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Why are the accounts of some users inaccessible?

Yes, the account in question has been deleted. (In general, accounts which are greyed out either belong to a now-deleted account, or, in the case of migrated questions, possibly to an account that was ...
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Are more users deleting their accounts now than in the past?

As far as I know, we cannot get some data on dates of account deletions from the Stack Exchange Data Explorer (SEDE). Still, for deleted users we can find the date when they posted their last post. (...
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Is $-706$ points for "user was removed" a new record?

No, on a per user basis it's not a new record, not even close. See the point-timeline of Brian M. Scott around end of March this year for a recent loss an order of magnitude higher. Yes, for 'large' ...
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Can I know where I lost my reputation?

In general, you can't know which user was removed, and which of your posts the removed user voted on. It is not under all circumstances impossible to find out beyond reasonable doubt, but one needs to ...
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Deleting account, help needed

The help center contains a page with instructions for how to do it. Since you have significant contributions to the site, you contact Stack Exchange and request the deletion of your account. You will ...
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Is it possible to know which posts were affected by user removal?

Is it possible to add some sort of way of knowing which posts were affected by the user's removal? I've described a procedure for this on Meta Stack Exchange. It uses the Stack Exchange API but does ...
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Is it possible to search past answers of a deleted account?

You can achieve this using a SEDE query. In particular using this query you need to enter the deleted user's displayname and the non-deleted posts will be shown ordered by their Score. For example ...
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Are more users deleting their accounts now than in the past?

Unfortunately, I think the stack exchange sites are being designed in the way that, this is the direction it will go (not necessarily a bad thing though). It is designed to be a Q&A site where ...
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My complete account content got deleted from the site!!

The account was removed on purpose. Here is a list of its posts. (The last one was self-deleted.) Ways to split nonlinear ODEs in linear part + nonlinearity that may work https://math.stackexchange....
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Is it possible to know the questions and answers by a no longer user?

To find posts by a deleted user if you have the userid you can use Data Explorer (SEDE). See also: Is there a way to check all questions/answers posted from a deleted account (MathOverflow Meta) and ...
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Finding the identity of a deleted user

User was removed vs. Voting corrected The message you received means that someone deleted their profile here or had a sockpuppet profile deleted. If you click on the link in your reputation history, ...
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Linking contributions from a deleted account to a new account

It is most likely possible to have your old submissions attached to your new account, however this is an action that can only be done by those with access to the database: SE employees. Your best ...
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How can I quit this site?

To delete you account, go to the relevant help-center page and follow the instructions. In your case this amounts to follow the "contact us" link (as explained in a comment). Check whether you receive ...
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Is it possible to know the name of a user with account deleted?

EDIT: Originally I suggested using SEDE (see below). But probably a better option is to use some tool getting data about the usernames from Stack Exchange API, such as the one mentioned in the ...
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Avoiding the lost of a user and the lost of more than 20k points

While I cannot speculate on specific cases, I've seen high-reputation accounts get deleted for a variety of reasons. For example, dissatisfaction with the site direction, disagreement with mods, ...
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What can we do about answered questions with no accepted answers if user has left the site

If a question has an upvoted answer, then the question is answered. Acceptance of answers is still in the hands of the askers, and they won't necessarily oblige. There are many unaccepted answers in ...
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Lost 3 rep to a user being removed

You did nothing. Some user upvoted one of your questions, and downvoted one of your posts, neither of which was marked as Community Wiki. When the user account was removed, the votes were nullified ...
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About the message "User was removed"

There just is no answer that was deleted. Note what it says (added emphasis): "This message means that a user who voted for one of your posts had their account deleted[...]" What happened is that a ...
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Is it possible to delete an account (together with all posted content)

No, it is not possible to erase every content you posted on SE. When you created your account, you agreed to this: You grant Stack Exchange the perpetual and irrevocable right and license to use, ...
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Can I know where I lost my reputation?

There is a related question on Meta Stack Exchange: How can I find posts related to lost reputation due to a “user was removed” message? Glorfindel's answer to this question provides a tool which ...
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Unusual deletion of an answer and user account

Timeline of events, all of which took place on 2014-04-19 (UTC). The account user144176 was created between 04:40 and 04:55. It suggested an edit at 11:59. The edit was approved. Posted an answer ...
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Unusual deletion of an answer and user account

When an account is deleted, all negatively scored posts are also deleted as part of the script. (There is a more serious destroy option which deletes all associated content, but this is basically ...
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