Questions tagged [users]

General questions about users and user accounts.

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Where is the fine line between using and misusing?

Disclaimer: I am fully aware that we have a no-names policy on the meta. However due to recent events I am sorry to be the one to break it on such a delicate topic. Willie tried to do it without ...
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On downvoting for reasons independent of post content, e.g. chat behavior

Sure, it would be better if he "learned to crawl" before signing up for the marathon of Calc II, but here's a guy giving a good-faith effort and receiving downvotes (and very helpful answers, I might ...
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Participation for the main site

When we are in meta and we click on user, we can sort them by participation. According to the description, it measures the activity. I suggest to make something similar for the main site, for ...
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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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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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Why exist users with negative reputation?

Looking at the list of users, if one goes to the final page, one notices that there is people with negative reputation. Why they have negative reputation? Isn't "$1$" the minimum a user could have of ...
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How to search for users based on reputation and badge?

Is it possible to search for users with high reputation (say $>25000$) and NO Gold badges?
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Who's the top rank on this site?

Is there a way to know? The highest I've seen is 116k but I'm sure there is a way to know this. I'm just going to keep writing because the thing on my right won't let me post this question without ...
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User not displayed in search

When I search for Robert Bryant under users I only see users 84371. Yet account 10727 seems to belong to him also, but this is not displayed in the search results. Is that a bug?
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Could we have a link to the OP's ping like [edit]?

Here's an idea: Please could we have a link option in the comments, like [edit], that gets replaced by the asker's tag (e.g., ...
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Why is the user search so out of date?

When I press "Users" right below the logo on the main page, I am presented with a search engine. Here I can type in the name of a user, and get a list of all users with that name. I searched myself. ...
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What other ways beside rep can gauge the quality of a user's contributions?

After hearing a response from my own suggestion to improve our gauge of a member's usefulness to the community, I've since had a change of heart on the solution, go ahead and down vote it, my previous ...