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About putting a -passed away- notice on some user’s profiles, but having prior approval from the close relatives

In the interest of transparency, the moderation team has discussed this issue in the past. For example, in February, it was brought to our attention that Christian Blatter passed on 31 May 2021. ...
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How can I destroy my profile? ("destroy", not "delete")

When a profile is deleted, all of the posts made by that profile are anonymized, in the sense that the username is reverted to a default user##### name, and the ...
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Can I run a course project on Math.SE?

The most important part of your question is not if we would allow it. The most important, and first question to make, is: "Would your university allow this kind of thing?". We cannot answer that, and ...
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Alternate account to remind askers to accept answers when I am one of the answerers

You can have as many accounts as you'd like. But they must act as one. In particular, what you wouldn't do with one account, you shouldn't do with the other. It's not that it's against the rules as ...
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Regarding giving credit to the source of inspiration of your answer.

Unlike with attribution, where you have to supply the name of the creator and attribution parties, a copyright notice, a license notice, a disclaimer notice, and a link to the material. CC ...
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How can I destroy my profile? ("destroy", not "delete")

Another consideration is that you've posted ~5 questions, and some other users have posted answers on those questions. If your posts are destroyed, then those answers cannot exist without a question, ...
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Solution for abandoned accounts or with little activity: a special Newsletter or email to encourage the return to the site

I challenge your assertion that "a great number of persons that have been created an account because they were motivated to learn and share mathematics". My guess is that a large majority of the ...
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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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How can I post as guest again?

It is no longer possible to ask questions with an unregistered account on Mathematics Stack Exchange. The change was made on or about 10 Oct 2016, at least in part in because of the response to the ...
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Can I create several other users for specific purposes?

It is allowed to have several accounts as long as you do nothing with those accounts that in essence you could not also do with a single one. Some examples of things not to do: Do not use a new ...
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What can we do to deny bot-users a platform for their content?

One characteristic of GPT-generated answers is being confidently wrong. Additionally, Mx. Speaker, an existing answer to this question makes a few errors, some of which I believe warrant correction. ...
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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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Is this a new feature? Mentioning an user with @ becomes a link to their user ID.

As pointed out in the comments, this is not a new feature. The OP of the linked post has just used Markdown formatting to manually add a link to the profile of the user in question. You can see how ...
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What can we do to deny bot-users a platform for their content?

I suppose if everyone did their part and started flagging and reporting such post, then this is really a non issue. The real issue is that not enough people are concerned about moderator activites and ...
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Club/Organization accounts

The Inauthentic Usage policy requires that an account be used by only one person. The Inauthentic Usage policy states: we do not allow what we define as inauthentic usage of our systems, such as: ...
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View sign-in history

A brief answer is that you should go to your profile and click on the number of consecutive days. (Remember that you'll find this in the profile tab, not in the activity tab.) You can find more ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
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Is it possible to "transfer" your old account's "contents" into a new account?

Yes, this is possible. As mentioned in a comment you can ask for two accounts to be merged. All the content (including votes etc.) of one will then be transferred to the other. At the end you'll have ...
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Who Maximizes the Ratio of "People Reached" to "Questions Answered"?

I amalgamated some queries in order to get what OP wants: This query does what was requested. Some observations: It only counts undeleted answers; As was expected, without some lower bound on the ...
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Is it possible to temporarily disable my account on MSE?

There is no dedicated feature for this on SE, but there are varied general purpose tools to block you from using certain sites. Yet, if you want, we can just suspend you for the period of time you ...
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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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Club/Organization accounts

I don't think this is explicitly disallowed, and I could see it working if done in good faith. That being said, I would suggest being very cautious. The biggest problem is going to be if the club ...
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Is it possible to view my account information while logged in?

Not your password, no. Stack Exchange hashes your password before it's stored, and there's no way for them to retrieve it, all they can do it compare the result when they apply the same procedure to ...
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How do I find if the particular removed user to check if they affected my other SE sites?

It is not possible for you to find out which user was removed. This is not even possible for per-site moderators (although for obvious reasons we sometimes, yet not always, could guess it). If you ...
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Which is my identicon?

This will be fixed in the next builds. You were experiencing a bug that affects Gravatar/Identicon users who have capital letters in their email address. Because we request icons of various sizes, ...
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View sign-in history

When you click your own profile, the default tab is the activity tab. You should go to the "Profile" tab, where you can see the "visited $x$ days, $y$ consecutive" text. Click this text to show the ...
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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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