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

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 ...
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User changed display name to match a diamond moderator, high-rep user in the community

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'...
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How to contact another user?

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 ...
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What does it mean that a user is unregistered?

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 ...
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Managing different accounts in Cross Validated

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

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 ...
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Merge users with same e-mail?

Our help system directs you to https://stats.stackexchange.com/help/merging-accounts.
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What (if anything) should we do about user profiles for users who have passed away?

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 ...
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