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I think the safest thing to do when it is clear what has happened is to place a line at the top stating name and dates. Then place a note immediately below it stating that the profile has been left untouched. Editing the profile any further risks introducing misleading information. For instance if the profile says the user is working on a project we do not ...


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https://stackoverflow.com/legal/acceptable-use-policy Identity Theft and Privacy. Users that misleadingly appropriate the identity of another person are not permitted. Users may not post other people's personally identifying or confidential information, including but not limited to credit card numbers, Social Security Numbers, and driver's and other license ...


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If they do not supply contact information in their profile, then you cannot contact them privately through this site. SE does not work that way. We respect our users' wishes to remain private. If you think there is an emergency--for instance, if a user might inadvertently have posted sensitive information and you wish to warn them--then please just flag ...


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You do not need to register in order to participate here (on other Stack Exchange sites it may be different); just leaving a display name and email address is enough. You can test this yourself by opening a private browser window (or another browser) and start writing a question: The system will remember you through cookies, but once you clear those, you're ...


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Please visit https://stats.stackexchange.com/help/merging-accounts and follow the directions there.


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The analysis of the situation revealed that I accidentally set up two accounts one for CrossValidated and one for Quant forum. Then the Quant login propagated to CrossValidated automatically as a convenience provided by the system. As a result I thought all my reputation was lost. In reality it was still on the other account. Thanks to admins they merged ...


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Our help system directs you to https://stats.stackexchange.com/help/merging-accounts.


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I'd say profiles should just be left as is, unless the family reaches out and expresses a different desire. Because: Simply put, Stack Exchange is not user focused. It's about Q&As. Outside of chat, it's pretty much all about the content. Users can have profiles, but ultimately what they write there is their own choice (assuming it's within site ...


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I'll get the ball rolling with my own view on this matter. In the event that we can confirm the death of a user (particularly a user who has made a substantial contribution to the site), I am happy for another user to take the initiative and contact SE to seek an amendment to the user profile. (For anonymous accounts I think we should not do this, since we ...


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