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AFAIK anybody can use stackexchange sites, as long as they follow and/or accept site rules and policies. As far as AU is concerned, anyone with a Ubuntu question can ask a question, it may be a person, a group of friends, It can be a company or even a government. For the same reason, a user may be a company and therefore they can promote(in their profile) ...


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User ID in the sharing link is useful in at least one situation. There are some badges: Announcer Share a link to a question later visited by 25 unique IP addresses. This badge can be awarded multiple times. Booster Share a link to a question later visited by 300 unique IP addresses. This badge can be awarded multiple times. Publicist Share a ...


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Using a domain name as your nick won't actually link anybody anywhere other than your profile. It won't attract Google rank or any other benefit. And in this case it looks like they've already change it by their own volition.


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There's a difference between imitation and just having the same name. Unintentional coincidence Example: 2 people named John who create an account with the same display name. The profile picture will most likely be different. This is the case when two users just happen to use the same name, and is completely OK. Intentional impersonation Example: 10 ...


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Usernames are not unique. Anyone can name themselves anything they want, as well as rename themselves whenever they want. As a demonstration, go to Users and search for John. You'll have hundreds of hits. The system instead uses user IDs as the authoritative reference. For example, you are user 772394, and I am user 208574. Thomas Ward (the mod) has the ...


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To delete your account just follow How do I delete my account?, essentially: While it's strange nobody answered in fact it's not at all necessary to contact the probably busy mods for an account deletion.


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The transactional database doesn't care about some arbitrary nickname but id's. As you have (I presume) noticed, everything has an ID in Stack Exchange, posts, tags, revisions, and users. So, your nickname is linked to a specific ID in the database and that's shared in all the network. So, to answer your question, yes, there can be two users with the same ...


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Add a new login before you nuke your Facebook account. If skipped that and now you're stuck without a login, I'm sure the nice people at Stack Exchange might be able to help you provided the other account information (email, etc) is valid and really is you. Use the contact us link at the bottom of the page.


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Yes, see this image for directions: I got there clicking the image of my icon from the top bar.


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You've contacted us 4 times over the past 13 months. Each time, we've responded with instructions on how to delete your account. Each time, we've gotten no response until the next time you contacted us. My guess is that you spam-blocked all of our responses. Makes it kinda hard to help you, y'know? Anyway, I'm glad you finally asked here - as your profile ...


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Just to clear things up, this is called "User Flair", and exists on the StackExchange network data for a user under the 'flair' tab, or accessible by specific URLs such as the site-specific one: https://askubuntu.com/users/flair/10616.png ... which only shows the reputation on that specific site, or the StackExchange-wide one: https://stackexchange.com/...


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Obviously, there are only certain things I can help you with directly and Stack Exchange will only help you if you can prove you own the main account. Just saying it's you isn't enough. I can give you some clues though. The Stack Exchange OpenID this account is associated with is not the same one as that on your other account. That's why you keep ending up ...


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I host a customisable flair on my website. I wrote the code myself, and it is under the MIT licence. It's more involved than pasting an image into a webpage, but it is a higher quality end product, which is more customisable. It uses the API v 2.2 to get the data. You can change it however you want - move the parts around, chose your own font, change the ...


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With the new design of SE, the previous answer isn't valid anymore, though the steps are almost the same. Click your name at the top Click on "Edit Profile & Settings" Change your display name and Save. Note, that you can only change your display on the main site. The setting isn't available if you edit your profile on a meta site.


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Users install Ubuntu, have a problem, and are directed to Ask Ubuntu. It is a boon to Ubuntu users that they do not then have to go through a registration process to get help. It's a strong message that the Ubuntu community wants to make getting help and using Ubuntu as easy as possible. Furthermore, Ubuntu is supposed to be an operating system for everyone. ...


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Emails are not sent as soon as someone posts an answer or comments. Emails in Stack Exchange websites are more like digests. The way they work is, if you don't check your notification messages (The ones in the top left, where it says `StackExchange) for a certain amount of time (depending on your preferences), you get an email saying: 1 new item in your ...


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According to this answer on How do comment @replies work? - Meta Stack Exchange Spaces are removed from the display names for matching purposes. So to match Peter Smith you may use @pet, @peter, @peters, or @petersmith. The last two are useful if Peter Jones is also participating, who can then be distinguished using @peterj. However, no spaces are ...


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You don't need to be logged in to Ask Ubuntu to only read questions and answers, but you do need to be logged in to vote, accept an answer, comment, mark your question as a duplicate of another question, and delete anything you posted on Ask Ubuntu. Another advantage of being logged in is the Recent inbox messages icon at the right side of the Ask Ubuntu ...


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I've scheduled your account for deletion. It'll take 24 hours, because they do. But because I can't help myself, and if it takes, it might actually do your some good in life, I suggest trying to avoid being a complete spanner when you ask for something. You might be behind a keyboard and a screen, but you're asking a person to do something for you. Treat ...


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It seems you cannot just change your log in, I guess one must be active at all times, I don't really know why. You can however add more here, by clicking the add more logins button, then from the same page you can remove the previous one if you wish. If for some reason, this still does not work, you can contact the SE team here.


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Moderators can search by a few extra terms. If you desperately need to find a person —and have a good reason— bug one of us and we'll try to help you. Additionally the public data is accessible through data.stackexchange.com. You can compose a SQL query to search from a number of fields, including location, bio and website. Here's a simple search on the bio ...


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On the same note, a user can also be an intermediate between other non-English users and the site. In my case, almost 50% of all questions I have are from either Indian, Spanish, French or even English friends that because of one reason of another don't know how to create a question with the right words or post the issue in a manner that can get help. I ...


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Remember, quite a lot of people would like to put their own name or a common or popular name as their nickname - a good example being 'Alex': A previous example of repeated names used to be blade19899 - see here - a lot of which seemed to be copying this user, even the avatar/logo as well: Also, being able to put the same name means you don't get what ...


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You can add other OpenID logins. This relies on you having another account elsewhere but any of them will log you into SE globally. I realise that isn't the same thing as what you're asking but has the same effect.


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The user lucio has the following OpenID logins configured: Just use one of them to login, and initiate the account merger yourself.


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I think the comments have covered it. The user was deleted at their own request. Deletion denormalises the user record and leaves their name. There's nothing to link to so the system doesn't.


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click on your username in the top frame. Next, in the right hand corner press "edit". The form opens.


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You are not going to lose reputation if a user that has accepted your answer is deleted (assuming they have only accepted your answer). After the user removal, the accept will be owned by the Community user. If you go to the Community's All actions page and select tab accepts, then you will see that Community has accepted some answers, although it hasn't ...


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You can do it yourself from within your user profile. Click on the favicon on the Stack Exchange yo bar (hovering over it with your mouse will show you current username). This will take you to your Activity page and click on the menu option Profile at the top. Here, under your Username and to the right of your chose favicon you will see in red Click here ...


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