Questions tagged [user-accounts]

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

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What (if anything) should we do about user profiles for users who have passed away?

I recently learned from another user that one of our high-ranking users, Michael R. Chernick, passed away earlier this year (see obituary here). His profile page remains as he left it when he was ...
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What does it mean that a user is unregistered?

In this user profile after their name is the tag "Unregistered". What does it mean, and what is different in comparison with a common (registered) user?
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User changed display name to match a diamond moderator, high-rep user in the community

I just saw this and, since I'm not accusing anyone, I'm curious if deliberately changing username to match the username of a diamond moderator is within the rules of Stack Exchange.
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Managing different accounts in Cross Validated

I have an account in Stack Overflow and as well in Cross Validated with different user id. Is it possible to link the two accounts from different user ID? If yes , then how to link both the accounts ...
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All reputation is gone

I am sorry to post here but Cross Validated did a merge on my account and I lost all reputation points on my stats forum and I cannot post to meta without any reputation points. I don't know what this ...
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Merge users with same e-mail?

I recently signed up here and had expected that a previous question I posted without signing up (although giving my e-mail adress) would be merged such that it would be attributed to my account. This ...
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Identical username for two distinct active accounts allowed by the system?

I found two active users with identical user names, but distinct accounts. I was over at math.SE and saw an interesting meta-quesiton. I read it through and I thought I recognized the username of the ...
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How to contact another user?

Someone posted a helpful answer to one of my questions. Now I want to contact that person. How can I do this? Can I send a direct email?
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Does SE have a policy on people with multiple accounts?

This appears to be an issue in this question. Note that the questioner has rep=1, but a person answering the question (inappropriately, it's a really comment responding to another comment) has the ...
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Account merging

The accounts https://stats.stackexchange.com/users/9569/stat-r, and https://stats.stackexchange.com/users/9583/stat-r should probably be merged because they have been created from the same person, who ...
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Reclaiming my orphan question

I asked this question about a year ago, but it seems to somehow not have been associated with my account. Could someone please help me reclaim it as mine? That is, could you please merge no-longer-...
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How can I display my stats account at my personal webpage?

I would like to place my stats-stackexchange account on my personal website, like is done on the about page here: But I can't figure out how.
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I have been posting on this forum using a name without registrating. How can I register now?

Hi, I have been posting on this forum using a name without registrating. How can I register now? The forum recognised my IP and I could accumulate points. But since yesterday I am not anymore logged, ...
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