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 ...
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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 name of the user. Is it ...
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Request to merge two math.stackexchange accounts into one

could you please merge my two accounts on math.stackexchange into one? My first account is authorised via google: https://math.stackexchange.com/users/18855/aleksey-pichugin My second account is ...
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How to link math.stackexchange account to new mathoverflow account.

I've been using math.stackexchange for some time, but say I would like to use mathoverflow how can I "transfer" this account over to MO? I tried logging in with the email address I use for ...
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Did not get 100 rep for account assosiation

I registered today using the same openid as for all my other stackexchange accounts, but I did not get the usual 100 rep for linking accounts. Is it a bug, did I do something wrong or am I missing ...
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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?